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Lugano Ristorante

1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513
919-468-7229
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Ranked #15 of 345 Restaurants in Cary
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 5, 2014
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lugano is a nice place to go when you want Italian. The food is well-prepared and delicious. We went with some friends and all of us tried something different. We were all happy with our choices. The staff is attentive and has a "local" feel - no corporate fakeness here. I highly recommend it.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Get you and your friends to this Italian restaurant as soon as you can - wonderful atmosphere, great server with attention to detail, and could answer any question we had. Our plates were empty, and short of being little pigs, we could have had even more at lunch! Easy to get to, plenty of parking, and once you enter the... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant has a Great Italian menu with lots of choices. They also have a gluten-free menu. Service is excellent . They can also take items off the main menu and make them gluten free. They also have gluten-free bread and pasta. I would definitely go here again.

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North CArolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Many times you wonder when a restaurant "sheds" its chain ties and changes to become "local" will it work? I have to say that Lugano's will work and THRIVE! Wonderful, great service and the nicest staff around The Leadership team really knows how to pick winners! We will be back on regular basis! We just only had a crying baby... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

i visited Lugano's for a late lunch. The menu selections offered everything from lunch combos to a full-course meal. The service was very good. The staff easily handled special requests, and the food was very good. Will definitely go back.

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North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our first visit to this restaurant last night (Thursday, June 12th) for a special anniversary dinner... made even more special through the incredible service from Shannon - ask to be seated in her section: entertaining and attentive! Amazing opening appetizer with crab and mushroom bruschetta, a couple of delicious featured entrees with a bottle of red, finished up with sumptuous... More

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Cary, NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I dined at Lugano's this week with nine other women from our book club. We ordered different items and we were all very pleased with the food and service. I ordered Chicken Marsala which was tender, juicy and flavorful, served with a delicious marsala mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach. Portions were very generous and each dish was excellent.... More

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We were in the area for a big swim meet, traveling from Chicago. We don't usually expect too much from restaurants when we travel because Chicago has such good restaurants, but the food was wonderful! The rigatoni bolognese had perfectly seasoned, lean Italian sausage and was cooked al dente! The roasted beet salad was very good, and the crab cakes... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Came for lunch and it was amazing. The roasted beet salad with whipped goat cheese and crushed pistachios was perfect with the lasagna. And the portions were generous. We will be back for more.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit, will not be our last... My wife and I had both just got back in town from different states, tired, hungry, ready for a good meal - We found it at Lugano. We had the early dinner off the special early menu (many great choices on this menu as was on tge main menu), we had sherry... More

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