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Cotenna

4.4
4.4
84 Reviews
$50 and over
Café
Hearty meat dishes and tasty pasta take the stage at Cotenna. This cozy Italian restaurant serves an extensive menu that includes seafood dishes, grilled meat and traditional pasta favorites like spaghetti and meatballs. Diners get to enjoy their meal in a cozy interior complemented by wood paneling, dim overhead lamps and walls lined with wine bottles. Chef Roberto Passon ensures the richness of each dish by insisting on only using pasta made in-house.

Cotenna offers a fine selection of wine to pair with its menu. Its simple but casual ambiance makes it an ideal pick for everything, from a mid-week business lunch, to a group outing with friends. Open until midnight during the week, and 1 a.m. over the weekend, this restaurant is also an appealing choice for late night dining. Cotenna is open all week.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Phone number

    (646) 861-0175

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Passon

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Between 6th avenue and Downing Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    A,C,E train, west 4th station 1 and 2 train, Houston Station

What 84 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AH

    AbbyH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, ambience, server. Everything! Highly recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant failed to share they had a corporate event and no space available for our reservation
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant. I’d recommend sharing multiple dishes - the lobster raviolis, the funghi risotto and the lamb chops are a must. Great wine selection at very reasonable prices.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Putting 3 Mexicans in a tiny kitchen open to the Restaurants with all the odors going with it does not convert you into an Italian restaurant ? Not worth a Bib gourmand award !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. The lamb chops and black truffle gnocchi are to die for
  6. JR

    JosephR

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    This place has made a big mess all over its “Bib Gourmamd.” The server started to take our order and left the table suddenly and without explanation, not to return for several long minutes. One pasta purported to be gnocchi with black truffle. There was no sign of truffle and we deduced that it was {synthetic} black truffle oil. Not an honest written description on the menu. The food was fair otherwise, but not special. I could have made an equivalent “maintenance meal” at home for far more satisfaction.
  7. KG

    KyleG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    great, find food delicious but a but tight and cramp inside and air conditioning not working well. Service was goo, but could have been better, not all staff informed on menu.
  8. JG

    JeffreyG

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Orchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe was delicious, wonderfully garlicky and the marinara with seafood very good. Caesar salad had a little too much mayonnaise but plenty of anchovies (which we love). Wines were delicious and good value. Service was attentive and friendly.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pasta of the day - I was so excited. What a disappointment - tagliatelle was over cooked and it looked like there were small frozen shrimp mixed in with the larger fresh shrimp. My friend has the truffle gnocchi - very one note. I don’t think I will recommend to friends.
  10. JB

    JulianB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I think it's fair to say that my party of four, all of us from the UK, enjoyed our visit. It's in a nice, leafy area in the West Village, rather small (somewhat cramped). The wine list was surprisingly pricey, but the food good - in my case a minestrone soup with pesto that elevated above the usual, and as a main, orecchiette pasta with broccoli rabe and spicy sausage. Great. We also enjoyed deserts. Service was very friendly and music good.
  11. BB

    BxBee

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food at Cotenna is always amazing! I consider this place to be among my favorite restaurants in the city. It is a true neighborhood gem! However, keep in mind that Cotenna is a small sliver of a restaurant that is pretty much always crowded and noisy. So this isn't the kind of place to go if you are looking to have a quiet conversation at dinner. But again, if that doesn't deter you, the food will not disappoint.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Small little place but the food is delicious. Good for a date night or girls night. Would go a again!
  13. S

    Sivanpo

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Was better last time we where there…
  14. VL

    VanessaL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    This has to be my worst dining experience in NYC. I wonder how restaurants like this survive when they have so much competition in the city... Everything we ordered tasted either like a pre-fab dish (too salty and soggy eggplant, meatballs in tomato sauce ) or was just poorly executed (worst sausage and rapini pasta I've ever had). To top it all, the service was rushed and unfriendly and we had a nice view of the row of microwaves in the "open kitchen". The only thing that was ok was the wine, which we needed to forget how bad everything was. We obviously skipped dessert. A disgrace.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful wine, food, and service
  16. G

    Ginger

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    While waiting for the bathroom, I saw one of the cooks stick his finger in a pan heating food, lick his finger, and then stick his finger in another pan heating food and lick it. I also saw our server move the garbage can with his bare hands and not wash his hands before returning to serving. Our food had not come yet so we cancelled our order and left. I told the hostess and our server what had happened and they were unphased.
  17. k

    katier

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really delicious and the service excellent. A real gem.
  18. DB

    DiannaB

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cotenna is a small charming restaurant which I would highly recommend. We enjoy their pasta which was excellent!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, easy to find and prices are reasonable.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think this is the best Italian restaurant in Manhattan. Great service, food and atmosphere. A regular place I go to weekly..
  21. VG

    VanessaG

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    They do not offer espresso! Or indeed coffee of any kind....very disappointing. Quiet and food was great... but service felt rushed, even at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon. We were one of just a few tables, but seemed like they wanted us out of there.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Cotenna! Loved the atmosphere with the doors and windows open, felt like a great way to toast Spring with friends.
  23. ES

    EstherS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, friendly staff, cosy atmosphere. Highly recommend!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing!! Definitely going back!
  25. F

    Foodiegirl

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We had to leave because the service was HORRIBLE. They seated us by a birthday party. The waiter didn’t take our order for over 30 mins
  26. NA

    NotAFoodie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great little restaurant, perfect for a date night. The pasta was fantastic!
  27. CH

    CatH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a fabulous location. Friendly staff, lovely ambience. Highly recommend.
  28. J

    Joseluis

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal, service in cozy environment. Will return.
  29. KD

    KatieD

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is TINY. We made a reservation over a month ago and we’re seated at the bar. It was very loud so it was difficult to have a conversation at the bar. They have heated outdoor seating also, but on this day it was in the 20’s and very windy. I imagine in nice weather that would be a glorious spot to enjoy this delicious food and lovely service. Looking forward to another visit!
  30. M

    Maria

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall an amazing restaurant and a great experience. A bit crowded and was seated next to someone smoking an electronic vape. But, the food and drinks made up for the crowd! Really great bang for your buck for NYC.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was phenomenal; the whole staff was friendly and inviting. The food was amazing. My daughter had the black truffle gnocchi and it was melt in your mouth perfection. We will definitely be back. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  32. LS

    LizS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to spot whenever we go to Film Forum, which is often!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was the most disrespectful host group I’ve decided to dine with. I made a reservation for 2 at 8:15pm. I showed up and the entire restaurant was full. Not a table available for two for at least 30 minutes. The two top in front of us was so young and drunk they had spilt a glass of wine all over the table and the one next to them. The staff didn’t care and let them clean it up. Meanwhile, I was speaking with the hostess, who looked like she just woke up from a nap, who assured me we had our table coming. Long story short, a larger group came in and they allocated our spot to them. They literally kicked us out of the restaurant and told us there was nothing they could do. For a group that prides themselves on service, this was literally the worst I have ever had. No wonder they charge $12 for a plate of food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and the food was delicious as always. Thanks!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic tiny NY restaurant. Great service, food and drinks as always.
  36. D

    Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Made reservation days in advance for 5:30 pm but when we got there they told us they had no availability and that we could go to their sister restaurant
  37. M

    Maddy

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Unfortunately it was not a good experience. Me and my friend were the only ones in the restaurant yet the food seemed microwaved, the Parmesan looked like it had been sitting out for days and was stale, they got one of our dishes wrong and then the bolognese had cream in it which we had to send back as my friend was allergic but did not expect cream in a bolognese. The server was very apologetic but in all it was an unfortunately disappointing experience.
  38. C

    Camilla

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my top three favourite restaurants in New York. And by far my favourite Italian. Food is fantastic, always consistent. But more so, the staff are always so friendly and make the effort to ensure your experience is 5 star from the moment you walk in, to the moment you leave. Great wine too! I love Cotenna!
  39. SF

    SuzanneF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun, great food very enjoyable dining experience.
  40. JF

    JulieF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I was upset that upon arrival, they had overbooked and therefore my reservation was moved outdoors. I had booked a few weeks in advance in the dining room so wasn't thrilled with eating outside in the winter. Additionally, our food ticket was lost so food was very delayed, but overall food was delicious and our waiter was great + comped us dessert given the trouble.

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Cotenna does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Cotenna is rated 4.4 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Cotenna

21 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 6th avenue and Downing Street

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    A,C,E train, west 4th station 1 and 2 train, Houston Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Passon

  • Phone number

    (646) 861-0175

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