Luce Ristorante e Bar

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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.


50 Best Restaurants 2016

2016 BOB Awards winner: Editors' Choice, Best Italian

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


First course (choice of one)

Prosciutto e Melone – thin-sliced Parma ham with local cantaloupe and vin cotto

Panzanella Salad – tomato salad, pickled walnuts, grilled bread and blue cheese

Tuna Tartare – fresh Ahi tuna tartare with fresh avocado, served with Sardinian flat bread

Scampi Fritto – flash-fried local Carolina shrimp served with aioli sauce

Second course (choice of one)

Agnello Scottadito – tender lamb chops grilled, Italian seasonings, served with crispy potatoes

Paccheri – lobster, clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp, fresh tomatoes and saffron served with large tubular pasta

Garganelli – quill-shaped egg pasta, sautéed shallots, diced prosciutto di Parma, fresh peas, light Parmesan cream sauce

Risotto – slow-cooked Italian rice, preparation changes daily

Pesce del Giorno – fresh catch of the day, preparation changes daily

Dessert (choice of one)

Panna Cotta – chilled vanilla custard

Tiramisu – ladyfingers dipped in espresso and coffee liqueur, layered with mascarpone cream and topped with cocoa

Torta Cioccolato –  chocolate mousse ganache, hazelnuts, crema

Gelato or Sorbet – made fresh daily

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