St. Paul >Food & Dining > Cossetta Italian Market
211 Seventh St W, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510244.943737 -93.103894
Neighborhoods: West Seventh
I have never been disappointed with the quality of the food, whether eaten on site, take-out or from the Italian market. Well worth going out of the way to stop here.
AMAZING Italian Sausage, GREAT Veal! – I stopped by Cossetta last night for dinner after Festa Italiana in St Paul (yes, I needed more food).
I had the veal (AMAZING), pasta and 2 HUGE slices of pizza (1 sausage and 1 pep, onion and black olive).
As usual, the food was unbelievably good!
The veal was cooked to order (as it always is) and was light, crisp and tender. The pasta with it had the perfect balance of spicy tomato sauce and riccotta cheese. The garlic bread that came with it was hot and fresh and good! As for my pizza, OH MY GOD!!! It was AMAZING! Hot, cheesy, with a healthy portion of toppings. If you go there and miss the Italian sausage pizza, you have made a serious error!
Great place, casual atmosphere, INSANELY GOOD FOOD, wine and beer available, reasonable prices - this is why I love coming here!
parking can be a bit tricky during rush hours, and the line can be a bit long. but totally worth the wait. the pizza is delicious, and you get quite a large slice. the pastas down the other end are pretty good too. all the old photographs and little trinkets to look at make the experience more enjoyable. definitely a go to place when you're in the downtown area.
Cosetta's is a must whenever you're near St. Paul – Honest story: My eye Dr. is near Midway in St. Paul and EVERY time I get within 15 miles of Cosetta's I have to go! I was waiting in line 20 minutes before they started to serve and a woman joined me telling me she too does the exact same thing; making it a point to go to Cosetta's whenever possible.
Italian Salad, Lrg. Mostaccioli, 2 garlic breads, and a slice of cheese pizza every time! This easily covers both my lunch and my dinner and I go back to Minnetonka very happy : )
Cosetta's is overrated and over priced – I don't get the obsession with this place. It's always crowded, you can't walk around the place. The worst part is, they don't separate two lines and you sit there waiting for your food, then they sit and yell "hot food down here" "hot food down here don't wait in line." Well, why not just put a sign up that says that?
The pizza is average only. Also, the immigrant workers were real good at harrassing the workers. It's disgusting..this place is just trendy, people don't really like it
great lunch stop – Cossetta's off W. 7th in St Paul is a great place to stop in and grab a slice of pizza for lunch. It's fast and delicious. The pizza by the slice customers even get their own line! I always add a cannoli to my order because this sweet dessert can't be beat.
Amazing food, great people! – I've been going here since I was a child. This place has been here for forever. It has great food. If you're looking for simple, delicious Italian...this is the place to get it. The only con is the wait. But it is worth it!
AMAZING FOOD!!!!! – cosettas is a tradition for friends and family for any event at the xcel center...i started it many years ago and have tons of ppl that continue that tradition-the food is so great and for the price, you get a hearty helping and i guess as i'm reading these reviews, i'm confused by the negative ones because i guess if a place is good, then of course there will be a line-i think thats a testament to its positives not negatives-i guess i just wanted to voice that i greatly enjoy the food. and the people who seem to have problems with the style or upstairs dining area or the lines, then perhaps a quieter less popular less crowded place would be in order? but don't knock the place because of those things. its what makes it stand out and/or how many people do love the food...
Great place for Pizza! And try the VEAL! – This is... simply put... the best Italian in MN.
The veal is AMAZING and always cooked to order. The sausage and meatballs are spicy and home-made. And the pizza.... THE PIZZA!!!! You have GOT to get yourself a slice of the sausage pizza! If I could only have one food, ever again it would be Cossetta's sausage pizza!
Are the lines long? Yup! Is it more spendy than taco-bell? Yup! Is it the best Italian in MN? YUP!!!
ANTI-GLBT, Horrible service, dirty, food is OK at best... – Too bad I couldn't give it 0 stars, that is what they deserve.
From the beginning: The parking attendant looked and smelled stoned; the employees were smoing right where we had to park and used foul language; the line was extremely long, and we were ridiculed for ordering our salads with our entree...who knew they had 4 different line for salads, hot "food," pizza and desserts. The cashier challenged my partner as to how many meatballs she had, rang up the wrong number (at like $3 each) and then made us wait while she yelled for a manager to correct the error, explaining it was OUR FAULT!!! How rude. Then, we realized there is nowhere to sit downstairs, and with limited mobility, it really sux. We got him up the stairs and sat at a dirty table, and when I realized no one comes to clean, I went to ask someone to do it, and he pointed to a rag next to the water "station" - gross. It was one of the worst "dining" experiences we have ever had, and we dine out a lot. The kicker? We have a good friend who was good at his job that GOT FIRED BECAUSE HE IS GAY! (Incidentally, he told us about the cleaning procedures when they close every night and they have RODENT TRAPS where they store food and "clean dishes." I will never, ever spend another cent in that nasty place ever again! PS DON'T BE FOOLED BY 1 PAGE OF GOOD REVIEWS...check out the huge amount of 1-2 star ratings on the next pages, this place is NO GOOD!
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