Can't go wrong!
Best Italian food in Little Italy! Everything was fantastic.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been coming here for
We've been coming here for years, each time we visit NY. The food is amazing! My husband had the veal chop special and said it was THE best veal chop he's ever had. The pasta is always fresh and simply wonderful. I had the chicken marsala this time w/a side of pasta. Can't beat the food. All of the folks are super friendly....our main waiter this time was below par but we won't hold it against the resto. He must have been having an off night as service is usually great.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellant food in Little Italy
Had an expensive and wonderful lunch outside at Il Cortlle. Great food, service, class, and people watching.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old style new restaurant
The food was good. The wine was outstanding (as was the service). It was a bit pricey for what you got. I will not be in a hurry to go back but I am glad we went.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and ambience
Many great choices on the menu. All of our dishes including a filet special and tortellini special were outstanding. The atrium area was quite nice and almost felt like you were dining in a garden area.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & service!
I hadn't had the opportunity to visit the restaurant for quite some time, but was happy to find that the food and service was just as good as I remembered! If you're going to Little Italy, I highly recommend Il Cortile!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service and food are outstanding. The owner and the staff could not be more accommodating. I was there with a party of 8 and everyone raved about the food and atmosphere. I will definitely return.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A touch of Italy...
Excellent all around. This was a special occassion, and we always go to Il Cortile for great food. Fabritzio was our waiter and he brought back such memories of Italy. This is by far the best restaurant in Little Italy.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here many times.
We have been here many times. The food, service, and ambience never fails to be amazing.
This is the only restaurant we go to in Little Italy!!
We LOVE coming here!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm not sure there is much difference from the few popular Little Italy restaurants - but we did have so much fun at Il Cortile on Sunday night. It was a beautiful evening, tons of people walking the streets, the waiters were hilarious, lots of energy, and solid food. Can't say its as great as my grandma's ... but it was good and the atmosphere was perfect.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night, great food. We
Great night, great food. We ate leisurely and were never rushed out.
Wine was filled without even knowing it. Professional staff and very clean.
We always have our reunions here.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
LITTLE ITALY GEM
14 of ius - they did a gr8 job. Perfect in every way.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely delicious food
Absolutely delicious food from appetizers to dessert! Large portions...we shared appetizers! Our waiter was a lot of fun!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this place on yelp and tripadvisor and it turned out to be a great find. The food was delicious and came out fairly quickly. The atmosphere was romantic. We sat in a little atrium area with lots of natural light. I had the veal scallopine with hot peppers and my husband had chicken with peppers and asparagus and we both loved our meals.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little Italy Gem
My favorite restaurant on Mulberry Street since 1985. I always visit whenever I am in NYC for lunch or dinner. The atrium feeling in the rear dining room is lovely.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice decor and fine wine.
There are plenty of restaurants in Little Italy to choose from and we were pleased we chose Il Cortile. Seating was very prompt and service attentive, Our waiter helped us choose a wine and we picked an Italian cabernet sauvignon that was excellent. My wife had a pasta dish with a garlic sauce which was okay but the sauce too watery for her taste. I had a shrimp dish with prosciutto and pignole nuts with a creamy garlic sauce that was superb. The total bill was a little over $100 but half of that was for the wine. For New York City the cost was reasonable.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service exceptionally good;
Service exceptionally good; we were made to feel that we could have anything we desired. We will add this to our list of "Little Italy favorites" and be back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little Italy's Best
Never have we had a bad meal here. The taste is excellent and the service just fine. It WAS a little noisey, but when we requested a different table, they didn't hesitate to move us to a table nearer the entrance which was quiet and very pleasant. The wait staff was attentive but never pushy and they had no complaints when we asked for extra plates so we could share. The atmosphere was relaxing and altogether enjyable.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fabulous....drinks were great!. Waiter was very friendly, but communication lacking!
Our appetizers came out very quickly, waited a LONG time for meals to come, one meal didn't come at all until I had to get the manager!
I brought cupcakes for a birthday celebration, it was obvious that the waiter had no idea...was very confusing as to what to do with the cupcakes.
Overall had fun and great food for our celebration, service a little lacking!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place we ate in NYC this year
We are in NYC every October, and this is the best place we ate this year. Really enjoyed the sidewalk dining, people watching and overall atmosphere. Food was exceptional. Highly recommend the veal chop! We will be back.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall Experience was Outstanding
We were greeted and seated promptly; our server came right over; all of our questions about the menu were answered and suggestions by the wait staff were made; the food was excellent, tasty, cooked to perfection and while we were waited on very very well, they did not hover or interfere with conversation and volunteered to take photos of our little group so we could all be in the picture. I've eaten at this restaurant before and it never disappoints. I highly recommend it.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being Italians and great cooks ourselves, we are extremely picky about our Italian Restaurants. Il Cortile more than met our expectations. The pork chops with sweet peppers was OUTSTANDING . The Sunday Sauce special (braciole, meatballs and sausage and rigatoni) brought us back to Nana's house. Caesar salad exceptional. Our service was attentive but not effusive, We would definitely go back. We sat in the front, near the entrance and the bar, so the traffic, gathering and kibitzing amongst the waiters and dinners was a little disruptive. Would ask for a different location on return.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place in Little Italy
I live in New York City so I know the tourist traps and this is not one of them. You will be happily surprised. The food is great and the service the same. It is fast paced high volume place but worth it. The prices are very reasonable you can’t go wrong. Try it and you will be back. They have a full bar and a good wine list.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service, just
Great food and service, just a little expensive, more then I thought. But food was good.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in Little Italy
Booked a table here after discovering several of our first choices were packed to the gills already & so glad we did ( a lesson to be learnt here, I feel). We loved being greeting by the charismatic maitre'd who was friendly & joked we could have his apartment upstairs when I asked if we could have a table with secluding lighting!
Service was just great, food delicious & even the Peroni beer was delicious unlike back in the UK. We had lovely shrimp in a salt & pepper coating & I had chicken in a lemon white & wine sauce. My girlfriend had some great spaghetti very fresh. The bottle of Montepulciano was the perfect accompaniment.
Really enjoyed it the experience & service which contrasted well to other restaurants during our NYC stay.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALWAYS Positively Palate Plzing!!!
We cannot count or describe all of the why's; Il Cortile is a timeless favorite NOT 2 B MISSED!!! The freshest of ingredients and best cuts of meat are used for their delicious creations and consistent palate pleasers. And their signature veal valparrona is over the top, but must be ordered 48 hours ahead.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tradition is a good thing!
We had another wonderful experience here this past weekend. Great food and good service (thank you Fabrizio!) Excellent suggestion on the wine too. We had a great table location and enjoyed ourselves fully. A little high on the salt content for those who need to watch their intake, though.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Italian Food
Pretty much everything we ate here was great. We got the stuffed pepper appetizer (Pepperoni Ripieni) was amazing, highly recommend it. We also ordered the Pepite de Gnocchi (sooooo good, highly recommend), the Spaghetti Bolognese and the special that day which was a rigatoni with spicy sausage and a creme sauce which was excellent. The only plate of food that we got that I thought was not good at all was the chicken parmigianna. I don't recommend getting this, the chicken was dry and the breading did not have a good taste. Stick with the pastas because they are excellent. We also got dessert which was very good, the cheesecake and the tiramisu. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM