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1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513
919-468-7229
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 43
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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One of my 'go to ' restaurants in the Prestonwood area of Cary. Generally you can get in without a reservation. Staff is always wonderful. Food is not amazing, but its good. And they will stuff you with bread, if you ask. The service is quick, the staff is not intrusive,they let you linger. Wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

One of my 'go to ' restaurants in the Prestonwood area of Cary. Generally you can get in without a reservation. Staff is always wonderful. Food is not amazing, but its good. And they will stuff you with bread, if you ask. The service is quick, the staff is not intrusive,they let you linger. Wine list is good. There is... More 

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Tilghman, Maryland
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164 reviews 164 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Sorry to say our experience was not a great as the reviews. We were meeting an out of town friend who wanted Italian, so we chose Lugano based on yelp and trip advisor reviews. I ordered the Seared Salmon Salad which had too much dressing and the salmon had a mushy consistency and was over salted. My friend had the... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were 3 couples for dinner last night. Four of us were seafood lovers and two landlubbers. Two of us had the lobster corn chowder, and we both agreed that it was the most delicious chowder we have ever had, and we are not kids. I was raised on Italian food and am very critical of Italian restaurants. This had... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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211 reviews 211 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went there on New Year's Eve to celebrate our daughter's birthday. They served their full menu and the food and service was very good. I had their beet salad and the sicilian spaghetti & meatballs, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. The restaurant has nice ambiance and excellent spacing between tables. Though the major dining area is large it is... More 

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cary,nc
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Every time we go there we never have a bad meal. Go for lunch that has an unlimited soup & salad. You can't beat the price. We went for dinner last night and just loved everything. The pizzas are great! The only problem which I hope they correct is is the thickness of the eggplant - way too thick. It... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I dined here on a Saturday evening which was deservedly packed by 7 pm. Great ambiance and subdued noise level, excellent service and engagement, and a superb dinner inclusive of: delicious lobster corn chowder, a tasty and refined house salad, 1 meal of chicken marsala and 1 meal of pasta ( penne sardi ) in a tomato... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We dined at Lugano's for the first time and were pleased with our meals. Our group had chicken, egg plant parmesan, salmon and rigatoni Bolognese. The meals were served hot and tasted great. The tomato soup was excellent and the side salads were fresh. The service was good and our server pleasant. The restaurant is nicely decorated with wood paneling... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I want to start off by saying the Hostess, Waiter and atmosphere was Great. Now for my food review, I really was hoping for some good food in the area of Cary, but sorry to say my food experience was not good. I started off with stuffed mushroom with sausage, no sausage to be found in my mushrooms floating in... More 

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Rocky Mount, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My wife and I recently took our college aged son and his girlfriend to Lugano's for lunch. Our son selected the restaurant based on suggestions of his friends. The menu was extensive, without being overwhelming. There was a variety of gluten free selections available on the menu, which pleased our son's girlfriend. Our waitress was very familiar with the menu... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

So far, our experiences dining at this restaurant have been great. Lugano's has become a favorite local restaurant for my wife and I. Lugano's has an appealing and warm feel to it and the food overall has been way better than average. In addition to a few prime time weekend dinners, we have also gone to several "early" dinners (before... More 

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?