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COTTO, Hereford, Herefordshire

COTTO

4.4
4.4
556 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch 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

What 556 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. W

    Whitestone

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Parked around the corner free on-road. Welcomed and shown conservatory table first, but then opted for inside table which suited us better, no problem to move us. Menu choices good, given sample glasses of wine before choosing. food delicious with friendly service.
  2. LF

    LocalFoodie

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice starters, range of cocktails, variety of mains/desserts
  3. RJ

    RodricJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cotto is a really lovely restaurant - our food was delicious, the atmosphere is always great. Have never had a bad meal here and always really enjoy it. Thanks
  4. T

    Tany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is always clean, staff are always friendly and helpful and the food is always amazing. Chef was so sweet and even made us extra because he knew we were sharing!
  5. T

    Tracy

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Not as good as usual. Was told we were unable to order pizza due to a dough issue only to find out it was still available and on the menu. Lobster pasta pretty salty. Salmon pasta not great. This has been a favourite go to restaurant recently and one to look forward to. Maybe just one of those evenings.
  6. P

    Popl

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Lovely looking restaurant but unfortunately the food does not live up to the same standards. Only one vegetarian option from the mains and absolutely no regard for any dietary requirements for my friend who was served food with something she is allergic to after being told it didn't. The waiting staff were lovely though. Expensive and disappointing. Would not recommend. I think they need to up their game.
  7. AM

    AnnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the meal and restaurant very much. The decor was tasteful, the staff very helpful, but unobtrusive. We would happily go again.
  8. VW

    VictoriaW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great - service was faultless overall a good night had by all highly recommended
  9. AC

    AndrewC

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was poor , an hour seated and only had starter , very little communication between waitress and customer. and that was the owner . Food was very good .
  10. IS

    IanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent - both quality and presentation. A nice ambience. Good to see an open kitchen, which marks out a confident chef.
  11. NB

    NicB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food, great service, a little gem in Hereford. Highly recommend!
  12. EB

    ElizabethB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sea bass and saffron risotto. Also highly recommend the gnocchi, light with a tasty sauce. Friendly and efficient service. A favourite of mine in Hereford. Highly recommend.
  13. RD

    RachaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food and friendly service would recommend
  14. EJ

    EJane

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Avoid at all costs. Waited an unacceptable hour and twenty minutes for our 3 main courses (having chased for them several times). When they finally arrived, they were absolutely disgusting - Parmigiana was a sloppy bowl of tasteless mush and the Papardelle Ragu looked equally unappetising and had a very strange ‘chemical’ taste and smell to it. Both of these meals were inedible. The steak was cooked as requested but hidden under a bag of salad leaves and a total rip-off at £25. We decided to cut our losses and leave, so asked to speak to the Manager to register our extreme disappointment and frustration about the whole evening. To say he missed the class in Charm School when it comes to dealing with customers is a spectacular understatement. Rather than apologise and try and make things right, he rudely asked me whether I even knew what Parmigiana was. Excuse me?? He then went on to say he was from Naples and knew exactly how it should be served; that he served over 50 dishes of it each day and had never had a complaint. I pointed out that he had one now. Long and short of it was we told them we’d pay for the starters and drinks we’d had but we were not prepared to pay for the main courses that we’d left uneaten. The waitresses were brilliant and incredibly apologetic so hats off to them for trying to put things right. After a lot of wrangling about the bill, we left. We will not be returning.
  15. RE

    RachelE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Didn’t enjoy the food - the waiter was pleasant and friendly The lady at the bar was helping herself to spirts off the shelf and drinking it when the staff were serving
  16. D

    Danielle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was absolutely fantastic, all staff members were excellent and so pleasant. Only thing we thought could be improved was the timing. We waited over 90 minutes for our main which left us 20 before parking was up. Chefs were flat out and working hard but maybe they need either more people cooking or less guests in 🤷 overall tho food was definitely on point 👍
  17. J

    Jabyline

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved the style of Cotto, especially the cocktail bar. The wait for food was a little longer than we would have liked but understandable in the current circumstances. Everyone in the party enjoyed their meal and we will definitely return. If you like Italian food you will not be disappointed.
  18. ST

    SamT

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here & it won’t be the last! Good food great service & a lovely settling!
  19. D

    Dicky

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife and her three sisters and husbands Saturday night evening was great food excellent well done all the team
  20. R

    Rose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, lovely atmosphere and brilliant service
  21. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food luvly decour freindly helpful cheerful staff Firm prices but well worth it for special occasions
  22. DM

    DMHereford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. A good variety of starters and mains. Thoroughly enjoyable.
  23. GR

    GeorgiaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Lovley little hidden place, friendly staff and great food
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve had in Hereford. Are here twice in one week.
  25. SM

    SueM

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food, cooked in front of you. Friendly service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I sat at the counter. The chefs were nice and it was great watching the food be made. Great food.
  27. JF

    JaneF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was tasty and fresh. Staff friendly and responsive
  28. T

    Tracy

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. Lovely food, friendly staff. Really good atmosphere.
  29. DB

    DanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and lovely food that made a great night out!
  30. S

    Simon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A small restaurant but it never felt crowded. Staff were friendly and service was spot on for me. Really enjoyed our meal and hope to go again in the future.
  31. A

    Anon

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We waited an hour for our starters to come out and over 30 minutes for our mains. For the price we were paying it would of been nice to have a bit more than just rocket for a side salad and a slice of plain bread! Not as good nor value for money than what it used to be!! Furthermore, there was a big table of loud customers which a lot of us smaller groups were sat around, the group should of been in a separate room as I couldn’t hear the waiter let alone the person next to me Do not recommend
  32. MI

    MaryIrene

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Began with a well prepared cocktail and the meal was delicious - both starter and main course.
  33. D

    Dicky

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was fantastic my wife and I enjoyed all of it staff were excellent well done Cotto we will be back
  34. JD

    JeannieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food. Warm welcome. Small plates were fabulous.
  35. C

    Chris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    No issues with staff, they were all so friendly and helpful. But our food was forgotten about and we waited ages. Complimentary drinks were given but it’s a shame.
  36. NJ

    NickJW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit, both been superb. Staff very welcoming, attentive and professional.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great experience lovely food and top draw service
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Requested standard table and was put infront of the kitchen which wasn’t really an issue as we still enjoyed ourselves. The food was so delicious and the cocktails tasted impeccable, maybe add more largers to the menu but we would just come for that alone. The service wasn’t the best at all which kind of puts us off, just being sat at the kitchen tabletop you could hear one of the chefs swearing which didn’t seem professional or appropriate. We’d most likely come again for the food and drinks but hope service from FOH improves.
  39. PC

    PhilipC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Despite booking well in advance, we were first offered a huge round table for six/eight in what felt like a shed at the back of the restaurant. Moved when we complained into back room. Service lacked finesse and mains were slow in coming. Menu limited and food just ordinary.
  40. JW

    JoannaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wow what amazing food and great waitress and waiter- thank you

FAQs

COTTO is rated 4.4 stars by 556 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for COTTO

8 Broad Street Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 9AP

Additional information

  • Area

    Hereford

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • 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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