Cucciolo Osteria

4.8
936 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.

Experiences

  • Graduation Menu

    $75.00 per person

    May 6 - May 8, 2022

    Menu TBD
  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    We 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

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 936 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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JamesB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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viptdwgirl
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. My husband had the lasagna and said it was the best he’s ever had.

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WilliamR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was great! The tables were super close to each other and made the dining experience a little uncomfortable but otherwise good.

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vipBrianB
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails with its food, it’s service and the level of sublime experience 🌟

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RitaE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great good lace nice people felt safe with COVID

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vipMoro
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAndrewJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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ShawnH
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and ambiance. Couldn't ask for more, would highly recommend to anyone seeking high quality Italian food.

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RobertaD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Betsy as a a server and she was absolutely amazing ! The food was delicious and it was super fresh

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vipMarcosCaetano
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the world is located in… Durham, NC!

Great service, fabulous atmosphere and simply the best food.

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vipLincoln
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Christmas Eve dinner here. Portions and service were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was great!

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Kimberly
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Christmas Eve experience! We loved every course!

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AnnaY
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Steak was so fantastic ...pasta was salty...service was moderate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was warm and inviting!

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vipSerialDiner3G
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner at Cucciolo!

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MollyO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was inconsistent. Music was incongruent with the environment.

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viplisalou
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter was married the previous day. It was a celebration dinner.

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RebeccaM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipAppreciategoodfood
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. We loved everything we tried. Will go back!

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Cara
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

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.

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vipLuvtodine
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.
Highly recommended!

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jillcoach
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night! The food and wine were beyond excellent, and our server Maggie was outstanding. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beverage selection. Server was busy but took care of us when needed. Will be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere are always impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible as always! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipSeafood
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A hidden gem. You have to look for it but the result is worth the trip. Will definitely be going back

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AndrewA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food and drinks!

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ChristineP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!).

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Foodie
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place. Second time within the month and can’t wait to return. Everything was scrumptious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional except the parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great! My server Josh was excellent.

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AngelaS
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We sat at bar and had several drinks and courses of food. All the food and staff were fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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!

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Momof4
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDanvilleLife
Tahoe
74 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal with excellent service - fresh fish and terrific seafood pasta dish. Waitress was delightful and the right amount of hands on.

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wordlygarp
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food was excellent. We were seated right next to the kitchen was noisy and distractng. Overall a good experience

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 936 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.