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Cotenna

4.2
4.2
114 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 31 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 114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. t

    thenyker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was one of the best I have had in New York. Lobster Ravioli, Octopus Salad, and eggplant goat cheese are highly recommended! Also, the services were outstanding. Don't remember her name, but she said she was new but had the best service!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Great food, just very little space
  3. m

    mfl243

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Nice place, but hang on to your wallet. The price tag is a shocker for what you get.
  4. N

    Nick

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Trying to be an Italian restaurant with poor results. Restaurant is very tiny, you end up eating with all the other guests. Service was below average. They don't even bring you a printed bill at the end.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The restaurant was completely empty, instead of sitting us at a table the pit is at the bar in the corner leaning against the coat rack. When another couple arrived, they shoved that other couple right next to us at the bar, rather than spreading us out. Again the restaurant was completely empty when they did this.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most magical and cozy atmosphere. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was so incredible. Highly recommend.
  7. LS

    LaurenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was probably the best meal we’ve ever had and it’s so reasonably priced, especially for nyc food. The black truffle gnocchi and grilled octopus salad are to die for!
  8. MF

    MicF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My top spot in NYC. I highly recommend it to any Italian food lover
  9. ML

    MichaelL

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was average at best and service was definitely lacking. Would not come back here.
  10. AM

    AndrewM

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service was great. Please get proper napkins they were clearly paint rags from home depot which was a very odd choice.
  11. LO

    LeeO

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small and quaint, classic New York. Delicious, wonderful experience. Worth a stop.
  12. M

    Mangia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    No bread served. Hurried staff, difficult to understand. Food tasted good but looked bad on the plate -- that extra presentation care would go a long way. Sat outdoors next to a large, loud, birthday party. Outdoor hut filled with midges -- very distracting during dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience1
    I loved this place the first time I went, but now they’re packing it and there’s awful air circulation. We rushed to get the check because our eyes were stinging from the fumes coming from the kitchen area right next to the tables. While we were eating, I asked the hostess if they could keep the door of the restaurant wide open and that I was pretty sure what we were feeling in the air was gas. The door helped a bit.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Requested high chair on booking. They didn’t have one when we got there. We got seated right at the door with heavy traffic
  15. C

    Clive

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Atmosphere was good but service was slow and poor and food was poor. Overcooked pasta swimming in tasteless sauce
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Overpriced. Menu does not correspond with what actually is available. Service is sub par. Does not deserve Michelins start IMO.
  17. AM

    AvelinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem tucked away on a small street in the Village. The handmade black truffle oil gnocchi was incredible! Hands down the best I’ve every had! The calamari with olives was equally amazing as an app. If you’re able to visit make sure you make a reservation as the place is small indoors but plenty of outdoor seating.
  18. DD

    DiningDan

    Washington DC

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Cotenna is a fun night out. Food was excellent. Service very attentive.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We’ve never experienced such a rude host. After arriving on time for our indoor reservation (at the end of October) we were told there were only tables available outside. The hostess was nonchalant and smirked telling us that’s just the way it is. More groups turned up for indoor reservations and told the same thing. Please don’t accept any reservations if you can’t honor them
  20. DN

    DanielN

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect small gem in New York. Real Italian food at a very decent price
  21. A

    Anita

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First time we visited the restaurant was in December 2018 and the food was very tasty, staff welcoming and place real nice. Came back this time and it was loud music, the waiter was stressed and irritated and the food was not tasty at all. Which we informed the waiter about, he then answered he could not do anything about it as he was not responsible for the staff in the kitchen!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food
  23. P

    Patrick

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just grabbing food with a co worker after work. Solid prices and atmosphere!!
  24. C

    Cassie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, waiter was so nice and accommodating for the small venue. Food was great and prices even better
  25. m

    mwheatly

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We have eaten at the sister restaurant a few times before lockdown, and always enjoyed it. Our experience here was sadly not the same. First, we booked outside but were given a table inside. Inside is tight and noisy and somewhat chaotic, with one of our dishes falling on the floor before it came to us. Then, I had to ask five times for some ice. As far as the food is concerned, my daughter liked her gnocchi, but my linguini alle vongole was lackluster - a lot of bland linguini with exactly 6 clams. The meatball appetizer was more interesting, but not enough to convince me that it's worth coming back here.
  26. 0

    0000

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Pasta was watery and overcooked. Server was pushy when asking us to order.
  27. TS

    ToriS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta was amazing and the service was great! Got a free shot for my bday :)
  28. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cotenna is a must stop. It was amazing. The food was magnificent. The service was wonderful. They could do with one more server. It was busy and the two working there were running around, but they were very hospitable and the food was just beyond words. Highly recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food and price are unmatched, food is consistent value. Always accommodating for any size party.
  30. A

    Ajc4

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Loved the inside, the atmosphere but some of the food was so disappointing. 3 of the dishes were great but the Linguine Vongole was very poor. Tasteless no sauce and over rated. They brought me another but it wasn’t much better. A shame as the other dishes were good.
  31. AH

    AbbyH

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant failed to share they had a corporate event and no space available for our reservation
  33. 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.
  34. 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 !
  35. 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
  36. 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.
  37. KG

    KyleG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 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.
  38. JG

    JeffreyG

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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Cotenna is rated 4.2 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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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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