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Panciuto

110 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2538
919-732-6261
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Ranked #2 of 48 restaurants in Hillsborough
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations
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- Apr 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Hillsborough, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We live within walking distance and have been regulars since it opened. It has just kept getting better and better. The ever changing menu filled with locally sourced ingredients is always interesting and occasionally challenging (that's good), When was the last time you had a dessert with berries picked from two blocks away - in the historic district? While the... More

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hillborough
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Frankly, there is no point spending your dollars anywhere else. This is superb dining in a relaxed atmosphere. The food is memorable; the staff superior. The entire evening will be most special. Definitely a very special place in the Triangle.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Panciuto is a wonderful dining experience! The food is excellent, atmosphere is refined but not stuffy. We enjoy coming here for special occasions, with out of town guests, etc.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Everything about Panciuto is excellent. Whenever we dine there the menu is interesting, locally sourced, and exquisitely prepared. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the Triangle.

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SF
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172 reviews 172 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We were really looking forward to eating here, both from the reviews and from the awards. We eat out a lot locally, see my reviews, so I am always hard pressed not to give a good review. Food: The food was wonderful. The flavors are intense, the combinations unique and the menu small, seasonal and local. OK, so why the... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We did a review of Pancuito in 2012 about our experiences up until then. It's been awhile so we thought we'd provide an updated viewpoint. Some of the things we said before are still true: This is a small restaurant on Churton Street in Hillsborough, NC, a small town where you might not automatically assume a restaurant of this caliber.... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant in town. A little pricey so it becomes our favorite "special occasion" place.

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South Boston, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Food is inventive, fresh, local, and extremely well prepared. Great service too. The setting is quite nice and inviting as well. It might however be difficult for some picky eaters to find more than one dish they might enjoy as Panciuto serves mostly local and seasonal products. The night I went, about 70% of the dishes involved pork for example.

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North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Okay, I'll say this up front: the food was pretty good. Amazing? No. But pretty darn good for this area. One of the four entrees was truly spectacular. The other three were fine, although not super-special. My big frustration with this place is the fact that there are rules for dining at this establishment -- they're just not printed anywhere.... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I frequently go to the very best restaurants in the Triangle area. Given the significant absence of good Italian food here, I felt that we probably should try Panciuto given the hype that I've read on this restaurant. Unfortunately, this was a huge disappointment. I don't except a huge number of options on the menu but choosing between 4-5 entrees... More

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