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La Sosta

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45a Carlisle Road, Derry, Northern Ireland
(028) 7137 4817
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
P McLaughlin

Attended this restaurant for a Friday night out and was more than pleased. Food was excellent as was the service. Nice surroundings and beautifully decorated. Had duck for the starter followed by a steak. Look forward to my next trip back and would recommend to others.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
PML15
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Attended this restaurant for a Friday night out and was more than pleased. Food was excellent as was the service. Nice surroundings and beautifully decorated. Had duck for the starter followed by a steak. Look forward to my next trip back and would recommend to others.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The only descent meal I've eaten in derry a hidden gem maybe to well hidden. Even the locals find it to find the location but as a chef myself give it full marks would recommend it to any1 and refund their meal of they had a bad one personally

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Inishowen
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Was looking forward to eating here and overall was not disappointed. The variety of food on offer was great, I loved the textures from the grilled Goats Cheese starter and the home baked bread was delicious, pity there wasn't some nice olive oil and balsamic vinegar to dip it into. Our mains of stuffed chicken and mushroom pasta were served... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Was at this restaurant on it's opening night in 1995, absolutely loved it then and have visited it a few times since, was there last night with my wife and it's still the best in Derry.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was here last night with some friends to celebrate a birthday. It was my second visit. As before the food was excellent but what really stands out is the time you have. There is no rush to order and what I really love is that there is a good time between courses. All to often your starter dishes are... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

After staying in the city on a number of occasions we decided to try somewhere different and we stumbled across la sosta..! We had a wonderful meal, I had the red cabbage risotto which was amazing! Lovely food and attentive staff! Definitely would recommend this restaurant..!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been visiting Derry/Londonderry for over 15 years now. Over that time, I have had some good meals but found that the range on offer is biased towards the burgers, lasagne, steak style. On this latest visit, I was introduced to La Sosta - wow!! A classy restaurant tucked away off the main street (you wouldn't know it was... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great ambiance and food. You feel that everything you eat has been carefully prepared. When I want a nice meal that's where I go.

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Derry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Derry. Consistently good quality food plus friendly service. Some more specifically Italian menu options would be ideal.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

La Sosta is a gem. Seek it out if you are in Derry. The food is superb, the atmosphere and the welcome genuinely Italian. The service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. All in all a wonderful experience.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?