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Lugano Ristorante

#22 of 332 Restaurants in Cary
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1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513
919-468-7229
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Today
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Superb Italian Food

The menu was varied and excellent, All the food we tried in our few trips there so far was delicious. The ambiance in this large restaurant was great. Service was excellent. Especially enjoyed the paparadelle specials, the risotto, and the scallops. Great for groups for a wonderful evening... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The menu was varied and excellent, All the food we tried in our few trips there so far was delicious. The ambiance in this large restaurant was great. Service was excellent. Especially enjoyed the paparadelle specials, the risotto, and the scallops. Great for groups for a wonderful evening out. We are Italian food lovers, have been to Italy 9 times,... More 

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Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lugano's was chosen for our son's wedding rehearsal party this past Saturday night. We were in the "wine room" which was cozy and comfortable. Three wait staff served 20 of us and they could not have done a better job. The food was excellent. We chose Lugano's over a number of restaurants/venues in Cary and could not have been happier.... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Good food and service. Selections are good and food is pretty good. Hard to find good Italian in NC, but Lugano's does a decent job. Lots of room and a private room for small parties.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

My nephew was celebrating his NCState graduation with extended family. We were in a private room in the back and ordered from the extensive menu - not just Italian. There were many daily suggestions as well. I was impressed with the service, presentation and quality of the food, and overall experience. My cod was fresh and cooked perfectly as was... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very good restaurant with excellent seating acomodations. Every item selected has been very good. Service has been excellent and management is eager to please. Nice location for family dining at lunch or dinner.

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Morrisville, NC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Wife and I had dinner on Sunday night. Our server was fantastic and we love this restaurant. The pork chops are wonderful and my wife got the chicken Marsala and she loved it as well. We will be going back more often!

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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

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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181 reviews 181 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?