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Cucciolo Osteria Durham, Durham, NC

Cucciolo Osteria Durham

4.7
4.7
1480 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

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,480 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Durham

    Great for fine wines

  • Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham

    Most Booked

1,480 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, perfect portion size, knowledgeable staff. Ask for Courtney-she’s the best!

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  2. DavidM

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around great dinner. Food was great. Service was on point and knowledgeable.?

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  3. PennyS

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. Food service etc excellent woukd recommend highly

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good but we were placed by the harsh kitchen lighting while the rest of restaurant has nice atmosphere for vday

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  5. MikeM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The wife and I went for the Valentine's pre fixe menu and we were not impressed. It was 4 courses for $80 which seemed reasonable if the food was great. The food was ok: fancy mozeralla balls instead of sticks, a simple salad followed by mediocre pasta dishes. The pasta was undercooked (past al dente) and the flavoring was uneven. My main course was a middling cut of steak that they cooked in pork grease I think. I ordered medium rare and got medium well or well. I think two pieces had pink in them. The ambience was nice and waiter was great. He made a couple mistakes but quickly fixed them. Overall I was disappointed and can not recommend it.

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  6. ClaireC

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic as always! I am always impressed by their wine list and look forward to trying a new bottle!

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  7. Cesar

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! I keep coming here because the pasta it’s made to perfection and the service it’s always memorable!

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  8. ArisaS

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best pasta I have found so far in the Chapel Hill/Durham area. Thie sauces were flavorful, the pasta was fresh and al dente. The linguine alla vongole was outstanding as was the tiramisu. They could've put more pasta or less sauce in the amatriciana. The proportions were off. The mixed salad was also delicious, esp the shredded pecorino on top! The tender lettuce leaves and radicchio were also really nicely coated in a delicious and not too overwhelming dressing. Service was also great. This is a solid two thumbs up.

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  9. EllenD

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service and excellent ambience

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time visiting and the food was exceptional! We will be back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. The server made an outstanding wine selection for me and my pasta dish was phenomenal. Great atmosphere great food I would recommend this place to anybody.

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  12. Marvin

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    🌴 JAH BLESS 🙏 ***************************££££££

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  13. Truelove

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely dinner with friends last night. We will be back!

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  14. JoeB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to have their seafood special - which on the evening we visited was halibut. It was prepared to perfection. An excellent meal.

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  15. KWMeredith

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service, cozy atmosphere, perfect ambiance

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  16. MRose

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat at the bar and Carl our bartender was wonderful.

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  17. Kath

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We are always seated right by the kitchen window with bright fluorescent lighting. It ruins an otherwise lovely experience, as I feel like I'm in a gym or doctor's office.

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  18. HometownGirl

    Atlantic City

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a large group of 8, the seating area was tucked away so the ambiance was not so great. The server that took our order was very frazzled and was rushing us … not very relaxing experience. Our reservation was at 5 pm and we were out of the door by 6:30pm. We felt a little rushed as the wait staff cleared our table after each course before everyone was finished eating . The food was excellent and everyone like what they ordered. Service needs to do something about rushing patrons.

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  19. PatrickH

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Magda server did excellent job! Everything came out in timely manner and was delicious

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  20. Arlgirl

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing…our server Cal made the meal! Love this place

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  21. OurFavEatery

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and good service. Bit on the expensive side.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customer service and atmosphere were great. Menu was limited and not much room for any substitutions. The cream mushroom appetizer was great. The steak was just meh.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bartender/Server were great. Food portions are tiny but the quality makes up for it. Enjoyed and will be back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was great. A great Italian dinner in Durham.

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  25. MaxtheDiner

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely time with an excellent, attentive and sociable server…and we were able to carry on amiable conversation at our table without strain. The food was excellent served hot (we all had pasta dishes) and the prices reasonable.

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  26. EileenR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fabulous food obviously made with attention to detail. very authentic Italian without a lot of fluff

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  27. Truelove

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an enjoyable New Year’s Eve dinner. The food and service were excellent.

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  28. LisbethB

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely small restaurant with excellent food and service.

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  29. JordanS

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply unmatched, I can’t get enough of this place. From the top down this is an outstanding experience. Carl always goes above and beyond for us!

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  30. EliezerK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but nothing special. Overall pleasant experiene.

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  31. JoeR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My only criticism would be that some of the dinner dishes are a little small, so if you are a moderate to big eater you may be disappointed with the portion size...

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  32. JeffryB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. It is a great place for special occasions and casual dining at the bar. The Polpette was excellent with a red sauce with just the right amount of spice. The BLlue Cheese Alfredo TTagliatelle had the right amount of cheese and the herb vinegar complemented the cheese. The butter chicken was great with just the right amount of breading, not too heavy like some places. The Almond Crusted Lamb Rack, served Med Rare, was tender and a large portion, enough to take home for a second meal. We highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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  33. ChristinaF

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Christmas Eve Dinner! All four courses were delicious!

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  34. Jenny

    County Durham

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were superb as always. Never disappoints

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  35. JenniferM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé and I went there tonight to celebrate getting engaged on the same night last year, after a similarly amazing meal at Cucciolo Osteria. John, our server, was spot on with recommendations and simply radiated generosity. The mushrooms, beet salad, and alfredo pasta were perfectly prepared and seasoned.

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  36. EmmaD

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional meal and exceptional service. We had a friends’ reunion and they made our experience incredibly pleasant throughout the evening. I love this place and will be back often!

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  37. JamesB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good but not as good after prior visits.

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  38. LewisW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is amazing. The GM needs a lesson in customer service. We were seated at the bar. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty (it was early). They stuck my wife and I in the last two seats next to the wall looking at the framed health inspection certificate. About 30 minutes after we were seated, they sat another couple at the bar, leaving an open seat between us and the other couple. That couple were regulars and asked about some wine. The bartender said they were in luck because Andrew, the GM, was in the restaurant and could assist them. Andrew came over and engaged the couple in a very interesting conversation about the restaurant’s wines. Andrew clearly knows wine very well. The conversation between Andrew and the other customers went on for about 10 minutes. At no time did Andrew acknowledge my wife or I. He was standing literally across the bar from us. All he had to do was move his head 3” to the right and ask “how is everything?” Instead, he ignored us. A good GM should know how to make his guests feel comfortable. Andrew could use a few pointers.

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  39. patj

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best Italian pasta I have eaten. Will definitely come back.

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  40. AlexS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was tasty, but service was poor. Waitress was not attentive and prioritized others that arrived after us.

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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 Durham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (984) 243-8744.

Cucciolo Osteria Durham is rated 4.7 stars by 1480 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 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cucciolo Osteria Durham

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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