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“Lovely Italian meal with atmosphere.”

Cosa Nostra Italian Trattoria
Ranked #167 of 911 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely Italian meal with atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013

A real little gem on Tinakori Road. Reasonable prices. Delicious mains but not too big, and attractively presented starter. Excellent wine recommendations from friendly and attentive waiting staff. Pretty little restaurant with lovely decor. Tiny bit cramped - tables very close where we were.

  • Visited January 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“What a find for tourists!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

As a tourist it is not always easy to find restaurants that locals actually enjoy. We heard about Cosa Nostra from locals we met while doing a tour of Te Papa. It was about 4 to 5 blocks from our hotel on the same street as the Prime Minister's residence. Clearly we were the only none locals in the restaurant. We did not have reservations but they found a place for us promptly and the restaurant soon filled up. These are the best frites in NZ, the pizza was excellent and the rib steak had a very tasty sauce all for $72 including a bottle of Montipulciano. For us it was a real find!

  • Visited October 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Cost effective and satisfying well prepared fresh food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

If you want a friendly, suburban restaurant, then we recommend this one for an easy, tasty casual meal. The food and service is great and it's just a few minutes from the Beehive in your capital city. You can wander there through the botanical gardens or stop in after a relaxed shop in the shops nearby.

  • Visited November 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
“Top little Italian.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

Great italian food and BYO - makes a great value meal. The platter is a great starter to share. The pasta dishes are very good and the cannelloni very filling.

Visited November 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Well run trattoria, good food, good value.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

Busy enough to tell you this is a popular spot with the locals. May pay to book a table here if you don't want to be disappointed. The menu is varied enough to suit those who don't fancy Italian, however the pizza's here are notoriously yummy. Takeaway is available.

Visited October 2012
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