Cugino's Italian Restaurant

4.5
72 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Cugino’s Italian Restaurant in Williamsville, New York offers contemporary Northern Italian cuisine. We offer lunch and dinner along with daily specials. Cugino’s Italian Restaurant offer an elegant, dining atmosphere along with a wine bar. Stop in today or make a reservation!
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and great food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, our server was great calamari was one of the best we ever had tender and tasty.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We went to Cugino's for Valentine's Day dinner. The owner came over to our table shook my hand and welcomed us. The lobster bisque was very good as was the veal picata and shrimp ala Kathy. They became quite busy and they were under staffed. Patrons were waiting for orders to be taken and food to be delivered. The food was very good, however.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience for a special dinner out! They made it very friendly, attentive and fun.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful little taste of Italy. Try this place for fine dinning,

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved being greated by the owner. You can tell he takes pride in his business. Everything was great, food, great service, great ambiance. If i had one tiny complaint...i felt a tad bit rushed to order. I would have liked to unwind a bit...that aside. Id go back for sure.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a great time!!

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KM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and we all enjoyed what we ordered. It has a nice ambiance and the owner and staff were friendly and attentive. The price was reasonable and we plan to return in the near future.

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J
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank, the owner of Cugino's, is all about personalizing your experience. He is very attentive, charming, and loves what he does! He is a great host, and the food is outstanding. They also accommodate special requests. This is a lovely place with an elegant touch.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SERVICE WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND CARING . FOOD WAS REAL ITALIAN NOTABLY THE PASTA WAS OBVIOUSLY FRESH HAND MADE AND DELICIOUS . I CANT THINK OF ANYTHING NEGATIVE , DRINKS DESSERT AND MEALS WERE ALL GREAT

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were blown away by this unassuming establishment. One of the best meals of the year. We were in town for a couple days, thought of trying this because it was fairly near our hotel. Never did we expect such a memorable evening. The ambience is fairly bland, but pleasant, and the lighting is romantic but not overly dark. The artichoke salad was amazing; never saw artichoke hearts presented that way. The house wine was awesome. I had the salmon, which was exquisite (I know, salmon is not exactly an Italian staple, but it was so well-prepared) on a bed of delicate orzo with asparagus, and my partner had scallops on a bed of saffron risotto. For dessert, we had affogati. Definitely will be back the next time we're in Williamsville!

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RL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner & staff very attentive and friendly. Food was exceptional. Definitely would recommend for a relaxing, delicious dinner.

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GG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a wonderful time at Cugino’s. The service is excellent and the food is outstanding. I would definitely recommend it to anyone, especially for a special occasion.

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a little hidden gem that we'd never tried before. Quiet and romantic, with exquisite service, this is the place to get away to. Frank is the owner, and he was our waiter, and takes great pride in his restaurant and cares about your experience. A great place to bring friends and family, for true Italian comfort food.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family went during restaurant week and it was very busy. However, the service was great and the owner came over to make sure that we were happy with our food and service. It was a great meal shared by family and we will go back!

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cuginos is a great place to go for up scale comfort food. The menu has a lot of variety, and a very friendly staff. You will not be disappointed.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the Local Restaurant week menu.
Service was attentive and the food was very good. Will definitely go back again.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance!! I have never had a better chicken parmigiana—it’s made with organic chicken and makes a huge difference in taste. We will definitely be back.

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MW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointing. There was a special and I thought dessert was included but it turned out it was not. I ordered it anyway and was charged full price which is ok but my cannoli had neither pistachios or chocolate chips as the menu described.

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M
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to Cugino's and everyone made us feel welcome. The food and service were outstanding. We intend to visit again very soon.

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VG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always made fresh to order and Frank provides outstanding customer service. Always an enjoyable experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great, food is fresh and delicious. Staff makes you feel very welcome. It's become
one of our favorite spots!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was served cold. My mother’s piece of sea bass was tiny. The salads were boring. My veal dish had some pasty sauce which had little taste and the wine selection is weak. Nice looking place and the owner was courteous

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MP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were exceptional but Open Table shows $. This is definitely incorrect. Price for our table for 2 with 1 drink ($12) and 3 glasses of wine (@ $9. ea), 2 salads, 2 dinner entrees & 2 desserts ($9 ea) came to $140 without a tip. This is high end on the cost. Worth the amount if you know it is expensive before you enter!!!

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LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, food was great. Prices were reasonable. Had a great experience.

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TT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with excellent service

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We are repeat customers. It is upscale, but comfortable. Owner gives you his personal touch. Beverages and food will fit many different tastes. Love the spicy tomato relish served with the complimentary bread. Enjoyable evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was extremely pleasant and sophisticated. Definitely will be back again. I strongly recommend ordering their seafood.

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j
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, nice ambience, friendly attentive staff... The only possible complaint is that the portions for our entrees could have been just a little more substantial.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Understaffed and ill-prepared to handle a reasonable weekend night crowd. Service was horrible and food was below average. Extremely disappointing.

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CC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always! I have been to Cugino’s many times and they do not dissapoint. Authentic homemade pasta. You will have a wonderful meal here.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place where the owner personally greets you! Food was great and cooked to taste. House dressings, wines, food was excellent. I will definitely be back!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken parm was delicious. The service as always was great.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine delicious! Unbelievable caring service! Top notch!!

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G
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went during the Restaurant Week promotion. Food tasted great and the portions were decent. We'll go there again.

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k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week in Buffalo, NY. Very pleased with experience. Exactly what a Restaurant week experience should be - chance to experience a restaurant’s fare at a reasonable price. Food was excellent, owner/staff friendly and attentive. Would definitely return.

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional, fresh. Many choices. Service was great, owner checked on us a few times. Would definitely go back.

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DS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank does a great job of treating everyone like "family", wonderful food with all homemade pastas. and the fish dishes are excellent.

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VG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and outstanding service!

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DG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Service. Wonderful menu both food and wine. Very reasonably priced for the high quality food. We will be back often

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