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Cosa Nostra Italian Trattoria

324 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-473 3005
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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324 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Enjoyed this restaurant. Cozy atmosphere, nice menu and a good wine selection. The service was good - our waitress was very personable.

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The food is not haute cuisine, more home style cooking similar to the trattatoria in Italy,and made with love. The atmosphere is fantastic. Jason and his colleagues makes you feel as if you've just dropped in for your usual meal as you would in a...More

Thank karorigirl1
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Short wait before very friendly waitress sat us at a good table. Quite noisy environment and it smelt good! A rose and a Pinot Grigio were fine. Not being very hungry we decided to share a calzone. Unfortunately the crust was tough and the boiled...More

Thank Bjt3
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Thorndon is cool, the place seems quite “authentic” but taste wise it isn’t. Staff were lovely, food came out fast, prices are normal... but it just didn’t really have that Italian flavour. The pasta was from a packet, nothing really popped, We came away satisfied...More

Thank efaz326
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We went there this week. The food was delicious. The service was brilliant and our waitress "T" was wonderful. She was amazing at explaining the dishes and recommending the specials to us. If you are thinking of going there, do and ask for "T" as...More

1  Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Really surprised with all the positive reviews on this website. We found the food bland and lacking of spices and seasoning. Service was very slow and no offers to explain specials. Noone asked how we found out meals. Just a very ordinary dining experience, won't...More

Thank Alison522
Reviewed 18 October 2017

On 12 August we visited Cosa Nostra to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Well, what can I say? Shortly: we were rather disappointed by the food. My husband ordered spaghetti carbonara took only one or two bites as it tasted not nice at all. My pizza...More

Thank jabcd
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, serenaded by accordion. Food was outstanding but was let down by very slow and poor service. Very authentic and catered to vegetarian easily. Would hope service better on another night. Gnocchi was delicious and hubby enjoyed a seafood pasta. Well worth a try.

Thank chchspencers
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Would have scored higher but the service was very slack. Busy night as it was a Friday but even when the restaurant emptied couldn't even get a glass of water. Once again the food arrived it was excellent, some very good food indeed. Atmosphere was...More

Thank Herbie15
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there with two friends. The food was delicious and the service very friendly I'm going to take my family there soon.

Thank Mary M
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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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