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110 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2538
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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North Carolina
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189 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined at Pancuito recently with friends, and I would say it was one of the more disappointing dining experiences we have had to date. Perhaps we expected too much, with all the notice the restaurant and chef have gotten. The food was reasonably good (though not spectacular), the experience was not good. We arrived and were seated directly in... More 

Thank ThreeRosettes70
Palo Alto, California
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168 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is very innovative and local farms are highlighted. This was the first time I have ever had to get the menu "translated" to me. We started with a cheese plate. Two in our party had the recommended chitarra pasta dish, which was delicious. The other two had the crispy porchetta. Fabulous! There was so much food , we... More 

Thank Sharon L
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply yummy farm to table style in a historical building. Aaron and his crew do a great job bringing local flavors to their menu.

Thank DEERaleigh
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The food is outstanding, the service staff helpful and efficient. However the decibel level is so high it put a damper on a night out with friends. Some wall tapestries and perhaps some rugs might help. It's a pricey restaurant with great food so one doesn't expect to have to practically shout to fellow diners across the table.

Thank letsski
Raleigh, North Carolina
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371 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

fresh, farm to table eclectic menu. started with the tomatoes with feta and cukes, served with an Italian type dressing--excellent. then had the "pockets" (like soft pita bread) stuffed with sausage--spicy but tasty. finished with the pasta and clams--the pasta was home made--about the circumference of a pencil, and it also had cucumber pieces in the same shape, making the... More 

Thank timriordan
North Carolina
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is an all-round great restaurant. The food is farm-fresh, the presentation great, the service spot-on. Wonderful tastes and interesting menu. It does need to be noted that just about all the dishes we had (and we had a good variety) were fairly heavy -- this is not light food overall. Next time I am looking for fine, but lighter,... More 

Thank workwings
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Four of us dined at Pancuito and had an outstanding meal. We were welcomed with a complimentary glass of prosecco to sip while we explored the small farm to table menu. We selected two appetizers and an assortment of cheese and meats to start with. I was thrilled because one of the appetizers had huitlacoche in it which I have... More 

Thank alsek810
Durham, North Carolina, USA
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144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

You are greeted with a glass of prosecco to sip as you choose your dinner selections. Appetizers include fried thin sliced pig ears over a tasty corn stew. Truly making a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Goat cheese gnocci with beets were also delicious. I would not recommend the steamed bun with pork belly unless you enjoy the... More 

Thank afrdurham
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for a special date night. The food was fantastic. It's truly one of the best restaurants in the region, but it is a limited menu. It's all local food though-very impressive!

Thank Downtowntrekker
Raleigh, United States
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Panciuto is a small and very good restaurant. The "farm to table" focus is clear, and food preparation was spot-on. The menu is small, but reminiscent of a typical Tuscan hill town eatery. Service was attentive; the atmosphere was authentic--we ate at a long table with several other diners but had plenty of room and plenty of privacy at the... More 

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2538
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: 919-732-6261

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?