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“One of the pleasant eateries of Lahore, personally not a fan of their fare though”
Review of Cosa Nostra

Cosa Nostra
Ranked #21 of 296 Restaurants in Lahore
Price range: $145 - $290
Cuisines: Greek, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Islamabad
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“One of the pleasant eateries of Lahore, personally not a fan of their fare though”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've been visiting Cosa Nostra occasionally for the past five or so years and it is always pleasant to visit. They have three floors, the basement is smoking and the design inspired from cellars, the ground floor is non-smoking and has a pleasant, well lit decor and the first floor is fine dining, which serves a different menu from the two lower floors.

My review for the fares on offer are restricted to the ground floor and basement restaurant menu. When they started out, they used to have superb salads, their caesar salad was quite popular. Over time however, I've seen its quality drop and price increase significantly. Next, the pizzas are also popular but I find the cheese they use to be almost inedible, I steer clear of their pizzas, even though the very first time I'd tried it, it wasn't bad then, but that was many years ago. This leaves their pastas, burgers and paninis. Their burgers (I've only had beef ones) are delish. Their paninis can be hit or miss, depending on which one you order. I've only ever had one of their pastas, the penne, and I was unimpressed. So in sum, try the burgers if you want a nice wholesome meal, but there are, of course, not very Italian.

Vegetarian options: your best best would be a salad (ask them to serve it without the chicken) or a vegetarian pasta (if memory serves me correctly they have atleast one of these) and the vegetarian panini. I think its called 'greek' or 'mediterranean' or something.

The one good thing that remains of high quality since they started is their icecream. My personal favorite is the 'After eight' flavor with a dollop of whipped cream. Their coffees and tea is good too.

Once one of my favorite restaurants in Lahore, though it remains a pleasant place in terms of ambience, it is not my go-to restaurant anymore, since I find the quality of food to have dropped along with a significant increase in price.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“great food”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great Food. Yum Burgers and Pizzas. Liked the Pizza with the wheat bread option. Ate at the casual dining which works well for lunch. would like to try a more formal meal next time we are there.

Visited May 2014
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Peshawar, Pakistan
1 review
“great place”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

good variety and very quality food. i had steaks over there very appetizing and great place to relax

Visited June 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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“Great Pizza!”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Go here if you want healthy pizzas. Cosa is popular for their Salamella pizza and ice creams. This is the place if you want to see Lahore's youth hanging out! Also go here if you want late night food! You will see many celebrities hanging out here!

  • Visited May 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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“Italian Affair.”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have visited this place many times, its always full. Upscale restaurant with nice ambiance and the food is always yummy.
They offer everything from sandwiches, pasta, pizza etc.
I like their Fish & Chips and thin crust pizza

  • Visited April 2014
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