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Luce Ristorante

4.8
1418 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Luce offers fresh, authentic Italian cuisine rich in flavor and passion inspired by our Italian chef, Gabriele Grigolon.
The attentive and knowledgeable staff always provides impeccable service allowing you to sit back and enjoy your dining experience.
Conveniently located in the Hearst Tower Plaza in the business district of Charlotte’s Center City.
Luce opened in 2002 and has achieved outstanding accolades.
Helen Schwabb, Charlotte Observer Food Critic, gave Luce an “Excellent” rating.
ZAGAT has given Luce an “Extraordinary” rating from 2004-2010.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 344-9222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Manual Camprese: (704) 344-9222
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Catering
Bring the flavors of Northern Italy to your home, office or special venue.
Whether it’s a large hors d'oeuvres 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 or email info@luceristorante.net
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Tryon & 5th
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Parking details
Luce patrons can park in the Hearst 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.
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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 Hearst Tower located on the corner of 5th and College. Luce in located on the Tryon level of the Hearst Tower in the courtyard.
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Special events & promotions
Ask us about our monthly Italian wine dinners and special holiday events.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1418 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
3.0  Dined 15 hours ago

Good pasta. Great cannoli

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Ncchar06 (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

My boyfriend and I went to Luce to celebrate our anniversary on a Friday at around 7pm. We arrived a few minutes late and were seated promptly, offered fizzy or spring water, and told our waiter would be with us. In Luce’s defense, it did seem as if they were short staffed because I only saw one or two waiters available and we were seated next to a party of 8. Having said that, service was a bit delayed. They did bring us a glass of prosecco for our anniversary which was a nice touch. We ordered the bruschetta and calamari for appetizers and while they were good they were not great. For our meals, my boyfriend had the spaghettini which he said was very good and I had the tagliatelle with ragu which was ok. Funny enough, my favorite part of the meal was the bread and the white bean dip...it is DELICIOUS!! All in all we had a great anniversary and I think that had there been more staff the service would have been as excellent as the supporting staff that sat us, brought the bread, showed up with cheese and black pepper before I could even ask. We will return another time to experience all that we had heard about Luce. :)

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KristaB (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was all right. I wasn't impressed with the chicken dish. Not enough flavor and boring.
I sent my dish back to get salmon instead.

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vipErin (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious authentic

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EricC (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been coming here for years and love it! Best place to eat!

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WilliamC (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was excellent, food was amazing and the wine was wonderful. My girlfriend and I will definitely be back!

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Will (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

2nd time here. Amazing food and ambiance! Would def recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Very nice staff and great food.

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BillG (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We were there on a Tuesday and it was not crouded. The service was great. I ordered the fish special grouper wonderful the pasta delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service was excellent! My fiancé and I will definitely go back!

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Joelaurie (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Elegant setting with authentic Italian food
Rosamaria was the best!!

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

From the moment we walked we felt so comfortable prosecco at the bar to table wine selection was very good food was all authentic Italian as if we were home fantastic flavors dessert on point and grappa to finish👌👌 carpaccio , pulpo to start gnocchi and fruit di mare finished with tortoni and cannoli we will be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great night

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vipfoodlover (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food here is very good and the ambiance is delightful if you like low key quiet dining. But my experience was entirely overshadowed by the rude treatment accorded to me by the host. Without boring you with the details, I will say that the manner in which I was treated was inconsistent with my past experiences with this restaurant. I do feel that my treatment would have different if I were male. I was willing to shrug it off, but both my son and daughter-in-law are adamant that we should find a different Italian restaurant at which to dine. Oh well. As Tom Colicchio says, you come to a restaurant for the food. You return for the service.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Pre-valentine’s date! Awesome place, food, and ambiance.

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HaganW (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Luce was outstanding and the host was ultimately accommodating. We had a perfect meal and evening overall.

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MJfromCLT (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding - menu, service, wine, experience! Not our first time - we will continue to return - we have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was delicious and a great value. Service was top notch. Our server, Manuel, couldn't be better. We went prior to a Bocelli concert but would consider driving 2 1/2 hours again to eat there! The location was also great as it is within walking distance of the Spectrum Center.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Special night with friends and dined at Luce's before the Bocelli concert. Everyone ordered something different and the food was amazing! I had the Branzino fish and is hands down the best meal I've ever had. The service was exceptional....thank you for a very special evening! We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Have eaten here many times and have NEVER been disappointed.

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