Tours of Tuscany

Tours of Tuscany
Join this small group tour and immerse yourself in the current of sensation for a week of food, wine and culture in Tuscany.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cosi Ristorante Italiano

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We are delighted to introduce you to an evening of great food and hospitality at Cosi Ristorante Italiano, winner of many awards. Opening hours are Tuesday-Sunday 5pm till late. Sam Mura is your chef, and his wife Helen Mura is front-of house. Sam hails from Sardegna and the lovely Helen from Foggia.

The staff may include Emanuele, Vanda or Rachela, the three children in the Mura family who have grown up surrounded by the wonderful aroma and charm of splendid family feasts and delicious home-cooked Italian fare. It is this very fare that is at the heart and soul of the menu at Cosi - food that is lovingly prepared by Sam, enhanced with aromatic herbs grown in his garden, and always created with great dedication to the use of fresh produce. Their occasional headwaiter, Andreas, a new member of the family, comes to them from Austria.

Together with their committed staff, the Mura family presents a warm and friendly restaurant experience, where robust traditional Italian fare is enriched with genuine and warm hospitality.
Cosi opened in 1996. Previously we owned and operated restaurants in Melbourne for nine years before moving to Brisbane, where we worked in our Italian eatery, Natalinos, for 12 years. In establishing Cosi we have sought to create a family‑friendly restaurant specializing in authentic Sardinian cuisine.

Cosi has been successfully operating in the very competitive hospitality industry for twelve years. All of the fresh produce used in our restaurant are products of Australia. Cosi uses Australian produce because of its high quality and also to support Australian industry. Cosi aims to provide quality food at reasonable prices. We offer an extensive take-away menu as well as one for children and can cater for special dietary needs.

Our chefs are fully qualified with many years experience in the hospitality industry. Cosi has an open kitchen which allows guests to witness the extraordinary skills of the Chefs and integrate its the hustle and bustle with the dining area to create an Italian family atmosphere. Head Chef is always visible and his hospitality is extended to guests several times a night when he circulates between tables greeting one and all and offering small delicacies from the kitchen, such as freshly roasted chestnuts during the winter months. Regular guests often place their dinner orders directly with Head Chef, such is the rapport that has been built up. Our guests are the heart of our business and Cosi has many regulars who are known by name and treated as part of our big extended family.