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La Cosa Nostra

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62 Lattimore Road, St. Albans AL1 3XR, England
+44 (0)1727 832658
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Lovely place with a friendly atmosphere

Three of us booked a table for last Saturday on the strength of what TA writers have said and we were not disappointed. We were greeted in a very friendly and inviting manner. The menu and specials were clearly displayed and very reasonably priced and provided a good range to choose from. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Steve-Marilyn
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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London
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449 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at La Cosa Nostra and we were very disappointed by the food. The pizzas were below average with low quality ingredients (e.g. sausage and ham was too salty). The atmosphere and service were OK but certainly nothing to rave about. The only good surprise was the total of the bill which was reasonable. My wife is half... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Three of us booked a table for last Saturday on the strength of what TA writers have said and we were not disappointed. We were greeted in a very friendly and inviting manner. The menu and specials were clearly displayed and very reasonably priced and provided a good range to choose from. The service was very good and the intervals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Have just tried pizza and starters but really tasty and good value (especially at lunch). Decor is simple but it is a locally run place and nice quiet location between station and town.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

No too fancy but nicish We ordered the swordfish and Vitello Milanese. Both was ok It tasted homemade. Maybe some of the Italian homemmade has been adjusted to British taste. The dessert was very amazing (the cake "something da nonna") The vine was very nice. Maybe a bit pricey The staff was nice and chatty On a Wednesday night no... More 

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Northampton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you want a quick authentic bite to eat this place is perfect. Busy not pretentious, good atmosphere and service. Pizza is really good and they do an early bird special menu offer.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Had been meaning to come here for a while and so glad we did. The food was excellent. Cooked perfectly, fantastic flavours and good ingredients. Starters of baked Camembert and calamari to start. Both had a great taste and there was plenty there. Mains of one of the pizzas on the specials menu and linguine marinara - lots of seafood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Been here a few times now, the chap that serves is super friendly and seems like a genuinely lovely guy! The pizza is great, as are the other dishes to be fair. You can go for a quick meal or have a more relaxed one, they pick up on this and seem to serve you just at the right time... More 

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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Firstly a confession! I used to eat at this family Italian Restaurant often many years ago. Back then if your table wasn't ready they told you to pop up the road to the pub on the corner and have a drink and they would come and get you when your table was ready. Then something happened, I can't remember what,... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Off the beaten track of the busy St Albans high street, this cosy restaurant is really tucked away on a residential street. I can imagine that it would be elbow-to-elbow dining if it were full but fortunately when we entered most people were leaving (hopefully those two things are coincidence!) The lady who served us was warm and friendly and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Helpful friendly staff to us being tourists in this area. Food was fine enough good enough but wouldn't say you must visit. Small noisy restaurant tables close to each other But worth a visit for a friends meal not a choice for a romantic meal

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Additional Information about La Cosa Nostra

Address: 62 Lattimore Road, St. Albans AL1 3XR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1727 832658
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $49
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62 Lattimore Road, St. Albans AL1 3XR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1727 832658

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $49
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?