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)

Tagliere Misto con Burrata – cured meats with burrata

Sformatino di Zucca con Salsa al Parmigiano – savory pumpkin flan with cheese sauce

Insalata – baby kale salad, delicate squash, sweet Gorgonzola cheese

Polpette (meatballs) – black Angus beef, pork and veal, San Marzano tomato sauce

Second course (choice of one)

Filetto di Maiale con Patate e Broccoli – pork tenderloin, charred broccoli, soft mashed potatoes

Paccheri al Ragu di Mare – large tube-shaped pasta and seafood ragu with lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels and calamari

Gnocchi di Spinaci – housemade potato and spinach dumplings, Taleggio cheese fondue

Pesce del Giorno – fresh catch of the day

Risotto del Giorno – preparation changes daily

Dessert (choice of one)

Panna Cotta – chilled vanilla custard, an Italian classic

Tiramisu – ladyfingers, espresso, mascarpone cream, shaved chocolate

Gelato e Sorbet –  made in house daily

Torta Cioccolato – chocolate mousse ganache, hazelnut biscotto

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