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Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria

4.1
208 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 208 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was terrific. Only downside is they do not serve alcohol, they are renewing their license. It would have been a great night with girlfriends eating Italian food with wine 😉

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Decent, nothing too extraordinary but quality comfort food

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our pizzas were wonderful as well as the appy's. Service was good ... I just wish I could have had a glass of wine with my dinner...

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server and the manager were incredibly attentive. We even got complimentary dessert to celebrate our special occasion and they were immediately responsive about the app issue. I will always return when I’m
In need of a delicious pizza / Italian food night

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Lunch with friends. No beer or wine available. Food was very good.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

It’s a nice neighbourhood place. The lack of a liquor license is a downfall, but the food is good.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very good food. Friendly servers. Convenient location.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

One word, amazing

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Amazing rose linguini and meatballs!

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Our server was awesome, she was friendly, positive and obviously enjoyed her job. Just
wish I could remember her name, she was lovely!

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2017

we had to change our reservation to add a guest when we walked in and without missing a beat they asked where we'd like to sit - very accommodating. Great staff that kept us informed and were very friendly. Three pizza were ordered for the table and everyone raved about them - great tasting. I had the beet salad which was great, but I wished the beets were roasted and served warm - just the way that I like them personally (these were boiled then served chilled). Overall a real gem in the neighbourhood.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2017

Food was okay, I had the pizza funghi, could have used more toppings and cooked more. The dough was still white. Tasty tho. our waitress was awesome.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Great food and a good wine list . Fits all all occasions Birthdays, a quick dinner after work or just meetings friends for dinner

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed our special day. I would highly recommend this place. Great food and service. Everyone was friendly.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Delicious! One of the best Italian restaurants in the city...will definitely be back soon!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Good food, good service,
The Bonino desert was great. A must try.
Good place to grab a bite, on the way past or a destination place, for a romantic dinner.
South facing patio is great on a sunny afternoon.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2017

I had used the Cotto Catering people on a number of occasions and the food had always been very good and got good comments so I thought we should try the restaurant itself. The staff were very friendly and took time to answer our questions about the menu. The food was tasty, a little on th espicy side for my guest but overall very good.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2017

I enjoyed the lunch here but the sound echos from the ceiling and it was hard to hear as others' voices were raised.
The food is good, but I gave it a lower rating for value as $13 seems high for a salad at lunch ( not a full meal size) but a side salad.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2017

Table of four, we all enjoyed our food! Very tasty! The food is artfully arranged on the plate, which is very pleasing to the eye. My only negative comment is that the restaurant layout is not wheelchair friendly, and it is difficult to manoeuvre around without having to ask other patrons to move! With the population demographics being increasingly seniors, I think the floor plan could be updated! Thank you.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

We frequent Cotto and always enjoy the environment and food. Very happy customers.....

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

The pizza is amazing! Fresh ingredients and crispy crust. I recommend eating here to all. Y friends!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

This was my 5th time at Cotto. I have always had top drawer service and food! This occasion was no exception!
Thanks again!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2017

A very good meal. Introduced our neighbors to the restaurant and they enjoyed themselves as well.

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