Osteria il coccia
Outstanding (as usual) Nicco is an amazing Chef and his food is always tasty, simply the best Italian the Coast has to offer.
Thank you Brent!
Fabulous lunch with friends. Food was amazing...service was personable and professional
Fabulous high quality innovative menu. Warm welcome. Definitely will return. Loved it
Thank you for the comments Christine!
Really enjoyed the food and staff - had a good night :)
great food special deal was good but feel the inclusion of some veg would have made it better value ,
Thank you Marilyn
Maybe a little more choice in the menu would help as my husband is very fussy. I however loved the menu.
It’s the best rest in Ettalong
Thank you Trish! very nice
Really really really good gourmet food, cooked by a chef from Napoli who creates dishes in the same traditional way his Nona used to cook it. We licked every single plate with our fingers! It was absolutely delicious! And no need to go to Sydney for that! What else to ask for?
Merci Marion !!!!!!
It was suggested by the waitress that we share an entree between 2 people. This was one calamari (which was delicious) at a cost of $24. This gave us no more than about 4 bites each. Not good value for money.
The main course, squid ink scialatielli, prawns, spinach, chilli seemed to lack flavour.
Overall, with the additional cost of wine, I feel this was not good value for money.
Dear Sharps, Thank you for your valuable comments. I believe an entree was recommended to be shared as two main pasta were ordered then. I am sorry that we can not fill a plate of fresh Australian whole calamari from Martin Seafood for $24. Unfortunately Osteria cannot bit the price of pubs serving frozen overseas calamari. The additional cost of a glass of French or Italian wine doesn't come complimentary with our dishes. But this is a nice tought, free wine in restaurant will be very nice:)
Amazing food and wine.
The menu changes regularly to keep every experience different.
Great friendly service
Our first visit and very happy to find REAL Italian food!
The wood fired oven provided a special Smokey touch to the beautifully prepared food.
Will go again soon.
Really delicious food and lovely wine list, staff were very welcoming and the restaurant has a nice cozy feel, the sourdough with smoked butter is the real MVP, it made our meal.
Thank you for the wine list, of course the smoke butter is amazing!
This was our first visit to Osteria il cocca but not to the venue that this restaurant occupies. Previously this venue was extremely noisy and unfortunately not much has changed.
The food was delicious and there was good variety on the menu. However I do feel that having lived on the Central Coast for over 30 years this restaurant is overpriced for the area and portion sizes.
The wine we had was spectacular but I would like to see some Australian wines on the wine list. We really should be supporting our outstanding local wines.
Service was attentive and professional.
We will return tho Osteria il cocca but unfortunately due to price it will not become one of our frequently visited restaurants unlike others in the area.
Thank you Steph for your review and comments. We do appreciate that a restaurant can be loud when busy. We really appreciate that you enjoy the food and wine. I will not have any Australian wines on my list for the reason that it will not respect our concept. Nicola the chef is Italian and I am myself from both world, France and Italy. I want to sell a wine I know, with the story of my countries that I know and where I grew up. Our guest can discover then the food and wine we grew up with.
Superb evening - inspired food/wine - excellent service - value for money menu - would have like a quieter atmosphere but that surely did not detract from the evening. Don't miss it!
Thank you Richard! Very nice words!
Recommend as an ideal spot for a romantic dinner for 2
Great food , service and atmosphere . Recommend for a lovely experience
Thank you Paul!!!!
Brilliant food in all regards, presentation, originality and of course flavour. One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever dined. Hosts are very attentive and family friendly, a must visit food experience if you are in the area.
Thank you Davis Amazing!
An absolute must! Food is exceptional and lovely staff.
Thank you Julia, very kind!
What a surprise! A brilliant newish Italian restaurant with a fresh new outlook on Italian food. Everything is cooked over wood fires, so it reveals a wonderful smokey edge to the flavours. Even the glorious butter has gentle smokey infusions.Each of the two entres and our mains fantastic. dare I say "memorable!" You have to see the gelato being prepared from scratch before your eyes with a dollop of liquid nitrogen added as it is served. Show business! We loved it. Can't wait to go back. Quentin from Killcare
Wouahhh Thank you Quentin! What a review!!!!!
We had the Wednesday Locals Night menu and thought it was very good value. Everything was beautifully cooked.
Thank you Patrick, Amazing to have new locals!
We were so disappointed with the food. We have been before and loved the food but this visit the pasta was tasteless and dry and our gnocchi was burnt.
Hi Dear MAPA, As per Saturday we don't recall anyone complening about the food, not when ask or cleared. Wondering if you came before if you would have let us know you did not like it, we could organise something for you. Always easier to go and hide behind a screen rather than facing the staff and chef. There is a very enjoyable pleasure to destroy a reputation of a chef and a team, thinking the "reviewers" have the new taste buds of the most finest professionnel reviewers of the country!
The best restaurant on the coast. I could eat there every night.
Dear Lea, we definitely have you every night:) Always a pleasure!
Beautiful food, always. A challenging evening for the kitchen and staff due to a power outage that affected the entire town. This did not detract from the amazing dishes and service.
Thank you Anonymous Regular! Obviously MAPA doesn't think the same! Your taste buds must be very bad Anonymous:)
I do hesitate in saying no as I like to try and be positive but 3 out of our 4 main dishes weren't that great. Unfortunately there was too much salt on the tomato/olive sauce that was on top of the whole snapper, though the snapper itself was cooked beautifully and was nice and fresh. The crab/chilli bisque was heavily oiled and stodgy. The entree of kingfish was good so maybe it was just what we chose.
Thank you Gayle. I am very sadden to see that even if you send us an email expressing your thoughts, you went on social to write again another review. We have offer you to come back with a voucher on this email to try again our food. Before reviewing a whole team that works very hard to bring our guest the best we possibly can. if you read the reviews this kind of comments are not usual, maybe the food was not at your personnel taste that night. We are happy to showcase our food again.
We had a lovely meal and the whole family enjoyed the experience. The staff were very accommodating and we would recommend it to friends and family.
We had been recommended to visit this restaurant and we weren’t disappointed! The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The service was wonderful. But the food... oh my gosh. The food was outstanding! The gnocchi in particular was absolutely delicious! We can not wait to return!
Thanks Jeff! What a review!
Just what the neighbourhood has been crying out for. A terrific eatery with great ambience. Sophisticated yet accessible with delicious food, a good reasonably priced wine list and professional service this is the best addition to the peninsula we’ve had in recent times.
Thank you Susan, Very nice to read!
Oysters just edible, mushroom saucealmost tasteless, serviceslow
Thank you Graham, Can you describe oysters just edible for freshly shucked oysters. Mushroom sauce I am so sorry but we do not offer this but have a parmesan fondue? Service Low, could you describe
An excellent experience. Nicola and Alex are excellent hosts and the food reflects their passion and skill in delivering a fine Italian meal .
Thank you so much Jim for you time!
Charming staff. Good food. Not cheap but very pleasant.
Thank you David!!!
Beautiful traditional food and the service was genuine and the second reason I’ll be back!
Thanks Nes, Amazing
Paid $70 for 4 course degustación. Dishes were well presented. The duck in a beetroot and cherry sauce was the best of the dishes. The other courses didn’t have a balanced flavours. Sourdough bread was the first course. The gnocchi was beautiful and soft but had a bland sauce. Perhaps there are other items on the standard menu that are nice however the signature degustación needs to really shine and it didn’t this time unfortunately. Wine was excellent.
We had a wonderful meal on Thursday evening for my birthday. We chose the $70 four course menu, and the food was delicious, very fresh and well presented. We also had the pairing wines which were of excellent quality from France and Italy. The staff was attentive and efficient and explained each dish being served.
Very pleased you had a good time Clyde!!!
Food was fabulous. Best gnocchi I have ever eaten and i have only recently returned from southern Italy. The bread and special butter divine and so different. Staff were delightful
Thank you Jennifer! What a review!!!!
Food was good, not the best of it's kind I've eaten but still very enjoyable. Service was lovely and friendly - the only reason for my rating is that the gaps between a couple of courses were too long for us. It was a great experience though and sitting on the front deck felt a bit like being on holiday in Europe. Have the Tiramisu - it's divine.
Dear Emma, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately we had a miscommunication with the kitchen on that busy night. We apologise for this and hope we can see you again to showcase our beautiful food. We are really heartbroken to read the food was not the best you have eaten. We hope to see you soon.
Outstanding and such a secret.
From the welcome , service to the food.
You make the Italian in Italy proud.
Continue the good work
Brilliant chef with a repertoire that’s extensive. Have eaten in multiple places that have been under his/ her management and never been disappointed.
Highly recommended and thankful that someone of this skill set has finally made it to the Central Coast.
Wine list is creative and affordable.
Booked a table for 6 people and all thoroughly enjoyed.
Even catered for last minute dietaries...
Thank you so much what a great great review.
This Osteria is a welcome addition to Ettalong. The staff were delightful and we intend to visit quite often.
Thank you Mooch!!!
You need to have the gnocchi!!!
The food and service was great. We were in back area which isnt as great than being in front area
Thank you Natasha! Sorry to hear you don't like the backroom as much.
The food was sensational and very filling. It's nice to see a great quality restaurants on the peninsula.
Thank you Sue!
The food was delicious cooked in a wood fired oven. Very innovative presentation and good sized servings.
Would highly recommend.
Thank you Joy!