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Lugano Ristorante

#10 of 342 Restaurants in Cary
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1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513
919-468-7229
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
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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
Great time great food

Busy night and service and food went off without a hitch. Ask for jason service was stellar. Had risotto cakes that were pan fried and amazing. All around great place for a really good experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Busy night and service and food went off without a hitch. Ask for jason service was stellar. Had risotto cakes that were pan fried and amazing. All around great place for a really good experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Despite big crowds, did a fine job getting a party of three seated. Service was a bit slow, but taste of specials was better than average.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to Lugano, and I enjoyed their food and comfortable atmosphere. I had the Farfalle Alfredo chicken bowtie pasta, which came in delicious creamy parmesan-flavored sauce with roasted red peppers, chopped crispy ham, sauteed onions and peas. My dining companion is gluten-sensitive, and we were very impressed that the restaurant offered an extensive gluten-free menu that... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

SErvice was excellent as was food. Had Rigatoni Bolognese which had me begging for more. The chefs light sauce combined with the sausage and large tube rigatoni was memorable. Linguini Vittorio that my wife had was sumptous with a hint of hot spices. I have eaten in many NYC italian spots and this gets my nod as being right up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Out standing fine dining featuring interesting italian recipes. Service is VG, wine list is VG. have eaten there numerous times. Quality and value is excellent.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love this restaurant! Unique decor. Not a cookie cutter design. Classy but not stuffy. The food is amazing. Choosing an entree is difficult. I had Parmesan crusted salmon and shrimp over risotto. Wow! My husband had shrimp and grits - more New Orleans style than southern. Delicious! Salad and entree left no room for dessert, but they sounded just as... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was out first trip since they opened. I was not disappointed. The salad was fresh and the parmesan dipping sauce was delicious. I had chicken which was cooked perfectly, not dry. My husband had his usual lasagna and was very pleased with the flavors. We were full and did not try the desserts but will save room next trip,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My shrimp oreganata was delicious. The service was awesome. My family all enjoy their food. I would definitely eat here again and again.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We went here on a Saturday night and the place was packed! The restaurant decor is very nice and it's great for families or a romantic setting... You don't feel like you're sitting on top of the person next to you. The waiter was excellent and offered suggestions and was honest with his recommendations. We had the crab bruschetta appetizer... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Generally - with all the eating options there are in the area - I hesitate to drive much more than 30 minutes to eat lunch.. or dinner for that matter. But Lugano was well worth my 45-minute drive, and I'd likely return even if it took an hour. Meeting a friend for lunch to use a Living Social coupon, and... More 

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Additional Information about Lugano Ristorante

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

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?