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Cosa Nostra

Corner Iris Street & Grant Avenue | Norwood, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 728 1833
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (5 reviews)
“great food” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Corner Iris Street & Grant Avenue | Norwood, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

A real Italian eatery in Norwood. Brilliant dishes of a wide variety with some Italian wines available. Not fancy. Plain and unpretentious, but hearty. Love it.

Thank Theunsjan
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Sit down was too loud (TVs blaring) and too dark. But, take away pizza was ok. Nothing special, and waitresses were dour and unfriendly. OK in a pinch.....

Thank Kriss B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Salvatore and his staff are an institution in Norwood . Great Food , Diverse clientele , The waitress's are knowledgeable , friendly and attentive . Did I say Great food ! and a wide selection.

Thank adamschris
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

What a great place to have true Sicilian food! Has atmosphere in this tiny shopping center and the owner, Salvatore, has such a beautiful smile, warm heart, and fantastic food!

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We went to the restaurant on a Saturday night with friends . First time there . The waitress was very knowledgeable on all specials . Service was great as well as the food . The menu is vast with lots of variety. Portions are huge...More

Thank AlanMendy
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Tucked away in a little corner, this restaurant might look more like a little take out place from the outside. But, once inside the atmosphere is nothing other than resplendent. You are greeted with a warm feeling by both the decor and the owner, brightening...More

Thank gabs24448
Reviewed 24 January 2017

So folks, it is not the most elegant and beautiful Italian spot.... not even close. But the staff are hilarious, competent and welcoming. I have not eaten anything that was bad, the portions and food is delicious. I find it very well priced. As to...More

Thank tsotsi2
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This authentic gem of an Italian restaurant is a real treat. The pizzas and pastas are always outstanding and the mussels are a house speciality. The staff are all super-efficient and friendly. The restaurant where everyone treats you like part of the family. Owner Salvatore...More

Thank peterjohndutoit
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Authentic Italian Bistro - with the real Italian chef. Pizza and bread fresh from the pizza oven - crispy and delicious. I had the bean soup which was hearty and delicious and perfect for a winter's day - combined with the piping hot pizza oven...More

Thank DavidAlexFamily4
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Best Italian food outside Italy. They should just keep their wine in the fridge. Close to a guesthouse. Was using it supper every night. Very friendly staff.

Thank Louis J
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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  • Address: Corner Iris Street & Grant Avenue | Norwood, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 728 1833
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