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Lugano Ristorante

#10 of 328 Restaurants in Cary
Certificate of Excellence
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1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513-8133
+1 919-468-7229
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Cary, NC
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere here because we could easily converse with some friends while we ate lunch. Many restaurants are so noisy that it is necessary to almost shout. The food was delicious. I've never been disappointed here and the prices are reasonable. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive.

Thank puffinCary_NC
Exton, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our second time here, first time was a group of 6 for work, this time 2. Both times our meals were wonderful as was the service. We had calamari and crab cakes for appetizers and the scallops for our entree. We had the season martinis and mojitos, both were delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank BeccaOnTheGo
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411 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived with a group from work at midweek and had a good experience. Bread and olive oil were good starters, and we each found something to eat from salads to sandwiches to pasta. Food quality is good but not outstanding in a gourmet way. Service was efficient, especially having several servers bring out our entrees, and they managed to... More 

Thank TarHeel
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lugano has it's moments ... firstly the atmosphere is great! Been here twice and on both occasions it was a pleasant and festive atmosphere ... however my two visits were def. somewhat different ... on my first visit the food was great and the service very good ... my last and most recent visit the hostess was awesome (sorry don't... More 

Thank Marc C
Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been searching for a great Italian place for a while. we loved every bit of it. It was a busy Friday night and our evening was not affected one bit. we will be back very soon.

Thank dbrixel1212
Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lugano Ristorante has a warm comfortable ambiance and conveys an upscale feel unfortunately; the food was a major disappointment and the service was lack luster. We started off with the crab & wild mushroom bruschetta and calamari fritti. The Bruschetta had a gorgeous presentation with a lot of mushrooms but the lump crab was rather lost on this dish and... More 

Thank LindaMoquin
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming here for years, and the last three visits will be our last. Every time the service gets worst and worst. This last time, our food came out cold. My soup wasn't even lukewarm, pizza was just ok. It is a shame, because this place was awesome and had high standards when it was Biaggi's. The bar smells real... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best meatballs ever! They have great pasta dishes as well as pork, fish, and chicken options! I love the shrimp oreganata and the fettuccini with lobster!

Thank Tia C
Rossford, Ohio
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We went at five on a Friday and got right in. The food was excellent. Our waitress was ok, maybe new at the job, but friendly. The bread basket for a party while good seemed a little sparse. The dessert bomboloni was delicious, truly a must try!

Thank 163susant
Cary, North Carolina
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I held a business lunch for 12 here today. The food was excellent and the waitress very nice. However even though we had a reservation, the restaurant was not busy and we arrived right at noon, it took forever to get our food. Considering we did not have any appetizers and most of us ordered soup sandwiches or salad, we... More 

Thank Pam C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513-8133
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-468-7229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?