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“Lovely Lovely Lovely” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cosa Nostra

Cosa Nostra
2 Sands Lane, Barmston YO25 8PG, England
+44 1262 469070
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Barmston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Lovely Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We ended a lovely weekend at the coast with a trip to Cosa Nostra to celebrate my other halfs birthday. We came because I had read all the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor and I am glad we did.

The staff were a little stretched as it was quite busy for a Sunday evening - but that didn't detract from our evening - If you are in a rush go to McDonalds!!

The staff were all really friendly and it felt like a family business - and it is so nice to see one doing well.

The food was lovely - fresh with plenty of choice on the menu - I even liked the reason why they didn't have the fillet steak for the other half - they don't freeze anything so don't over buy and that's good enough for me.

Everything was fresh and really good - generous portions which isn't always a good thing in some restaurants but we were able to take some garlic bread home for a midnight snack !

This is food made by people who obviously care and take a pride in what they do - thank you and long may it continue.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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I_norfolk, Owner at Cosa Nostra, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your thoughts. On occasions during our off season unfortunately we do get caught of guard we a flurry of guests through the door and unfortunately this does lead to some delays in service. We would always hope that the wait it worth it and that the food delivered is the best it can be. Judging by your comments we achieved this during your visit. Thank you for being understanding on our absence of Fillet, as your review rightly says we never over buy as we shop daily as a restaurant in order to ensure you get the freshes products available. Really glad to read you had an enjoyable evening and your food was lovely. Take care and hope to see you again soon. Ian and the Team xx
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Family birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

9 of us visited on 11th jan and the food atmosphere service and value for money was out of this world. My mouth still waters at the taste of the food and the whole family enjoyed it even my 2yr old grandson who demolished his food.

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I_norfolk, Owner at Cosa Nostra, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Its really nice to know you had such a wonderful time with us in January. As a restaurant we try not to focus just on the food (although this is extremely important to us) we know that its not all that matters to our guests. I have confidence in saying we have a great bunch of staff that provide great service with a very down to earth approach and obviously this has being recognised in your review. Glad you had a great evening and hope to see you again soon. P.S we'll be closed January 2015 for refurbishment but Happy Birthday in advance. Take care and many thanks again Ian and the Team. xx
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“Cosa Nostra - the Very Best of its Kind!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have been going to the Cosa Nostra for a few years now and what started as a good restaurant, has evolved into a fabulous restaurant! The food is amazing, great value too, the quality and taste is top notch, the chef isn't afraid of flavours and the food is nicely presented. Cold Peroni on draft is a treat too, and they stock a selection of wines and spirits.
The sweets are great, but to be honest we rarely manage a sweet too as we love the savoury courses so much.
The owner and staff are friendly and fun, it's a great place to go, we would recommend it 100%, you can't beat it! Watch out for deals and special events too.
We visit the Cosa Nostra at the very least once a fortnight!
My advice is...make sure you go in hungry, because I can guarantee you'll come away full!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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I_norfolk, Owner at Cosa Nostra, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Hi Sam - Many thanks for your review your words of encouragement are a great to read. Its always a pleasure to have guests return to us frequently. Makes us realise that all this practicing must be paying off lol. Glad you enjoy the SAME food every time you come in the restaurant least we know we can be consistent. Thanks for taking the time to leave us your thoughts its very much appreciated. Take care and see you soon. Ian and the Team xx
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Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
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“Best Valentine meal ever !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We come from the Leeds area but have a holiday cottage in Barmston. We haven't been to the Cosa Nostra for quite a while but do get their takeaways which are always lovely. But we thought go on we will give it a try so this valentine night my husband, myself, my daughter and her husband all went up. We couldn't believe how well it has been done out since the last time we saw it. The restaurant was packed which was really nice too see. We got shown to our table straight away and ordered our drinks etc. Everything that we had to eat was fantastic and great value for money. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. We will be recommending this restaurant to all our friends. Thank you to all the staff for a lovely night

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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I_norfolk, Owner at Cosa Nostra, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your thoughts. As much as we appreciate any business its really nice to see our guests in the restaurant. Its so much more personal then a take-away and i'd like to thing you get a much better experience. Not only that but we clean up after you as well, you don't even need to put the rubbish in the bin we do that lol. You'll have to pop by and give us a visit again soon just to give us one last viewing before we change it all again. Glad you had a great experience and loved the food, always a pleasure to know that we achieved what you strive for. Many thanks for your review and take care Ian and The Team xx
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Great food, good quality and very friendly atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We're from Leeds and come over to the east coast every weekend to our caravan in skipsea. Our three children are all grown up now and it was so easy for us just to sit and vegetate every weekend. So we both decided to make the effort and eat out on Saturdays. Running out of options as to where to eat we thought We'd try Cosa Notra, to be honest the place does look a little dark and unappealing but once we stepped in we wasn't disappointed. The food was amazing and what we liked most of all was when the staff came and sat down to have a chat after We'd eaten our meal. I was dumbfounded when one of the staff came from Leeds and actually used to live down the road. We will recommend and definatly return. Thanks so much for a lovely evening. Jackie and John.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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I_norfolk, Owner at Cosa Nostra, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your thoughts on your visit. We completely understand why you would come to the opinion based on the external appearance of our property. However we have major plans for a refurbishment this coming winter. Some of which is already underway in spicing up the property and finally giving it some curb side appeal. I'm really glad that you gave us a chance and we were able to give you a great experience in both food and service. Your comments are very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you soon. Take care Ian and the Team xx
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