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Casa Cosenza

Categories: Restaurant

Cuisine: Italian

Features: Catering, Takeout

Cost range: 10.01-20.00

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Beer and wine only

Parking: Lot

More in this neighborhood: Oldsmar

The charmer is clearly a labor of love, Fabrizia Cosenza (from Naples) and her husband Giuseppe (from Rome) creating a light, airy space that reads like someone's home, someone who really, really likes tables and chairs. One wall is a built-in bookshelf with pretty tchotchkes, the bartop is inlaid with blue and white hand-painted Italian tile, usually with a glass cake dome and fresh flowers arrayed just so. Fabrizia is the chef, so you don't see much of her. She's the pretty one in the floppy black chef's hat. Giuseppe and a small band of earnest young folks man the front of the house. Most nights, by the time dinner rolls around the pasta is already made, but you can see what earlier in the day transpired: A bright red mixer with a pasta attachment sits silent, beside it rows of pale yellow linguine draped over wooden dowels. Go for the housemade mozzarella balls, the housemade linguine with pesto or old-school roasted chicken cacciatora.

Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10p.m. Fri.-Sat.

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  • Homemade Tiramisu served with sliced almonds is a featured dessert at Casa Cosenza.
  • Linguine al Pesto Con Carciofini, linguine with artichokes, is made with cream of basil, spinach, virgin olive oil and pine nuts at Casa Cosenza. SCOTT KEELER | Times

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