Luce Ristorante

4.8
2083 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2083 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipsaisson
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ordered the pasta and fish dish of the day and both were very good. The Spinach, pear and walnut salad was fair. Prices are somewhat on the high side especially for pasta. Bellina was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outside area is a little noisy but that’s not their fault. Overall food was fantastic! Just wish that the portions were larger but amazing gnocchi and even better tiramisu!

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Matt
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and impeccable service.

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vipMerlo
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply, Luce is the best restaurant in Charlotte! Exquisite cuisine and warm and friendly hospitality. At Luce, you are treated like family.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic menu and service. I am beyond pleased with our experience. Thank you for making our anniversary dinner so special!

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vipDeeW
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food. Server was very helpful in choosing wines. Atmosphere veery cozy.

JM
vipJohnM
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipSusanH
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Food is outstanding, staff is well trained and professional. Always a great time.

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vipwaynet
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Luce rose to the occasion of an authentic Italian eatery characterized by their homage to classic Italian recipes.

Real, honest-to-goodness Bolognese ragout and hand-made pasta. I could tell the ragout had simmered for hours, as it should. The hand-made tagliatelle put the entree over the top. I’ve had Bolognese served in restaurants so many ways, it was refreshing to have it served in the traditional way. I couldn’t resist the Veal Milanese as second course either despite having had the Bolognese as first and the burrata salad as an appetizer. When food is this good, I’m all in.

I highly recommend Luce for any kind of dining experience.

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JoellS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and everyone at the table enjoyed the food. The service was excellent too and everyone was very attentive to us. The ambience was good the only issue we had was the smell of cleaning supplies was pretty strong. It hit you in the face when you walked in and then throughout the restaurant. I appreciate that it was clean but the odor detracted from the overall experience.

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vipLlama
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far our favorite italian restaurant! The food is wonderful and the staff is pleasant and attentive.

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SandraR
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiters and staff. Food delicious. Lots of choices. Great bar. A little hard to find tucked back in a corner not on the street but worth the hunt.

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Diamonte
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good, 9/10. I ordered the chicken Parmesan with vegetables. Our server was a little rude at one point when I asked about changing my drink, but overall good service. Nice ambience. If the weather allows, sit outside.

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LaureenN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful evening filled with delicious food and delightful staff!!

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jimw
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date nite. Food was fantastic.

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Ellen
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Intimate setting, delightful service, so-so pastas. But the calamari app was very good.

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vipSeabreeze
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service in a cozy atmosphere

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luce has for many years been one of my favorite restaurants, in Charlotte or anywhere else. Last night was the first I'd eaten there since before the pandemic, and I was very happy to find that they are just as good as they used to be, if not better. Excellent food; excellent, professional, and friendly service from first to last. Highly recommended.

JP
JamesP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Luce (Light) but will not be our last. We loved the experience. We know these times are difficult for your industry but you all are overcoming with style and grace. See you again soon. James and Kathy.

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Anne
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant. Looked like a little place you’d find it Italy. Food was excellent and the staff was amazing. We would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visiting the City Center on my regional tour around the mid & south Atlantic and this place came highly recommended and it proved to be so.

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PattyD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and atmosphere were excellent!

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vipMossman
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an unexpected find for us. It was tucked away in a corporate courtyard setting but it could have been in Tuscany with the excellent cuisine and ambiance. It was a light and flavorful dining experience with a capable waitstaff.

JG
vipJenniferG
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the Rosemary hinted Crème Brule was incredible!! it was real crème Brule for starters not fake pudding which you fine a lot...it was homemade! everything we had was delicious in such a great atmosphere. I didn't know this restaurant as there but will defiantly put it on my go to Italian restaurant list!

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vipAlice
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect time to eat on the terrace. Our servers were excellent and the food was phenomenal. This was our second time dining at Luce and it did not disappoint in any way. We loved the bruschetta appetizer and we ordered the Chicken Picatta and one of the night’s features, Seared Flounder with several fresh add-ins. Both entrees were delicious. The future will certainly bring another visit to Luce.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening......got to spend a little time with Rosa and Cesar which is always a delight. Dinner was fabulous with the eggplant involtini to start and fresh pasta for dinner. Tagliatelle with bolognese and The pasta special (one of our favorites) agnolotti stuffed with veal and a sage sauce...definitely should add that back to the regular menu...along with garganelli with veal tips😀. You can’t go wrong with any of dish at Luce!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and the staff were really nice and on their service game.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The tables were spaced nicely and the staff was attentive. Happy to come again.

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Nove
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Lasagna was excellent!

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vipSikma
Charlotte
74 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in town. Only negative- calamari not great

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vipalani31
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

My husband and I were there for a special occasion, no one asked. However, there was a table next to us that apparently the manager knew and oh my did they get the special treatment right in front of us. They got complimentary glasses of champagne and a lot of attention. If you're such a great restaurant, which the ambiance I agree does show that, ALL of your customers should get the same treatment. If there is a special group, they shouldn't be sitting in the middle of the floor where all the other patrons can hear and see the special treatment, those parties should be in a private room. It was very distracting and it took away from our special occasion.

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vipLoveItalian
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to Luce for years and it’s always been an amazing food experience. Unfortunately this night, the food fell short of your usual level of excellence.

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CristinaM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food. The ravioli was amazing!

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LiveLife
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, classy atmosphere and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was just okay

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and wine. Food was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great like every time we have been there. Best Italian food Charlotte

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the staff! Excellent service!

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vipButch
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great so was the service and ambience.

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 2083 OpenTable diners.

Luce Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://conterestaurantgroup.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.