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Luce Ristorante e Bar

214 N. Tryon Street, Suite J
Charlotte, NC 28202


Luce offers fresh, authentic Italian cuisine rich in flavor and passion. Located in the Hearst Tower uptown, the restaurant glows with old world elegance in a romantic, intimate atmosphere highlighted by fine Italian marble, sandstone balusters, travertine tiles, Venetian plaster, and Murano sconces accented by local fresco artist Ben Long's artwork. Our cuisine is complemented by impeccable service and an extensive wine list featuring the finest selections from all regions of Italy.


Charlotte Magazine new logo small 50 Best Restaurants 2016

Charlotte Magazine new logo small 2016 BOB Awards winner: Editors' Choice, Best Italian


$35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


First course (choice of one)

Insalata Luce - kale, butternut squash, pecans and feta cheese

Tortino di Melenzane - fried eggplant, basil and Parmesan cheese, oven baked in tomato sauce

Polenta Pasticciata - Italian grits served with homemade sausage sugo

Tortelli alla Mantovana - small pockets made of pasta stuffed with butternut squash, brown butter and Parmesan cheese

Entree (choice of one)

Maccheroni - Calabrese-style spaghetti, Parmesan cream sauce, asparagus and prosciutto

Pesce del Giorno - fresh catch of the day

Fettuccine di Arugula - beef and pork ragu, topped with shaved Parmesan

Lamb Osso Buco - braised lamb, slow cooked, and served with Sardinian pasta

Risotto del Giorno - risotto of the day

Cannelloni Toscani - stuffed pasta baked with spinach, Parmesan and mozzarella

Dessert (choice of one)

Torta Cioccolato - chocolate mousse ganache, hazelnut biscotto

Cannoli - crispy pastry shells, sweet ricotta, shaved chocolate, crushed pistachios

Tiramisu- lady fingers, espresso, mascarpone cream, shaved chocolate

Crème Brule - chilled cream custard, rosemary scented