About Luciano's - Charlotte

1910 South Bloulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano is a venerable institution that proudly serves family-style creations inspired by the rich traditions of Naples, the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Northern Italy.

Warm, rustic interiors that celebrate an open and inviting ambiance with modern details give life to this new concept that introduces the newest flavors of the Mediterranean alongside traditional favorites such as fresh Made Pastas, home-sliced Carpaccio, innovative baked flatbreads and Luciano’s signature brick-oven Neapolitan Pizza. Inspired entrees pair formidably alongside a handsome wine bar featuring select and exclusive Wines from around the World. Join us for lunch and dinner daily and Sunday Brunch, featuring Italian creations that are not to be missed! Catering is available anywhere or for private luncheons and dinner events in our restaurant up to 60 guests.
Buon appetito!

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
E Tremont Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(980) 833-1484

Website:
http://www.lucianositaly.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Fridays

Parking Details:
Parking Deck also available

Public Transit:
East/West Blvd light rail station located within walking distance of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
John Soilis

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Special Events & Promotions:
Luciano's Ristorante Italiano is ideal for any occasion.

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Promotions

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Join us for a fabulous brunch buffet featuring Rack of lam, fish, pasta and many more favorites.
11 AM - 3PM
adults $39.95 Kids 5-12 $19.95 kids under 5 free

Luciano's - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.6

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4.5

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience4
service5
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Great Place

Dined 3 days ago

This was the 3rd or 4th time we've been there, and great as always!

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Excellent

vip
Dined 4 days ago

I took my parents and husband for a birthday dinner. Enjoyed the drinks, apps, and entrees.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4

Luciano's is wonderful for lunch. Very c ...

Dined 5 days ago

Luciano's is wonderful for lunch. Very consistent, delicious food. I love the salad/flat bread combo.

food5
ambience5
service5
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Get the Mussels!

Dined on April 25, 2016

We came to Lucciano's when we were STARVING and immediately ordered mussels. We had no idea how delicious the bread was, and the dipping sauce...so we filled up on that. THEN the mussels came out and we ate more scrumptious bread so when our meals finally arrived we weren't as hungry as we were initially, but still amazing Gnocchi! (Had leftovers at work the next day and still good!) But of course we saved room for a cannoli ;-) Highly recommend!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great outing with friends!

Dined on April 22, 2016

Great outing with friends! Quaint neighborhood place and delicious food.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Everything from start to finish is excel ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

Everything from start to finish is excellent. Exceptional service. Great attention to every detail and excellent food. Food was excellent and plenty of it. Great atmosphere - lots going on and clientele as friendly as the staff. I would recommend Luciano’s.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding

Dined on April 20, 2016

Absolutely outstanding....we are talking about serious business!! Everything was perfect ! Tasty and complex dishes served in a charming ambiance. you will be completely satisfied with the overall experience! You will not regret your choice! This is definitely a five star restaurant....

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic food and service! The sea bass ...

vip
Dined on April 20, 2016

Fantastic food and service! The sea bass with mango chutney was amazing

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing experience here, would certainly recommend

Dined on April 20, 2016

My boyfriend and I came here this past Tuesday night (4/19/16) and we were extremely glad we had picked this place to go to! We went around 9:30PM and decided to sit outside since the weather was so nice. The service staff was extremely nice and helpful. Our server (who also appeared to be the bartender as well) was able to make the best recommendations for both of our entrees. I would have taken pictures, but my phone battery was too low :( We were served bread and butter to start, and I loved the bread as it was warm, soft and yummy. The entrees did take a while to come out, but that was my only complaint through the entire night and it was so delicious that it was well worth the wait. My boyfriend ordered their version of a deconstructed lasagna and it was the best lasagna we had ever eaten. I ordered the capellini bolognese and it was also absolutely delicious! Both dishes were extremely flavorful but not overpowering. There was literally nothing that could have been changed to either dish to improve anything about them as they tasted perfectly as they were already! We also tried the strawberry shortcake which was also absolutely amazing! I really enjoyed being able to sit outside and the atmosphere that was created outside using the candle light was very pleasant and romantic for us since we were celebrating. Overall, for two drinks and two entrees, we spent about $60 before tip, which was extremely reasonable considering the great experience we had. I would definitely recommend eating here and I also plan to dine here again the next time I visit Charlotte. Thank you to our server and everyone involved in giving us a wonderful birthday dining experience! Please keep up the great work! :)

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Accommodated our needs very well.

Dined on April 16, 2016

I had a date with my husband while our son was at another table dining with his prom date. The atmosphere is vibrant!! The servers, wait staff, and managers came around to all tables to make sure everything was perfect. Will definitely make the drive to dine here again as there were so many delicious options on the menu. We had appetizers, wine, and main course which we shared with each other....wish I could rate higher than awesome!!!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always Perfection

Dined on April 12, 2016

This is our go to place! Does not matter , special occasion or just a nice dinner out, service is always good and the food superb! We go again and again, and everyone we introduce to the place loves it!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing

Dined on April 8, 2016

My husband and I dine here whenever we are in Charlotte without fail! I recommend this restaurant to all our friends. The food is amazing and the service really is outstanding. The bar tenders went out of their way to help to find my husband the perfect cocktail that he couldn't remember the name of. The wait staff know the menu inside out and with their recommendations we ordered one of the best meals I have ever tasted. I cannot praise this restaurant enough.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved

Dined on April 8, 2016

I have been to Luciano's many times and have NEVER been disappointed. Despite how busy they always are the service is top notch. Food beyond excellent and the entire experience a joy. If you want true Italian food with homemade goodness come here!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Live music Friday night was perfect!

Dined on April 8, 2016

This was our first Friday night at Luciano's; we usually go on the weekends. It was a fantastic surprise to have a bit of live music for our dinner. The vocals were smooth and jazzy and the music didn't distract at all from the dinner and conversation, but added to it. The food and service were amazing as always. #protip - try the strawberry shortcake! If you overindulge (as we tend to do), get it to go so you can eat in your PJs later :)

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food and a warm welcome.

Dined on April 8, 2016

Food, service and energy of Luciano’s is outstanding. The atmosphere is unreal. We sat at the bar for a while before being seated - the music and service was great. This is a must do if you are in the area.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food

Dined on April 8, 2016

It was a birthday celebration for my sister , her first time dining here and she can't wait to go back😍

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The food and drinks were delicious!

Dined on April 8, 2016

Food was outstanding. Festive noisy affair but that was the vibe and we didn't mind as we went as a family to celebrate a 35th birthday. Appetizers were the best. Seafood stood out over other entrees. However, every ingredient was prepared with finesse and complementary tastes that brought about a satisfying finish to the overall dish. We shared desserts, cheese cake and chocolate cake. What impressed me the most was that they read my note and the dessert came with a candle and happy birthday written on it. We will be back soon.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Experience

Dined on April 8, 2016

Everything was wonderful as usual!! Worth the trip, it’s one of my favorite places, the thing I love the most is that I have terrible food allergies, but at Luciano’s I always feel safe! They make it an amazing experience for me!! Thanks!!!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

LOVE LOVE LOVE

Dined on April 8, 2016

We had a fabulous waiter, service and delicious pasta. Perfect b-day dinner! Thank you!!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent in every way!

vip
Dined on April 5, 2016

Beautiful restaurant with great food and outstanding service. This is definitely one of Charlotte's best!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great food & service

Dined on April 5, 2016

Took my kids here for my birthday (husband was out of town). We were all happy with our meals, scallops with risotto (yum!), pastas (fantastic!), pizza (great!) and kids' chicken (perfect). The waitress was very attentive, as was the rest of the staff. (Kids even commented on how nice the staff was, which has never happened.). Wine list looked impressive. We all ordered really great desserts. Although most of the customers were on dates or had business dinners, Luciano's was perfectly fine for families. Any place that has a kids' menu with crayons is kid friendly to me.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value2

Changes have lessened the desirability of Luciano

vip
Dined on March 31, 2016

Unfortunately, this restaurant has caved to the idea of excessive profits. They used to serve a decently sized mixed drink. Now they have changed their glasses to the small 7 Oz. Libby Rocks Glasses. They charge $10 for this drink that is more ice than substance. Our's was a party of 3 and our bill was $250 including tip. 30 percent of that was drinks. I have enjoyed this restaurant on several occasions, but with this change, I will not be back.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

It was good until....

Dined on March 29, 2016

Great experience!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great Italian. Fun lively atmosphere.

Dined on March 27, 2016

Great Italian. Fun lively atmosphere.

food5
ambience5
service5

Shannon is awesome! Anything on the men ...

vip
Dined on March 16, 2016

Shannon is awesome! Anything on the menu is great.

food4
ambience5
service5

Staff very attentive to diners needs. Ev ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

Staff very attentive to diners needs. Even offered to reheat our food when one of our party had to step out to calm down their baby.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Superb Lunch Date

Dined on March 8, 2016

Beautiful restaurant and I am very pleased to have chosen this venue to have a lunch date. It said class and sophistication without being intimating. The staff was absolutely wonderful! The food was amazingly vibrant and full of flavor.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Try the steaks

vip
Dined on March 4, 2016

Great experience again. This time we deviated from the Italian fare and tried steaks. I had a Delmonico ribeye and my wife had a filet. Both were generous well-trimmed cuts with a lot of flavor, prime steaks!

Tags: kid-friendly
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Another Great Evening

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

Made last minute reservation (CIAA SAT) and we got our favorite table and waitress; Genesis is always on top of her game! Mgr Miguel and waiter Eric also came over to say hello. Nice people, great food and superb service!! We will be back for Easter brunch!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

The food was delicious! The waiter we h ...

Dined on February 26, 2016

The food was delicious! The waiter we had was charming knowledgeable and very attentive. We will be back very soon as this was one of the "Gems" in Charlotte North Carolina

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

dinner

Dined on February 23, 2016

Good spot for the business dinner. Would come again for this purpose

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food3
ambience1
service1

This was our 3rd time but far from the b ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

This was our 3rd time but far from the best. Noise level ear breaking. Food took 1hr and 15 minutes to get to our table. Waiter: mostly absent Our table was in the way of traffic. One of our guest got "bumped" repeatedly. No more Saturday nights at Luciano's.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Consistently amazing!

Dined on February 13, 2016

Another successful dinner at Luciano's. We only visit every few months to keep it special, but the quality of the food and the service is consistently amazing. The gorgonzola crusted filet is my favorite, but the specials are always fantastic, and the goat cheese pomodoro appetizer is a must!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4

Food is always excellent

Dined on February 13, 2016

Food is always excellent

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Another great visit

Dined on February 13, 2016

This was our second visit, and once again, we had a wonderful experience. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the food was perfect. Everyone in our group really enjoyed their meal.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Valentine's Gift for my Wife

Dined on February 12, 2016

Great Valentine's Gift for my Wife. I added the flower delivery and the evening was a great experience.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Luciano's is a great place to meet frien ...

Dined on February 7, 2016

Luciano's is a great place to meet friends and have great Italian food.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fabulous dinner

vip
Dined on February 6, 2016

As usual everything was terrific. The food is fabulous, the atmosphere is wonderful, and Alberto our waiter is surperb. Kuddos to Miguel and Ronald for overseeing such a great place.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

ok

Dined on February 6, 2016

Ambience was good. Service was excellent. My gluten free pasta wonderful. The meatballs in my husband s dish were not meaty because of "fillers"? That was disappointing. I hope he will be open to trying Luciano's again.

Tags: good for groups, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service4
value2

Food was just so-so and nor worth the co ...

Dined on February 5, 2016

Food was just so-so and nor worth the cost. Would not recommend

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