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Cosa Nostra

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161 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4AS, England
+44 1947 602030
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large, echo filled hall with plenty of seating. Basic Italian fare, reasonably priced and not rushed. Pasta made a change from sea food. Doesn't jump out and say "eat here" very basic. Nothing else to say about the place.

Thank Mr B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

as we both love Italian food a visit to Whitby felt incomplete without trying one. started with a sharing bruschetta which was very good. I tried pizza my wife chicken washed down with a nice bottle of wine so very satisying

Thank Christopher F
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

popped in here on a cold friday evening as most of nearby restaurants all seemed full,we were seated quickly & our order was taken promptly.When our wine arrived the waiter asked if we wanted to try it,my wife said she would do so,a small amount was poured in to her glass & when she said it was fine the waiter... More 

Thank TheHoptons
Leeds, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table in advance for a Saturday night and on arrival were following a waiter to a table when he turned around to shout to the maitre d' "that one's taken!" So not the best start. We ended up seated on a small landing part way between the ground floor and the upper floor, a couple of steps down... More 

Thank ydnpa
Whitby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a traditional Italian restaurant with good quality food and drink including delicious meat and veggie calzone pizzas. The waiters are attentive and helpful, and clearly take a lot of pride in the quality of the food. The atmosphere is quite classic, so may appeal to couples looking for a quiet meal together or families dining together for a... More 

Thank RebeccaM1984
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have tried a couple of times to walk in for a meal and was told was fully booked,so we booked this time and so please don't we did.an extensive menu and a specials board we ordered different starters and main courses all 4 of us were pleased with our choices the staff were attentive and pleasant the manager was speaking... More 

Thank richardhayes90
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here twice and both times we have had a really good meal. We called early Saturday evening and were given a table which had to be vacated in two hours as it was fully booked. No problem the service is very good and we never felt rushed. Overall a good little spot in Whitby if you do not want... More 

Thank Pudseysteve
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited Whitby for a few days, and we're lucky enough to eat at Cosa Nostra one evening. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and has a lot of character. The staff were very friendly and service was good. We found the food to be excellent. The seafood especially was very good. The prices were about average for thus... More 

Thank Stew-46
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this for a Saturday night whilst visiting for the weekend with friends. The waiter who was on front desk showed us where we were to sit by waving his arm randomly in the direction of the corner of the room..not a good first impression! After saying that, the food was quite good and reasonably priced ..just a shame the... More 

Thank Onesiluva
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Cosa last night for a friends anniversary and had a lovely meal. starters were very good 2 of the group had bruschetta one with Parma ham and one with feta very tasty, the other 2 had garlic mushrooms which were also very tasty... I had pepperoni pizza with red chilli and it was amazing. The others in the group... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 602030

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