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“Great dinner, awesome service!”
Review of Lugano Ristorante

Lugano Ristorante
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Ranked #12 of 476 Restaurants in Cary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 6, 2014

We reserved the "Wine Room" for what ended up being a lovely evening. From the start we were all greeted warmly at the front desk and each of wait staff was so nice and appropriately attentive. Dinner was delicious and I look forward to our next visit!

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1  Thank Andibeth
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great chef and owner finally went on their own. Fabulous service, from hostess to bartender to waitress.

1  Thank ncaggia
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

The restaurant is like an aircraft hanger with high-vaulted ceilings - it just never feels very personal or snug. I guess that's because it was part of a chain called Biaggis who may have purchased the building from spec over a desired atmosphere.

I've eaten here twice and the food is just so-so. It is functional and lacks flare, which is probably right for the catchment area, but it's rarely above what can be achieved at home with little effort.

If you want better food and a better atmosphere, I would recommend the nearby Travinia. The portions of pasta are massive and more than enough for two people.

In short, if you want a functional meal then this is ok. Save money by sharing a portion, or better still just go to Travinia.

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3  Thank CaryNCSurvivor
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had been visiting the prior management for as along at it has been in Cary,. We were a little hesitant about trying it under the new owner /management.. It was a pleasant surprise to see and taste that not much has changed.
Our experience was nothing less than perfect. Wonderful,courteous, professional service is still a priority. Jason was our server in the bar area. Very efficient. Wine suggestion was good too.
The flat steak with risotto was cooked perfect. My special dietary needs were met with caution and knowledge. Creating a dish that was Gluten Free. Using a signature dish and making it G/F is not an easy task. It should be added to the menu. Their cauliflower purée is the best around.
We feel confident making this our favorite restaurant once again. BRAVO!!!!!!

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1  Thank Ellen D
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Lugano's just opened on the site of the old Biaggi's restaurant. For the record, the cooks and the majority of the staff are the same that worked at Biaggis.
My husband chose a fish entree and I chose my favorite, Chicken Parmesan. Both dishes were excellent and the portions were quite large. The restaurant was full of dinners on a very cold winter night. We had reservations but had to wait a short period of time.
This is an excellent place to go for special occasions. The staff is very service orientated and they pitch in to assist each other when it is busy.

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3  Thank Gwandi
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