Il Corso (New York City)

4.7
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2317 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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4.7based on recent ratings
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Nashville
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. If the cured salmon aperitif is available, to die for!

F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent as it is always. One of the best Italian restaurants in the city. A hidden gem

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always like family when we go, wonderful service and excellent food

LN
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great and the staff was terrific. Noise level is high when restaurant is at full capacity.

OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the restaurant ! Fabulous however the back dining area can get very loud and there was one table that made it even worse. Not sure what staff could have done. Tough situation. I would eat next time in the front bar area.

KW
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice wine list, excellent service. We always have a meal here when in the city.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was not as good as we hoped and it was very expensive.

R
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying this adorable restaurant. Great service and ambiance. The food was excellent and although, we arrived earlier than our reservation, we were seated right away. We will definitely dine here again and have already recommended it to friends.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and welcoming. The service is terrific. Very nice wine by the glass. The food is delicious and portions are the right size. Everyone seems to be having good time here always.

O
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Il Corso is wonderful!! Terrific service, authentic & delicious food, lovely and relaxed. The salmon tartare special was so fresh and flavorful, and the cacio e pepe - beautifully served in a frico shell - was one of the best I've ever had (including those in Rome!). A quiet escape in busy midtown... I can't wait to return.

FS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pasta was hot and not overcooked but plate was cold so dish become cold to soon. I like to eat slowly.

GV
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

There were 3 of us and we all had different pasta dishes. Everyone enjoy their own. My Cacio e Pepe was delicious...cooked perfectly and presented in a parmigiana shell...beautiful. We had 2 desserts...Creme Brulee and Tiramisu - delicious. I felt the price was slightly high...but the food was excellent and we would definitely return!

CA
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as we dined on a Sunday afternoon at Il Corso! From apps, to dinner and fine wine. Certainly will repeat when back in the city!

GU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

gran restaurante en NYC. muy buena comida, muy logrado los platos y buena carta de vinos.

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TP
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice little Italian restaurant with very good service.

KM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute dinner change and could not have happier. Food was great ambiance was great. I’ll definitely be back. I found a new favorite Italian restaurant

K
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Fabulous food, great personal service and a cozy ambiance.

EG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good. Would recommend and return in the future.

NW
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was quite good. The spaghetti di mare was excellent and the plate for shells was nice. Not every place does that (don't know why). The beet salad was enjoyed by others at the table. The wine they helped us pick out was a nice accompaniment to the meal. We went there based on a Google recommendation ("We're at MOMA, what's a good place nearby for lunch?") and I had a little sticker shock. I wouldn't call this a 2-$ place. More like 3-$. Not NYC, not outrageous by any means, but a bit more than we were looking for in the moment. I would go back.

LL
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal!! Everyone was so accommodating, from seating us 20 minutes earlier than our reservation time, to helping the two young picky eaters in our party to find something they would enjoy. When I come back to NYC, I will definitely be coming here! There were so many items on the menu I still want to try, but it will be hard to not get the fettuccine with mushrooms and pancetta or the pasta with the pistachio cream sauce. Both items were amazing along with the other 5 entrees our party ordered. Thank you for a special evening after our Broadway show!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service if you are going to City Center for a performance.

V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely restaurant, delicious and beautifully prepared food. Very nice staff. Great location in midtown. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in delicious Italian food. Being Italian, I am a little fussy about food not prepared by me, it was just perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Lasagna was fantastic

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and evening. Food was amazing and service was excellent. Someone else commented calling it a Neighborhood gem, couldn’t agree more, will definitely be back and highly recommend!!

F
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough about Il Corso. They have been a steadfast, consistent, high quality experience for the past 20 years that I have been coming here.

SK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Professional wait staff (thanks Pablo) and outstanding food. The pistachio pasta and lasagna (not at all routine) were wonderful! Will he back.

R
New England
472 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Italian food.

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the food was really good, little bit expensive but that is expected, good quality and service

DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to Italian. Consistently fine food. Wonderful service.

SP
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time dining there now on our favourite list when in NY!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & very friendly service. A must do!

OT
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small but comfortable restaurant. Good food and excellent service. We felt it was quite pricey but maybe this is normal for NY (we’re from Europe). Overall, an enjoyable meal.

C
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very quaint trattoria that gives one an authentic experience to dining in Italy. I think they got it just right!

SR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - especially the pasta and seafood. Excellent service. Cozy feel.

DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was pretty solid, though lasagna, which was recommend was very soggy. Branzino was tasty but came out room temperature. The seafood pasta was probably best dish ordered, nice subtle flavoring.
Serves was very slow.

AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent little find in midtown; perfect "al dente" pasta, delicious sauces, fairly quiet place, though we were seated near the bathroom (and the place is small, it's hard NOT to be seated near the bathroom). Will come back for more.

M
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was okay but nothing special. We have eaten at a lot of Italian restaurants and we not impressed with the food. It is also a pricey meal.

BB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We celebrate the Christmas eve at Il Corso and the experience was amazing. The food was really good, the ambient very nice and the wine very special. We would definitely be back there or recommend to everyone who is looking for a nice wine and pasta.

K
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Corso id just a gem - great food, always amazing specials if the extensive menu wasn’t enough... Wonderful team that provides best in class service. Never disappoints!

A
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First rate service with amazing food and an excellent wine recommendation.

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