Cucciolo Osteria

4.8
666 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.

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
What 666 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food here. The restaurant arrangement of tables appears super-safe and inspires relaxation and comfort. The service was great, again as always. We look forward to our next visit.

Order the bruschetta. You won’t be sorry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipDeniseS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food here is just great. Had a birthday celebration. The hostess acknowledged when we walked in (added on the online reservation) but I don't think the waiter knew. So that was a little bummer when we ordered dessert and there wasn't a HB on the plate or a candle. Other than that, the food really shines. I could eat a double portion of the pasta easily!

JB
vipJodiB
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

JP
JasmineP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and portions were reasonable. Prices were reasonable, and staff was friendly.

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vipMichelle
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a glass of sparkling Perceco with a sweet glad you are here. Felt very safe they have done a good job of separating tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cucciolo for dinner on New Years Eve and had an amazing experience. The food was outstanding and so unique, yet the pasta was still comforting. The bruschetta was my husband’s favorite part of the meal, while I thoroughly enjoyed the wine selection. The service was spectacular, even on a busy holiday. We sat outside with a heater, and we were able to enjoy a comfortable night out because everyone was following safety precautions so well. It really was the perfect way to start the new year, and I can’t wait to go back to try more!

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RickP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, Pasta with truffles was a really good dish and great value.

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BeverlyR
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant! Manager is always paying attention to the small stuff, and if anything is slightly amiss (dinner took longer than usual), he completely makes up for it. Food is outstanding, wine list impressive, dessert are to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service...we will definitely come to dine here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Cucciola for the first time tonight for my husband and my birthday. It was hands down THE best dining experience we have had in North Carolina since moving here three years ago. The food and service was unmatched. It was so delicious, fresh and irresistible. We ordered drinks, bruschetta, the truffle linguine (to share) and the steak and chicken entrees. We also had the chocolate torte for dessert. Each plate was so amazing and our server Betsy was so accommodating and sweet. She even brought us two lemon cello drinks on the house at the end of the meal.

Our only regret is we didn’t know this place existed sooner because we already know we’ll be returning many times in the future!

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MimiM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is the second time I've eaten at this place. I love downtown Durham in general and this place fits right in. The food was really tasting however it's just a bit pricey for the portion (except for the Italian salad, that thing was huge)! The house cocktails were decent and the service was impeccable. Very kind and attentive staff. The pasta was cooked perfectly. Definitely an Italian joint you'd want to check out while in Durham.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really tasty and was really happy with the precautions the staff took with Covid

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poonehA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Best Italian food I have ever had.
All the staff are so nice and polite.

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vipRobertG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and friendly service. Enjoyed the creamed mushrooms and especially the pastas; they were outstanding. Civilized portions which indicates attention to quality rather than quantity which is so important to me.

MJ
MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed terrific service and memorable Italian fare. The two kids can’t wait to return for the butter chicken. Us adults loved the burrata, the truffle entrees, tiramisu to die for, and the homemade limoncello.
Fabulous place to dine!
We will return in a few weeks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucciolo is just wonderful. Everything there is top notch and they’re doing distancing well!

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Julie
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucciolo was a great choice to have a nice dinner. Because we wanted to celebrate a birthday but wanted to stay safe, we went early. They have tables spaced out, everyone was masked. We had been before and actually enjoyed less people because it was quieter. We ordered a panna cotta to take home (they make the best!) The staff was very attentive but not hovering. They were also doing a booming take out, which we were happy to see.

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Claire
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good. I don’t normally like Italian food all that much, but I really like this place.

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vipFrequentDinersAboutTown
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of small plates to share. Very well-balanced cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful find via a friend whose (Italian) friends only eat here when they want authentic Italian food. We had a memorable experience from the moment we walked in the door from the greeting to our fabulous server! We ordered an appetizer. Entrees were the butter chicken and Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Rigatoni. The cocktails were fabulous as well! The portions are just right and you can enjoy dessert with ease! The Tiramisu was the BEST I have ever had, and I have had many. This will be "our" spot for authentic Italian. Can be a place for a first date, or not..girls night, or family dinner. Any occasion! Dress is, "come as you are." We dressed up as it was a date night. Outdoor seating and good parking available. We took an uber and there were no problems finding the restaurant. Enjoy!
*Covid safe and social spacing of tables fantastic.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Durham. Absolutely incredible!

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AllieW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Italian place in Durham, best carbonara I’ve ever had. Love the food, service and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Cooked perfectly. Great, knowledgeable waitress. Great wine choices. Will be coming again!

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AntonioB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday and Theron I other restaurant I’d rather celebrate it at than Cucciolo Osteria

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flounder special was the best my husband has ever has. The basil and tomato bruschetta is also not to be missed. A wonderful experience.

JB
vipJB1906
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual!!!!

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vipCecilyC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant. The food was authentic, creative and delicious. Pastas cooked to perfection and the simplest of menu items were Devine. The fun, friendly staff completed the experience and we could not help but return the next evening for dinner. Two nights in a row! We can't wait to come back!!!

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vipLauraL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Love the outdoor seating area.

AD
vipAntonioD
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambiance great restaurant

JB
vipJB1906
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this restaurant is superior, consistent and they never ever disappoint!

DG
DarrenG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant dining experience. We were traveling from out of state, so this was a nice surprise.

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vipSallyF
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the burrata and mushroom appetizers and the vegetarian pasta options (truffle and blue cheese- separate dishes). Always a fantastic meal with gracious waitstaff and greeter. Safe spacing throughout. Nice to eat out on veranda when the weather permits!

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vipMissFoodie
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing I went twice in two weeks! You must try the lasagna:)

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vipLeslieH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this space so much we went back twice during a long weekend in Durham. Great food, dine and service. Highly recommend!

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LillyR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service Brad our bartender was so pleasant and the truffle pasta was delicious!!! Will be back!!

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vipNightout
Raleigh
75 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met friends there and as usual all of our meals were excellent!! The mushroom appetizer is incredible. The service was great. The sweet hostess even called me to let me know I left my a scarf. We have tried many different dishes there and enjoyed them all!

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vipSallyF
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and attentive service. Always an excellent experience eating here. Outdoor tables were great although eating inside is safely distanced too.

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 666 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.