The family history
My dad was born and raised in Formia, near Naples.
His first love was Italian cooking – a love he continued when he moved to Edinburgh to work as a chef in 1958.
Working his way round some of the city’s most renowned restaurants gave him the appetite to establish his own! So he did, and set up his first restaurant close to the Edinburgh Playhouse theatre in 1965.
Earning quite a reputation for its authentic, classic cooking meant that he soon outgrew the place. So, ‘Cosmo Ristorante’ moved to larger premises in Castle Street in the early 70’s.
In true Italian tradition, my dad passed all his skill and passion for classic cooking (and pizzas of course!) on to me, Cosmo Junior, and my sister, Tina.
The company grew. And so did the family! We now make our pizzas in a slightly larger premises in Newtongrange. Not through choice, but through necessity, as more and more pizzas were demanded!
I now oversee everything that goes on at Cosmo’s. Although trying to keep my dad out of the kitchen is always tricky. But then, like me, it’s where he feels most at home!
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