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Osteria il coccia

4.6
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96 reviews
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$101 and over
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 96 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was incredible, we felt very well cared for and enjoyed our night a lot!
Love that the menu and wine selection changes regularly too.
A bit of a larger noisy table next to us which was fine but loud!
Definitely will return.

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SingP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific service from well informed and delightful staff. The food was delicious as were the matching wines. We will definitely be back.

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KerryG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely exceptional experience! Each course was not only delicious, but a work of art! We live in Sydney but will be travelling to visit this wonderful restaurant for special occasions and as often as we can.

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RhondaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Very disappointing
Slow service, expensive and won’t go back

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TaylorF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and even better service, wine pairing was fantastic and truly a rare experience on the Central Coast.

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HollyC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Fabulous fine dining in Ettalong. Delicious food, knowledgable and helpful staff, interesting and different wines as part of the matched degustation. Really enjoyable - we will be back!

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ClairG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing meal at Osteria. Food was delicious, matching wines were perfect and service was outstanding.

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KerryF
Shropshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was fabulous! Great food & the staff were terrific.

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SusanL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This is one of the best restaurants on the Central Coast. Consistently well cooked, innovative, exciting food and service that gets better every time I visit. A fantastic addition to the ever-improving dining scene in the area.

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LukeP
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service and amazing food either spectacular taste.

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JamesH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It is great to have a high-quality restaurant like this on the Central Coast. While the choice is limited - a 5-course set menu - all the food is excellent and there is a lot to eat. The wine pairing is also interesting. The husband-and-wife owner / chef / front of house makes this a personal experience - and a very enjoyable one, too.

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RachelR
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, excellently balanced menu, perfectly paired with some really interesting drink selections and fantastic, fun, attentive and knowledgeable service. Cannot recommend enough. We had a fantastic night.

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GeoffreyA
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

A gushing complimentary review in the Sydney Morning Herald in late June and a vegetarian degustation option for my wife persuaded us to give this a try for Sunday lunch.
The SMH review describes the interior of the restaurant as something akin to an Italian hunting lodge. We were seated on a small uncovered table in the front room which I would describe as more Australian country town milk bar than Italian hunting lodge and our disagreements with the SMH review don’t end there.

The SMH review goes into adoration overdrive in his description of the Moreton Bay Bug dish which I also had and far from the chef “turning it into something greater than it is”, I thought he did the exact opposite. I could barely taste the bug meat as it was covered in goo and various other bits and pieces.

The mystery snacks first course for me consisted of a very small slice of tasty ham on a tiny bun and some other forgettable “morsels”. The pasta dish was OK but nothing special and the wagyu main course was much the same but lacked flavour and was somewhat “chewy” and I preferred the scotch fillet steak that I did on the BBQ the previous weekend.

The standout dish was the chilled pumpkin desert and I don’t normally eat desert except when it comes as part of a set meal which was the case here.

My wife was also similarly disappointed with most of her dishes and whilst I know this review is at odds with most of the other reviews, it is my honest assessment of our meals. I have written over 200 restaurant reviews and most of them are positive. I guess this place just “isn’t us” but what really got my back up was the wine list. Ettalong is only just over one hour’s drive from the Hunter Valley – one of Australia’s oldest and finest wine producing areas. I could not see one Australian wine on the wine list – almost all from Italy. When I complained to one of the owners, she just said that that is the wine that they know. Helloooooooo…..the only wine they know is on the other side

Osteria il coccia
Responded on 4 September 2020

Dear Geoffrey Ashlin, As the multiple reviews on multiple platforms came in other the weekend, we were slightly confused about an answer. We have been busy changing our menu and wines for this week for our lovely, educated customers and I really wanted to take time to reply. As you mentioned yourself as odds compare to other reviews you said it all.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were friendly and fun, food was amazing, taste buds loved the flavours, did the degustation, with the paired wines, perfect.

Chef even took photos with us.

Thank you

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MANDYP
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The meal was very unique and interesting and they cater to vegetarians

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StephanM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic. Quickly becoming one of our favourite local restaurants.
The regularly updated menu means that you'll always be impressed by new tastes.
The Mystery Snacks are sensational
Big Boy is a culinary master

Osteria il coccia
Responded on 25 August 2020

Ahahahha Thank you for Big Boy!!!!

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Seapray
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality of food is extremely good. The professional service is surprising given its small coastal location.
We have eaten there 3 times and enjoyed the set Italian menu from wonderful starters to crab and ink squid pasta. The desserts are also a stand out.
So happy to have this fabulous innovative restaurant near us.

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JustineS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Okay this is a must, whether you live or have to travel here. The whole menu with matching wines was great. I could not pick 1 fault. Definitely levelled up.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational food and staff!! Thankyou!! Even went back the next night for the Hot Chook Shop

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RogerW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, enjoyed the matched wines, great atmosphere.

Osteria il coccia
Responded on 5 August 2020

Thank you Roger

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StephanM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative menu and attentive service staff. One of our favourite restaurants on the Coast.

Osteria il coccia
Responded on 5 August 2020

Thanks Stephan

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CyndiF
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The service was excellent and very attentive- the bread was amazing and I also loved the ravioli with porcini broth ! Both highlights!

Osteria il coccia
Responded on 5 August 2020

Thank you Cyndi!! Could you give us feedback on the 3 for food, 3 for ambiance, and 3 for value. We would lobe to know what we can improve.

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Marina
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff, great ambience...a fantastic experience

Osteria il coccia
Responded on 5 August 2020

Grazie Marina

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CatherineW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow, what wonderful food, wine and service, I cannot fault Osteria il coccia. I can't wait to return with friends to introduce them to this wonderful restaurant

Osteria il coccia
Responded on 5 August 2020

Thank you Catherine!!!!!☺️☺️

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SandraR
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a treat this was! Thankyou for a memorable dining experience- everything was excellent. The degustation menu with paired wines was perfect and the passion and knowledge of the wines made us feel we had a trip to France/ Italy and Sicily! Superb! A night of delicious food and wine and relaxed atmosphere - highly recommend.

Osteria il coccia
Responded on 5 August 2020

Thank you Sandra. Very special we have made your experience memorable. Thank you to take time for an amazing review👌

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RobynH
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fixed 5 course menu and friendly efficient service - good value for high quality ingredients and fine dining experience.

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JenniD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was outstanding
Have already recommended to friends

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CameronMitchell
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
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 on 28 June 2020
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 on 28 June 2020
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 on 27 June 2020
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 on 27 June 2020
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 on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience, great food, exceptional service.

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Tiz198
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
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.

Osteria il coccia
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

Osteria il coccia
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

Osteria il coccia
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 :)

Osteria il coccia
Responded on 22 March 2020

Thanks Nicole

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FAQs

Osteria il coccia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4327 8952.

Osteria il coccia is rated 4.6 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

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