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Review of Cosa Nostra

Cosa Nostra
Ranked #62 of 225 Restaurants in Whitby
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Have visited Cosa Nostra on various occasions to celebrate, entertain friends or yesterday as part of a large party. Never disappointed with any aspect of the food or service, the staff are always lovely, discrete and attentive. Have tried out various from all sections of the menu over time and found the food to be consistently delicious and reasonably priced. Cosa Nostra remains a firm favourite, always requested by friends in advance of their visit to Whitby.

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Thank Marion H
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Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Went here in group of 60 friends and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They easily and patiently coped with large numbers and varied orders.

Thank x25dave
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Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully restored building with seating upstairs plenty of choices from pizza to steak well worth a visit while n whitby enjoyed our meal here would deff visit again

1  Thank Declan B
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Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend it. Probably the nicest Italian food I've eaten in a long time.
The penne pollo fungi was so tasty, perfectly cooked pasta. Great service.

Thank Hanps
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Reviewed February 18, 2016

We had heard good things about Cosa Nostra and as were eager to try it out - we booked ahead and was told that we would be able to be squeezed in as they were very busy. When we arrived the restaurant was empty but that wasn't an issue!

Everyone ordered starters and main courses as well as bottles of wine and soft drinks. The drink and food choice was strictly Italian/Sicilian with the restaurant sticking to its roots. Although the wine was a little pricey.

The starters were all delicious and everyone in our party agreed - food service was prompt and everything was hot when it arrived. The mains followed this and were nice although nothing exceptional, the steaks in particular being much more cooked than people had asked for.

Where the restaurant fell down for us was the hosting. The man who worked there when we visited was the typical Italian host and greeted everyone with their Italian titles, etc. However, he seemed very flustered and het up during our visit which made everyone feel on edge. Things like not offering pepper or olive oil and dumping spoonfuls of parmesan without care onto pasta just made us feel a bit unwelcome. He also spoke to the guests in quite a standoffish, hostile manner which again made the atmosphere uncomfortable. The hosting wasn't very attentive and we were the only people in the restaurant! I don't know if this was a cultural difference or perhaps language/manners not translating properly but either way, it affected how we all left. There was also a service charge automatically added to our bill which didn't help the situation.

I would probably visit Cosa Nostra again as it did offer authentic Italian food. Although it would not be my first choice with so many other exceptional places its the door step around Whitby.

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