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110 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC, 27278



Northern Italian gets the Southern treatment here at this farm-to-fork restaurant owned by James Beard-nominated chef Aaron Vandemark. Fresh pasta is tossed with pulled pork and filled with creamed corn, while rib eye comes with crispy okra. The daily changing menu reflects the weekly harvest of local farms, so dinner here is a real taste of North Carolina.

Andrea Reusing of Lantern Restaurant / Panciuto

For a special night out, a dinner prepared by chef Aaron Vandemark at Panciuto is really satisfying. He takes great care to source almost everything locally, but doesn’t brag about it. I really like his Southern-inspired chicken and dumplings pasta.

— Andrea Reusing of Lantern Restaurant