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Luce Ristorante, Charlotte, NC

Luce Ristorante

4.8
4.8
2273 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The setting at Luce is romantic. The Murano Lights, Venetian Plaster and Travertine floors create an exclusive dining ambiance. Luce means “Light” in Italian and the restaurant clearly “glows”
Luce provides an ideal dining experience whether you stop in for a quick lunch or settling in for a full course dinner and fine selection of extensive wines from Italy.
The attentive and knowledgeable staff always provides impeccable service allowing you to sit back and enjoy your dining experience.
Conveniently located in the Truist Center in the business district of Charlotte’s Center City.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 344-9222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Bring the flavors of Northern Italy to your home, office or special venue. Whether it’s a large reception or an intimate multi-course dinner Luce can take care of it all. Pick-up or delivery is available, delivery fee varies upon location. For more information or to place an order call 704.344.9222

  • Private party facilities

    Luce would like to personally customize your special and private events. We can comfortably accommodate eighty for a seated dinner and over one hundred for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres event. We also have a seasonal patio that can seat up to forty for dinner guests and is the perfect venue for a summer evening cocktail reception. Luce is available for private parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, showers and all of your special event needs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions and we look forward to hosting your events.

  • Private party contact

    Manual Camprese: (704) 344-9222

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    North Tryon & 5th

  • Parking details

    Luce patrons can park in the Truist Tower parking deck. Entrances are located on 5th and 6th streets in between College & Tryon. We offer two hours free parking validation M-F before 5pm, after 5pm; on weekends parking is free with Luce validation.

  • Public transit

    You can use the LYNX Light Rail Blue Line and get off on the CTC/Arena station and walk towards 5th street. Walk west on 5th, one block, to the Truist Tower located on the corner of 5th and College. Luce in located on the Tryon level of the Truist Tower in the courtyard.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,273 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charlotte

    Italian

  • Charlotte

    Italian

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  1. M

    Murphy

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Luce is a charming restaurant with a great outdoor patio and solid Italian dishes. The quality of the food was excellent as well as the service which was efficient and friendly without being overbearing. Our evening was somewhat ruined, however, by the patrons sitting next to us; who were wasted on drugs and/or alcohol. The man sat at the table smoking a weed pen and multiple cigarettes- even though this is a high end restaurant- and was very disruptive on his phone shouting various expletives. At one point, he got up, went over to his dining companion, stuck his tongue in her face and grabbed her breast as she handed him a slip of paper, which he very indiscreetly snorted back at his seat. In all my years of fine dining experiences, I have NEVER witnessed something like this, even in NYC or Las Vegas. It was disgusting. The wait staff appeared to either be totally oblivious or turning a blind eye….either way it was really upsetting to go out for a special evening and spend a lot of money at a beautiful place and have to deal with that.
  2. CB

    CarolynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I came from out of town for work and wanted to have a celebratory meal and Luce did not disappoint! Amazing food and outstanding service! The Rigatoni, Alla Vodka and espresso tinis were *chefs kiss* I will recommend it to all my friends and will be a returning guest!
  3. GT

    GaryT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great night of dining here at a table of six. Our waiter was great - polite, attentive and professional. We had a variety of meals, all of which were excellent along with the appetizers and even the complimentary bread with bean dip was tasty. The waiter recommended cabernet went well with everyone's meal too. The atmosphere and ambience was reserved and enjoyable for socializing. The bill was extremely reasonable considering the quality of food and service compared to what other equivalent places are charging these days. Highly recommended.
  4. J

    Juanjo

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service, Food and ambiance. Best Italian Food in Charlotte Area
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Best Italian restaurant I’ve been to. The spaghetti was homemade and so delicious.
  6. NR

    NellyR

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so flavorful and the service was impeccable!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service. Will go back for sure. With 6 people everyone was pleased.
  8. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a must. Great food, service, and atmosphere.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside, so noise level was determined by street sounds. The food was delicious. The service was perfect. I would highly recommend.
  10. S

    Sofia

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Everything was outstanding. Service, food & ambiance. Thoroughly enjoyed and will be back.
  11. FD

    FoodDoctor

    Charlotte

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely Authentic Italian food. I will be back I had the Linguine with white wine sauce, lobster, mussels, clams. Spinach and pear salad
  12. DO

    DennisO

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian restaurant. We had the place to ourselves due to a private party outside.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal is all I can say. Staff is super attentive and polite and the food is amazing. I’m Italian and from N. Jersey and this is some of the best Italian food I’ve had in a long time. Highly…Highly recommend the Carbonara as it is unbelievable
  14. DG

    DeanG

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was very good, nice explanations of entrees, good recommendations for wine
  15. TN

    TimNGlenn

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    I’ve been here pre-COVID and had much better food, honestly. The calamari was cold and chewy and the veal was tough. In the past, I could cut it with a fork but perhaps they were having a bad night in the kitchen. I will certainly say the service itself was impeccable, the wine list was wonderful and the ambience was very nice. It got a little louder than I like when a large work party arrived but I can’t blame the restaurant for that. I’d certainly recommend in case I just hit them on an off night!!!
  16. RI

    RICKERPRO

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 24th wedding anniversary and I wanted to take my beautiful wife to a nice Italian restaurant where I would let her known that, next year on our 25th, I was going to take her to Italy. It could not have been more perfect, the every bit of food was amazing and the wine fantastic. Our waiter was bery curtious and struck the perfect balance of great service and leaving us alone to have a beautiful night. It reminded me of dining in Boston's north end, and is easily the best restaurant that I've ever been to in the Carolinas.
  17. C

    Carl

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive
  18. CG

    CarleyG

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We were very disappointed in the food quality and the outlandish price for it. We got the lobster risotto that was on special for $45, and we were just very let down. The lobster tasted way too fishy and the risotto was flavorless and watery. I’m sorry to say this. We were really hoping for better. The burrata appetizer was delicious though!
  19. SY

    SylvieY

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service as usual ! We love going to Luce
  20. r

    rodneyl

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food excellent, the service outstanding. The patio perfect for our date night.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tony was such a great host and gave my boyfriend and I such a special and memorable experience!! The lasagna and bread were amazing. We were very impressed and will be bringing our family back here❤️
  22. JF

    JulieF

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience! Great staff.attentive.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Luce always does a top shelf experience. I’ve been dining with them for over 14 years and they have remained consistently excellent over the years. Whenever I have guests in town, we go to Luce and they rave.
  24. MT

    MikeT

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time visting the resturant. We thoroughly enjoyed the service, food, and atmosphere. Grat place to go and my new favorite Italian restaurant in Charlotte.
  25. Y

    Yumyo

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    25th wedding anniversary
  26. G

    Gus369

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. While the prices are expensive, the meal was very well done and the staff very attentive. Would recommend this restaurant and will return.
  27. ER

    ErinR

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caesar was an amazing server and we had the best dining experience! It was our first time at Luce and we were celebrating a birthday & our 2 year wedding anniversary. We were given the perfect table tucked away and felt very taken care of. The food was fantastic along with the wine selection. Thank you so much!!! We will be back!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Is really good service and good ambiance especially the food is espectacular
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luce is our favorite restaurant in Charlotte! The food and service are incredible. We celebrated our anniversary here and they gave us dessert and champagne!
  30. DN

    DateNight

    Charlotte

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was exceptional as was the service. Looking forward to future visit.
  31. VJ

    VJR7121

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The meal was outstanding. I ordered the Butera rigatoni--a specialty I enjoyed in NYC. It was done to perfection. My wife had the Chicken which was also very good. We shared a Caesar salad (very good and they split it for us on serving). The staff was attentive and aware of the need to get folks out for a theater date,
  32. KM

    KelMal

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was super great! Service was good as well! I didn’t appreciate the hostess walking around to literally look at everyone’s plate so she’d know who would be leaving soon. She could’ve done it more discretely, I felt. But overall, great experience & best Italian we’ve had in Charlotte so far!
  33. m

    missvickib

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luce is an exceptional dining experience. I highly recommend it to the most discerning diner.
  34. L

    Laura

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was very busy, so not sure if that impacted the food, but it was just so-so. I was expecting better from reading reviews and the prices. Nothing special.
  35. RB

    RobertB

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! One of our favorites
  36. PD

    PattyD

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was excellent along with the service and atmosphere.
  37. ZM

    ZackM

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very cool spot. Food was great! We started with the brussels sprouts and had seafood pasta was excellent
  38. DY

    DanY

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife, son and I were in town for the first time and Luca’s had a high rating. The rating was accurate and our experience was excellent! The service, food and atmosphere was perfect. This is actually one of the best Italian restaurants we have gone to and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for the whole Italian experience. If I am ever back in town I will be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Would definitely go back.
  40. JJ

    JosephJ

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and warm personal service! We had a wonderful evening and will definitely be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Luce Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 344-9222.

Luce Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 2273 OpenTable diners.

Luce Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Luce Ristorante

214 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Tryon & 5th

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Luce patrons can park in the Truist Tower parking deck. Entrances are located on 5th and 6th streets in between College & Tryon. We offer two hours free parking validation M-F before 5pm, after 5pm; on weekends parking is free with Luce validation.

  • Public transit

    You can use the LYNX Light Rail Blue Line and get off on the CTC/Arena station and walk towards 5th street. Walk west on 5th, one block, to the Truist Tower located on the corner of 5th and College. Luce in located on the Tryon level of the Truist Tower in the courtyard.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 344-9222

  • Catering

    Bring the flavors of Northern Italy to your home, office or special venue. Whether it’s a large reception or an intimate multi-course dinner Luce can take care of it all. Pick-up or delivery is available, delivery fee varies upon location. For more information or to place an order call 704.344.9222

  • Private party facilities

    Luce would like to personally customize your special and private events. We can comfortably accommodate eighty for a seated dinner and over one hundred for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres event. We also have a seasonal patio that can seat up to forty for dinner guests and is the perfect venue for a summer evening cocktail reception. Luce is available for private parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, showers and all of your special event needs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions and we look forward to hosting your events.

  • Private party contact

    Manual Camprese: (704) 344-9222

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