Cosenza (Italian: [koˈzɛntsa] listen (help·info)) is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. The city proper has a population of 71,000; the urban area counts over 268,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the Province of Cosenza, which has a population of around 735,000. The demonym of Cosenza is cosentino in Italian and Cosentian in English.
Things to do in Cosenza
4.5 based on 298 reviews
Very nice restaurant serving very good steak. We tried a variety of starters and the fondue with truffles was the best. Steak was fork tender and good flavor. Service was excellent and the view is spectacular!
4.5 based on 799 reviews
Upon entering this gave the impression of being an upmarket restaurant however our experience was entirely to the contrary. The staff were unfriendly and offhand.
The pasta was dried out as was the small amount of sauce which just stuck to the pasta. Some of the pasta was actually crunchy suggesting that it had been cooked previously and reheated. There were only two tasteless tiny marble sized meat balls. One member of our group only had one meatball. Very little was eaten by each person. The next course consisted of two small egg sized rolls of vbeal containing some sort of filling plus a serve of particularly oily potato pieces. For sweets I had a small piece of very dry fig tart without any cream, custard or icecream. After so many lovely meals recently in Sicily and Calabria this meal was a disgrace. I have never before had occasion to write such a damning review of a restaurant. I have had better meals at cheap ordinary cafes and grills. I cannot fi9nd one positive thing to say about the meal which is without the worst restaurant meal I have ever had in my quite long and well travelled life.
4.5 based on 424 reviews
We stumbled upon this restaurant during an afternoon in Cosenza. What a wonderful surprise as this restaurant far exceeded our expectations for a nice sit down lunch. The menu is divided between Tuscan and Calabrese dishes. Food was exceptional - some of the best that we had in Italy. We took the servers recommendation and had the pasta made from chestnut flour with guanciale .... a revelation! All of the food was excellent. Service was very good, think friendly but very professional. Small place seats about 25 - wood paneling, table cloths and crystal. Exceptional value - would have happily payed twice as much.
If you are in the city you must go - I am looking forward to going back day.
4 based on 730 reviews
i have been there with my Family, as one of my best friend kept telling me this was the best pizza he had ever tried. And I was not disappointed!
Fantastic pizza, great antipasto, delicious dessert (pizza with nutella on top), familiar environment and Top notch service. At a very affordable price.
4.5 based on 102 reviews
Le Cucine di Palazzo Salfi si trova al pianterreno di Palazzo Salfi, storico palazzo costruito dalla famiglia Salfi - famiglia di artisti e letterati - nell'ultimo decennio dell'800 in uno dei quartieri cosentini piu suggestivi, le Paparelle, puntinato di case che ancora parlano al cuore. E il ristorante, volutamente, mantiene quello spirito pompeiano tanto caro ad Enrico Salfi, filologo innamorato dell'antichita, pittore, poeta, musicista, fine conoscitore della cultura classica.Le tre sale - con un'ambientazione fortemente caratterizzata per materiali, decori e arredi - e il giardino esterno sono la location giusta per una cena fra amici, un pranzo di lavoro o un occasione particolare da festeggiare. Un posto unico dove arte contemporanea e gusto si incontrano in maniera felice e naturale. Echi di Calabria -- delle montagne della Sila e delle coste tirreniche -- risuonano nei piatti di Maurizio Miceli, giovane e creativo chef delle Cucine di Palazzo Salfi.Una cucina semplice, lineare e leggera ma mai scontata e banale con piatti della memoria che vogliono riscoprire le identita perdute della nostra terra.Anche il pane -- con tutte le sue profumate e saporite varianti -- viene fatto a mano, proprio a recuperare una vecchia tradizione contadina. Cibo per la bocca e per il cuore, ricette antiche con tecniche modernissime, un approccio creativo che sperimenta e ricerca equilibri tra innovazione e la piu autentica tradizione calabrese.Il risultato sono piatti dove la misura e l'efficacia degli accostamenti, l'originalita dei sapori che ne scaturiscono danno vita ad una cucina evocativa capace di stimolare ricordi e sensazioni, di suggerire luoghi e profumi... perche quando si mangia non si mangia solamente con la bocca ma anche con gli occhi, con le orecchie, con la testa e con il cuore.
Best meal in our 3 days in Cosenza. We especially enjoyed the black pig. The interior has been beautifully renovated. The owner and staff were really great.ty
4.5 based on 502 reviews
I will not tell you nothing for the food because EVERITHING WAS PERFECT!!!!!!But I will tell you how you get there because it's VERY DIFFICULT !!!You leave Cosenza and you take the road to Donnici(inferno for some GPS)When you ender to the village on your right hand in a wall you will see a small plate with the name on it and you take a right turn.Follow the country road for 3-4 kilometers and you will see the trattoria in your left hand.JUST DO THE JORNEY !!!!!
4.5 based on 421 reviews
We had lunch here today and it was great! Nice clean seafood restaurant. We had antipasto of the house (combination of lovely fried seafood, salads and rafish). We had the daily pasta with black olives, zucchini flowers and acciughe which was highly tasteful. Chocolate cake, sorbetto al limone and grappa after. Have made Reservations again for the next day!
4.5 based on 285 reviews
4.5 based on 165 reviews
Tutto buonissimo dalle polpette ai primi piatti. Peccato per il locale un po' piccolo. Consiglio si provare tutte le polpette proposte dal menù. Sono davvero ottime. Ci sono stato in diverse occasioni. Consiglio di provare il nero di seppia e la carbonara di pesce. Top!
4.5 based on 788 reviews
The title says it all. I had the pizza that featured 4 flavors (of course I couldn't finish everything!) and my companion had the calzone stuffed with tuna and sweet onions; this had rocket and cheese salad with balsamic vinegar on the side. Everything tasted good. They also have a very good but limited selection of artisan Calabrian beers. Something to try too!
The place is tiny, and with the people coming in for take-away, we had to wait for a bit but not too much. But the people and the staff running the place are very warm and kind. Definitely a place to come back to. We just found our new pizza hang-out!
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