Osteria il coccia

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68 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
We are proud to be the Central Coast, Italian wood fired dining.
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.
What 68 People Are Saying
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CameronMitchell
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food/wine, staff/service and was priced well.

We will definitely be back again!!

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PeterC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food at a good price. The pasta was the best I’ve ever eaten! Definitely recommend

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JennyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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jeffh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JuliaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect, great menu, service and value. Highly recommend the matching wines. We will be back!

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Leah
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience, great food, exceptional service.

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Tiz198
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go. Eat. Enjoy. It's a must visit. You won't regret it. Phenomenal food, service and quiet ambiance.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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SeanO
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Brent
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding (as usual) Nicco is an amazing Chef and his food is always tasty, simply the best Italian the Coast has to offer.

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Responded on 22 March 2020

Thank you Brent!

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous lunch with friends. Food was amazing...service was personable and professional

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Responded on 22 March 2020

Amazing Susan!

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ChristineW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous high quality innovative menu. Warm welcome. Definitely will return. Loved it

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Responded on 22 March 2020

Thank you for the comments Christine!

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and staff - had a good night :)

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Responded on 22 March 2020

Thanks Nicole

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MarilynC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

great food special deal was good but feel the inclusion of some veg would have made it better value ,

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Responded on 22 March 2020

Thank you Marilyn

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TrishS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you Trish! very nice

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MarionB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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?

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Responded on 6 March 2020

Merci Marion !!!!!!

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Sharps
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

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.

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Responded on 5 March 2020

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:)

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BillyP
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wine.
The menu changes regularly to keep every experience different.
Great friendly service

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Responded on 5 March 2020

Thanks Billy!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Amazing Thanks

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JessicaC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for the wine list, of course the smoke butter is amazing!

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Steph
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

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Responded on 24 February 2020

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.

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RichardM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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!

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Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you Richard! Very nice words!

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AngeloK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recommend as an ideal spot for a romantic dinner for 2

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Responded on 17 February 2020

Thanks Angelo!!!

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , service and atmosphere . Recommend for a lovely experience

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Responded on 13 February 2020

Thank you Paul!!!!

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DavidB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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Responded on 13 February 2020

Thank you Davis Amazing!

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolute must! Food is exceptional and lovely staff.

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Responded on 9 February 2020

Thank you Julia, very kind!

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ItalianCuisineChaser
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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Responded on 9 February 2020

Wouahhh Thank you Quentin! What a review!!!!!

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PatrickL
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Wednesday Locals Night menu and thought it was very good value. Everything was beautifully cooked.

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Responded on 9 February 2020

Thank you Patrick, Amazing to have new locals!

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MAPA
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

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.

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Responded on 6 February 2020

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!

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LeaE
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best restaurant on the coast. I could eat there every night.

Osteria il coccia
Responded on 6 February 2020

Dear Lea, we definitely have you every night:) Always a pleasure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Responded on 6 February 2020

Thank you Anonymous Regular! Obviously MAPA doesn't think the same! Your taste buds must be very bad Anonymous:)

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GayleH
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

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.

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Responded on 2 February 2020

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.

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JillB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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Responded on 6 February 2020

Thanks Jill

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JeffM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Responded on 30 January 2020

Thanks Jeff! What a review!

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SusanL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you Susan, Very nice to read!

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grahamj
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Oysters just edible, mushroom saucealmost tasteless, serviceslow

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Responded on 11 January 2020

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

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JimM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent experience. Nicola and Alex are excellent hosts and the food reflects their passion and skill in delivering a fine Italian meal .

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Responded on 11 January 2020

Thank you so much Jim for you time!

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vipDavid
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Charming staff. Good food. Not cheap but very pleasant.

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Responded on 11 January 2020

Thank you David!!!

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NesC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful traditional food and the service was genuine and the second reason I’ll be back!

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Responded on 11 January 2020

Thanks Nes, Amazing

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Rico
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

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.

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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.

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