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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.
Baltimore, MD 21211
Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00PM
$30 and under
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Proceed down our driveway into the courtyard; the complimentary valet awaits you there.
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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Cosima Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" .
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.
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.
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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