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Vici Ristobar


1125 NC-54
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 908-9074
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Photo of Patricia Cercone Patricia Cercone
Dec 5, 2023 5

My order was a delivery & it was super fast. I’m from NY & grew up in Italian restaurant. This NY style pizza with fried eggplant was by far the BEST pizza I have ever had in the Durham area. Found my place FINALLY & will definitely be ordering again & trying the other things on the menu. I cook a lot because I don’t find amazing familiar food here in N.C. but this is my new spot . Thumbs up to the owners . DELICIOUS 🤤 thank you . Be back on the weekend.

Photo of Callie Williams Callie Williams
Nov 27, 2023 5

We came on a Monday night - half off wine bottles! - and had a great time. While busy, we didn’t have to wait to get sat. The food was really good, I would recommend the braised beef short rib or the mushroom pasta. The vibes were cozy and it’s surprisingly large, plenty of space in the back with a little bar.

Photo of Michael Vaught Michael Vaught
Sep 17, 2023 5

I was highly impressed with the food. The pasta is made fresh and I can definitely tell. My waiter was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Photo of J. B. J. B.
Aug 10, 2023 4

I ordered "Cinelli's Famous" Grandma Margherita, lasagna and a cannoli. The Grandma Margherita was great. Flavorful, thin crust, tastes just like the type I had growing up. The lasagna was lackluster at best and the cannoli was not good. The lasagna was simply, not particularly flavorful. And the cannoli, when I picked it up, the cannoli felt very light and usually the filling in a cannoli is quite thick/heavy. The filling in this one had flavor but the texture of the cream was off, like watered down, terribly thin. If the stars were based on the lasagna and the cannoli, it would be 2.5 stars but the Grandma Margherita pizza was 5 stars, so I gave a generous 4 stars because I would go back for that pizza and I would be willing to try other pizzas as a result!

Photo of Liz Templeton Liz Templeton
Jul 29, 2023 5

An absolutely decadent way to host a party, and the food was all delicious. The table shared several appetizers including fried calamari, and the carbonara with italian sausage was unbelievably good. We finished dinner with some fun dessert spreads as well! The staff was amazing and friendly and did a great job taking care of our party!

Photo of Kealey Stortz Kealey Stortz
Jun 24, 2023 5

EDIT: Came for our anniversary dinner and received the same exceptional service and food. The burrata appetizer was delicious and creamy. My wife got the braised short ribs with gnocchi. I tried a bite and everything was so tender and flavorful. I got the cavatelli with shrimp. The shrimps were massive and plentiful! And again there was so much we have taken everything home for second dinner. This place deserves 10 stars! They make all of the pasta, bread, and sauces fresh in-house and you can tell. There is so much heart cooked into each dish. This would be our go-to restaurant if we lived here! Laura, our server, was so nice and made some fantastic recommendations! We got the herbed goat cheese and mascarpone crostini as an appetizer. Omg.. it was amazing! I got the gorgonzola gnocchi (which isn't on the menu so just ask about it) and my wife got the spaghetti carbonara. My gnocchi was so pillowy! And they did not scimp on the sauce. I wish I could have used the granulated garlic that was on the table, but everything was so flavorful we didn't need any extra spices. We had to get to-go boxes. It looked like we hardly touched our food, but we were so full.

Photo of Heather Miller Heather Miller
May 14, 2023 5

10/10 the food here is absolutely amazing! Best Italian I’ve had in the area and I love how it is so casual and doesn’t make you feel like you have to be over dressed to be here. The ambiance was nice it was dim setting but you could still see your food. I asked for a slab of ricotta blend on top of my pasta most places won’t do it…. They delivered. Josh served us and he was very bubbly, funny, and friendly. I enjoyed the entire experience.

Photo of Heather Johnson Heather Johnson
Apr 28, 2023 4

Food was overall very good. We ordered delivery - would suggest a couple of tweaks on takeout packaging. The cheesy surfaces of the garlic bread were packaged touching each other, so they stuck together and ended up peeling the cheese off of half of them. Packaging the arancini with the sauce made them soggy by the time we got them. Would have preferred the sauce packaged separately to prevent this and to also able to reheat the arancini in the air fryer for a couple of minutes. The mushroom tagliatelle and lemon ricotta cheesecake were excellent. Love that they have house made pasta. Would order again.