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The Italian Cousin

480 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958-8433
+1 772-589-1412
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagna” (23 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
480 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958-8433
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would have given 5 stars except the ambience is a little lacking. Having said this, I think the restaurant has done the best it can given the building and location. Don’t let this put you off enjoying a really delicious, thoughtfully prepared dinner. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank luckycookie2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was told to try this place for authentic Italian food. All we got was poor service, generic Italian food, and indigestion. Won't be going back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bill R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit here. Cloth tablecloths/nice atmosphere. Early bird menu had many items to choose from. $11.95. Husband’s alfredo he commented was exceptional; I had the chicken Parmesan which was also exceptional. The tomato bisque soup was outstanding. Will definitely visit this restaurant again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sewinggrandma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several of us decided to go to Italian Cousins for New Years Eve, they were offering a special Fixe Prix Menu. While the food and service were outstanding as usual, I was really disappointed with the price, turns out that I could have eaten the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank BillG1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular, TIC is better than many Italian restaurants in the area ... unfortunately that’s not saying a whole lot. The dining room is ordinary yet there is a bit of family style casual charm. It would be a much more enjoyable experience if the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hankbauer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went with a friend last night. We've been in Vero for almost 6 years and this was our first visit. We were totally impressed with the food and the service. Our waiter was attentive, helpful and very friendly. Our friend had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ycarney
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I got the lasagna. It went down so smooth and didn't come back up sour. The chiabotta bread was so very tasty. I will be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank astyle4u
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We enjoy going to The Italian Cousin. We take advantage of their summertime specials, and of course eat there "in-season" also. Staff are very helpful and pleasant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ItalianandPolishj
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

A Birthday celebration with friends. Seven guests were seated imediately. Our male waiter was excellent. Drink orders than baskets of bread with dipping oil delicious. We had a variety of dinners all were eye appealing and super good. A very pleasant atmosphere. We will hurry...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Miriam_FCupertino
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We came into the restaurant drenched because the SEBASTIAN Clambake was rained out. Upon entering, instead of offering some type of assistance we were met with opposition from the older lady that greeted us. We were them placed in a table and NEVER offered a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank Marta S
Michele H, Owner at The Italian Cousin, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Marta, Thank you for taking the time to post your remarks about your experience at The Italian Cousin on TripAdvisor. I would like to take a moment and respond.... I spoke with my staff after I read your rant, and I am grateful for the...More

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March 9, 2018|
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Response from Joe C | Reviewed this property |
Just tell the waitress you have a gluten-free diet and ask her to tell you what gluten-free menu items they have available that may interest you. I'm sure that you will find both that the waitresses are very helpful and... More
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Oceandvr63 | Reviewed this property |
Yes,there is :)
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May 13, 2017|
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Response from Terry M | Reviewed this property |
I believe the owners are quite compassionate and will try to accommodate...The restaurant is not too large, the size of your service dog might be a problem...I would call first and ask for Gus, the owner...Good luck...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $26
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958-8433
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Sebastian
  • Phone Number: +1 772-589-1412
"Casual Italian Cuisine"...Chi Mangia Bene, Vive Bene!
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