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“Overpriced”
Review of Coias Cafe

Coias Cafe
Ranked #70 of 2,450 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Coia family opened their first cafe in Dennistoun in 1928, and ever since then Coia's Cafe has been a favourite meeting place for local people, both young and old. The very first Coia's Cafe, originally on the corner of Duke Street, was owned by Carmine and Amalia Coia. Nicky and Ena Coia took over in the 1950's. In that time they took the business to the next level by introducing confectionery and a larger menu. During the 1980's the ownership transferred to the current owners - Alfredo and Antonia Coia, the third generation of the family to run the business. In 2006, the well known local landmark entered a new era by expanding into the newly built premises next door and by extensively refurbishing the existing cafe. This now includes the new takeaway food section and excellent delicatessen. Coia's Delicatessen is always worth a visit, offering a full off-licence with a large choice of imported wines. The new space also allowed the expansions of the ice cream section, selling Coia's famous homemade Italian ice cream. Coia's Cafe today provides it's loyal customers with an extensive menu to accommodate every occasion and satisfy every taste. We've worked hard to ensure that every dish on the menu is a dish that we are proud of. To mention the great selection of pastas and pizzas, fresh seafood and mouthwatering meat dishes is to only to scratch the surface. We also takes great pride in offering many fantastic 'chef's specials' every single day for you to try. We also recommend that you take advantage of our extensive and unique range of wines, selected personally by Alfredo. To this day, we still pride ourselves in four basics:- friendly attitude, politeness, cleanliness and high quality food. We promise an experience the whole family can enjoy.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Over priced for food that is just ok. I had penne arrabiatta which was not as much al dente but verging on undercooked. Service was definitely not with a smile, the same waiter who served us last time was as miserable as before. I don't mind paying these prices if service and food is worth it but this place is definitely not.

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glasgow
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“Won't be back”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

I used to frequent Coias on a regular basis when old Mr Coia was still around. Then, you could get great cooked, quality food at a reasonable price. Since the re-furbishment and change of staff, there has been a serious decline in quality cooked food. I eventually stopped visiting the cafe some time ago. However, as it was a very hot day yesterday, i decided to take my 88 year old mum into this place to get an ice cream. We ordered apple pie with cream & ice cream & an iced drink, both tasted delicious at the time. One hour after eating we both had severe upset tummys which lasted most of the evening. Whether it was the cream , apple pie or ice cream, something wasn't right. Needless to say, i will not be back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great Food and Generous portions”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

First time visitor. Had a late lunch here on 3/7/14. The pate starter was delicious served with melba toast and a side salad. The pasta main dish was very tastyand the ice cream to finish off was perfect. Service very good, Nice surroundings and ambience. We will be back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“East End Gem”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

There is a very extensive menu but the fish dishes are absolutely amazing. Would recommend the scallops starter. Also love the Italian diner atmosphere. Love to go here for a special occassion. Not the cheapest but well worth it!

  • Visited June 2014
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glasgow
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“Another great meal”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Visited tonight, called 30 minutes before and asked for a booth. Another great meal, the beef stroganoff is the best I've tasted, my husbands steal pie was huge and my daughter had spaghetti carbonara and garlic bread, have been going to coias all of my life and it is now one of the best restaurants in Glasgow, but they haven't forgotten their roots and still welcome their pensioners who can sit and chat and share a pot of tea. Brilliant staff, and it's fun watching the family all grown up now.

  • Visited June 2014
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