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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
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.
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.
Great little gem - we searched for a restaurant near the Warwick Hotel, and once we narrowed our tastes down to Italian, Il Corso and one other made the final two, but ultimately, we chose Il Corso based on recommendations from friends who live in the City. It's a quaint, authentic Italian restaurant - wonderful specials and a surprisingly large wine list. They had a duck salad appetizer that was great, and had everything you'd want, from pasta to veal to salmon on the menu. My wife and I split the aforementioned salad - she's not a fan of duck, but liked all the other ingredients - I liked the duck. Then, she had a chicken dish - it wasn't chicken parm, but it would be close to it. I had the salmon - it was excellent. We also wanted to try a pasta, and since they sell by the half dish and had gluten free, we fit it into our meal and had a great pasta with a cream sauce. For dessert, we had the tiramisu and a flan, with a triple espresso.
The waitstaff was very friendly, all knowledgeable about the menu, meal preparation and the wine list.
We'll definitely be back.
Food good. Seated only 30 minutes after reservation and thenby the door/ standing area. There is inadequate standing space for those waiting as they have jammed in too many tables and are overtrading. Destroys ambience of an otherwise good resteraunt.
Staff tried hard to compensate but I want a good meal at the right time not free drinks and desserts.
My old stand by in NYC closed, so I tried Il Corso based on Trip Advisor reviews. Upon entering, you can see it is a tiny space. Our table was right against the hostess stand and you can hear your neighbor's conversation. It also gets drafty when the doors open and close. The food is outstanding. All the pastas are homemade. I am from Italy and I am very critical of Italian restaurants. Il Corso does not disappoint. The service is lovely and attentive. I can't stop thinking about the flavors and hope to return next month when I am in the city again. Do not hesitate to go here. 5 stars all the way.
We chose to go to Il Corso before seeing Wicked on a Friday night and we are SO glad that we did. The food was amazing!! I cannot say enough about it. We shared the buffalo mozzerella appetizer and we all loved it. I ordered the cacio y pepe for my entree and it was so fresh and delicious. I just visited Italy in August and I felt like I was back in Italy while eating here. The service was also amazing. If you are seeing a show I HIGHLY recommend eating here before.
Overall good food- very nice staff. the veal milanese was pan fried and kinda greasy--which was a downer- worst I have ever had at a legitimate Italian establishment. bottom line- based upon our meals, i'd say one can do better, esp for the price. Sorry to say this since the staff were super nice.
We were seated in a ind of hallway next to the service station. Lots of people walked by on way to bathroom. Waiter not attentive. Food good. The atmosphere wasn't welcoming. Wouldn't return. Pricey. I feel there shouldn't be any bad tables at a restaurant. Some may be preferable, but shouldn't have bad ones. We got a bad one.
Nice and interesting options...traditional as well as creative ones. Avocado and artichoke salad was of the interesting sort. Very nice. Cacio e Pepe should be traditional...but served in a crispy Parmesan bowl. Bit like a Taco Bell salad. Jury is out on that one. Pleasant service.
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