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About Cosima

This unique and tranquil setting in the heart of the city offers views of the water, opportunities for Great Blue Heron sightings, and of course chef Donna Crivello’s take on Sicilian and Southern Italian cuisine.

Cosima is located inside the old boiler room of the Mill No. 1 building, which has been nationally recognized for its painstaking renovation. Both the menu and atmosphere provide a warm inviting environment for friends, families and neighbors to gather and perhaps discover a part of the city many Baltimoreans have never seen. Dining on Cosima’s outdoor patio will offer incredible views of the historic Jones Falls waterway.

Sicily, and the surrounding Southern Italian region, is known for fresh and seasonal ingredients but is also a mix of all surrounding Mediterranean cuisines. Sicily was once home to Greeks, Arabs, French and Spanish – all lending their cultures to create modern Sicilian and Italian heritage.

3000 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
Chestnut Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 708-7352

Website:
http://www.cosimamill1.com/

Parking Details:
Proceed down our driveway into the courtyard; the complimentary valet awaits you there.

Executive Chef:
Donna Crivello

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 7:45PM - 9:30PM

Tue - Fri 5:00PM - 5:45PM 7:45PM - 9:30PM

Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Cosima Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Good for a Date (57)
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Creative Cuisine (49)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Romantic (34)
Authentic (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Bar Seating (30)
Worth the Drive (27)
Cozy (27)
Notable Wine List (24)
Fun (23)
Hot Spot (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Scenic View (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Casual (15)
Local Ingredients (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Waterfront (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Business Meals (10)
Healthy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Tapas (5)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

FABULOUS!! WE HAVE NEVER HAVE A BAD MEAL AND JENNA WAS JUST WONDERFUL! SHE FOUND US THE PERFECT WINE!!!! WILL BE BACK MANY TIMES. THE CALIFLOWER APPETIZER IS THE BEST!

mORRIS

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Went first time Friday night during Restaurant Week, which at $35, was a great value. The old mill stone and brick ambiance combined well with modern, bright furnishings. Even though they were crowded a large staff assured great service and knowledgeable recommendations from a wide, very creative and delicious menu. Everything we ordered was great, and they stuck a cute sparkler in our dessert to celebrate the anniversary occasion. We will definitely go back. Unfortunately, they don't serve lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a pleasure to dine with Donna Crivello and crew. WONDERFUL to see Andy Thomas has joined her team.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated a family birthday. Food, cocktails, service was fabulous. Good value and very flavorful dishes. Valet parking very convenient.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Whole fish main course and Lobster were very good. Service was excellent. Wine selection was limited but good.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent and plentiful dishes, the meatball starter was particularly delicious. Cosima is a lovely place with the slightly cold and uncomfortable decor that seems fashionable these days, but staff are fantastic, take coats,and prove some of the best service in town.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great overall experience. Clearly all professionals.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went for restaurant week

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

An excellent dining experience - great innovative food and drinks, pleasant wait staff, nice atmosphere, no parking hassles. A great find in the Baltimore area. I will definitely bring local friends and out-of-towners here. The wild boar with polenta was very tasty but there was so much more that looked intriguing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our second visit. Neither time was the food as good as one expected. Attractive surroundings, active scene, friendly staff. But the food was loaded with misses despite the hefty price tag. I would recommend it to a friend, but only with serious reservations. I am writing my second mixed review in hopes that the staff receives enough negative feedback to take a hard look at the menu and preparation and ups their game.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Fantastic all around!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The ambiance was outstanding! So beautiful, comfortable and hip.
Look forward to returning again and again. Food was wonderful.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I love this place - usually. I expect that the combination of a weeknight, cold and an ice storm the night before had an impact on staffing. Our server was just terrible - pleasant, but completely untrained and unaware, with no one monitoring her. Her back-up was a young man who was actually worse. At one point, we had no silverware, but our meals had been delivered and were getting cold. When the young man did come by, he provided silverware to two of our group, not the third, then just left. There were really only a handful of folks in the restaurant that night, but everything took forever. And the food was not up to the usual standard - e.g. the eggplant appetizer required a buzz saw to cut into it because it was over cooked. Delicious, but tough to cut into! I will go back, because this is an unusual experience and the food is always amazing - but if I pay well over $200 for a meal for 3, I expect a lot more, particularly with respect to service!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was amazing!!! Service was also very good and fast. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved the knowledgeable , patient and personable barmaid. Wines are all Italian and difficult to understand via the written description on the wine list . She gladly offered a few sips of several wines so we could make an informed decision . Enjoyed the 2014 “62 Anniversario “ with dinner . Very tasty .
Our server ( Stephen ) was attentive and made some good recommendations. We were there for 3 hours and loved it. I plan to tell a lot of folks that the long and winding road to Cosima’s door is worth the journey .

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall a good experience. Getting seated took a bit of time, and our table was in plain view and had been ready. They may have held us as two of our party had not yet arrived, but would have been good to seat us all the same. Food was very good (some really good some just okay, so overall would say it was very good), portions were good, presentation was done very well. The ambience of the place is what makes it stand out -- great space, and has a great feel to it.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Out of one of two vegetarian entree options

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Cosima! Food was delicious, and we were surprised how quick the food came to us. Selections for wine were great by staff, and questions about the menu items were handled deftly. Overall sensational evening.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Have been here multiple times. My boyfriend and I love it. It’s a nice “fancy” meal to get dressed up and go it but the prices aren’t so outrageous that it’s unaffordable. The perfect fancy date night

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The only blemish tom an otherwise outstanding evening was that one of our four dishes arrived several minutes after the rest were served (the chef came out to apologize!). Save room for dessert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Table Service atrocious. Atmosphere, ambience, decor, front was high standard. Table service really was well below expectations for this price point- inattentive, and inadequately professional- even on a quiet mid week night. Waiter didn’t write order down and it showed- waiter forgot Appetizer, side dish, wine. Pity. Food selection and quality of restaurant overall was much better.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Hostess was friendly and helpful. Our waiter, Chris, was friendly, fast, knowledgeable and always available. The food was excellent -the 3 of us had chicken with brussel sprouts, lasagna, and shrimp and mussels over couscous -all were delicious. The valet service is also very helpful (especially on a very cold night) and fast. I would recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Diners Beware! I made a reservation at Cosima based on positive reviews in Baltimore Magazine and the Sun. The food and service were lousy. My wife and I ordered the arancini appetizer, which turned out to be two giant fried rice balls with cold chunks of mozzarella in the middle. We waited 35 minutes between the appetizer and entree. Our waitress was unfamiliar with the menu. It was clear that she hadn't tried most of the dishes and couldn't make any recommendations. Our entrees were large and lackluster (salmone con risotto and agnello alla bolongese). The couple sitting next to us had to send back a cocktail, because it didn't taste right. They were clearly as disappointed in their service and meal as we were. The restaurant was also too cold. The weather is unusually cold right now, but they didn't compensate by turning up the temperature. My wife and I couldn't wait to pay the bill and leave. There are many wonderful restaurants in Baltimore. Unfortunately, Cosima isn't one of them.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A dramatic ambiance -- think brick and steel -- and yet a cozy place to enjoy a meal where you can actually have a conversation. The food, as always, is tasty and inventive. The pace of the meal was perfect and the service impeccable. Hear me clapping!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We started going her about a year ago and it has become our go to favorite. Service is always first class , with attentive but far from annoying wait staff. Wine list is great but the cocktails are fantastic and I always get their Italian version of an old fashioned ( love the giant ice cube).
Roasted Cauliflower is fantastic. we always order a pasta dish and have never been disappointed. Only 1 drawback : Uber drivers can never find it !! Now we tell them to look for the "red Arrow" .

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas eve dinner. Food was good . Great atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our food was not great and our waiter was not friendly or helpful at all. Very disappointed because it was Christmas Eve and we had heard good things. The valet guys were very nice!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I want to love this place. The setting is lovely despite the treacherous entrance. The server was good. Once again, though, the food does not live up to the setting. The appetizers were good- burrata, smoked salmon and salads were well done. None of our main dishes, though, were memorable and for the prices, it should be. The bronzino was undercooked and mushy. It was served whole and I was surprised the server did not offer to filet it. The grilled lobster was served in a small bowl and was smothered by cooked greens. It was difficult to eat and looked unappealing. The pizza had garlic listed as an ingredient but the server assured us the garlic was chopped finely and was not overpowering. Unfortunately there were large pieces of garlic and even for a fan of garlic it overpowered the taste of the pizza. I doubt we will be back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This place is great for a special meal or occasion, without being super expensive. Had some great food including the roasted cauliflower, fritto misto, lobster fettuccini which was so tasty and the wild boar ragu with polenta.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Creative and delightful tastes from start to finish.
Don't forget the donuts.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This was our first time here. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent dining experience with delicious entrees. Perfect for date night or special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

My boyfriend and I planned a last minute date night here for happy hour. The drink and food specials for happy hour were a steal. Great craft cocktails and lots of delicious options to choose from. Our only disappointment was that we wanted the braised beef entree, and the waiter told us it wouldn't be done for another hour and a half (essentially suggesting us not to order it). After we placed our order and were waiting on our final entree, we saw a braised beef come out for a gentleman that arrived after us. We asked the waiter about it and he did not seem phased, simply told us it had been "an hour or so". My boyfriend loves a good braised beef, so he was very disappointed, not to mention the lack of an apology. Nonetheless, at the end of our meal (which was still delicious by the way), the waiter treated us to some Amaro and apologized for everything. Needless to say that definitely saved the night (and his tip haha). I'd definitely suggest this little spot for anyone looking for delicious unique comfort food and a cozy date spot.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service sucked. The food came really late and the server forgot to check on us. We waited over 10 minuets before he came to introduce himself to us


The bartender was extremely nice.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Third time at this restaurant. Mixed experiences at best.
I am glad I tried it and will likely explore more new restaurants before returning.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was outstanding and our special requests were accommodated without a blink of an eye. Service was very good, but almost over attentive...we felt rushed. But food was great and atmosphere was beautiful! Definitely going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good dinner experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Ambiance and service are great. Food is ok. Wine list a little overprice.

On a positive note, shoutout to our server, Keke. She definitely turned the night around and compensated for the food!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

A little hard to find, but worth the search!! Would definitely come back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

In the summer, this place is a gem. It has so much potential and I hope they come through. Food is tasty but not consistent, waitstaff needs to pump it up. We were a party of 4 Saturday night. Place wasn't filled yet our waitress failed to notice empty water glasses, no bread and missing fork. She didn't come around often enough to ask if we needed anything else. Hoping for better service.

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