Osteria il coccia
We showcase what food has the best to offer, when cooked over our wood charcoal.
There is fire, flames, smell of smokiness coming from the grill.
We source the freshest ingredients, organic when possible, from local farmers and producers.
We want to bring you, the best of our both countries, Italy and France.
Big Boy cooks from memories of his grandmothers rolling the pasta in the kitchen. He remembers them cooking the best lunches for him when he was going to school.
I dearly miss my beautiful France and would like to share my two favourite regions, Beaujolais to The Rhone Valley where I grew up and the South West where my mother lives. I invest my time looking at the new generation focusing on smaller production, organic or biodynamic, respecting the terroir. I also spent my holidays in Italy with my uncle, the wines on the list are all the memories of my childhood.
Amazing food/wine, staff/service and was priced well.
We will definitely be back again!!
Lovely food at a good price. The pasta was the best I’ve ever eaten! Definitely recommend
This was our first visit to Osteria il Coccia. Wow. We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch degustation menu. Every course was delicious and service was friendly and attentive. I can’t really pick a favourite dish but the Moreton bay bug with parsnip purée and fish broth poured from a teapot was something special. We also appreciated the pace of service and the resting time between each course. We had mentioned that we were not in a hurry- as we wanted to appreciate the degustation at a leisurely pace - we felt that our hosts took that into account. Thank you. We will return.
The service and the food are amazing, we loved it. If you cant get to Italy this year or next this is the place to eat. Cannot speak too highly of a great meal with greet people
Everything was perfect, great menu, service and value. Highly recommend the matching wines. We will be back!
Lovely experience, great food, exceptional service.
Go. Eat. Enjoy. It's a must visit. You won't regret it. Phenomenal food, service and quiet ambiance.
My husband and I absolutely loved this restaurant. It ticked every box for us from the food and wine to the atmosphere and the lovely waitstaff. Can’t wait to go back!
Amazing experience, service was exceptional and friendly, the matched wines were impeccable. Food was absolutely delicious and top quality and artfully presented. One of the most memorable dining out experiences on the coast ever! Well done guys.
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.
Osteria il coccia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4327 8952.
Osteria il coccia is rated 4.5 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.