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Lugano Ristorante

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1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513-8133
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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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our food at Lugano's. The Bomboloni for dessert, however, was beyond enjoyable. It was unbelievably tasty. Tasty enough, I would drive from the coast to Cary, just for the Bomboloni. It's that good!

Thank Teresa A
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just was there last night to celebrate our anniversary. It was the 3rd time we have been back in last 2 months. Never disappoints! Friendly knowledgeable waitstaff, delicious food. They run nice early dinner specials from 3-5pm. Worth the visit if you are in town, or nearby!

Thank Michael L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I've had dinner here three times. This last time was probably the last. The pasta dishes are large but not better than some of the other Italian restaurants in the area. I ordered the sea scallops and got four scallops a bit larger than a quarter each. The jumbo crab that is suppose to come with it was less than... More 

Thank Val369
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday around 6 PM with wife. Were seated quickly and waited for a server to come take our order. And waited. And waited. Numerous servers passed by without eye contact. Another couple was seated behind us after we'd been ignored for 10 minutes and their server took their order. Went to find the hostess but nowhere to... More 

Thank tchung444
Cary, North Carolina
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This was a dinner out with friends to catch up on news. The meal was well-paced for us - no rush at all. The waiter was helpful with suggestions on both food and wine. My wife wanted a special pasta - amatriciana that was not on the menu, and the chef made it. The salads were large, artfully arranged, fresh... More 

Thank SamuelOT
Cary, North Carolina
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196 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We went here with a Groupon to try it. The restaurant was comfortable and service was pleasant. We found plenty of options, for even the pickiest eaters. There are some very heavy (caloric) dishes but other choices as well. They customized one pasta dish for my daughter omitting an ingredient she doesn't eat. We liked it and will probably go... More 

Thank Northwomn
Clarksville, VA, United States
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268 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Went for late lunch on Saturday. Had salad, lasagna for two, tea for a total tab of under $35. So basically you get 100000 times the atmosphere, 100% better food and service for the same price as the major chains like Olive Garden etc. It's an absolute no brainer...come here. Now, the lasagna was 7 layers, moist and hot, cheesy... More 

Thank Joey H
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Been here thrice in the past few months. Love the ambience and the food. The chef's specials are definitely worth a try.

Thank Sreejit S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Used a groupon coupon to try out Luganos for the first time. Was impressed with the atmosphere and service although our waiter mistakenly added the adjacent tables bill to our bill. This was promptly corrected. The food was excellent. We started with the clam cake appetizer. They were surprisingly moist and tasty. The entree portions were a good size and... More 

Thank dan1012016
Cary, NC
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

food here is generally quite good. Was surprised that they seemed to have an off night. Lasagna was served cold. They did make provide my wife with fresh portion, but by that time everyone else was mostly through their meal. Wait staff overlaps each other. Request to one member of team not passed on to others. Seems a bit disorganized.

Thank TripsFromNC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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: 19194687229

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