Il Corso (New York City)

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2350 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

Get it delivered

What 2350 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Smallish space, very good food, excellent pasta. Classic Italian food, and very fresh.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific specials and excellent attentive service

VL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great find! Pass by it all the time but finally made a reservation. First time was very surprised at how good the food is. Then I booked it a 2nd time and it was still very good! They have a long list of specials each time too. Staff was very nice and it was a quaint restaurant. Will go back for sure!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted when entered the restaurant.
Service was attentive without being too much.
Not rushed which was appreciated since it was a business discussion.
Food was delicious!
Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We booked this restaurant after reading other reviews, the staff were friendly and the food was the best we had in New York - we will definitely be recommending to other colleagues who are visiting NY in the near future.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, crowded place. Eaten there many times. Food is very good Italian and staff is friendly and welcoming. You never fell rushed.

OT
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious Italian food, great menu selection.

e
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. The food is delicious, the wait staff is attentive, and the ambiance is wonderful. A true gem.

GW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous find! This restaurant serves excellent food. We loved our appetizers (the special, a potato leak soup; asparagus and salad) and thoroughly enjoyed our main dishes (seafood pasta; branzino; veal al fungi). We were also pleased about our shared desert (tiramisu). Everything was cooked to perfection. Service and ambience were excellent, too. We will be back!

D
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in NYC. My favorite little spot for great Italian.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Cacio E Pepe and the Buratta was Delish.

S
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this wonderful delightful lovely restaurant. Food, service, ambiance all great. Requests all satisfied (extra delicious focaccia for example) and no rush when we lingered over coffee and dessert. Delicious seafood and pasta. Special black ink pasta. Best lasagna ever was the verdict too. So happy we came and will come back. Thank you!

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive service. It's somewhere between casual and upscale dining.

G
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We will be back.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Very good portions. Although everything is made fresh, did not have to wait that long for the meals to come.

MC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was too buttery for my taste. Wine selection was OK, not great. Portions were sizable.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best meals in New York!

t
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional Italian ambiance with great food. Nice quiet restaurant with very attentive service.

BJ
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with exceptional food and service. And, you can have a conversation without shouting above the crowd. Highly recommended.

C
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I will definitely go back !!!

MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the ambience (sophisticated; casual) and attentive, friendly service. Our waiter offered to check on a pasta that was not on the menu, and the chef prepared it to order. Glad to know of a good choice near City Center!

d
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Il Corso!! Whenever we are in NYC, this is where we have dinner. The food is always delicious, the staff are always friendly and courteous, and we love the ambience. We highly recommend a visit. You will not be disappointed.

MA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What can i say.....when I go to the theater I love Il Corso. While the food is "high end" it also has a homemade quality to it. The pasta, all of the pasta I have ever had there, is perfect; I am not crazy about the lasagna but only because I don't like meat in it. My friends enjoyed fish dishes (halibut maybe my favorite pasta dish ever.

SC
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit NYC several times a year and make it a point to go to Il Corso every time. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with delicious food and amazing service. It’s a little gem!

OC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a cute neighborhood spot. Delicious pasta and nice wine selection.

f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exquisite food and exceptional service! My new favourite Italian restaurant in New York.

ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I used to go here regularly 5+ years ago and went back for the first time on Saturday. The service was good but the food was disappointing.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is both elegant and casual. Service is professional. Food is excellent. Wine list has a great many choices, mostly Italian, but there are both good values and some exquisite wines. I’ve been coming here for years and the food is always top notch, fresh and the choices are many. Service is friendly, personal and always professional. The front of the restaurant is prettier but the back is a little quieter.

MB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best after over 20 years of dining here.

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Already have. Great food, ample room, good service and nice atmosphere.

JL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff. Impeccable service. Classic Italian dishes. An oasis of civility.

AS
New York Area
18 reviews