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Lugano Ristorante

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1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513
919-468-7229
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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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Amazing date night place

The food is cooked wonderfully and the various items is even better. Even offering gluten free menu is a bonus. The chef is strict on the quality and you can tell with each dish. My girlfriend was amazed the first time I took her as I was when I went for the first time. Very good service and no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Rick N
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food is cooked wonderfully and the various items is even better. Even offering gluten free menu is a bonus. The chef is strict on the quality and you can tell with each dish. My girlfriend was amazed the first time I took her as I was when I went for the first time. Very good service and no complaints... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

While visiting the Cary area, my wife and I stopped into Lugano's for dinner. We arrived specifically between 3 and 5 to take advantage of their Early Bird Specials. What a deal it is -- you select your choice of soup, your choice of a salad, and your choice of an entree. Along with a non-alcoholic beverage, the price is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went there on a Friday night. Was busy at around 7.30pm. It was a little loud and was hard to hear few people who were sitting on the other side of our table. Overall, good/tasty food. We got 1 house salad, 1 pasta, 2 entrée, 1 stromboli, 1 tiramisu and 1 chocolate cake. This was good for the 6 of... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Came for a very late lunch and enjoyed the three course early dinner. Honey chicken was delicious. Also loved seafood chowder. Great friendly server.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for lunch. We thought we would give it a try especially since it has good reviews. Honestly, we were not impressed. Maybe it was the time of day but service was very slow. We got the calamari appetizer and it was okay. My husband picked the soup and salad combo. The salad greens were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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

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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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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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?