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COTTO

4.5
4.5
382 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian

Located in the heart of Hereford, COTTO is an Italian restaurant and cocktail bar offering contemporary dining in a relaxed and vibrant setting. Our food comes from the vast larder of authentic Italian cooking with an added modern twist. We really love what we do, mixing good honest cooking with great service. COTTO is all about quality, provenance and fun – and bringing tasty food to your plate.

You can watch chef’s in action at the open-kitchen bar or simply enjoy fine dining in the atmospheric depths of COTTO’s interior.

COTTO’s cocktail bar also brings the excitement and flamboyance of Naples to Hereford, with an expertly curated selection of Neopolitan classics, along with some old friends

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Booked 9 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01432 264836

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Francesco Aldorasi Sanford

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What 382 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Herefordshire

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The only thing more enjoyable than the venue and meal was the company. Was my first visit and will not be my last. Lovely environment with welcoming and sociable staff.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Served very quickly. Enjoyed our meal. Only downside for us ~ very noisy! It was a Saturday, perhaps we should try a weekday.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Better than expectations. Food was really good. Service fantastic. We will be back very soon.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit to Cotto and we will be back!! Delicious food and wonderful staff! Well done and huge thanks!

  5. A

    Andrew

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fabulous and tasty mean at this lovely restaurant

  6. K

    Kerry

    Devon

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Been here twice. First time very good and well run. Second time it was shambolic. No one seemed to be in charge, the drinks order took over half an hour to arrive and when it did turn up, the starters had already appeared. Many items on the menu weren’t available and we were given the wrong dessert menus and a completely different order turned up to the one ordered. Staff were mildly apologetic but didn’t appear to be bothered. Overall pretty poor considering it had been so good a few weeks previously.

  7. E

    Elbee

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food and service. My only criticism would be that the dessert menu was very unbalanced. We recognise that a shorter menu is necessary during these testing times but two of the three desserts were coffee flavoured - if you don't like coffee that's only one left, and one of us cant eat nuts so that ruled the other one out.

  8. PA

    PaulA

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food, service and wine will see you again soon

  9. LR

    LindaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyable evening at Cotto .Cocktails were great .Food was good.Staff attentive.Gave 4 stars as kitchen had run out of ingredient for desert so we skipped pudding .Overall would recommend.

  10. L

    Lizzie

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Five out us went out for a birthday celebration, unfortunately it was not the treat it should have been. When we first went in, we were not given eye contact from any of the staff who were all obviously very busy, but just a quick acknowledgement would have been fine. It was a bit awkward after about 10 minutes of waiting. The service thereafter was poor and erratic throughout. The drinks came after the starters, the starters came at about 10 minute intervals, one of the mains didn't come at all and one came after everyone else had finished, the table had been cleared and the server did not know what it was. The bill came quickly but it was inaccurate. The serving staff were all very pleasant and friendly, the food when it arrived was generally fine, the salads were tasty and the cocktails were very good. The general environment was fine. I did tell a member of staff how disappointed we were at the time and they were very apologetic, apparently they have chronic staff shortages. It seems that there were just not enough people to serve the number of customers and the restaurant seemed to be quite full. Such a shame, I hope that the situation improves for all concerned.

  11. K

    Katy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    The food was lovely. My partner is a discerning Italian and he was impressed! Service was quite slow but I forgive them as the place was full! Quite a noisy restaurant but that’s not always a bad thing. Busy equals successful!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Limited menu compared to the website. Over priced for what it was. Seasonal or not. No lamb, chicken or pizzas? Aubergine dish was tasteless and was poorly presented. Certainly not you would expect of an Italian restaurant charging what they do. Poor service didn’t even open the wine which again was overpriced. Very noisy couldn’t hear people on the same table due to a party at another table dominating the rear of the restaurant. Sad as it’s a lovely setting

  13. M

    Moss

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food and the service were very good, and the due uve wine was an excellent accompaniment

  14. SR

    SamiyaR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food. Great ambience and service. The crab linguine was delicious. The Tiramisu was also divine.

  15. CJ

    ChristineJ

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Staff and service excellent food was tasty and good value for money, however the background noise did spoil the evening

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was lovely. Staff were excellent!

  17. KB

    KarenB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly & helpful staff, delicious authentic food, and lovely Italian ambience in the (indoor) garden. Highly recommend

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Having a few days away - staying at The Green Dragon. Cotto was superb - everything was just right, the food was delish! Definitely recommend.

  19. TD

    TraceyD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time at COTTO and it was wonderful, we’ll definitely be back! The staff were so friendly and welcoming, service was great and the food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go again!

  20. RB

    RebeccaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and fantastic service. The staff always make it feel like a special occasion!

  21. PM

    PhilM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service as always. We highly recommend Cotto!

  22. S

    Srobs

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Absolutetly lovely Italian restaurant, food was great, service was quick. Portion sizes were decent sized

  23. SH

    SineadH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, friendly staff!! 100% recommended 👌🏼

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Nice people. Good honest Italian food. Quite original.

  25. S

    Shaz

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress serving us was lovely and friendly ..promt delivery of cocktails..e joyed the Conchiglie with spicy sauce had a real kick to it..and Tiramisu was delicious all be it rather large so couldn't finish it...definitely recommend a visit and can't wait to go back

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staying nearby just for a few days, celebrating our engagement, and this was our first night out to celebrate. Staff were attentive, congratulated us, went out of their way to do everything they could to make the evening special including a glass of bubbly each on the house! Food was amazing, staff were great, atmosphere was cosy and intimate. Loved it, would recommend to anyone.

  28. ZN

    ZoeN

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The starters and cocktails were lovely. Although our main courses were underwhelming, especially for the price.

  29. JT

    JulieT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful lunch, the venue was lovely and the staff superb, very friendly and accommodating, we will definitely be back.

  30. EP

    EsmeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit and really enjoyed, the food and the service were excellent. One thing that we found...was the type of music... certainly not what we would expect in an Italian eating establishment. Also not for a lunchtime... Just a small thing, however could make all the difference !!!! Need not be Italian but certainly more 'easy listening'.......

  31. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really nice family run restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere. So much better than chain restaurants.

  32. A

    Andrew

    Herefordshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous menu with masses of lovely fresh seafood, wonderfully cooked and beautifully served.

  33. SC

    ShelaghC

    Warwickshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Really good menu and the food did not disappoint. Lovely waiting staff and gorgeous cocktails.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    On arrival, front of house were inattentive. Apart from that, other service was good. The booking form states that it was for our Anniversary, however, bow acknowledgement of this occasion was made and no special touch!!. On booking we were advised that we could be in the garden area. We were disappointed that we were placed on the galley area.

  35. C

    Chio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience at Cotto was fantastic!!! The staff was friendly and always ready to help. The food was outstanding, the best aubergine a la parmigiana in a long time!!! Only better at home!!! Thank you

  36. MH

    MikeH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Fantastic Italian food, great feel to the place - but think about the volume of the background music . . . That's what it is, and should be in the background . . . Overall, a good find in Hereford and would recommend.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food drinks and exception service

  38. p

    philt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Small plates Italian style. Slightly overpriced but not excessively. Monk fish and prosciutto too much pork too little fish. Can’t taste the monk. Calamari good.

  39. NE

    NikkiE

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant customers service and delicious food. We were there for our daughter's birthday and they gave us all a free glass of presecco which was lovely

  40. c

    carolineb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic meal here for our 30th wedding anniversary. We both had the scallops, followed by the sea bass and risotto - all excellent. This is not the cheapest place around but the extra paid is worth it for the quality. They are also trialing a homemade limoncello drink which was superb - citrus taste bit smoother than normal due to the addition of almonds. All in all a wonderful meal. Highly recommended.

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COTTO is rated 4.5 stars by 382 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for COTTO

8 Broad Street Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 9AP

  • Area

    Hereford

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Francesco Aldorasi Sanford

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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