If you want good Italian Food and a decent table (at least a semi-private table) DON'T go to Cosimo's in Newburgh, NY. My wife and I had reservations and we arrived on time. A staff person showed us to our table which was next to a corner wall on one side and about a foot away from the neighboring table. I requested a different table but was told by the staff person that nothing else was available. This staff person was not friendly and acted as though she did not want to be there. With no other choices available we settled on this table. As we looked around, most, if not all, tables were squeezed close together. The message here was more tables, more patrons, more money for owners. No regard for customer seating arrangements. Our neighbors table heard all of our conversation and we heard all of theirs. It was very uncomfortable. We waited for about 15 minutes before our server came to us. Obviously we had time to look over the menu. Trevor was our server. He was terrible. He told us that our bread would be coming soon and that it was being baked in the oven. We ordered at this time My wife ordered the chicken parmigiana with a side of pasta. I ordered the fusilli with sausage and broccoli. Our entrees arrived about ten minutes later. So much for the phrase that "good cooking takes time". So here we are sitting with our entrees with no silverware and no napkins. By the way, no bread either. We searched for Trevor the Terrible but could not find him. Another server finally brought us some silverware and napkins. By this time our dishes were luke-warm but we were hungry. My wife's chicken parm was OK but there was enough garlic in her side of pasta to kill a vampire, maybe two. It was not edible. My fusilli dish was tasteless. The fusilli was like mush and the sauce was overcooked and burnt. There was only a small amount of sausage in the dish. It tasted like it was previously cooked, hanging around for a while in the kitchen and re-heated before it was brought to our table. The bread finally came during the meal. It was stale, cold, and hard like yesterday's bread and did not include any butter. It wasn't even sliced properly. It looked as though it was torn apart by hand. Remember Trevor said that our bread was being baked in the oven. I don't think so. We did not finish our dishes and by this time we lost our appetites. The manager comped our dishes however I would heve preferred an uneventful, tasty meal instead. This episode did put a damper on our entire evening. My advice is to avoid this restaurant. There are several other good restaurants in the immediate area.
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