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Cosmos Cucina

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4.1
137 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Out of the way, and worth the trip! Locally and family owned, sourcing the best, freshest ingredients available long before it was the in, trendy thing to do! Meals are created to order, from scratch in our small kitchen in our beautiful historic building. Cosmos Hours Fri-Sat 5-9pm Sun 9am-1pm for breakfast Duffy Hours Wed- Thurs 3pm-10pm Friday-Saturday 3pm-11pm

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (269) 344-5666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Kalamazoo

  • Cross street

    Locust St

  • Parking details

    There is a small lot adjacent to the building, in addition to on street parking.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined at Cosmos for a birthday celebration. Everything was excellent. Hope to return soon.

  2. AM

    AMEM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    The atmosphere and food were as expected. The servers were tense, unfriendly, uncommunicative. Unfortunately this was made worse by our food taking an excessive amount of time to arrive. Having to finally ask what was happening (was on the verge of leaving) the server was unpleasant and did not immediately respond. Finally another waitstaff informed us of a delay due to an 8 top arriving soon after us. The food was not piping hot upon arrival, leaving the impression of being left under a warming light too long.

  3. RW

    RestaurantWeek

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Always takes a while to get drinks because the bar is downstairs. Food is fantastic

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Always tasty food.

  5. BA

    BAJ0602

    Grand Rapids

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Not busy on our visit night, but service was very slow. Couple next to us came in after we ordered, placed their order, ate and paid before we ever got our entrees.

  6. RA

    RebeccaA

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2017

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Have been going here for years. Usually is amazing. Was in town for graduation and was excited to be able to stop in. We were in a bit of a hurry and it took way too long to get even out starters. I got the risotto and it had no flavor at all. I was totally bummed. Maybe an off night.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    As always, Cosmos offers an excellent eclectic menu that is prepared very well. Rack of Lamb, Mahi Fish Tacos and Lasagna were all eaten in our group and all were very pleased. Highly recommend.

  8. S

    Stansmart

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The downstairs bar is R"energetic", but the upstairs dining is quiet & relaxing. Nice wine selection.

  9. JA

    JayA

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We have a weekend property near Kalamazoo and are always looking for good restaurants in the area. We remembered Cosmos Cucina and were able to obtain a reservation through Open Table. Our waiter was very attentive.

  10. CL

    CLP1

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    We had a splendid meal, but the quality of the food was let down by the service - for example, we waited for nearly an hour for a bottle of wine to be brought, and in the end had to retrieve it ourselves. The place was busy, yes - but not THAT busy. But if they can get this right, the place is a winner.

  11. CH

    CarolH

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Overall nice experience. Just had to wait longer than expected for our food.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The menu/food quality at Cosmos is not what is was; however, another evening experience needed to make a true judgement... O'Duffy's Pub, downstairs of Cosmos, remains a regular for an after work stop.

  13. HO

    HarryO

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Wife and I went to WMU, used to go to the Troubadour - last time we were there 30+ years ago. Cosmos is a nice place. Kept some of the original ambiance of the Troubadour. There is a bar downstairs which is cool The fact that Cosmos is at the top of a fairly steep staircase must limit customers to those able to climb not exactly universal design. The food was good, but kind of pricey. I lived in big cities, a $14 burger is pretty high end, but that said the Spinach Feta burger was great and my wife had the Black Bean burger which was also good. The place was good. Happy we went. We will be back... maybe a little sooner than the next 30 years.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Our waitress was attentive, busy with other customers but responsive to our request to be finished by 7:00 pm. Our reservation was for 6:00 pm. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated immediately. She did a great job keeping things moving in a gracious manner. A malfunctioning credit card machine or service nearly tripped us up but she quickly moved to another machine and completed the transaction.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    I love the ambiance but the service was really bad. Sat there for 15 minutes before I asked them to take my order.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    I hate to write a negative review on a favorite place but...Valentines Day and we waited a half hour for our dinner? And it was lukewarm? Come on...it wasn't even busy! Several tables empty and you your cook staff is too busy to get the food out on time? There was an elderly couple next to us that waited an hour for their food! They were not happy. Once our food arrived, it was delicious and the tenderloin was perfectly done...but I could barely call it warm. Sad. So do I gamble on driving over 30 minutes to get to this place again? I'm not sure.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall3food5service2ambience2

    We have eaten at Cosmos many times. This was a reservation we made for Valentine's Day dinner. We arrived and were seated, along with about eight other couples, downstairs in O-Duffy's Bar, not upstairs in Cosmos' dining room. This was not mentioned on Open Table when we made our reservation. Poor oversight. People from off the street were coming in and out and enjoying their time at the bar, and music was playing. The setting was not romantic, and the server we had, while very pleasant, was inattentive, touching the tables around us about three times as much as us. Our appetizers were served about 1 minute before our dinner, so dinner was not hot when we got to it. The food was fabulous, as always! Great restaurant, just not for a romantic dinner! We will choose a different restaurant next year for this dinner.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    Everything was really good. We try to go at least once a month or so. We finally found time away from kids valentine day. wish they had more of their regular menu items that day.

  19. DI

    DenisioInKZoo

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    The food was great. The presentation was beautiful. This restaurant has a long standing problem with service. The waitstaff does not seem to work together. There was 1 waitress from 5pm to 5:30 pm when 4 others arrived. Whether the first waitress was negligent in requesting assistance with the 5 tables already seated or the other waitresses were blind to the fact that she was covering this load alone makes no difference. These people should be working as a team!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Dinner before a seeing a musical!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We didn't actually get to go to Cosmos Cucina because it was closed even though we were able to make a reservation for it on OpenTable. I would recommend it to others due to past experiences but this experience was very disappointing.

  22. W

    Wojciech

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite special night out place to dine. The food is outstanding and I am never disappointed. I am a fairly good cook myself and I like to search out items at any restaurant and on any menu that I wouldn't prepare myself. I never tire of the menu as it gets updated and there are always specials and new items to try. I love the old standby's too and the Duck is my favorite. It makes my mouth water just thinking of it. The portions are just right. The food is beautifully prepared and presented. It is healthy and you feel good enjoying every bite.

  23. SL

    SLBDJF

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great Duck and Lamb with perfect accompaniments. Fresh ingredients all ala carte so you eat what you need and not more.

  24. PM

    PatM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First time we've dined at Cosmos for dinner. We have enjoyed Sunday breakfast there several times, and wanted to try "something different" for dinner. You did not disappoint! Our waiter, although new to Cosmos, was very personable and conscientious about his work. We gave him tips about correctly using a wine bottle opener, which helped him to relax with his job. The food was marvelous; my only comment was the chicken breast that I had was so thick, that in order to cook it well, it was fairly dry. But the sauce and pasta helped. The other meals eaten by others at our table seemed to go over well. I loved the ginger waffle with pomegranate sauce! Very light, and lots of flavor. Looking forward to our next visit, and maybe just stopping in for a brew at O'Duffy's!

  25. JS

    JoanneS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    overall2food5service1ambience5

    Food was great the atmosphere was great but the service was lousy. The poor young man who took our order got it all confused and gave us someone else's bill and had to redo it and we were in a hurry to make it to a play. Sorry that I have to say this young man needs more training keep up your good reputation and your restaurant.

  26. NT

    NmTM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Took forever to get drinks. The risotto was really bad, and the hubbies sweet potato fries were soggy. Overall a really poor experience.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Food is always excellent but the wait times for that food are always excessive. I understand you have a small kitchen for two restaurants but that is the biggest reason why I shy away.

  28. l

    lovetheoutdoors

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    In the past two weeks, we visited Cosmos twice. We will not return. At one time we were regulars. Unfortunately the restaurant has lost its way. Food quality has diminished and the service is abysmal. All of this under the direct observation of the owner.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We eat there twice a month and love it every time we go!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall good experience. Wanted a nice place for a special occasion. A little bit crowdie since there was a wedding celebration besides us. Service was OK considering the wedding catering. Appetizers were plentiful and with good taste. Dinner was OK but not spectacular. Dessert (we share a Mascarponi was awesome!

  31. HP

    HeatherP

    Denver

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2016

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    The food at Cosmo's is always on point! I got the duck and my husband had the lamb... both were perfection. If only the service could be as good as the food. It took our waitress 20-25 minutes to bring us our drinks and was not super attentive throughout our meal. She also got one of our orders totally wrong. The food is good enough to make up for it though.

  32. r

    ripley

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, what a great meal once again. Never had breakfast before and it was yummy. Also our waitress, Olga, was probably the best waitress I've ever had. She was knowledgable and attentive, very sweet!!

  33. MH

    MonicaH

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved this place when we were dating & engaged! 22 years later it is still fantastic!

  34. DR

    DavidR

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went to celebrate wife's birthday. One of our favorite places over the years for occasional dining with their rather eclectic menu. Great service and food preparation. Climbing stairs to the second floor area can be a challenge to some.

  35. KK

    KristiK09

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The wait for our table was very short and we had just enough time to grab a cocktail before we were seated. Loved the goat cheese appetizer and the meat pizza. Our server, Jordan (?), was super and the setting on the patio was perfect.

  36. CG

    CapeGarlic

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Traveling west from Massachusetts, we found we'd be in Kalamazoo around supper time. We knew we didn't want to stop at a chain so we checked Open Table and found Cosmo's. It was a bit off the highway but it looked interesting so we pressed on. We are glad we did! It is tucked away in a residential neighborhood and would never have found it but for OT. Our waitress, Mila, was delightful and attentive and the chef is talented and inventive. While we had only small plates, the food was amazing. We had the goat cheese frittata, the roasted beet hummus, and bruschetta paired with Four Graces Pinot Noire. We also ordered the black bottom pie to go so we could enjoy it in our motel room later that night. Folks in Kalamazoo are fortunate, in deed, to have Cosmo's in their town. We plan to time our return trip to stop in and sample other items on the menu.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    It was great. Can't believe we've never been before. Didn't even know about it. Great restaurant with bar below. Exactly what you can find in larger cities like Denver and even Grand Rapids that is so popular with the " millennium " generation and everyone else. I've already recommended it to several people.

  38. DI

    DenisioInKZoo

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had dinner at Cosmos before going to the Gilmore Festival Finale because we could park in one spot for both. The couples that we were with had never been there or heard of it. I've been going here for an awfully long time, maybe 20 years. My food was outstanding. I had the scallops which were in a Thai broth with vegetables. Mmmmm, mmmmm, good to the last drop. I would have been happy with just the broth. There was just so much flavor there. I have no idea how they achieved it. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food tremendously. I didn't see that anyone left a bit behind. Thank you, staff at Cosmos, you made me look like the gourmand that I strive to be.

  39. P

    Profhal

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We've eaten at Cosmos many times over the years. It is small, with a small kitchen so we knew it might take a while. But, though it was a Saturday night, wine and food arrived within a very short time. The server, Amber , was delightful, and very helpful with wine pairing, as well as gluten free choices. It was a most pleasant and satisfying experience.

  40. C

    Cshier

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great as always. My wife and I shared the mussels and then both ended up ordering the pork tacos which are definitely a favorite of ours.

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Cosmos Cucina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 344-5666.

Cosmos Cucina is rated 4.1 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Cosmos Cucina

804 W Vine Street Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Locust St

  • Neighborhood

    Kalamazoo

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a small lot adjacent to the building, in addition to on street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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