What Insiders Are Saying
Cosa Buona is a neighborhood pizza joint from the people behind Alimento. So, yeah, it’s pretty wonderful.
If I lived closer to this area, I would spend my time at Masa instead. Cosa Buona is obnoxiously loud, there's just no reason to have music blasting that you can't hear because everyone is forced to talk SO loudly over it! The food is good, but it's no Pizzeria Mozza or Roberta's.
Always a pleasure coming to dine here.
The food is great. Everything we had was delicious. But this evening, the food...everything after the starters, was delivered one salad, one entrée at a time. Actually our fried got his salad and entree together. It was just bizarre. From the time the first entrée arrived, until the last, was approximately 20-30 minutes. It was crazy, but didn’t ruin our meal and everything was great. It was just odd.
Fantastic food, service, and experience as always
Derek was an outstanding server who helped guide us through our meal. We had a New Yorker with us who is highly critical of pizza and he was blown away by everything we shared. Our son was headlining at The Echo up the street so we were able to take our time and enjoy the experience:)
I went to Cosa Buona for like the 5th time and every time the food seems to stay great! I definitely recommend the Caesar salad and the mozzarella sticks as appetizers and the chicken and pizza! It’s a family friendly place.
Great elevated casual Italian-American and a great wine list. Always a treat!
Our fourth time here and the food was as delicious as the first time. We had the Cesar salad, clams, broccolini and cheese pizza with prosciutto added to it, and mozzarella sticks with tomato sauce. All excellent. They would be wise to add a window covering on the windows on the entrance wall as the setting sun was reflecting off the building across the street totally blinding. The wine is all “natural” and is terrible. Won’t be ordering any of that again.
We came here for Mother’s Day and had a great time. Our server really took care of us.
Professional Italian pizza craftsman. But the taste is a bit too salty. Ended up drinking a lot of water coming back home.
Phenomenal wine list. The best pizza. The friendliest staff. And don’t sleep on the crostino or hot wings!!
Amazing food. This place is an absolute must. The ambiance, the service are all top class. Extremely cozy little place in the middle of everything in Echo Park.
Pizza as excellent as the service.
The pizza was undercooked after we asked for it to be cooked well.
Waiter was not attentive and dismissive.
The best pizza in LA!!!!
meatballs were yummy, caesar salad was delicious and pizza was perfect!!!
I LOVE this place. The service is excellent. The food is superb. I recommend it for friends and family, anytime.
The noise level and table space could have been better, and the wine was quite overpriced. But the food was great and love the neighborhood!
This place is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! The food is memorable, fresh, and delicious. The chef really puts thought into making each dish remarkable. I am a big fan!
Food is fabulous. Nice wine. Great service. What more could you want? I love this place!
This was our second time and it lived up to the first which was excellent. Caesar salad is the best. The meat lovers pizza was also excellent. Mushrooms were meh. Sorry we didn't get the tiramisu. We had it the first time and it was great...the people next to us ordered and when it arrived we realized that we should have..but it was too late.
Amazing service and delicious food. This place has become a neighborhood staple for my partner and me.
Amazing meal. Every dish we ordered was absolutely perfect. Will definitely come back very soon
Family visiting from Mexico
I loved the restaurant! A really nice neighborhood place with delicious food and great ambience. Their arugula salad is to die for! Great service. Definitely recommend.
Yummy food! The ricotta pizza is delicious! The place is small, so I highly recommend making a reservation. Salads are great. They have a nice small bar in the space as well. I definitely want to go back!
Delicious food, but they didn’t really allow for substitutions on the pizzas (tried to add pepperoni to the mushroom pizza). Overall really good though, and helpful that they have valet.
Cosa Buona is quickly becoming our favorite neighborhood spot. This time was date night on Sat and it was packed but we also love it on a random Tuesday when we get a booth to ourselves. The staff are always super friendly and helpful, the food is consistently outstanding, and the ambience somehow manages to be casual and chic at the same time.
Love love love
Great service, great natural wine list, good value. The pizza crust was perfect, but the toppings were very light which made me feel like I just ate a big loaf of bread – a bit disappointing.
Chill. Cool. Make reservations.
We have been here a few times. The food is very good, but everything else is a little off. The table layout is really awkward; the host stand is unorganized; it's shared plates, but everything comes out all at once rather than in courses, as similar restaurants do; and the music level is very loud. The result is that you get great food at a price you would pay at any mid-range restaurant in L.A., but the experience and ambiance of a bar that serves food. If they could fix even a few of these, and it would be easy, maybe turn down the music a touch, pace out the order and get the seating plan organized, I would be a frequent patron. For now, I only go once-in-awhile when I feel like putting up with these small annoyances to eat the food, which really is very good.
Great food, attentive staff.
As always the food atmosphere service and everything about cosa bruins is amazing.
The restaurant was randomly closed on a normal night - we didn't get any notice from the restaurant and we had made a reservation on line. Very disappointing.
Amazing food! Everything on the menu is excellent.
Come here quite often and never ceases to amaze me. Consistent in quality of food and service. Not much more to say, easily too 5 on my list of restaurants in LA.
Always a great experience and amazing food!