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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


Italian, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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All reviews pasta tiramisu rice balls arancini sea bream potatoes pudding bread russell square cosmo place family run italian restaurant italian food british museum great menu lovely restaurant lovely evening bloomsbury
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The other reviews are true. This is a gem tucked just steps away from Russell Square Park. Reservation recommended. Family owned place with exceptional food. My only regret was we could only go there one evening. Umberto and his crew go out of their way...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Traveld99
Reviewed 15 January 2019

This family owned restaurant is a real jewel hidden away in Holborn. There is a wide range of dishes, and the food is always beautifully prepared and the taste is absolutely fantastic. There is a good range of wines. Umberto and the family team make...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alanjohnrose
Reviewed 13 January 2019

This family owned Italian restaurant has be at its same location for over 30 years. I recently returned and was pleased to see the same friendly service and wonderful food and the restaurant still owned by the family and still serving same dishes and recipes....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Arthur211
Reviewed 13 January 2019

I used to eat here two/three times a week for two/three years when I was working, and revelled in the informality and happiness of the place. I could feel the restaurant calling to me on a recent visit to London. The ambience was unchanged, as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SouthportGrahamJones
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Just had another fabulous meal at this little gem of a restaurant tucked away off Queens Sq, Umberto and his team make the experience perfect, attentive when needed and always willing to give advise on menus and wine if required and just a lovely laid...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nannygeorge
Reviewed 18 December 2018

I had lunch here in late November and really enjoyed it. The space is cute and comfortable, the service very nice and prices quite affordable. I had some wine, some very large arancini and a delicious lasagne. All in all, I highly recommend Cosmoba.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KeithLafayette
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

What a lovely find this restaurant is. Beautifully cooked, authentic Italian food with amazing staff and a great menu. This place is a gem of a find and I would eat here very lunch time if I could ha. 5 stars!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 28 November 2018

My husband and I were in London for four days last week. Our previous all time favourite restaurant had closed so we tried the Cosmoba as I had been there years ago. Absolutely fabulous, in fact we went twice and my husband had exactly the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank xathras2018
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Ate here as it was close to our hotel & we'd had an early flight & a long day. Food was very good, service friendly & efficient - just what one would expect from a family owned & run Italian restaurant in our favourite area...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Carolyn M
cohort13, Owner at Cosmoba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Dear customer, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your evening at Cosmoba and that you enjoyed your food and the service was friendly and efficient as you say, and as it should be in any family run restaurant, but I am puzzled by where...More

Reviewed 17 November 2018

Risotto starter, followed by Pollo Alla Valdostana and Lasagne, Affogato dessert and coffee. The meal was well-cooked, nicely presented and tasty. Portion sizes just about right. Pleasant reception.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Brian A
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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Response from AnneS498 | Reviewed this property |
It's on their website and there's a link from Tripadvisor
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Response from 800katheriner | Reviewed this property |
If you sit outside in the front terrace it's accessible but to get inside as I remember you had to go up a step or two.
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