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Cosa Nostra Italian Trattoria

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324 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-473 3005
17:00 - 23:00
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We returned for our second visit after a year. This time there were three couples. We were seated promptly and the service continued to be very good. There was a good choice of beers and wines to choose from and an italian menu supplemented by dishes of the day. The chef managed to compose a one off dish for one... More 

Thank HineNZ
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the family to the Cosa Nostra for an early dinner. The service was swift and efficient. The children enjoyed the calamari fritti followed by the kids'meal. The pasta special was excellent as was the accompanying Pinot Noir. A good time was had by all.

Thank DigbyUk
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious Italian food that you have to try. When I went there it was nice and hot the menus were on the table which I like and there were a great variety of food of food from delicious Italian appetisers, to pizza, to pasta, to delicious lam shank. The waitresses left us a good amount of time to pick what... More 

Thank sofiaryan7
Tauranga, New Zealand
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399 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

party of 9 , brought a couple of bottles of wine - but could we get glasses; must have asked about 4 times, but in the meantime others ordered individual glasses [asked for a Sauv Blanc and a chardonnay came] but still no glasses... Food was generally good and was a good spread from pizza, to pasta to the lamb... More 

Thank Nigel B
Wellington, New Zealand
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Wanted a surprise birthday venue and this one filled the bill. Both rustic and intimate if a little noisy. Food was authentically Italiano. Started with some prosecco and shared our mains of pesce ans porcini risotto, followed by excellent tiramisu and panna cotta. Service was good and friendly. We'll go again soon.

Thank GerryNZ_11
Naples, Florida, United States
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We found this restaurant by accident and were pleasantly surprised. The food is fabulous. Evening specials are on the blackboard. Very popular but small. Service was very good. Nice wine selection.

Thank Rodger T
Browns Bay
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in for dinner on a Wednesday night recently. The good smelled amazing and luckily tastes just as good. The rosemary and garlic pizza bread was to die for. The pizza and pasta we ordered was delicious. Service was excellent and atmosphere cost and friendly and authentic.

Thank Liza V
Newbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We booked for four at 8.00 only to find a very large party being served as we arrived. We knew what that meant in the kitchen and for the staff. Still, we all enjoyed our food though it was a pity that the bread and olives never made it to us! There was a good choice on the menu and... More 

Thank Zablockik
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182 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Top spot for a private birthday event. Seating in the front of the restaurant for a comfortable 28 to a slightly squishy 32 people. Cosy casual and fun vibe. Food is good and comes as you'd expect. For an event where you want a non fussy family style. Then this is you. BYO wine, great! An Italian accordion player, fun!... More 

Thank Ham M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had a very memorable family diner at Cosa Nostra. The service was excellent, only second to the food. We have spent time in Italy and this is the closest we've got to that time. Will definitely be back!!

Thank PTTJWilliams

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-473 3005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?