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About Luce Ristorante
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.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
North Tryon & 5th
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ask us about our monthly Italian wine dinners and special holiday events.
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Luce Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
The food and the service was outstanding!
"Our server Carlo was very attentive as well as the rest of your staff" "Please tell Carlo thanks for the great service" "Your food was excellent" "My wife and I are looking forward to our next visit to your restaurant"
We eat fairly often at Luce's sister restaurant ,Toscana, and thought we would return to Luce after not dining here for several years. It was my wife's birthday, and we were presented with complimentary prosecco upon our arrival. Food (rack of lamb and fish of the day prepared like dover sole) were very good. Excellent service as well. We will definitely return.
Great restaurant and full of ambiance! We went to celebrate my birthday and we were not disappointed. We made reservations and arrived and they seated us immediately (others were waiting). Immediately we chose a great bottle of Prosseco and took our time looking over the menu. Our waitstaff was excellent and offered some great suggestions. If you like beets - get the beet salad - amazing! The seafood pasta - unbelievable! The desserts - fabulous and large enough to share. We've come here many times in the past and are always pleased and actually surprised that they continually set the bar higher every time. Thank you!
Fabulous meal at Luce on a Friday evening. We ate inside .... outside dining looked nice. Inside was attractive with soft lighting. Though we were seated near a table of six it was easy for two to carry on a conversation over dinner. Service was attentive. Food was some of the best Italian cuisine we have had, including Italy. Tagliatelle with ragu was out of this world....wonderfully fresh pasta and flavorful meat sauce. Caprese salad was excellent...very little basil but good quality balsamic vinegar, flavorful tomatoes and rich mozzarella. Tomato and beet chopped salad was delicious. Risotto with mushroom and lamb also delicious. Semifreddo for a shared dessert was wonderful. Meal was well priced for the quality of the food. We'll be back.
Low quality food. Ravioli was flavorless and may have been microwaved (plate itself was very hot, ravioli insides were cold). The service was on par with what you would expect from an Applebee's or Chili's (friendly but disconnected from job, little to no knowledge of the menu, unattentive, etc.). Overall not a restaurant you should be paying $30+ per plate
This was the perfect place to celebrate my husband's 40th! The service was great and the food didn't disappoint either! We had ordered salads for starters and then the ravioli and chicken parmigiana for dinner. Both were exceptional! We were later treated with a surprise dessert since we were celebrating a birthday! Who can resist a tiramisu? We will definitely come back when visiting Charlotte again!
Once again we enjoyed a wonderful evening at Luce. This fine dining restaurant is our favorite restaurant in Charlotte. The staff will treat you like family, the food is authentic and creative Italian and exceptional. This is a beautiful restaurant that should not be missed. Try the Mare, it is the best I have ever had, whether in the best restaurants of New York City, Las Vegas or Italy.
Thank you Luce for a great night.
Had a great time at Luce for my birthday with family. The wait staff was very attentive and nice, even though we were the last ones in the restaurant. I had also come here for another event with friends, and the service was also amazing during that time (not to mention the food).
Some of the best Italian in Charlotte. Outstanding service, thanks to Karlo, a true professional waiter in the European style. Genuine bufala mozzarella -- pretty good, but not fantastic. The carbonara, exceptionally good. And the chocolate torta, one of the best desserts we have ever had.
All of Augusto's restaurants are fantastic, each with its own Character. Luce is elegant, quiet, intimate. The patio is delightful.
Tremendously enjoyable! We wanted to introduce friends to one of Charlotte's great restaurants and we were not disappointed. The service and food were excellent! It happened to be restaurant week , we took advantage of the three course meal and each of us raved about the food!
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