Cotto, Stoneybatter's go-to spot for pizza and brunch, has closed today after three years in business. Owners Conor Higgins and Amie Costello, who also own café Oxmantown, which has two branches in Dublin 7, have told followers that the building has been sold, and despite hoping for their tenancy to continue, they received very short notice that it wouldn't be possible.
Cotto opened in January 2016 to very positive reviews, and initially built up a business for sandwiches by day and pizza by night. The introduction of weekend brunch proved to be just as popular, and they had a very loyal following in the community as one of Stoneybatter's best places to eat.
Writing on Instagram they said, "We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every customer who has made Cotto an overwhelming success for our little family over the last 3 years. We would also like to thank our amazing team in the kitchen and front of house who made it all possible. Thanks to our neighbours, friends and family for all of your support. We are heartbroken and we will be taking some time to pick up the pieces. But we hope to be back in action again soon, so watch this space... 🖤. Love, Conor, Amie, Ruby and Elliot."