I finally sat down to write this well-deserved review. I have now been to Cotogna twice and while both times offered delicious meals, my experiences were a little different.
The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
Best gnocchi I have had in the city. Service was just okay, but all the food was delicious!
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
A cute restaurant located in Jackson Square offers some of the best Italian-inspired food. The décor is clean and simple with wooden tables and an open layout. Our table might have been a bit close to the others, but the space feels cozy and open at the same time. Our waitress was nice, but the service wasn’t over-the-top great, she was efficient and polite. The noise level gets a bit loud, especially during dinner. A little tip… they only have 1 table for parties of 5, so if you are trying to reserve that, it is better to call in (avoid using Opentable).
The first time I went was for lunch and it was delicious, I had a burrata starter, speck pizza, gnocchi and dessert and everything was amazing! The second time I went, I had a different burrata appetizer, pasta and dessert. I will say that the portions are small so be ready to shell out about $100 dollars for 2 people if you want to walk out full.
Mon – Thurs 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Fri – Sat 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sun 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.‘
What I ate:
- Focaccini ($4)
- Burrata ($13)
- Gnocchi ($18)
- Tiramisu ($9)
I tried the dulce de leche the first time and it was overly sweet and definitely not what I thought of when I pictured a dulce de leche cake, it was a small, thin piece with a bit too much sugar. The dulce de leche seems to be a more permanent item, but the tiramisu (which i ordered in my latest visit) was a featured item. It was delicious, the only thing i would change is that it is served on a piece of chocolate and I thought it took away from the traditionally light fluffy taste. I found that this dessert was too sweet because of it, so I found myself paying close attention to how I picked up the dessert as to avoid the bottom chocolate layer.