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Luce

214 N. Tryon St., Ste. J (Fifth St.) Send to Phone
704-344-9222 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This classic Italian spot shines with elegant starters and well-known entrées.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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Luce Restaurant Review

: Among Augusto Conte’s many Italian spots in Charlotte, Luce counts as an elegant classic. Start with tender calamari, served with a spicy marinara and tartar sauces. For something truly special, if it's offered, try the hand-rolled veal-stuffed ravioli, with a veal reduction sauce. The house makes its own ricotta, rendered fragrant with marjoram for the standard ravioli. At dinner, half portions of pasta dishes, many made with house-made pasta, are available for first courses or smaller entrées. For bigger appetites, or maybe on a brisk fall evening, it’s hard not to like the comfort of Luce’s osso buco. Plan on dessert: perhaps torta di cioccolato layering chocolate mousse and ganache, but there's also classic tiramisu and homemade sorbeti and gelati. The very good espresso (even the decaf) comes to the table after dessert, as it should, sans the side of lemon zest that some places offer. The mostly Italian wine list lists vintages and emphasizes red wines, many at favorable prices; there are choices poured by the glass and the quartino, including an Umbrian rosato. A half-bottle list offers options for the solo diner, and there are a couple of wines for dessert.

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