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About Il Corso (New York City)
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.
New York, NY 10019
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and dinner: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Between 5th and 6th Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Two parking garages are available next door.
Train F, N, R, W, 4, 5, 6.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Il Corso (New York City) Ratings and Reviews
Il Corso is a lovely Midtown Italian restaurant. The food is excellent; the service is, too. The menu had a variety of main course entres: pasta, meat and fish. Instead of one of the offered appetizers, I shared the pasta special with a friend - delicious ravioli. My fish entre was perfectly cooked; my friend really enjoyed the short ribs. My recent dinner at Il Corse was the second one I had there, the first being a few years ago. However, I'll go back again - and highly recommend it to others - soon.
My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Il Corso. We shared the salad of pistachios, grilled cauliflower and goat cheese cream. Delish! We also had the fried antipasto with calamari, shrimp, artichokes and dates. Very good, especially loved the dates. The only reason I didn't give 5* for food was my husband's entree. He ordered the special pappardelle with pork belly ragu. The pasta was perfect but the pork belly was all pieces of rubbery fat; no pork at all. I had cacio e pepe which was divine; reminded me of Rome. Recommend the Nutella tarte with ice cream, it was very good. And above all, the service was wonderful from everyone.
Highly recommend trying this restaurant and we will definitely return.
Lovely restaurant with great service. The ambience was nice although this place is small so the noise level is quite high. I would recommend this delicious Italian restaurant to anyone who is looking for a high quality and affordable dinning experience in midtown.
I chose this restaurant because the menu looked good and it was a short walk from the theater where we had just seen a Sunday matinee show. They did not disappoint. We were immediately greeted upon entering and the hostess has our reservation waiting. The service was very attentive but not overbearing even though the restaurant was not very crowded. our appetizers arrived promptly and piping hot. We both had pasta for entrees and they were excellent too. I would definitely go back.
Service was friendly and pleasant. We had a great table and it wasn't too noisy. The pasta was homemade and perfectly cooked.
We shared the pasta with mushrooms and prosciutto. Also the salmon dish. I thought the sauce on the pasta could use a little more flavor, but the perfectly cooked pasta and the super hot temperature made up for it. We loved the vegetable salad too with fennel wrapped in cucumber. It was very nicely displayed on the plate. The bread was hot and delicious. We were too full for dessert. Altogether we had delightful evening on a cold night in NYC.
It’s a no brainer to have pasta at an Italian restaurant.
I expect it to be good, cooked al dente with good sauce. Would it be too much to ask that the rest of the menu be above board also?
I hold all restaurants to a high standard whether it be celebrity chef owned to mom and pop.
Avoid the short ribs in this restaurant; it’s dry and tasteless, doesn’t warrant the 38.50 price tag.
Beware of upselling by wait staff also.
Stick with the pasta.
I visited Il Corso with my fiance for dinner after a broadway show. They had amazing service and even better food! There was such a great selection of food that I couldn't decide which pasta dish to choose! My water glass was never left empty and we were offered more bread (which I love). The waiters were attentive without being overbearing and I appreciate that so much. Our food came out delicious and we left with our stomachs full.
So happy I chose Il Corso!
We are avid seekers of good Italian restaurants. Have lived in Italy and when traveling are always on the look out for good restaurants. I would rate this restaurant between fair and good. The appetizers (octopus, burrata and mozzarella di buffala) were fine, but nothing extraordinary; clearly you cannot always match what you'd get in Italy but we have eaten better in other US italian places (several in little Italy in Boston, for example). Pasta is definitely not their best (ordered lobster pasta and seafood pasta, both good but not great - clearly far from the pasta of this kind that you can get in a truly Napolitan restaurant elsewhere in the US). What was very good was the risotto. The ambience and customer service were good (had three kids in our party and they accommodated and treated us well). From a cost-quality perspective, I think we would go elsewhere next time in NYC and probably would not recommend it to a friend (since there are so many options in NYC, it is very likely that for this cost, one can get tastier food). Don't get me wrong, it is not a bad place, it is just not the kind of place that will be memorable.
Always have a great meal there and the staff are always friendly and responsive. Special requests were accommodated. We were not rushed and the food was paced well.
While this was date night for my wife and I, it has been a place where I have gone with my family as well.
We did not need reservations for a 5 pm party of 6. It was constantly busy but no long wait. It was 10 blocks from the Theatre District and so worth the walk. The food was fabulous and so was the wait staff. We all had a different meals and no one was disappointed. The portion size was perfect and the deserts well we were stuffed but still made a point to have the wonderful chocolate cake. They were small in size but just right for two people to share. The Risotto was spectacular. To wrap this review in one word "SPECTACULAR"!!!
Dinner was fabulous. Service was outstanding. I asked the chef for a dish that I had been craving that was not on the menu and he prepared it superbly. Decor is a little stark but we were there 5:00 on a Sunday and there weren't many tables that were filled so it seemed a bit bare. We will return.
The meal was perfectly fine. We had a lovely salad with shrimp; cacio pepe, which was the best dish we had; pasta with pesto; spaghetti with clams; sea bream with garlic and herbs; ricotta pie for dessert, which was delicious. The food was fresh, tasty. Atmosphere was fine, but noisy. Service was good. It wasn’t one of my favorite restaurants, and I am not sure I can put my finger on what is was that didn’t call to me. We certainly did not leave unhappy, but none of the 3 of us felt that we loved it. Nonetheless, I felt that overall since the food, service, price to value ratio were all good, it still deserved 4 stars.
Good was way below average and very overpriced. Olive app was not good, salad was overdressed, pappardelle pasta was average at best, lasagna emigliana was good and braised short ribs were worst I have ever had. Not tender at all and reduction was extremely bitter. Risotto it was served over was undercooked. All in all, this place was a terrible disappointment!
Casa da casa .... cibo ottimo, servizio molto gentili tutti, proprio all’italiano! Ci siamo sempre trovati più che bene!
L’unica tecca durante l’inverno ... il tavolo rotondo proprio vicino all’entrata ... ci entra un freddo pazzesca!!! Ma se no tutto perfetto!
Food is good and it is perfectly located for City Center. We went for New Years Eve because it is so close to City Center where we ant first. I made a 9:15 reservation--they offered me 9:30 if I didn't want to rush, but never mentioned that the kitchen closed at 9:45. We were very rushed instead of having a leisurely meal especially on a night where we all of us (6) expected to stay till midnight. We ended up going to a low end bar across the street to toast in the New Year. What a shame. The food and service are good but I am really disappointed that the person on the phone was not forthcoming. Now I know I have to ask what I would have thought would be a stupid question. 9:45 on New Year's Eve!! Really??
Wonderful New Years Eve meal pre-theatre. Every single item we ordered was fantastic. You can tell someone in the kitchen is passionate about what they do. Also the service is as good as it gets overall. Waiter was very knowledgable. The staff was always watching and filling water glasses , making sure everything was perfect throughout the meal without being noticed.
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