Cugino's Italian Restaurant

4.3
92 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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CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very hospitable staff and environment with excellent menu selections.

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P
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I think they were definitely understaffed for the Holiday weekend! We waited a 1/2 hour just to have our drink order taken. A BD celebration was mentioned at time of reservation but nothing was done to acknowledge this occasion. Usually very happy with our experience here but unfortunately not this time!

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BR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Cugino's, but I don't anticipate it being our last. The food was very good, homemade pasta is always a favorite of mine. The wine list is nice; a little bit of everything and in every price range. I wish we'd had room for dessert.

The service was fantastic, everything attended to quickly, and with professionalism and personality.

I would suggest OpenTable update their dress for this restaurant, however, I would certainly put it as business casual, not casual. We went casual and certainly felt under-dressed.

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OT
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank the owner was very attentive and even gave us a free drink at he end of the meal. The meal was terrific and the entire evening was very much enjoyed by both of us.

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SR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was excellent. Lovely presentation. It was quiet when we were there. Four other tables. Everything is a la carte so it is expensive. The special was $40 so I suggest that you ask before ordering. The owner is omnipresent and takes great pride in his establishment.

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CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and the owner frank was very friendly. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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DG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you haven't been to Cugino's yet YOU MUST GO!!!!! Owner greets you and is there the whole time making sure your meal and service is impeccable. Great menu and very reasonably priced for a White Table Cloth high end restaurant. From the fresh bread and delicious dipping sauce, to the Arancini appetizer, fabulous Salads and entree's made with house made Pasta, everything about this restaurant was 5 stars. Cannot say it enough, you must go and find out for yourself how top notch this restaurant is.

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GK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cugino's is that rare, wonderful type of restaurant where all the pieces fit together for a great dining experience. The ambiance is a subtle elegance with a calming feel that aids digestion and conversation. The food is consistently excellent with a gracious wait-staff and an owner who knows how to make all of his Patrons feel valuable and welcome . It feels like you're eating at a Friend's home who really knows how to cook. When I want a great dining-out experience, this is one of my top go-to places.

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MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service with a hug and food that never disappoints.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

From being seated to end of meal, poor experience.
Cocktail was warm, s/b chilled.salad was supposed to have gorganzola on it however none there. Meal was just fair.
Dessert was good . Coffee was cool. Never offered additional coffee. Service just ok.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fabulous every time we are there. The owner Franco and his staff, especially his waitress Angela, are amazing. They are warm and welcoming and make you feel like family. This is one of our favorite places!

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DK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone is so friendly, always had a glass of water or whatever was needed, was really enjoyable. We will be back, thank you!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner was so wonderful and had great stories. Amazing food and establishment.

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RR
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a welcoming and delicious place to dine. Dinner was terrific and service was superb.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food quality was very high...everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Salads were ample and unique in what they contained...roasted beets were special. Wine is a bit pricey. Owner waited on us. Took great pride in his food and facility. Explained all specials in detail and never hurried us....very attentive. We have eaten at Cuginos before and will definitely go there again. All in all a very comfortable experience for everyone in our party of four.

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SV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped for dinner after a Saturday matinee at MusicalFare theatre. Our servers were attentive and the food was very good.

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RV
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both mine and my wife’s dinner was of A one quality, highlighted by the fresh made pasta! Bring your expectations and enjoy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and great food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We made our reservation through this app and they did not have our reservation. I showed them the confirmation on my phone and we were seated. After an hour and forty minutes we had not received our appetizer and decided to leave. They did not charge us for our drinks and were apologetic.

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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Valentine’s Day was very understaffed! We were waited on and served in a timely manner, because we were early. Then it became crowded. No one ever asked how our meal was, we asked the water boy for a dessert menu, no one ever came back to even ask if we wanted coffee or dessert. Finally we gave up, asked for our bill - 2x. After 40 mins had passed, we finally got it and pd for it. Then we didn’t know where the coat ck was...were going to start looking through closets, and finally the Owner got our coats and took our tip.
On a better note...liked that the owner stopped at our table to introduce himself and took our order. And the Lobster Ravioli was wonderful. We WILL return!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
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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w
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 17, 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
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 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
27 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
7 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
3 reviews
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
7 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
43 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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