We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cotto

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
+44 1223 302010
Website
Today
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30Pm. Small independent...
Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30Pm. Small independent Restaurant , tucked away on East Road , in a courtyard , Dining on the first floor. Sourcing daily , the best quality Meat, Fish , Vegetables and products. 5-7 Housemade breads daily changing. Minimum three courses menu . Traditional , handcrafted style , from Masterchef ( Kuchen meister ) Hans Schweitzer and his brigade. Desserts a speciality , Signature dish - 'The Chocolate Piano ' designed and created by Luciano Pavarotti .
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 336 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 253
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful restaurant

This restaurant has got everything right,the food ,the ambience,the staff,the decor. I have been there to eat many times ,the front of house is very professional and welcoming , whatever time of year the atmosphere is just right and the food is amazing ,can't think of one negative about it and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
stephanie n
,
Soham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Soham, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has got everything right,the food ,the ambience,the staff,the decor. I have been there to eat many times ,the front of house is very professional and welcoming , whatever time of year the atmosphere is just right and the food is amazing ,can't think of one negative about it and would recommend it to anyone wanting a first class... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
bishop's stortford
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was a return visit to Cotto since a lunchtime call some years ago, but it was the first time we had visited in the evening (it is no longer open at midday). We went with high expectations and found them matched in every respect. First, as a recent gluten free diner, it's worth me saying that the restaurant had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Warmly greeted and shown table. The well-thought out and beautifully prepared food delightful. A range of fresh, warm breads delicious. Attentive but not overly so waiting staff in the long, light dining room made this birthday meal truly a treat. Expensive but worth it. Reservation essential.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food in this place is wonderful. Set price for three courses. Difficult to get a booking so book weeks ahead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were staying for the weekend in Cambridge to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary and booked Cotto for a celebration dinner. We had read the reviews and thought it sounded lovely. We had a fabulous meal,the staff were helpful and attentive without being intrusive.they had to adapt the food to accommodate my husbands dairy intolerance ( we had sorted this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Margaret River, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We fortunately turned up to Cotto for my birthday dinner as we had no plans to go and had recognised the name as we drove past. We were very lucky to quickly get in and sit at a table booked for later in the evening. The host lady was very nice in accommodating us and as we come from managing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was my third visit to Cotto, all of which have been lovely, hence promoting me to write a review! The food quality is consistently excellent and staff very friendly, attentive and helpful. After three visits I can definitely recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
midlands
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Even Bill Gates's Mum thinks so! Dined here on the same night as she and wasn't dissapointed! The service was very good, the food was excellent and in spite of the location (which doesn't bother us) it is a wonderful experience. Go and experience it for yourself, its worth the money!

Was this review helpful? Yes
County Durham
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We thought Cotto was marvellous and fully lived up to the reviews we looked at before booking. The decor is simple and very effective and the ambience was very comfortable. Service was extremely attentive. And the food was just marvellous, easily up to the standard of Michelin* restaurants that we have been to. My wife thought her main course was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Maybe our expectations were far too high after reading all the positive reviews of the other guests. Very friendly reception at the ground floor. Service seems to be in a constant rush. Coming to the table every two minutes to ask fit the order. Even when we have repeatedly mentioned that we need more time for the order. Service staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Cotto also viewed

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
 
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
 

Been to Cotto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 302010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 85 - 123
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30Pm. Small independent Restaurant , tucked away on East Road , in a courtyard , Dining on the first floor. Sourcing daily , the best quality Meat, Fish , Vegetables and products. 5-7 Housemade breads daily changing. Minimum three courses menu . Traditional , handcrafted style , from Masterchef ( Kuchen meister ) Hans Schweitzer and his brigade. Desserts a speciality , Signature dish - 'The Chocolate Piano ' designed and created by Luciano Pavarotti .
Open Hours
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cotto staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?