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Cucciolo Osteria, Durham, NC

Cucciolo Osteria

4.8
4.8
1114 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

11:00 PM


Booked 56 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 1,114 people are saying

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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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  • Durham

    Notable Wine List

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    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Huge party in other room monopolized the servers and kitchen but otherwise great.
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    JB1906

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

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    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE BEST RESTAURANT!!
  3. P

    Permethius

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed black truffle mushrooms and pasta, along with the recommended wine pairing. Birthday dinner was a hit!
  4. NC

    NCDAD

    Raleigh

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went on a Saturday night prior to DPAC- was first time and awesome. Great little place and the food was fantastic. Service was very good and quite quick. Only issue is parking as the lot was full and you don’t want to illegally park around corner as cops patrol. But hostess was very kind and told me where to move my car and be safe. Love this place.
  5. PS

    PennyS

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant. Good food good atmosphere always wonderful
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was very good. Service needs work. Starter and antipasti came out together and then primo came out before we were done with those. And it all got crammed on a small high top table. I know finding service staff is hard but spacing out courses shouldn’t be. When we were finished with plates they weren’t cleared and we had them stacked up to make room. Overall we felt rushed and it took away from the meal. They had us in and out in about an hour and that was with a bottle of wine, three courses, and an espresso. Won’t be our first choice for a dinner out.
  7. J

    Jayhawkjoe

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive, no subs though on food, wanted to add chicken to my meal and wouldnt do it but the food was excellent.
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    skippy

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and dinner before a show at DPAC. The pasta dishes were fantastic, as usual. And our waitress was awesome. Will plan to go again soon and often.
  9. K

    Kimberly

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always! We always enjoy and look forward to coming back!
  10. C

    Clayton

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wish we had discovered this restaurant sooner than we did. Each dish we ordered was excellent. Full of well-balanced flavors and beautifully presented. Good cocktails, good atmosphere, and the staff was quite knowledgeable!
  11. P

    Pinehurstpete

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service, cocktails, antipasti (Salads) and pastas were all great. It's a little noisy - not much to dampen the noise in the place, but it's bearable. One of the dibers near us had a very loud voice and wanted to make sure his every word was heard, so that might be clouding my review. I would most certainly go back. The past dishes are all interesting and not the "usual" red-sauce Italian fare.
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    tonyd

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining here and we look forward to the next time. Delicious food and excellent service in a great atmosphere.
  13. LM

    LulaMoormanLuck

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I was so excited about eating at this restaurant; however, was very disappointed. The meal seemed very rushed as though they were trying to turn the table as soon as I was seated. The waiter was hasty...the bottle of wine good (which I poured myself!) and the food was fine, but not over the top. I had allotted two hours to dine here, for what I had hoped would be a relaxing meal, but that was not the case at all. It almost had a diner...in and out feel. It is a beautiful restaurant, but is large "warehouse like" space, so sound travels and it is loud. Wished I had loved Cucciolo Osteria as I thought I would have!!
  14. CH

    ChipH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creamy mushroom appetizer and buttery chicken were outstanding. Wine selection was awesome too.
  15. R

    Raving

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The house green salad was great with a charred mint vinaigrette! The spicy vodka cream sauce was tasty and the white ragu tajarin was so delicious!
  16. MJ

    MauraJ

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very authentic. Service was amazing! Lots of vegetarian options. Phenomenal craft cocktails.
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    Topher

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Sommelier suggested a FANTASTIC wine to start our evening. Apps were fantastic, pasta wasn’t to my taste, but overall a great experience. Panna cotta was off the charts!! Would love to try some of their other entrees and hope to visit again in the near future
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    OpenTable Diner

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    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere
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    Dined on July 29, 2022

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    Very enjoyable meal
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    Dined on July 27, 2022

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    Excellent pasta!!
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    Anniversary
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    Dined on July 25, 2022

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    Great food. Excellent host.
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    9 reviews

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    Dined on July 25, 2022

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    We stayed at the Residence Inn up the street and decided to try this restaurant as it was in walking distance and had good reviews. We sat outside as it was very crowded inside. The outside could be made a bit more comfortable if the fans were actually tilted toward the tables, but the fans did minimize flies and there was an occasional, nice breeze. The food and wine were great and the service was extraordinary - truly the best service we have had in a long time. We had the bruschetta with burrata and honey (amazing first bite), pasta bolognese, a steak dish, and the Venchiarezza Sauvignon Blanc. It was a lovely meal.
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    We ate at the bar. The bartender served us and was great. The food was brought on time and prepared perfectly. We had the tagliatelli bolognese and the carbonara.
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    NormaD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

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    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ian was a fantastic server and the food was outstanding as always
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    LKCH

    Raleigh

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta dishes are always amazing. Our waiter, Ian, was very good.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Great experience.
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    Bama

    Orlando

    4 reviews

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    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, very accommodating.
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    Durhamdiner

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared appetizer, beet salad, & linguini with clams. And sorbet. All delicious. Server was knowledgeable & very efficient. Very noisy. My friend was facing the door and every time the door opened, she was blinded by the sun.
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    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

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    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of prison party for my boy Trevor. You made it homey!
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    newyoker

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Place has potential menu although supposedly seasonal is very short no bread was offered. I guess I’m used to a different type of Italian restaurant.
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    Leese

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety and value. Hands down the best pasta dishes I've had in Durham.
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    travelinghound

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The we had two pastas, focaccia and a beet salad. All were good. Just a bit pricey.
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    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

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    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carl was a wonderful bartender and the food was amazing as always
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    OpenTable Diner

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    3 reviews

    5.0

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    Dined on July 9, 2022

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    Great food and great bar tender!
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    Hungry

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent and the food was really good, however the portions are quite small. Definitely need to order a couple courses to fill full. Enjoyed the yummy beet salad.
  37. LH

    LisaH

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Great service!
  38. CS

    CourtneyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here and I will absolutely be back. Very cool, modern ambiance. Large and extensive bar with beautiful craft cocktails. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. And the food….was….to die for. 10/10
  39. 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.
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    VeteransDayDiner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely spectacular. Nice ambiance as well.

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 1114 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 56 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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