We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Lugano Ristorante

#12 of 329 Restaurants in Cary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513
+1 919-468-7229
Website
Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 204: English reviews
New Jersey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit to Lugano. Very impressed! Traveling from MD. Service and food were both excellent. Will definitely be back!!!

Helpful?
Thank oxoxem
Apex, North Carolina
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was so excited to eat here as I've been reading/hearing about it (and we're fairly new to the area.) We went with another couple for a nice evening out to catch up. We made a 7:30 reservation on Open Table, and got seated right away (beautiful). ATMOSPHERE: We were seated right next to two LARGE parties celebrating birthdays. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Adrienne S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband always comes here for his birthday because he loves the pork chops. Best in the area and he's tried a lot. I had the shrimp oreganato; delicious but would have preferred a lighter sauce for anyone looking for healthy fare. Think next time I'd try the grilled salmon salad.

Helpful?
Thank Barbara N
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Level Contributor
177 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fairly good restaurant. We loved the classic bruschetta and chicken florentine soup. My main course was the filet and scallops and I wished only ordered the scallops dish. Dessert was a light lemon cake which was good. Our server was attentive and gave good recommendations overall. The room we were in is a little large and loud... More 

Helpful?
Thank golfslw
Clarksville, VA, United States
Level Contributor
300 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family and got great service from Zack, great lasagna and chicken panini. All tasty hot and fast. This spot is quiet so you can talk, highly recommend. Will be back.

Helpful?
Thank Joey H
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
301 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned tonight to our favorite Italian restaurant in the Triangle. Lugano's is a very large restaurant with a beautiful upscale interior and friendly staff. The choices of fresh-made Italian foods are extensive and delicious. We had a crab cake appetizer, a fantastic large Caesar salad shared between us, and two pasta dishes, one of which was my favorite, a black... More 

Helpful?
Thank docnc
cary,nc
Level Contributor
173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is always good. If you're looking for typical Italian food I wouldn't consider this the right restaurant especially the eggplant parmigiana which in my opinion is way too thick. I do love the pizzas, pork chops and shrimp dishes the best.

Helpful?
Thank Lois D
Cary,NC
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch with a friend . I had a salad and pasta combo. Not much choice of pasta for vegetarian . So the waiter suggest one of the meat dish take out the meat. The food taste ok, but the pasta turned out frozen peas and carrots and pasta. I will not go there again.

Helpful?
Thank Diann L
Cary, North Carolina
Level Contributor
327 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We are always very satisfied with our dining experience at the restaurant. We ordered a house salad, sherry tomato soup, Linguini Vittorio and salmon and shrimp Milanese. Everything was delicious as usual. The linguini dish was a bit spicy but perfect for my taste. The sausage and chicken were over-cooked but the pasta,shrimp and sauce were excellent. The salmon and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JoeBoxter
Cary, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

First time (12/10/16) at this highly recommended restaurant. Very disappointed. My Tuscan soup was warm and my Sea Scallops were warm and tastless; not to mention there were only 4 of them. I'm easy to please, but this really was a lousy experience and the food was nothing TO BRAG about. We were a party of 10 and we waited... More 

Helpful?
Thank riacone

Been to Lugano Ristorante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lugano Ristorante and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
New Bern, North Carolina
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Lugano Ristorante staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?