Il Corso (New York City)

4.7
2036 reviews
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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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Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this neighborhood gem!

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EH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the best, we like coming here every time we visit NY

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Houston
123 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent
Good mid town location
Well prepared Italian
Good nightly specials
Always enjoy it

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PV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fine meal and service as usual, given that I have had a half dozen visits Il for client lunches and dinners. Always reliable, always comfortable.

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t
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellently prepared and tasted great! We had octopus, carpaccio, burrata, and a mushroom pasta; dessert was tiramisu. All were delicious! Service was a little rushed and dishes came out a little too quickly. All in all a place we will return to.

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B
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our dinner at Il Corso. The food and service were excellent.

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C
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience overall. Great food, great service.

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WS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well prepared food with a comfortable menu. Great pace from the service standpoint / no rush!

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Been there before, will be there again.
Highly recommend:)

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Easy and lovely place to get before Carnegie Hall. Always nice food and good service with friendly staff. An excellent choice.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Helpful attentive service, terrific location, delicious food and even rare gems among the wines by the glass!

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Outstanding food and service, ambiance not at the same standard

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C
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic, high quality, and reasonably priced classic Italian cuisine. A pleasant escape from the bustle of NYC crowds. Comfortable and intimate neighborhood favorite feel. Commendable service.

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place! I come here every time I’m in NY. The food is great, the people even better.

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SB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambiance is nice, staff is pleasant and helpful but the food is mediocre and overpriced. Don't get snookered by the expensive "specials."

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PD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great, the burrata and specials were amazing!!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely dining experience

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, would definitely go back

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a lousy seat and that likely influenced my negative response.

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K
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, wonderful ambiance... a memorable evening

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JS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our dinner and appreciate the hospitality of the entire staff!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never miss visiting this restaurant every time I come to New York. It’s the best Italian ever!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great, great service!

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R
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very low-key Italian restaurant with authentic Italian meals and a quiet-yet-moody atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

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MM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been our go-to place since it first opened right after 9-11, and across the street from their current location. Their flavors over the past year have really come alive. The appetizers are more generous making them wonderful for sharing, or a small entree on its own Great service, very good wait-staff (again, for years, with very little turnover) terrific dishes, - still our go-to favorite!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve had most cacio y Pepe’s everywhere. This is, by far, my favorite. It was not creamy, which freaks me out sometimes, and the types of pepper they used - make a huge difference. I’m So in love with this place. Happy to have found it and will be back again soon.

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RL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food Period. Just go, enjoy, repeat. Best place I have eaten in Manhattan.

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu on Open Table is incorrect. The restaurant told us that they never had pizzas on the menu (which was why we went there in the first place). A $16 bottle of wine was $58. But: we stayed. Food was good and service was very attentive. It was good but because the wrong menu is posted on Open Table we did not get the food we wanted.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Decided to give Il Corso a try for Valentine’s Day because my boyfriend and I were craving Italian and we read some good reviews. Upon our arrival, we were seated almost immediately. I would definitely give the service a 5/5. The waiter was friendly, knowledgable, and checked up on us consistently. However, the food was just alright. The lobster spaghetti wasn’t great, and the lamb was subpar at best. For 50 dollars for each entree, we expected more taste, instead, both were a bit bland. The best part about our meal was the table bread and the appetizer, a beef salad with spinach and Parmesan. Delicious. Sadly, our meal was not worth the 140 dollars we paid.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

iL Corso is the perfect place to have an intimate dinner with someone special. Consdiering that there is no bar and prices are a little high, although reasonable, I would recommend you go there for special occasions only.

Service is great. We had a late reservation at 8:30pm. The employees got the orders, made the food, served us and gave us the check all within an 1 1/2 hours. We were able to get back to our place in QNS by 11pm and ready for work the next day.

Keep in mind though, certain orders will only have smaller portions.

Regardless though, I would strongly recommend this place to others during special occassions.

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P
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Il Corso offers an excellent traditional Italian cuisine. The pasta selection is great and quite eclectic.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, the quality has been consistent for the past 20 years that I have been going.

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New England
47 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In NYC for a couple of nights decided to go to this hidden gem in mid town Manhattan. Price point is reasonable and very nice menu of Italian favorites . Waiter was excellent checked in to make sure everything was good and to our liking. Enjoy going there a real comfortable atmosphere

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Il Corso several times. The food is amazing everyone who works there could not be nicer, more helpful and welcoming.
The food is excellent!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before saw daughter perform at Carnegie Hall.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not so good when crowded. Tables too close together especially when people walk through. Branzinno expensive and dry but my guests thought very highly of the other dishes. Atmosphere improved when the restaurant emptied out.

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JS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful small restaurant.Excellent food. Excellent Italian wine. We’ll be back

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! Delicious food, outstanding, attentive service. You’ll love this restaurant!

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S
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're ALWAYS happy at IlCorso!! The service is fantastic, as is the food!!!

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was very good. Moderate to expensive, but worth a Visit!

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