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Lugano Ristorante

#11 of 332 Restaurants in Cary
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513-8133
+1 919-468-7229
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 12 February 2017 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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305 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

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.

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New Jersey
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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 11 January 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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179 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 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 

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Clarksville, VA, United States
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327 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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311 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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 

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513-8133
  • 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?