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The Cottage

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2-8-16 Katamachi | Seseragi Street, Kanazawa 920-0981, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-262-3277
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter had a yearning for Italian food in Japan and found The Cottage through TripAdvisor. We weren't disappointed. The food was beautifully and freshly made in the tiny kitchen cum bar area in front of us. Heaven only knows how chef Tony and wife MoMo do it. We had really tasty fresh tagliatelle, salad and a fennel pizza with... More 

1 Thank Campervangirl65
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was pretty good quality. Catering for vegetarian is a big plus. Not great value considering quite high cost and smallish portion sizes. Small and cosy inside, except was very cold. Welcoming husband and wife duo, he the cook and she doing everything else. All seemed a little manic though.

1 Thank MartinJ
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short menu to chose from with a pizza choice, a pasta and a beef stew. Gordon Ramsey always recommends restaurants shorten their menu and use fresh ingredients and that is exactly what this husband and wife team have perfected so well. Indeed when we popped in at lunchtime to book a table we saw the pasta being freshly prepared.... More 

2 Thank Bertles
Bristol, England
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cosy, welcoming pub/restaurant. Lovely food and drink. Great atmosphere generated by lovely owners. Simple menu but fresh and we'll cooked. Highly recommended.

Thank ajk1994
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and tasty pizza - crunchy and thin just a little bit smaller than in Europe. Nevertheless a nice dinner and a very friendly host!

Thank FabianHeldmann
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across it by chance for a quick Irish coffee but ended up staying all night. Incredibly cosy and wonderful owners!

1 Thank Robin B
New York City
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Came here after looking at top area restaurants on TripAdvisor. Wanted something non Japanese during the trip. The restaurant is a cute little hole in the wall owned by a super friendly couple, Momo and her husband Tony the chef. The food is Italian Irish mix. I had the vegetable lasagna and my boyfriend had beef stew. The wine they... More 

2 Thank cmazhk
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Every trip to Kanazawa I make the trip to The Cottage. Excellent food always. When you want a good home cooked meal with no rice or chopsticks, this is a good place to go.

1 Thank Matt K
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

great little restaurant tucked away down a side street in downtown Kanazawa. Run by a very friendly couple, Tony and Momo. great food and company and serve great irish coffee. well worth a visit.

1 Thank 823macca
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

So after the raving on tripadvisor I thought I would bring our family of 4 to the restaurant, looking forward to a break from Japanese food and some good company. So our experience, we came in and were the only ones there at about 6.30-7 PM. so not a great start. As others have said the menu was limited but... More 

6 Thank FryMB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-8-16 Katamachi | Seseragi Street, Kanazawa 920-0981, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Ishikawa Prefecture  >  Kanazawa
  • Phone Number: +81 76-262-3277

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?