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Coias Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
The Coia family opened their first cafe in Dennistoun in 1928, and ever since then Coia's Cafe has been a favourite meeting place for local people, both young and old. The very first Coia's Cafe, originally on the corner of Duke Street, was owned by Carmine and Amalia Coia. Nicky and Ena Coia took over in the 1950's. In that time they took the business to the next level by introducing confectionery and a larger menu. During the 1980's the ownership transferred to the current owners - Alfredo and Antonia Coia, the third generation of the family to run the business. In 2006, the well known local landmark entered a new era by expanding into the newly built premises next door and by extensively
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, British
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My hubby and I decided to treat ourselves to a takeaway while over in the East End. I’ve heard folk from all over highly compliment Coia’s, so I was anticipating GREAT tasting food!! Sadly not in our case...chippy chips that were not that warm and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WeePee13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to Coias and I was blown away by the quality of the food!! Spaghetti is sensational and even the British based dishes like steak pie are very nice! The homemade Italian desserts are nothing short of tremendous- nothing beats home made Italian ice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 9519C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at Coias is excellent every time we have been. And the mozzarella sticks are 😍😍. Service is very friendly and efficient. We went at busy Friday lunch time service and thank goodness we had booked! The queue was out the door but people...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank trhs5465
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend had booked a table on a saturday night, it was clearly a busy night which is fair enough as we both work in a restaurant so know it can be difficult to get bookings in straight away, although we were not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank janice869
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and i had a wonderful meal on 4/1/19, but sadly it was spoiled by the waiters CONSTANTLY bumping my friends chair as they served a table of 10 people behind us...we moved the table and our chairs, but it still continued for the...More

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Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DawnMac5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were after a good traditional Scottish breakfast and Cora’s certainly delivered! What a fabulous restaurant with outstanding super friendly customer service. If we were in Glasgow for a longer stay we would have loved to experience the Italian food they are renowned for. There...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank triggerhippy83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been several times with both family and friends, always been good, however I had arranged to go with a friend over Christmas and was told by others that it was not as good as it used to be. I kept my booking and went...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank EEM24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just love the atmosphere in this place. Attentive staff. Delicious deserts and coffee. Very pleasant and vubrant.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 480marionm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is top notch for service and food.We booked on the Saturday between Christmas and new year.The place was constantly busy but the staff ensured the service was spot on.Th menu is extensive and the portions are excellent.I had minestrone soup to start and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is excellent but that’s not why you should visit, it’s the fantastic atmosphere and great service. Lots of places do good food but many struggle to give such good customer service. Great staff and very warm and welcoming.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Louise O
3 July 2018|
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Response from Alfredo C | Property representative |
Hi Louise, Unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the main restaurant (guide dogs excluded), we do have a large outside seating area which is popular in all weather. I hope this helps. Thanks
joseph c c
15 July 2017|
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Response from Alfredo C | Property representative |
Hi Joseph, all staff receive a share of the tips and it's always been that way, thanks for your concern.
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