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Cosi Bar Ristorante

#283 of 3,060 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Australian, Mediterranean
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68 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
(03)9867 3999
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Nice ambience and relaxing. Staff attention to detail but not intrusive. Great food and impressed that my well done steak was tender.

1 Thank Peter R
Hillside, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We picked this restaurant from the entertainment card only to find our card had expired but decided to try anyway. Thank goodness we did as it was a most enjoyable experience. We dined after a show mid week arriving 8.30 ish. The welcom was inviting and the service was attentative but not annoying. The waitress's was pleasant and knew her... More 

1 Thank Reg E
Wallan, Australia
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Just when I was losing faith in Melbourne eateries after succession of mediocre meals along comes Cosi. Entrees were Quail Ravioli and Scollops and Pork Belly that were really nice. Along comes the main of slow cooked Lamb Shoulder that was simply beautiful. Desert was a delicious creamed cheese cake with Balsamic infused Strawberries. Lovely. Best feed I've had in... More 

1 Thank ColinRosewarne
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We were frequent patrons of La Citta (now closed) and wanted to try the owners' other restaurant, we had a scrumptious meal and the chef even split our entrée so my husband could eat the pork belly while I enjoyed the scallops. My husband also raved about his quail ravioli. Both of us chose the spanner crab and saffron risotto... More 

1 Thank AnnG122
Perth, Australia
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We were here once before a couple years ago. This time, the food we ordered was VERY salty, and had to send it back, which I hate to do, but we couldn't eat it. The staff were gracious enough to do so, and brought us fresh meals without the abundance of salt. Quaint, charming restaurant with food that could use... More 

2 Thank 4Quantum
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Firstly I should mention that we were here on a Scoopon, otherwise we may never have tried this restaurant, but from the minute we arrived (on 20/6/16) to the minute we left, everything was perfect, and we are not necessarily easy to please. We were greeted at the door, shown to our choice of table, given menus, water and wine,... More 

1 Thank lifetimetravelbug
Sydney, Australia
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199 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Cosi was a great South Yarra food spot. Under new owners we waited while the chef went out and found the food, killed it, had it processed then cooked it. Even after all that our mains were cold. Service was attentive but not competent.

1 Thank Connolly47
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We came here unexpectedly for lunch and were impressed. The pastas were fresh and delicious and included a glass of wine for just $20. Service great and good that they also catered for families with kids. Will come again.

2 Thank N H
Westport, Ireland
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285 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

my wife and I nipped in for a light supper, the food was tasty, the service was efficient and friendly

1 Thank mandr268
Noosa, Australia
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103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We have been a fan of this restaurant from its opening days. However since the place has changed hands, I believe the quality of the food has declined. A group of eight of us arrived for Saturday lunch and the place was empty. We ordered a bottle of Verve Clicquot, only to be told they had run out of stock.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $42
Italian, Australian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03)9867 3999

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