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Cucciolo Osteria, Durham, NC

Cucciolo Osteria

4.8
4.8
1160 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 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 1,160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham

    Notable Wine List

  • Durham

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Durham

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    I ordered the truffle pasta but it tastes everything but truffle. Really disappointed. Also the burrata is very small for the price is charged. We saw that waitress wanted to close the place. They started taking plates and candles for tables with no one. They should wait until the last guest to go out to start cleaning up. It felt like we were holding them back. Definitely not a good experience.
  2. LH

    LynH

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food and plentiful portions. Service was outstanding. We really enjoyed ourselves, although as the evening progressed, the noise level did get a bit bothersome. Otherwise, we recommend it highly.
  3. CF

    CasualFoodieNH

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Cucciolo was outstanding! The Bruschetta Fig & Proscittto with Burrata was amazing. The Pasta dishes were hot and a good portion. The bread pudding with salted caramel ice cream was the perfect ending to a truly wonderful meal and dinning experience. We will be back!!
  4. JB

    JuliaB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love this restaurant, every time I go I enjoy every bit of the meal. The food is so good
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service!!!
  6. M

    Milarvelo

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite, most recently we went for our anniversary. It was a fairly quiet night and the food was spot on as per usual. It's hard to not always get the carbonara when we go, so along with the usual dish we had an array of appetizers that hit the spot well with our drinks. Top notch food and experience where we were able to take our time and enjoy stages like a true Italian meal
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great, pastas super fresh
  8. PR

    PatsyR

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Buttered Chicken was excellent and the service was great.
  9. GF

    GreatFood2

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The music was terrible- did not mesh with the cool vibe of the structure & setting. Ever think of playing contemporary jazz (ex. Sirius XM Watercolors channel)?? Server/bartender was attentive & professional. Food was excellent & wine list was exceptional.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was delicious. Plates are small with no sides
  11. JB

    JB1906

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING!! One of THE best restaurants in the state. Hands down.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ll definitely be coming back - the service, food, and atmosphere was impeccable. The hostess was friendly, all the food runners were helpful and our table clean/uncluttered the whole time. Betsy took great care of us and made my friend’s birthday special!
  13. VF

    VirginiaFoodie

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, good wines. This is a lovely place for dinner - now if they could only do something about the incredible noise level. When the place is full or nearly full it is difficult to carry on a conversation. That said, their dishes are very good and I can find excellent gluten free options.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Underwhelmed by the food. Nice restaurant and setting. Wouldn’t go back for date night
  15. GS

    GlenS

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the fish special which was excellent and the steak which was also very good.
  16. G

    Globetrotter

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome prep food ambiance can't go wrong. Get as many apps as possible;)
  17. B

    Barrys

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious Bolognese!!! Fig bruschetta appetizer and burrata salad were great as well!
  18. AB

    AntonioB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Born in Italy raised in New York this is the place I should have started at great food great service good prices and each dish from beginning to end was delicious my favorite restaurant 4 years so far you can’t go wrong with this place
  19. DC

    DoronC

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere. Great accommodations for gluten-free and vegan options. Definitely will come again
  20. b

    brunello

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic meal at Cucciolo. Consistently the best pasta dishes in the Triangle.
  21. MB

    MeganB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was great but a little slow. The table we were at waS too close to another and we kept getting bumped into which was super annoying.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Moh was awesomel. He recommended amazing appetizers and our dinners were fantastic. We had a great time
  23. DB

    DonB

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service, Shout out to Maggie
  24. G

    Gregt

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food. Service was a little lacking. Fun place
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional pastas, wine list, cocktails, and service.
  26. MT

    MattT

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Really excellent appetizers. The homemade pasta (white ragu) was fabulous. The carbonara less so. Great service at the bar. Overall an experience we’d like to have again.
  27. CT

    ChristineT

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food. Enjoy the cocktails and the recommended wine with dinner.
  28. k

    kitty20038

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Happy to be back after Covid hiatus. Our favorites still on the menu and everything was delicious.
  29. E

    Eliza

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was average. Parking was horrendous. Uber to the restaurant if you can because there is almost no parking. Pay parking structures are available not too far away, but if you don’t know that you will have to park a few blocks away, you could be 15-20 min late for your reservation. They should offer valet parking or at least inform you in advance so you allow adequate time.
  30. SD

    SarahD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing pasta, ambience, and service. Would recommend.
  31. c

    cmbk

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. After we were seated we were presented with glasses of sparkling wine on the house for our anniversary. Our waiter was knowledgeable and appropriately attentive. We had the creamed mushrooms, pasta carbonara, fish special and truffle pasta. All delicious and perfectly prepared. We’ll be back..
  32. ML

    MicahL

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks and food were delicious. Had the linguine alle vongole after several delicious crostini. Tiramisu and coffee were also excellent. Wait staff was very knowledgeable.
  33. BW

    BryantW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good and service was top notch. Would definitely recommend to family/friends and look forward to going back.
  34. TS

    TedS

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, yet again! One of our favorite places.
  35. MS

    MelissaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Fantastic food and great service. Pasta, arancini and beet salad were superb. They were out of the wine we ordered and the menu doesn’t include vegetable side dishes unfortunately. Great bar if you’re a single or couple, but surprisingly small space with few larger tables. Emily was a really great waiter!
  36. DM

    DaveM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had an excellent meal at Cucciolo Osteria. Walking into the restaurant, we found it loud, so asked to sit outside. Immediately, they cleared a table for us and sat us outside. It was a lovely evening so a great place to eat. The food was outstanding and our server was a delight. Higly recommended.
  37. VA

    VanessaA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service and wonderful wine list representing the major wine regions
  38. LF

    LocalFoodie

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Disappointing. We’d heard great things and were looking forward to such a well-reviewed restaurant in our neighborhood and found it to be overpriced with condescending (yet underwhelming) service and very average food (Dries pasta guys? Cmon, not at this price…) Would be hard to recommend unless you’re jonesing for Italian and Mothers and Sons is closed.
  39. e

    emmyt8

    Raleigh

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here! The food is amazing and the service is always excellent.
  40. P

    Phil

    Raleigh

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    We have been to Cucciolo a number of times and gave always enjoyed it. This time was different. We sat down and ordered drinks and they came relatively quickly but we were rushed from the moment we placed our order to the moment we left and it was not a great dining experience. The appetizers came out before we had even gotten 1/3 into our opening drinks. No sooner had we finished our appetizers Dash literally no more than 10 minutes after we finish them – hour main courses came out. The last thing worthy of comment is that I ordered one of the special entrées. It would’ve been nice if somebody had told me that a small piece of swordfish on top of greens would cost $41. I probably still would have ordered it but it would’ve been nice to know and not have been surprised when I got the check. I will really have to think twice before I go back to Cucciola.

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 1160 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 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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