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La Sosta

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45a Carlisle Road, Derry, Northern Ireland
(028) 7137 4817
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 117
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
romantic or business-you choose

Lovely restaurant on one of the main streets of Derry. Not immediately obvious from the front and parking is limited during the day. I've brought business friends here and it was well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Daoinenaheireann
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Derry. N.Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Derry. N.Ireland
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely restaurant on one of the main streets of Derry. Not immediately obvious from the front and parking is limited during the day. I've brought business friends here and it was well worth it.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Another perfect evening at one of my favourite restaurants. Expert service - it says a lot that they keep the same staff, and the staff know the food and wine inside-out. I had a delicious gluten-free pasta dish - pine nuts, truffle, porcini and cream. Then some beautifully cooked sea bream. All served with the usual crispy rosemary potatoes and... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Amazing food, drink & ambience - the closest thing to Italy we have found having been to Italy quite a few times! Recommend the asparagus & pea tart for starters! Claude is a lovely host :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

absolutely delicious food, wonderful ambience, classy staff. made to feel welcome from start to finish . excellence on a plate

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited on 7/23 based solely on the Tripadvisor reviews.While Italian dining isn't what comes to mind when visiting Derry, I'm so glad we went! The staff is friendly and efficient. The city views can't be beat and the decor is perfectly Italian. We have many Italian relatives and have visited Italy often. I can confidently say that this was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Having lived in Italy, I can say with confidence that this is an authentic Italian dining experience. The menu is small but I like that! It means that the chef cooks to order, and has chosen a selection of delicious dishes that can be cooked well and using fresh ingredients. The staff are fantastic and very knowledgable. Highly recommended.

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Derry
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Booked a table for a birthday treat on a Tuesday evening. Booked for seven and arrived and was immediately seated as restaurant was empty. Service was great, food fabulous and a great choice. I love this restaurant, thankfully more people arrived which gave a bit of atmosphere. Recommend this place, but not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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Nõmme, Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was great finding with really friendly and homy staff who served you as a very welcomed family member:) Also delicious food and good place for meeting with John Hume:)

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Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

With 149 restaurant in Derry you are think you can get one open when you want but not so as the choice can be severely limited but not so here at this Italian eatery always have a table available for a hungry diner

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

LA Sosta is an exquisite restaurant. The food was amazing;the finest quality and taste. The only negative is not visiting La Sosta sooner! With friendly staff,wonderful views of the City and exceptional food it is a real treat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45a Carlisle Road, Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: (028) 7137 4817

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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