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Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria

3.9
202 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria showcases modern Italian cuisine, specializing in authentic VPN certified Neapolitan pizza and comforting Italian dishes. The focal point of the restaurant is undoubtedly the wood fired brick forno. The menu is steeped in Italian tradition, though updated with West Coast sensibility and is presented in an approachable and informal setting. Cotto's simple, yet elegant cuisine features the natural beauty of local, sustainable and seasonal ingredients in an appropriate and sumptuous manner.

The wine program features a considerable "by the glass" offering including an eclectic list of specialty wines focused solely on BC and Italian wineries. The cocktail list spotlights our interpretations of classic Italian inspired libations, while the beer menu includes a few classic Italian selections along with an exciting and highly specific craft beer offering.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm;


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm;


Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Phone number
(604) 299-8002
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Will Lucas
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Private party facilities
Opening soon will be Cotto Upstairs, our private function room above the Cotto Enoteca restaurant space. This space will be ideal for functions up to 80 people. From plated dinner to cocktail style parties, our private dining room will make an ideal venue.
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Private party contact
Gaven McKenney: (604) 299-8002
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Catering
Cotto Enoteca provides distinctive catering at off-site locations. For more information about our catering services, please contact us at eat@cotto.ca or 604-298-8646 to discuss your next function.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kensington
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Parking details
Parking at Cotto Enoteca is plentiful. We have a small lot at the entrance of the restaurant as well as a large lot adjacent to the building. There is also considerable street parking surrounding the perimeter of the building.
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Public transit
Public transit stops approximately one block away from the restaurant. See translink.ca for routing details.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 202 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.5
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very good food. Friendly servers. Convenient location.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

It was great. The only thing they still don’t have their liquor license back. When we were there in the summer it was supposed to be a month tops. Now it is 6 months later. It is not a deal breaker just nice if you want a glass of something.

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Montana (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

The preparation of some menu items have changed from previous visits and not for the better in my opinion. Cheddar cheese on spinach canneloni! The penne polo was fantastic however. Still a great place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

The service was good and the food was great. Not sure why their liquor license is currently suspended. Ambience was good. Not too loud, not too quiet. This place is good for a special meal or just dinner with family.

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WallS (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Always love coming to Cotto. The food is always consistently great. My favorite is the Burrata (first recommended to me by the lovely servers a few years back), followed by the Tagliatelle Carbonara (delicious, with ample ingredients covered with savory sauce).

It’s too bad that they are currently operating without a liqour license (bartender told me they are in process of getting it back).

Definitely will come back to collect more reward points through their mobile app.

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RW920 (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

no alcohol license... not sure what happened to the old one. Pizza was a little soggy but tasted fine. Pasta was underwhelming. Service was good. I may go back if I’m in the neighborhood but doubt I’ll make a special trip out there again.

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vipDavidE (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

The restaurant is enduring a very long spell without a liquor license, so I'm willing to give it some slack while it soldiers through this hardship. For some reason on the night we were there the room was close to refridgerator-cold. I looked around and all the customers had their winter jackets on (I followed suit).

As always, the calamari is a stand-out.

The menu has, however, been tweaked, and clearly without the benefit of the chef who created the original core menu (who has been long gone). The salmon pizza, for instance, is now a mess. It is a salmon-shrimp hybrid now, both of which come cold ontop of the bland-tasting pizza. The slow-cooked egg on top, which used to be the highlight, has now evolved to an under-cooked fast-cooked poached egg. So, with the already borderline soggy centre of the crust, the under-cooked egg makes the pizza pretty unappetizing. The original flavours were delicious, but now there's a lemon & dill creme fraiche drizzled on top, making things even muckier. Sorry to see what used to be a masterpiece devolve into a disaster.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

One word, amazing

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JBigZ (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service and food. Everything was fresh and could tell handmade not some can sauce used or frozen ingredients. The servers were happy and very attentive but not to the point of being annoying. Definite recommendation restaurants to my friends.

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vipTomb (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

We come here all the time. It’s too bad that the city of burnaby yanked their liquor license on a technicality but I hear they are getting g it back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

I have been here many times but was very surprised that we couldn't enjoy a glass of wine with lunch, we were celebrating our birthdays and so were disappointed. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time. The ceasar salad could have used a touch more dressing, the pizza was perfect, as usual!

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TNolet (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2017

I do not have the words to describe just how good the food is here. Just eat here and you'll know why!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Being temporarily unable to serve alcohol was a disappointment, but at least they called to tell me ahead of time. Italian food without wine is less than ideal. They've changed their menu and two of the pizzas we live best are no longer available. The pizza I had instead wasn't as good. So that was disappointing too. Overall, not our best experience at this normally great restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

All the staff were super friendly, inviting, honest and sweet. We truly enjoy d our 5years wedding anniversary this evening! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Super salads, both the Cotto salad & Beet salad. Service friendly, ingredients tasted fresh - absolutely loved the crispy pancetta on the Cotto salad.

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Sunshine (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Disappointed that liquor licence paperwork problem prevented beer and wine from being served. That problem has been ongoing for several weeks! Patio was closed and under renovation.

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EVMEG (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Amazing rose linguini and meatballs!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

The dough of our pizza is too tough to chew. Disappointing.
The calamari was still good as before.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Great little restaurant - had never been before. The pizza was great - very nice patio - the only thing is sometimes the traffic noise from Hastings was loud. Overall not a big deal though as the rest of the experience and ambiance is great there.

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Yellsmiley26 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Great service; food is satisfactory; ambiance is laid-back and casual. I'd hang out with my friends here more often.

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