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Cucciolo Osteria, Durham, NC

Cucciolo Osteria

4.8
4.8
1076 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Cousins Jimmy and Julian Kim welcome you to Cucciolo Osteria Durham! A sister restaurant to the original Cucciolo Osteria in Seoul, Korea, offering modern Italian cuisine with a twist.

We are located in the same building as the Amtrak train station, just opposite side, next to West End Wine Bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (984) 243-8744

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jimmy Kim

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room is due to open soon! For inquiries, please contact us via email at info@cucciolodurham.com or via phone at 984-243-8744

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cross street

    601 W Main St.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,076 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham

    Notable Wine List

  • Durham

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Durham

    Most Booked

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  1. G

    Gabriella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've ever had. Their truffle pasta was to die for. This place is a MUST.
  2. VD

    VeteransDayDiner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely spectacular. Nice ambiance as well.
  3. CJ

    CindyJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome! It’s a must visit! We will be back!
  4. CV

    CindyV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was delicious just smaller portions left feeling hungry. Tables were too close together to have a private intimate conversation. Service was great very knowledgeable and friendly.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  6. BS

    BrianS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Italian restaurant with a vintage Durham vibe and atmosphere. Menu is perfectly executed with distinct and elevated flavors. We have visited multiple times and plan to return multiple more. Highly recommend for any occasion.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service was slow. Butter chicken was swimming in butter and not in a good way - dropping with grease. Sea bass special was good. Pasta good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious, never been disappointed. Menu is small, but varied enough, and I appreciate that it doesn't change too often so I can get a "favorite dish" next visit, or try something new.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way!
  10. NA

    NAK1

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, delicious food, wine and deserts. Our server Maggie was great and very helpful and personable. All around a great dining experience. Thank you!!!!
  11. L

    Laura623

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was excellent , ambiance very good, would come back !
  12. B

    Byron

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sensational food. Mushroom Cream and Tomato cream pasta was fantastic!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Had friends from out of town! My favorite pasta place in town. The white ragu is my favorite. It took us a while to get our drinks, but otherwise, service was great!
  14. MM

    MeghanM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Great drink selection. The carbonara was to die for.
  15. LT

    LenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I had an exceptional anniversary dining experience....4 courses , plus complimentary champagne. The food was delicious and memorable, and our server ( Sarah) was knowledgeable , courteous, and friendly.....we will definitely return.
  16. n

    nancyc

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best food!!! Chairs at bar are not very comfortable.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was sat down on time. However was never seen by anyone after being sat down. 15 minutes with no one simply asking if we would like water or anything else to drink. We walked to this place snd completely regret it. Luckily mothers and sons was on the walk back and we were able to eat delicious Italian food there.
  18. B

    Bill

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Inventive combinations, good tasting food, never disappoints
  19. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food here is excellent! Not one dish we ordered was below a 10/10. Highly recommend!
  20. f

    fortheloveoffood

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food was great. Unfortunately, I can not say the same about the service. The waiter didn’t speak to us after taking our order (over 45 min). Once we finished our meal, we had to flag him down to get our check. Then he had over charged us for our drinks. We had previously dined at their sister restaurant in Raleigh and had a great experience with the food and service.
  21. K

    Kelsey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ian was awesome. Food was awesome. Can’t wait to come back next time we’re in Durham!
  22. B

    Berry

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the place and the ambiance. The food was good. One of our dishes was very salty. Had a great time and would come back.
  23. MS

    MikeS

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Our go-to restaurant in Durham.
  24. f

    foodfan

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    WAY too noisy. It was difficult to have a decent conversation with friends we hadn’t seen in years. Very disappointing. Food was good but selection was limited.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! The staff were very friendly!
  26. KM

    KMBL8

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious and very accommodating to our 8 year old!
  27. BJ

    BobJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is among the best Durham has to offer. The pasta is excellent, as is the butter chicken. Good alcohol choices and price. It is not the place for a quiet dinner. But if you choose to eat outside, then no noise.
  28. SN

    SusannaN

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always amazing and never disappoints. Great food and service, my favorite durham restaurant.
  29. JD

    JerryD

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. The white ragu is outstanding. The chairs are very hard and the restaurant is loud but the food makes it work!
  30. IS

    InnaS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. My friends really enjoyed their meals as well. Was a perfect spot for a pre-theater dinner. The grape bruschetta is a favorite of mine!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and cocktails
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner. Food was de
  33. d

    davids

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pasta was exceptional.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious main dish! I got the catch of the day. My raspberry Bramba cocktail was excellent! Our main waitress was extremely polite and helpful, I would say the service was, on the whole, very good, although staff should ask before taking away anything from the table! The desert tasted stale. Overall portions are on the smaller side but it’s a good thing!! Reminds me of Europe! Will definitely come back!!
  35. FT

    FoodTourist

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This relatively new restaurant had an open ceiling and thus was very noisy and echoey. The food was average our fish was overcooked the service was good ambience was good It doesn’t live up to the ratings it’s gotten in the past in my estimation. I will not return.
  36. D

    Durhamfoodie

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cucciolo is one of the best, most consistent restaurants in Durham. I've been multiple times and it's always stellar - incredible food, exceptional cocktails, impeccable service, and a lovely ambiance. Cucciolo is a gem and I'm already looking forward to my next visit.
  37. T

    Taitum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved Cucciolo Osteria! The food was amazing and our a server was attentive and helpful. The bruschetta was fresh and absolutely delicious as was the pasta! It's a little pricey compared to basic restaurants, but it is totally worth it for a special occasion or a nice dinner!
  38. SF

    SueF

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t love the music, but everything else was great!
  39. A

    Argenti

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Very good! Service was good a bit slow if trying to get to DPAC. I would allow for at least an hour 1/2 Kitchen was very accommodating to my needs as I had yo send my entire back as I was unaware it was sprinkled with red pepper which I can’t eat right now. The Wait staff friendly I will try again
  40. MM

    MargaretMary

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good. Due to a private party the restaurant was hosting and that many of the patrons, myself included, were attending a show at DPAC, the service was stretched and the kitchen was backed up. We enjoyed the food and they did accommodate a substitution I requested in a pasta dish.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cucciolo Osteria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (984) 243-8744.

Cucciolo Osteria is rated 4.8 stars by 1076 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Cucciolo Osteria

601 W Main St. Suite C Durham, NC 27701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    601 W Main St.

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jimmy Kim

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (984) 243-8744

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room is due to open soon! For inquiries, please contact us via email at info@cucciolodurham.com or via phone at 984-243-8744

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