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“Pleasantly Surprised”

Cosi Bar Ristorante
Ranked #258 of 4,034 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $42
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Australian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Booked online on the same day. We arrived for a 7pm dinner on a Saturday night. It was quite at the start but filled up quite quickly. I wasn't sure about this place because of some of the reviews but was pleasantly surprised. The service was really good the food we had was very tasty. We had the Ocean Trout salad and and Antipasto for entree. For main we had Lamb Risotto and Eye Fillet. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank ASowa
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very Unfriendly”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We approached this restaurant and looked at a table outside to be 'told' by a waitress that it was reserved very sternly. We went inside and asked if we had booked, which we hadn't and were shown to a table. (the restaurant was virtually empty inside). The way he siad it I thought they were awaiting a huge coach party!

We had to ask for menus, we had to ask for more drinks and were not asked if we were enjoying our meal or asked if we would like anything else. The service was very slow for a near empty restaurant! We had to ask for the bill. We were in Melbourne a month and this was the worst service we received.

I ordered a prawn salad which cost 20 dollars and was the size of a starter and comprised of 3 king prawns a bit of coleslaw and salad. It was so pathetic I had to laugh.

As this was an italian restaurant I thought it would be friendly as in Italy of which I have stayed over ten times.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank 40-Italian-traveller
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Faultless Dining Experience”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

I started to go to Cosi 10 years ago and while the decor now feels a little tired, the food, service and menu was the best dining experience I have had in years. The calamari is a must have! I thoroughly recommend this restaurant for a casual but truly exceptional dining experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Teash2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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320 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“italian dining in south yarra”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Convenient to our accommodation we decided to give Cosi a go. The service was pretty good, the atmosphere a bit flat, but the food was fantastic. We stayed quite late and though we werent the last diners the staff were very accommodating, no pressure to leave. The cheese souffle was light and fluffy, the spatchcock was cooked perfectly and the affogattos couldn't be better. We would definitely recommend Cosi.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Elizabeth2859
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Sydney, Australia
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944 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
“Cosy Cosi”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great bar with friendly service, Drinks all mixed with skill and expertise. Food menu looked good, but i didnt sample.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Drew M
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