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Cosa Nostra Italian Trattoria

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324 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-473 3005
17:00 - 23:00
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Browns Bay
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for dinner on a Wednesday night recently. The good smelled amazing and luckily tastes just as good. The rosemary and garlic pizza bread was to die for. The pizza and pasta we ordered was delicious. Service was excellent and atmosphere cost and friendly and authentic.

Thank Liza V
Newbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We booked for four at 8.00 only to find a very large party being served as we arrived. We knew what that meant in the kitchen and for the staff. Still, we all enjoyed our food though it was a pity that the bread and olives never made it to us! There was a good choice on the menu and... More 

Thank Zablockik
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164 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Top spot for a private birthday event. Seating in the front of the restaurant for a comfortable 28 to a slightly squishy 32 people. Cosy casual and fun vibe. Food is good and comes as you'd expect. For an event where you want a non fussy family style. Then this is you. BYO wine, great! An Italian accordion player, fun!... More 

Thank Ham M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had a very memorable family diner at Cosa Nostra. The service was excellent, only second to the food. We have spent time in Italy and this is the closest we've got to that time. Will definitely be back!!

Thank PTTJWilliams
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Cosa Nostra is a pleasant, relaxed restaurant. The meals are consistently good. On this visit we both had pasta dishes as our main, and both enjoyed them. Very nice service. The music was initially too loud for us, but this was replaced by live accordion music. Cosa Nostra is in the inner suburb of Thorndon, about 10 minutes walk from... More 

Thank NZpamelaw
Wellington, New Zealand
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106 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Cosa Nostra did not fully deliver on a busy Saturday night, and we ended up being disappointed. A reassessment of aspects of some menu offerings and authenticity is needed by the management. Despite this it was a full house. Perhaps when the restaurant is full and the kitchen is under pressure the standards slip, but at their prices this should... More 

3 Thank Muzzaj
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We are regulars to Cosa Nostra - the food is exceptional every single time. I have neever been disappointed by their range of authentic pastas, and the staff are friendly and attentive. I eat out in Wellington regularly and Cosa Nostra is by far my favourite restaurant. Could not recommend more!

Thank katy796
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Home cooking 'Italian style' with a hefty price tag . No trained staff - cheapest cutlery on the market ..in short this place does not deliver .

1 Thank Moritz W
Nelson, New Zealand
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a delicious meal with great service at Cosa Nostra. Our waitress Paula was so sweet and very helpful. We weren't sure how to get back to the hotel and they made sure we were set. Told us to call if we got lost.

Thank Lynn R
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213 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have been twice, each time at Christmas with a group and haven’t been disappointed by the quality of the food - it is tasty and good value but I haven’t been there by myself i.e. without the co-workers - I recommend it but am not sure if it is the best Italian restaurant in Wellington although a good night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-473 3005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?