We are located in the same building as the Amtrak train station, just opposite side, next to West End Wine Bar.
Graduation Menu$75.00 per person
May 6 - May 8, 2022Menu TBD
Valentine's Day Dinner$75.00 per person
Feb 14, 2022 onlyWe will be doing a special Valentine's day Prix Fixe $75.00 menu for the evening of 02/14/22. Menu will consist of: Appetizer: Prosciutto San Danielle Creamed Mushrooms Walnut Pesto Arancini House Green Salad Primi: Truffle Tajarin Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Rigatoni Linguine Carbonara Walnut Pesto Tagliatelle Secondi: Butter Chicken Seared Pork Chop Beet Salad Beef Osso Bucco for 2
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fresh black truffles, truffled paste, reggiano
Bibb lettuce, radish, fennel, red onion, balsamic herb dressing, reggiano
Butter Chicken 'Sostanza' Style
Lightly battered, butter roasted chicken breast, lemon arugula salad
Excellent service from the host to accommodate 1 more person in our party
Good food, but lacked some of the creativity we’ve come to expect given the price point & recent rave reviews.
Strange mozzarella mousse appetizer tasted bland & had the consistency of butter.
Food was delicious. My husband had the lasagna and said it was the best he’s ever had.
Food and service was great! The tables were super close to each other and made the dining experience a little uncomfortable but otherwise good.
This place never fails with its food, it’s service and the level of sublime experience 🌟
Food and service excellent
So great good lace nice people felt safe with COVID
We loved the quaint feeling of the restaurant, the amazing food, and the array of bar options. We were thrilled with the food on the prix fixe menu for New Years Eve.
We were greeted warmly and promptly seated. Our server was very nice and our meal was timed well. The food was delicious. The one glitch was the steak was a bit over done. All of the appetizers were outstanding. The fish entrée and the pesto primi was superb. I will definitely dine here again.
My wife and I celebrated new years eve here and it was a great time. The food was fantastic. The spicy vodka cream rigatoni and the walnut pesto tagliatelli were spectacular. I highly recommend this place to anyone!
Great food, good service and ambiance. Couldn't ask for more, would highly recommend to anyone seeking high quality Italian food.
We had Betsy as a a server and she was absolutely amazing ! The food was delicious and it was super fresh
One of the best Italian restaurants in the world is located in… Durham, NC!
Great service, fabulous atmosphere and simply the best food.
Great meal, amazing service
We had an amazing Christmas Eve dinner here. Portions and service were fantastic.
Christmas Eve dinner was great!
Delicious Christmas Eve experience! We loved every course!
Steak was so fantastic ...pasta was salty...service was moderate.
Food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was warm and inviting!
Always a great dinner at Cucciolo!
Food was great. Service was inconsistent. Music was incongruent with the environment.
Our daughter was married the previous day. It was a celebration dinner.
Food was tasty but not traditional and portions on the small side. Our waitress was great but hostess seemed annoyed we were five minutes early for our reservation.
Wonderful food. We loved everything we tried. Will go back!
Food, as always, was delicious! We tried the lasagne which was extraordinary and also had the delicious white ragu tarajin. For appetizers we had the honey burrata bruschetta and the panna cotta for dessert. Both were incredibly tasty. It is by far our favorite Italian restaurant in Durham.
Unfortunately, the service was poor last night which is not the norm. We were there over 25 minutes before our drink orders were taken. It took another 15 minutes to receive them. We had to ask what the specials were and only saw our waiter twice through the entire service beginning to end. Due to lack of service, I went to the bar to order dessert and ask for the bill.
My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful holiday celebration at the bar! We started with a cocktail and then shared a bottle of wine. Cocktails are delicious and unique and the wine list is notable.
We shared a burrata bruschetta and each tried a different pasta dish!
The food and ingredients are tasty and fresh.
Wonderful date night! The food and wine were beyond excellent, and our server Maggie was outstanding. Highly recommend!
Excellent food and beverage selection. Server was busy but took care of us when needed. Will be going back again!
Food, service and atmosphere are always impeccable!
The food was incredible as always! Can’t wait to go back!
A hidden gem. You have to look for it but the result is worth the trip. Will definitely be going back
Great Italian food and drinks!
I had the most amazing experience dining at Cucciolo Osteria. I was in town for my graduation with my family, and the manager (I believe) was sweet enough to take the time out of his busy night to squeeze my family into a different reservation time for the following night. Then, during our dining experience, he sent us over a round of champagne and desserts, remembering we were celebrating my graduation. Beyond the thoughtfulness, the staff was lovely, and the food was out of this world. This restaurant exceeded my family's expectations, and it is tough to please them (lol!!).
LOVE this place. Second time within the month and can’t wait to return. Everything was scrumptious!!
Everything was exceptional except the parking.
It was a great! My server Josh was excellent.
Great food and service. We sat at bar and had several drinks and courses of food. All the food and staff were fantastic
Our waiter was great, but they were working too many tables, including one larger table with 20+ people. We could see into the kitchen; they were overwhelmed and understaffed. We waited 20 minutes at one point for drinks, 30 min to order a second course, and another 20 min at the end of the meal for our check. I think the restaurant should comp us a meal. And this was a birthday dinner!
What a wonderful evening we had at Cuciolos. The food is amazing.. we tried the mushroom appetizer, the beet salad, linguini carbonara and butter chicken. Every single dish was delicious, unique and a pure treat. We will return again and again!
Fantastic meal with excellent service - fresh fish and terrific seafood pasta dish. Waitress was delightful and the right amount of hands on.
Cucciolo Osteria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (984) 243-8744.
Cucciolo Osteria is rated 4.8 stars by 937 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.