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Cucciolo Osteria, Durham, NC

Cucciolo Osteria

4.7
4.7
1250 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

10:30 PM


Booked 53 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 1,250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Durham

    Great for fine wines

  • Durham

    Most Booked

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  1. GA

    GayleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff! We went here with friends before a show and everyone enjoyed their food.. The portions were perfect! I highly recommend it!!
  2. CH

    CHARLESS

    Palm Springs

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My wife and I enjoyed dinner at Cucciolo Osteria on January 30. Our service from Sarah was less than expected as she seemed somewhat distracted and less attentive than we would’ve liked. However, the food was creative and delicious. My wife enjoyed the tomato basil bruschetta and a creative professor pibb drink. My wife also enjoyed the spicy vodka tomato cream rigatoni, and I had the white Ragu Tajarin and both pastas were creative and delicious. We also shared the butter chicken Sostanza style which was unusual, but extremely tasty. The restaurant is very modern in decor and it does get rather loud in the restaurant but we still enjoyed a good meal.
  3. LH

    LisaH

    Raleigh

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food!
  4. SJ

    ShaunJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience last night! The food was heavenly; the flavors were captured in every bite. The service was amazing too. I’ve been here several times before but this was probably my favorite!
  5. JA

    JACLYNR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ian was so knowledgeable and a great waiter. The food was superb and the wine recommendation was equally as superb. Can’t wait to go back.
  6. JO

    JOHNP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place. Love the wonderfully prepared pasta dishes. So hard to find al dente pasta but they know how to do it here.
  7. BL

    BradfordLad

    Raleigh

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had the carpaccio here, which is excellent, and the butter chicken, which was very pleasant. My wife had the green salad and the pasta with clam sauce, which she especially enjoyed. We shared panna cotta for desert, which was very good. Service, by Emily (?) was very good but the room was crowded and noisy, which detracted somewhat. Wine selection could have been better. Overall, a very good meal and we shall be back.
  8. AW

    AndresW

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but plates are small (specially the Burrata). Found food pricey. Not a bad experience, but certainly one I won’t be looking to repeat.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and we’re told happy anniversary by the hostess and server, we were also given complimentary Prosecco. It was a nice touch that made us feel special. The food and service were incredible. We had such an amazing time and will definitely be back.
  10. KY

    KossanaY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was overall really good, but the espresso martini and tiramisu stole the show!
  11. e

    emmyt8

    Raleigh

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Every course was top notch!
  12. K

    Kimberly

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service!
  13. BB

    BrianB

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was as good as it always is!! We make it a priority to book Cucciolo Osteria every time we are close to Durham, the food is top notch Italian!!!
  14. DD

    DurhamDad

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The New Years Eve menu was fantastic! Our only wish was that the mushroom appetizer was already gone by the second seating. Our server Mo was outstanding. Thanks for a fun evening!
  15. I

    Imola

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect New Year's Eve dinner experience! Great food and wonderful service. Drinks were also tasty, and we all loved the atmosphere. Highly recommended!
  16. MJ

    MatthewJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. Love their consistency, service, and flavor.
  17. CL

    ChadL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Celebrated our 18th Wedding Anniversary there last night. Service was outstanding, prompt and friendly and handled an issue with our food quickly and professionally. The food was average, nothing really stood out as exceptional. The wine list was very good, we enjoyed an excellent Brunello. Overall an average experience, not sure we'd go again but maybe.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I’d avoid the lamb chop. Portion for for what you pay didn’t seem adequate to me. Go with the steak. Fantastic and good value. Butter chicken is good for what you pay. Carbonara is best around. Hands down.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, drinks. Love this place!!
  20. I

    Ives

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Extremely overpriced considering the lack of ambiance and mediocre service. The food is good, not outstanding. There were some creative aspects like roasted grapes on the bruschetta and steak was perfectly cooked. We made this reservation 5 weeks ago and were anticipating an amazing meal and some authentic Italian to celebrate the holiday, but we were seated in the glare of the pick up window. There are not really any good seats because the place is shaped like a hallway. One meal there is about a quarter of a flight to Italy. Just skip Cucciolo and get a ticket to Rome for some amazing Italian.
  21. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here on Christmas Eve and had a wonderful experience. The menu was set because of the holiday, but there were numerous choices for everyone. The food was out of this world, piping hot and presented beautifully! Our server, Moe, was attentive, professional and had a great sense of humor. We will definitely be back!
  22. D

    Dvit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Cucciolo Osteria - especially the Christmas Eve dinner! Everything is always fantastic. If I have one complaint (it’s minor, trust me!)…This was the first year we did the wine pairing. The pairing itself was awesome. It was just a lot of wine. I was expecting half pours and would not have felt bad about the price if it had been. If I had not opted for the pairing, I would most likely only have 2 glasses of wine over the course of my entire meal, starting when I arrived. There’s a possibility my wife and I would split a glass of Sauternes with dessert for the special occasion. Again, the pairing was awesome. We both loved the wines themselves and how well they coupled with the food to elevate the entire experience to magical levels. Adding even more to this awesomeness was the interaction with the sommelier (I’m blanking on their name at the moment), who we loved talking through the various notes of each offering and how it plays with the dish we chose. It’s always an awesome experience and we look forward to out next visit!
  23. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our Prix fixe 3 course plus dessert Christmas Eve meal. The waitress was pleasant and efficient. Seating was uncomfortable for me as an older guy but otherwise the food and ambience were great!
  24. DC

    DaveC

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome. Service was vey good. This place is a treat. The wine pairings were great. Our reservation was the same time as opening so don't arrive early. 16 degrees and we had to go back out and wait in the car for 10 minutes.
  25. TY

    TimY

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Food was wonderful. Definitely coming back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service…can’t wait t go again! We shared some dishes and I have to say the prime NY Strip is literally the best I’ve ever had.
  27. K

    Kimberly

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service as always
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time, good food if limited non pasta dishes. Main niggle is how fast the meal was served. Great venue, very urban soho type decor. Will go back
  30. CH

    ChapelHillFoodie

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our recent experience didn't match the prior fabulous experience. Carbonara was excellent. The pasta with clams was very, very heavy on the garlic (and we like garlic.) The beef shank was heavy on potatoes and polenta with few other root veggies.
  31. SC

    ShannonC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was fantastic. We’re from WI, CHI & ORE. We met for my daughter’s graduation from Duke. Since we can’t be together for Christmas, we also celebrated that. We shared several appetizers. Delicious. A couple bottles of wine, can’t complain. The entrees were so so good. No complaints at all from our party of 6. Great vibe, attentive staff.
  32. SD

    SerialDiner3G

    Raleigh

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great dinner spot in Durham
  33. KO

    KelliO

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Great food for the most part. Delicious appetizer. My carbonara had far too much onions but my husband’s meal was spot on! I felt our waitress could’ve been a bit friendlier. We’d give it another visit .
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, very authentic and fresh. Out bartender (we sat at bar) was awesome
  35. SR

    StefanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks, great service, and a wonderful atmosphere.
  36. J

    Jeffery

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The room was cold and we had to eat in our jackets. The lighting was poor and actually had trouble seeing the food in the bowl it was served in. We had the Beef with vegetables and beef was fatty. Definitely not worth the $46 per diner.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was reasonably good but portions are very small. A lot of money for what I perceive to be children’s size portions.
  38. AT

    AshleyT

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t find many places with pasta as good as this. Sit at the bar and enjoy amazing convos
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Truly lovely. Pricey, yet worth it.
  40. BR

    BeverlyR

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place so much--great attention to details, excellent customer service, and the food is the best.

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 4.7 stars by 1250 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 53 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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