Il Corso (New York City)

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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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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great meal and service however acoustics in dining room made it very difficult to have a conversation.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Italian, on the pricey side but worth it for a treat.

M
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my wife birthday.

b
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was just OK. I had great expectations. Party of 4, two meals were good- Bolognese and fusilli w/sausage. Two were not good - flat tube noodles with lobster/brandy sauce (over cooked lobster and fishy sauce), Veal ragu special (no taste). Appetizer special Arancini balls were terrible - no flavor.

V
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My first visit to this restaurant - great food and terrific service; delicious squash soup followed by halibut. The waiter was unusually friendly and helpful. Noise level was very reasonable. Strongly recommend.

HH
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a small intimate Italian restaurant located close to Radio City Music Hall. The food was good, but the portions are quite small. We loved the ambience and will return.

KT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with great service. Always a pleasure. Had the Bisteca Fiorentine and it was perfect.

P
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let's say that you are visiting mid-town Manhattan in New York City and you want some memorably great Italian food from some little local place that isn't a chain, but you don't want to fall into some expensive tourist trap either. Your answer very well could be Il Corso, which is one of those very small places (reservations usually necessary) which has truly outstanding food and wine at a very reasonable price. Their lasagna is, quite frankly, markedly better than any that I encountered while touring Italy and is of the melt-in-your mouth varietal. Highly recommended, though noting that it is not going to be good for large or even moderately-sized parties -- probably 4 or 5 is about all you'll be able to squeeze in, as it is a very cozy and romantic place, and not a place aimed at corporate America. Oh, and portion sizes are not small so don't plan on going for a jog afterwards.

DD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everything was wonderful

MG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic food and great service. I was incredibly impressed.

OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect lunch. Thank you!

A
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cena carbohidratos para maratón 2019

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B
Cheshire
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with friendly staff. Food is excellent. You’ll need to book ahead to be sure of a table.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice staff. Great food.

SP
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant. We loved the vibe as soon as we arrived. Nice music playing, happy looking servers (which is what I look for immediately).

We started with a cocktail and didn’t feel rushed to order. So we enjoyed our drinks. We had the burrata to start , I would recommend highly. My husband had the veal pasta special and I had

BD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Corso was a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is very nicely decorated, quiet, and wonderful food. The whole staff is great and accommodating. Genaro took wonderful care of us all evening.

L
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My new favorite Italian in midtown.

C
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una delicia de sitio. La comida deliciosa y con una gran relación calidad y precio.

Lo mejor el servicio, sin duda. El cuidado que pone con el cliente el equipo humano de Il Corso es ejemplar.

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m
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant! I have not been back in quite some time but as soon as we got the first course I remembered why I loved it in the first place. I met a friend for dinner and we shared an appetizer of grilled octopus with white beans which was awesome. Then we split Home made spinach and cheese ravioli in a lemon wine sauce as a second course and finally split an entrée of the special branzino with broccoli rab. The food was wonderful. The waiter was attentive and very courteous in helping us decide to share the meal as three courses as well as even suggested we share a second glass of wine because neither of us wanted a whole second glass. The dishes were split for us in the kitchen and served on two plates which was a lovely touch. I wish more restaurants would do that.

JU
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food but not great food. Everything was tasty enough but not as tasty as other reviews suggested it would be. Therefore it was not a good value. We would look for a different Italian restaurant in midtown on another visit.

AC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

IL Corso has been a great favorite for about 15 years. It is predictably wonderful and is always a destination when coming to NY from Washington DC. It is now a favorite of my friendds' too!!! We always order at least one antipasti to share; this time, the carpaccio and had the pappardelle di cinghiale and I think the risotto of the day and then we both had the perfectly prepared veal Milanese. A true delight start to finish. Plus dessert!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and romantic

K
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is worth the noise!! Get the cacio e pepe, best I've ever had!

LE
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our food was really, really delicious. The orata was outstanding as was the veal. Noisy at the back.

BW
Puerto Vallarta
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

B
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Il Corso never disappoints. Reliable service, very good food and reasonable prices. I’ve been lunching at Il Corso for almost 20 years... from their previous location across the street to their present address. They are happily predictable.

OT
New York Area
239 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had my anniversary dinner atIll Corso. The service and food was delicious. A great place to celebrate

CC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ate an early dinner after getting into the city . My butternut squash ravioli wasn’t very warm although it was tasty enough . Bread served was not high quality . My husband had halibut special which he enjoyed . Nothing special , better restaurants in the area . Service was fine .

K
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian!! We have eaten all over the world and this place is truly a gem!!

t
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant we have found in midtown Manhatten.

J
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Very kind and accommodating service. Wonderful spot. Greta for well behaved kids. Would definitely go again!

OT
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been there twice and have enjoyed it thoroughly. Some friends took me the first time and then I took my friends.

J
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants which we frequent each time we visit NY. Great food, service and wine list!

SC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am from Seattle and come to this restaurant every time I am in New York. I love how quaint it is but still with a nice energy. Service is awesome as is the food. Actually went here two nights in a row this trip! Love this place.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious and once we got our waiters attention he was great.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and overall experience. Fast service for a Friday night in midtown.

S
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nourriture excellente. Surprise toutefois qu’ils aient ajouté automatiquement un pourboire de 18% sur la facture, malgré le fait que nous n’étions que 4. Habituellement cela se fait pour les groupes de 6 personnes et +

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F
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still love it after 20+ years coming here. Always a go to place.

EP
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The service at Il Corso is gracious and attentive. The food is generally fresh, nicely prepared and plated. The setting is not grand but is perfectly pleasant. However when I last dined there, for the first time in a half dozen visits, the sound level was painful and continuous. (There is a rear dining room where the sound level maybe more bearable.) I will hope that was an aberration.

MZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy this place. Food is excellent with high quality ingredients. Service very efficient and dining room quiet and comfortable.

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