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“Retirement Party”

Cosimo's Trattoria & Bar
Ranked #10 of 295 Restaurants in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Was part of a retirement party and was impressed with the efficiency of our servers. They were right there when yo needed them. The food was all appreciated by those who ordered. I had the eggplant and it was delicious.

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Thank Cheryl S
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Went with a group of 10 for a birthday dinner. The food was great, no complaints on that end however the service was horrible! When making the reservation, we were not told that the restaurant could only do 5 checks for big groups or that the gratuity would be added to large parties, had we been told this upon making the reservation, we could have prepared differently and all brought cash. As we begin to order, we ask for separate checks(2 couples, and 6 singles) but Chelsea, our server, said that they can only split large parties into no more than 5 checks. We agreed that we could figure it out to be 5 checks and continued to order and then eat. When she brought the check we figured out each group or individuals items and then asked her to split into 4 checks. She then told us she cannot split the check into 4 even though she said at the beginning that she would be able to up to 5. So we were very confused as to why she couldn't. All 10 of us have worked in the service industry, and as servers, and we all know that splitting checks is something any POS system can do. I personally have waited on parties of 50+ by myself and had no problems splitting the checks into 50 so why was 4 checks so complicated for this woman? She was unaccommodating and rude throughout the whole process. WE are the customers, it is not our job to divide, multiply and figure out checks when we are the ones that are enjoying a night out, or trying to at least, thats what computer systems are for. She handed us a calculator to figure it out which is so unprofessional. On top of this, she added in an 18% gratuity and honestly she didn't deserve it at all. She only came to our table a few times throughout the dinner, didn't offer appetizers or desserts and wasn't capable of splitting the checks. Had she not been rude, she would have gotten a tip greater than the added 18% but she must have known that she wouldn't have deserved it. Oh and also, there was no salt rim on my margarita. Would not recommend this place since the service ruined our nice birthday dinner celebration.

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1  Thank Chrissie S
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I can’t say anything about the food because it was just that awful.
The service was subpar at best. The food quality was low. The pizza was greasy that I could have lubed the chassis of my truck twice.
The pasta was over cooked and the sauce would have been better out of a Ragui bottle then what they served.
Save your money and goto dominos that have better pizza.

1  Thank Junior148
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Have never had a bad meal here. Love the meatball and ricotta sandwich and the chicken ginger salad. Great atmosphereand service. Friends who do not eat gluten said it has one of the largest selections of gluten-free pasta they have seen.

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Thank drcbf
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Overall the service was very good. The waiter was training someone new and the attention to our table was quite good. I had a chop-chop salad (good but too much dressing), and my client had a pizza and salad (reported to be very good). Restaurant appeared clean and the ambiance was stylish and pleasant (indoors and out). I would recommend this restaurant to others and will likely return.

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Thank susan s
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