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Lugano Ristorante

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1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great service, great place to eat.

Had a lovely evening dining here. Love the atmosphere, the service, and, of course, the food. Not all the dishes at our table were "hits" but most were. Good place for Italian food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely evening dining here. Love the atmosphere, the service, and, of course, the food. Not all the dishes at our table were "hits" but most were. Good place for Italian food.

Thank jsawyer677
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit, and the pasta dishes were ok, but nothing to rave about. The wine list was decent, especially if you go on half off wine night on Thursday. The servers were pleasant and attentive. Guess we were looking for a more family-owner type place with great food and warmth. Prices were reasonable, just didn't work for... More 

Thank lpstohler
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent and the food was delicious and presentation was great. The only negative is that the bathroom needed cleaned up but 3rd time here and I'll come back.

1 Thank DonnanewtoNC
Morrisville, North Carolina
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times but am not sure if I ever did a review on it. They give you some nice focaccia bread, Italian bread, and thin crisps. I recommend the focaccia the most. I also always get their tomato soup with sherry. It is the best tomato soup I've ever had. This time I ordered the pork... More 

Thank SirNigel58
Raleigh, North Carolina
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181 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Lugano Ristorante six times and have never been disappointed. Great Italian food and very reasonably priced. A very large restaurant with a great atmosphere. Good for family, friends and meetings/discussion. Very good wait staff. My personal favorite is a pasta Nero. (black squid ink pasta) in a creamy lobster sauce.

1 Thank docnc
Apex, North Carolina
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185 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Found this restaurant to deserve a five star rating which I seldom give. Although the evening was cold and ugly to go out, the warmth and welcome of this restaurant put an enjoyable evening together for us. The service provided by Marie as the waitress was outstanding as she supplied a smiling welcome for dining. She offered A+ service in... More 

Thank Burtdol
Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My family and I were here for lunch over the weekend, and were very impressed with the food and service. I had the spaghetti and meatballs, and it was so good. The portions aren't too big and the servers were really friendly. We enjoyed it so much, that we are going back there again for dinner this evening.

Thank tgirl2014
Sterling, Virginia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Lugano's is a classy yet family friendly restaurant with scrumptious dishes that will have you wanting more. We dined before seeing the Chinese Lantern Show at Koka Booth Amphitheater and it really started our evening off to a memorable start. The food was very tasty with a family secret homemade flavor (we had lasagna, rigatoni, Stromboli, salmon and shrimp over... More 

Thank Helen-Cascades
Cary, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Lugano's is always consistent with good food and excellent service. We started off with three types of bread and olive oil. I prefer the cracker like bread and the Italian bread the best and you can always ask for more of your favorite. Their calamari is fresh, cooked just right, and served with great marinara sauce. That week I had... More 

1 Thank CaryTraveler1
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I've been here 3 times in the last few months. (And many times when it was Biaggi's). They've been out of the same menu item twice. Young, unpolished service staff. Unprofessional at the service station. Food was just okay. Nothing special. If it wasn't so close to home I could guarantee I wouldn't go back.

Thank sara v

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: 919-468-7229

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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