Luce Ristorante

4.8
1943 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.

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1943 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EdKinn
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great hospitality! Excellent quality food, average value. Don’t dine out because of COVID but it was empty when we started. Got out just before the dining room was filling up! Wonderful meal - good hosts!

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vipNcpiv
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting, authentic menu and food, great service. This is a very nice and well done restaurant. From start to finish ,,,,,bravo.

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datingmyhubby
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and extremely delicious food. We had the beef tenderloin and red pepper pasta and the veal chop. Both were fantastic as was the rosemary creme brûlée. Rosa was delightful and took great care of us. She was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed our safely distanced time there. All visible staff were masked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and ambiance

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vipGregM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional staff; excellent food and drinks. The owner/manager was a delight

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KatR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was really good, the wine list was extensive, the only thing that prevents me from giving this a pure five point rating is the fact that the tables was the lack of raw oysters!

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JenniferK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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DineSC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here, and it was an amazing experience. I wanted authentic Italian food, and that’s what I got! The food was amazing, the ambiance was amazing, and the staff was so attentive. The manager came by making sure everything was to my liking. It was a nice and quaint spot! I will definitely be back and recommend to others!

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viptheresab
Savannah
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

quite possibly the best dining experience we have had in years! their entire team is incredibly professional & perfectly attentive. our selections from the chef’s specials were delicious - truly a terrific night out!

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ScottR
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Charlotte and chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. The service was excellent. Food was delicious and expertly prepared and presented. Very good wine selection but a bit pricey. We ended up with martinis and manhattans. Of course we split a creme brûlée after. We are outside since the weather was nice. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and the menu was great. we dined with our daughters ages 9 and 11 and they both loved the ambience and meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going away

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ShannonF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is perfect. I can't wait to go back! The food is incredible and the atmosphere is so elegant.

SF
vipSusanF
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant for a nice date night! Everyone super friendly, makes a special evening even more special! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place

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BetterStewardship
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The ambiance was most pleasing and the service unsurpassed. My complaint is that the head waiter had no knowledge of what sustainably caught seafood even was and even leafy spinach greens were not organic. The tasteless, thin grilled salmon must surely have been farmed and was served with 2 dark green veggies--asparagus and boiled spinach --a combination not palatable. Luce has everything going for it except the quality ingredients since being fresh is not all that matters. I should have ordered pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably fantastic spot

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere and the staff makes dining at Luce always feel like a special event!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy you guys are back 🤗

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vipAntonio
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An oasis in the desert! We never expected to find a exceptional Italian restaurant in the heart of Charlotte. Everything was outstanding, drinks to dessert. As a 100% Sicilian Italian, it was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

This was a needle in the haystack I found but the short rib and ravioli was killer and there service was terrific.

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AnneR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always- a lovely dinner. So happy you have re-opened!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipWillC
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food.

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Frank
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luce is our favorite restaurant. We’ve been dinning here for years and have never been disappointed. Manager and staff are attentive to every customer’s needs and do so happily. Food is exceptional as always.We will be back again we have friends here.

DM
vipDavidM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience.

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MWOW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very responsive staff to our concerns about social distancing when we had to come in due to the patio being uncomfortably cool. The food was all delicious.

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vipJLJo
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of North Carolina’s Italian restaurants that best represents modern Italian cuisine in Italy as opposed to the many Italian American restaurants. They source ingredients carefully & prepare their dishes with great care . The wine list is very good and the space is classical. We appreciated the attentive service .

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vipMerlo
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Charlotte. Fine Italian cuisine and staff who treat you as family. All their dishes are excellent. Thank you to Manuel for your professionalism, knowledge and management of this very fine restaurant.

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vipRichardO
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased the reopening finally happen. This is one of our favorite place to dine . Food and service is excellent.

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vipjftraveler
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Happy to be back at Luce for dinner. Service and food was very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food and service!
Hard to beat

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vipjen59
Charlotte
105 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here many times with great experiences, but were disappointed to say the least. when we made the reservation, indicated for an anniversary, and requested outside dining. when we arrived, had to ask for an outside table. we were seated next to a large party with small children , who were noisy and ran around their table all night-parents please be considerate of other diners- when there was another table further away that was available. we had to wait a few times to get the correct wine list, and then service remained spotty the rest of the night, with a server trying to give my husband's salad to 2 other tables. The food was not as good as we have had before, and our anniversary was never mentioned . Realize these Covid times are different, but if you have less tables occupied, service shouldn't be so impacted. ***this is a follow up to the previous review, the manager reached out to us after that review, while we did not realize they had only reopened recently after Covid, Tricia was very understanding and apologetic and encouraged us to return, which we did 10/31. We had a wonderful experience, just as we had in the past, so I have updated our review to reflect that. We look forward to returning for another wonderful dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to be able to go to luce’s again. It was a long wait! Dinner did not disappoint. The new menu had a few new items and some of the old favorites. The appetizer (meatballs) and pasta (orecchiette with sausage) specials were delicious. I would only ask for my garganelli back on the menu. :). Can’t wait to go back

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DonF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff especially friendly, attentive, and efficient. Food was well presented very good to excellent.

DM
vipDavidM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Exceeded expectations from time we arrived until the time we left. We absolutely love Luce and are so happy to see them back open in uptown. A true hidden gem.

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vipBarb
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy my favorite restaurant has reopened. I hope everyone will make a reservation and enjoy the outstanding food and service.

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Elroy
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the restaurant. Everything was as above what i expected. i worked at the Hearst Tower for a couple of years and always visioned as being a customer. I was not disappointed. I can not wait until i get a chance to go again. It was very pleasant atmosphere, very affordable, and Loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to have our favorite restaurant open again! It was so good to see our friends there again. The management & staff know us by name & we’ve missed them & of course the excellent food and service.

The menu has changed a bit. All of the best of the old menu is there with some excellent new dishes. My husband had the Cavatelli Rustichella, and I had Penne alla Norma. Both dishes are new on the menu and quite excellent.

We’ll be back soon to try more of the new items, and to see our old friends.

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 1943 OpenTable diners.

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.