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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
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.
My family came to this restaurant before our broadway show and the service was wonderful the food was great You definitely need to make reservations because we were seated upon arrival in front of a dozen people that were walk-ins. It is highly rated and definitely deserves it that is what drew me to this restaurant and it did not disappoint
In short, this was the best plate of pasta I ever had. I’m definitely going to go back in the future. I would recommend to anyone looking for great Italian food and willing to spurge a little. My boyfriend and I ordered a bottle of wine, appetizer and two entrees which came out to $140 plus tip. We probably would’ve gotten a salad and another app since it was so good, but didn’t want the bill to be much higher than that.
Also, I found that the service was very fast and was surprised how quickly the plates were coming out, I almost wanted it to slow down so I could enjoy it more. We were so happy with Il Corso and are still talking about it days later!
My daughter and I ended our day visiting Christmas in NYC at Il Corso. From the maitre'd to the waitress to the busboys the staff was great. Wine list was very good and very reasonably priced for Manhattan. Food was great. Apps of buratta with arugala and bufala mozarella with prosciutto San Daniel were first rate. Special red snapper was delicious and cooked to perfection. My daughter's lasagne Bolognese was excellent, especially the noodle. After six miles of walking around NYC this dinner was the perfect ending. A return trip is a must and Nassau County is close by.
I wasn't happy with a drink order and was appalled at the response from the server who took umbrage and blamed and shamed me. The replacement cocktail was basically the same as the first. He never came back to check my satisfaction. While I was waiting for my companion, I decided that I wanted a different server. The response on the part of the manager made that of the server pale in comparison. His attitude was aggressive and inappropriate. Had it not been holiday season in the city and had I not been meeting a friend, I would have left. It was appalling to be spoken to with that tone and attitude.
We were moved to a different table with a different server. The manager was clearly stressed out and tried to be accommodating but I was already burnt by the experience. My pasta was beyond al dente. Some of it simply had not been cooked. Our coffees were gratis in an attempt to make amends but the damage had been done. I've lived within an hour of NYC for over 30 years and have dined at countless restaurants over the years. The vast majority of those experiences have been overwhelmingly positive in terms of the quality of the cuisine and the service. This was horrible. I will not return and would not recommend this establishment.
We were looking for an Italian Restaurant within walking distance of Times Square that had a creative menu yet not too high in price.
Il Corso was beyond our expectation! Creative menu items, traditional and modern menu cuisine, nice wine list by the glass and bottle, cozy atmosphere, etc.
We started with a roasted cauliflower salad that had truffle honey in the dressing,- awesome. We followed with the duck ravioli special and the halibut off the menu, both outstanding!
Would highly recommend it to anyone!
Dinner with friends. Great options for comfort food to good healthy clean eating. The sea bass special was delicious. I will say I was jealous of the lasagne served my friend. She said it was the best she had enjoyed in a long time. Very attentive and friendly staff.
Il Corso is the type of restaurant that I always look for, but rarely find. The space is small, but comfortable and not noisy. The food is traditional and well prepared. The service is warm and excellent and the cost is very reasonable by the standards of Mid-town.
The smell in the restaurant was better than the food. I got the homemade seafood ravioli, the taste was flavorful, but the pasta was not cooked. I like al dente but it was like chewing on rocks. I know homemade pasta cooks faster than dried pasta, but they couldn't have cooked them for more than three minutes. They were totally undone.
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