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Lugano Ristorante

#11 of 331 Restaurants in Cary
Certificate of Excellence
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1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513
+1 919-468-7229
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dined here recently as part of about a 16 person group. Service and food were good. Enjoyed wedge salad and POTATO-PARMESAN CRUSTED COD. Would dine here again. Others in our party also enjoyed their meals.

Thank NJLeoOH
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We go there often with friends, a good place where you can have a small gathering or a large crowd of ten to 20 people and be able to hear the conversation. Service is always friendly and accommodating on special requests.

Thank dmk1313
Cary, North Carolina
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is rated in the top 15 for Cary but it's really just ok. We've tried it twice but it's never that good. It's very chain style. The positive is the price, we paid $115 for two entrees, two kids meals, appetizer, two mixed drinks and wine.

Thank qmiller1
Apex, North Carolina
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303 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lugano's overall provides very good food, with fair prices, nice setting and very good service. Lunch can be a good time for dining here. Good for a large group or table for two. Placement of tables and booths provide for dining privacy, often not found in today's establishments. A very large menu offering numerous entrees, soups and salads. Specials are... More 

Thank Burtdol
Cary, North Carolina
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

people are nice, nothing special per say. There are better Italian places in the area. It isn't bad, but I have a friend from Sicily and this place isn't even on his radar for Italian food.

1 Thank Scott S
New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank oxoxem
Apex, North Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

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 

Thank Adrienne S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 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.

Thank Barbara N
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

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 

Thank golfslw
Clarksville, VA, United States
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311 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 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.

Thank Joey H

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
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
  • 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?