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Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

This is our special occasion go-to restaurant of choice in the north Simcoe area, and after the long covid lockdown we were eager to revisit. In retrospect, we should not have been surprised that the consistency in both food and service quality that makes this...our favourite survived the lockdown. It felt like a homecoming to once again enjoy a sit down meal at Cosmo's. What was most gratifying, however, was the restaurant's understated but obvious adherence to covid safety protocols. Thank you, Cosmo's, for providing such a safe and welcoming environment. We should not have been surprised...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed November 9, 2020 via mobile

Anniversary dinner and we wanted a nice night out and great food. Cosmo’s was excellent. I started with the calamari which was so good and put the fresh bread to good use with the broth. Had ceaser salad next, very good, and then had the...veal di mare which was so good. Very generous portions of veal, shrimp and lobster. My wife had the veal lemone which was also quite tasty. Service was excellent and price was quite reasonable.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

The food was really delicious. We had the Bruschetta, Goat Cheese Salad, Calamari, they were all excellent. The Pickerel was tough and overcooked. The service was fabulous. It is definitely worth a try. Lovely atmosphere too. A bit pricey.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

Cosmos never disappoints. Great food, prompt and friendly service. Pasta is always perfectly cooked.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

I was not expecting to find such a nice Italian restaurant in a smaller community such as Orillia but there it was. Really good food, nice wine, service and attitude of the staff was really good. I do recommend the restaurant, get reservations though.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Jan 4th my wife and I called to make a reservation for my mother in law’s birthday ( Valentine’s Day). We knew it may be a stretch goal. We were booking for ten people. We were told that they were booked up early but that...we could come for 7. We checked with our party, 7pm worked so we called back and booked. Feb 8 th my wife non optimistic called to see if it were possible to squeeze in two more. The Owner ( as he claimed to be) returned my wife’s call saying there was no way the would book at a table that size, as they only seat 60 in house. My wife kind and worried exclaimed that someone did indeed to our reservation. He then told her that he would check the book and call back at 2. When he called back he was quite rude to my wife. Claimed no suck res existed and hung up on her! Thank goodness we had two more people who wanted to come, otherwise we would never had called back. Imagine we showed up with 8 other adults and they refused us at the door? All because some hostess or server made a mistake booking our res. They obviously wiped it out as the owner made it very clear he wouldn’t allow it. A phone call could have solved that problem..... example ( “ I’m very sorry one of my staff made a mistake as we are not booking tables that large on this day.Im terribly sorry for the inconvenience and would be happy to come you dessert on your next visit for the inconvenience “) but we received nothing but a cold shoulder and attitude. I’ve grown up in the restaurant industry and have been in and involved with it for 30 years. I was looking forward to trying this restaurant as I had heard good things. I know don’t know how I can bother to give it a chance after experiencing how our situation was handle. This was a major fumble on the owners part.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

Food was delicious and restaurant was lovely. Server was a tad slow, seemed as though she forgot about us at the end of the night, after food was delivered. But otherwise a good experience celebrating my boyfriends birthday.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019

Best Zuppa Di Pesce I ever had, and I've tried it at many fine Italian restaurants, no one makes it close to Cosmo's. Great comfortable atmosphere with many delicious dishes that are very traditional and priced great. Compliments to the Chef!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

As we walked by Cosmo’s, a patron who was just leaving the restaurant said that we must try it. We booked for the next night and had a delicious meal, with incredibly efficient and friendly service. After one meal at Cosmo’s Ristorante, we felt like...we were part of the family. Great food, superb service and a very charming decor make this a perfect place for dinner when you are in Orillia. We will definitely stop again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

Our friends live in Barrie and we were vacationing in Muskoka. Chose Orillia as an in-between spot to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Didn't know any restaurants in Orillia so relied on on-line reviews and Cosmos seemed like a good choice. Problems started with the...drink order - couldn't make a Negroni. Ordered Lobster Bisque - seriously pureed - not sure there was any lobster in there. Mains ordered were the salmon special, chicken scallopini and veal scallopini. All arrived very quickly and were all on the verge of being over-cooked. The other main was spaghetti carbonara and it seemed OK. I ordered dessert and was brought the wrong one! We were treating our friends to an anniversary dinner and were embarrassed by the quality of the meal. We don't live anywhere near Orillia so to say we would never visit this restaurant again is easy to say. I would not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Straight exit with a slight right hand turn into the restaurant seating. Should not cause any major problem with entry.
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Cosmo's Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4