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Il Corso
Il Corso

Il Corso Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilcorsorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 957-1500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
    Sunday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Andrea Mazzella di Bosco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Ave.
  • Public Transit: Train F, N, R, W, 4, 5, 6.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Two parking garages are available next door.
A word from Il Corso
Il Corso establishment was founded in 1993 by two native Italian women from the south of Italy.

They chose to name their restaurant "Il Corso" because it means "the path". Their goal is to guide their clients on a path to a wonderful experience.

We pride ourselves on selecting the finest ingredients for our recipes. In addition to our menu, we offer daily specials that your server will present to you.
Il Corso's warm, cozy ambiance is complimented by an exquisite selection of moderately priced wines, full bar and nurtured by a friendly and knowledgeable staff serves.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've been going to Il Corso many times over the years and all I can say is that I have never had a bad dish. The food is always good as is the service. A real gem!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Excellent italian Food, Excellent Service. What else?"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Salad was very good - fresh, crisp greens and delicate dressing. Service was attentive and pleasant. My pasta dish was a disappointment - very nice al dente, homemade pasta but with no flavor and swimming in oil. My dining partner's pasta dish however was very good - a ravioli with a tomato based sauce."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Warm, friendly atmosphere. Good menu with lots of specials. The back room is very quiet--a real treat. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We chose this spot based on the reviews but we feel we must have gone to a different restaurant. There is no ambience, but then we thought ok-- the food will be great. It was horrible. Each dish was a disappointment, the grilled octopus, the seafood cioppino,the veal Milanese, steak, were all just nothing. Perhaps this is just a place for pasta-- which we didn't have. And the bill was ridiculous for the experience. I don't usually write anything but if you're basing your choice on the reviews-- stay away!!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The staff was warm and friendly. Also helpful with menu choices. Food was wonderful."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I went for a second time. The service is excellent, the wine list is top notch and the pasta is the best."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner here recently and had a nice dining experience and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for good, authentic Italian food and wanting to find a place that is near Time Square and Broadway. The wait staff was very attentive to our needs. It was a nice dining experience. The pricing was in line with what we normally see for nice quality restaurants in this part of the city."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "food,wine, and handling with care; it is as if you hre in Italy and having gone to this restaurant for almost 10 years I feel the same easy as the first time"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I've never been disappointed in Il Corso, and every meal (usually for business lunches) has been excellent. The food and service are always excellent."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great food at a reasonable price. The service in this place is incredible, friendly and knowledgable staff. One of my favorite spots in NYC."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food, even better service. The perfect service alone easily brings this to 5 star. Very happy with food which was probably among top 20% of the best NYC Italian restaurants but not top 5%."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "this is a great neighborhood restaurant - the service was great. Unfortunately there was a group of about 8 at the table next to us and the guests were very loud. The room was small so the sound reverberated and made it difficult to have a conversation which really marred the evening. the staff were apologetic"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Phenomenal from start to finish! The grilled octopus appetizer was insane."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went there with our 2 kids and not only they were super nice serving us the food and options were extraordinary. Nicely priced as well. Had a great salmon tartare and kids had a delicious spaguetti a bolognesa"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Grilled octopus very good, but pasta too al dente with weird mushroom sauce. Not enough time to finish dinner. Service to slow."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great Italian food! Pastas are excellent! Menu online is slightly different than in the restaurant. Service was very good in typical Italian fashion. They were out of the buffalo mozzerella appetizer but we got burrata instead.. I had pasta with mushrooms. It was cooked perfectly and very fresh tasting. My wife had the Gnocchi which I sampled and they melted in your mouth with wonderful flavors.. Next time I will definitely try some fish or meat.. Put this one on your list if you are going for Italian.."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food was horrible and definitely not worth the price. The place looked nice but I didn't appreciate the service nor the meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our waiter, David, was so attentive. He did not seem to hover, but yet appeared quickly to pour more wine or check in with us. The food was very good and he recommended great specials. It was a beautiful summer night and we wanted to be outside to eat, but we were glad we chose Il Corso once we get there."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always a GREAT meal!!!!! Especially love the avocado and artichoke salad and the Lasagna is some of the best I've ever had!!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Thought it was extremely reasonable and food was very, very good! Would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We ordered rhe specials recommended by our waiter. The lobster risoto had no taste at all and had no lobster as well. The lamb had about 6 bites total and was flavorless. Dont expect decent mixed drinks here as the waiter was the bartender. Paid way too much for a very unsatisfying meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I only have the opportunity to eat there a couple of times each year, but it has always been excellent."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Il Corso is classic Italian served thoughtfully by attentive servers. Nice selection of wines. Delicious from starter to dessert and coffee!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My daughter and I tried this restaurant for the first time and will definitely return. We both had suburb fresh pasta entrees- that were light and flavorful without being too garlicky. The frisée salad with beets and watermelon was photo worthy and delicious. We couldn't resist the vanilla panne cotta which was hands down the best I've ever had. The ambiance and decor was wonderful and much better than the online photograph. The high backed (beautifully upholstered) banquette with a neutral fabric with subtle sheen runs along one side of the restaurant and adds sophistication to the space. The staff was friendly and attentive-even bringing over a tiny chair for my purse. I wish this restaurant was in my neighborhood!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "On a quiet Sunday night, we looked through our zagat guide for help.....nothing jumped out. On open table however, the reviews for il corso were amazing. We made a reservation, and were thrilled to find this gem so close to our time share. Great service and such nice food. The lasagna was my all time fave."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We went here to celebrate my nephew's promotion. He is 23. Our daughter who is 21 came with my husband and myself. Not only could we not hear but they could not hear us at all. We had to yell to have a conversation so at the end of the day, not a place I would go back to for a meal that cost us $300.00!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "very knowledgeable waiter the only drawback was the hostess who was rather rude and dismissive and offered us the worst table in the restaurant when others were open."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times over the years - they never disappoint. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We usually eat at Il Corso on our trips to New York city and it's a must of us. Our food was excellent and service was good. Our waiter left us to deal with a customer/friend (we could see them from our table) and the other waiter help us get out orders. Everything went smoothly but it was strange. The first waiter just stared at us when we said our good-byes. Our hope is that the second waiter gets our tip. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Very friendly and knowledgable staff. They don't rush you out so great for catching up with friends. The pasta is fresh and delicious. Not my first time eating here and won't be my last!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My boyfriend, sister, brother-in-law, and 1 year old nephew had a great late night dinner. We sat in the back of the restaurant with more room and able to enjoy with a toddler in tow. The arugula salad was amazing!! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Dined at Il Corso by happenstance - we were staying at the Warwick around the corner and wanted to dine-in close by. What a find! The food is outstanding (we had dinner there one night, and lunch there a day later). Fresh homemade pastas. Long-simmering sauces. Fresh well-prepared seafood dishes. Nice wine selection. Service was perfect - friendly, attentive but did not hover or rush us. It's a lovely little gem of a restaurant in all ways. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Our party included 2 NY repeat customers and a newbie to the city. Chose this restaurant b/c of close proximity to our hotel (it was late and pouring), and on-line ratings. We have a tradition of Italian for our first night in whatever neighborhood we stay in. Il Corso will now be our "first night" every trip. Produce was extremely fresh and inventive..watermelon paired w/ beets, delicious. The pasta standards were far from standard with no doubt that all ingredients were prepared as we waited! Our newbie loved it so much, she wanted to dine there again during the same trip. Desserts, oh my. Try the Nutella/chocolate pie. The service was impeccable with friendly, knowledgeable and gracious staff! Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Can't believe I've worked one block away for almost 8 years and never knew about this place! Felt like I was in Italy - from the delicious homemade pastas, to the hospitable Italian service. It was raining and they brought a little chair for my bag. Wouldn't change a thing and will be back. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Who would not love the hand made pasta and wonderful seafood salad...lemon laced and divine. I shared a bottle of white with a friend for lunch and smiled all the way home. Alessandro, our waiter was superb!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Comfortable, spacious, with wait staff attentive and willing to let a conversation carry on without rushing us out. Food well prepared and inventive. On the pricey side."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had a very good meal at IL Corso. Started with excellent Burrata with tomatoes and a salad of Farro and Shrimp. Also had the Cavatelli with sausage and broccoli di rabe. Cooked perfectly and tasted great. Friendly service and it was nice on a warm afternoon with the front of the restaurant open. The restaurant is casual and unpretentious. I will return."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Coming from San Francisco I am accustomed to excellent restaurants. Il Corso offers an excellent Dining experience every time (our 4th ). We specifically come here with friends who have not Experienced it before and they share our opinion."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • ""Poesia" for Myself! Great food !!!!! The fish menu is fantastic "
    Dined on 5/17/2014