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Luce Restaurant & Bar

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214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078 (North Tryon & 5th)
+1 704-344-9222
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an outstanding Italian restaurant. You can tell everything is homemade - it's delicious. I got the pollo Parmesan and gnocchi - both were fantastic. It's a bit on the expensive side, but worth it.

Thank Wrgare14
Durham, North Carolina
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318 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in here for lunch and am very happy I did. They have an extensive lunch menu which is reasonably priced with large portions. Service was mainly good though I did ask at one point for the Wifi password which my server told me he'd write down and bring to me but he never did. Other than that though... More 

Thank Sal_Paradise767
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made a reservation for 13 people at 7:30. Luce even called us the day before to confirm. The party was not seated until 8:15, causing the entire party to be late for a scheduled event. Disappointing.

Thank CarolineB11565
Carmel, Indiana
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320 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want an elegant meal in a cool downtown setting, this place should be on your list. It has a nice but small bar with a good wine list. The restaurant is nicely decorated, and it feels upscale without being snobby. The bread was very good, and the salads were nice. I had very good pasta with a nice... More 

Thank MizzouLizard
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with two clients that were in their 70s. I'm always worried that a restaurant might be too loud for older clients. This place however was fine. We sat inside, but if we could have sat outside it would have been even better. The food was great especially the Osso Buco which one could cut with a spoon.... More 

Thank Rick H
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a small business dinner with four people in a quaint restaurant with exceptional decor. Menu selections are wide but not so extensive as to be overwhelming. Our party enjoyed the octopus appetizer, the beet salad and the house salad, all of which looked amazing. The beet salad was fresh and small enough as not to be too filling to... More 

Thank juliemN4353UB
Charlotte, North Carolina
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305 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Luce is a great spot in Charlotte when the weather is nice. They have fantastic lunch specials. Kind of hard to beat in uptown.

Thank Marc M
The Woodlands, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Traveling alone on business Luce was recommended by my boss. Glad I listened, had the best PEI Mussels, I could eat the white wine sauce everyday. The freshly prepared chips at the bar were light and perfectly cooked. The bar is cozy and elegant. The patio is hidden off the street so it's a great place for good conversation. The... More 

Thank andyamanda
Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Had a wonderful meal at Luce. Great atmosphere, wonderful service, terrific food, and a decent wine list. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable, and we had a very pleasant experience.

Thank 1Noonan1
Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went to Luce just before attending a broadway show. I ordered the Mare. Lobster, scallops, clams, mussels, shirimp over linguine. It was incredible! I will make this a regular stop and have the same dish. This was a whole lobster by the way. Impressive! Presentation was stunning!

Thank Frank B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078
    (North Tryon & 5th)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighbourhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-344-9222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?