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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.

54 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 957-1500

Website:
http://www.ilcorsorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Two parking garages are available next door.

Public Transit:
Train F, N, R, W, 4, 5, 6.

Executive Chef:
Paolo Nozzoli

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Authentic (29)
Special Occasion (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Cozy (23)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Romantic (20)
Business Meals (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

This was a great Italian restaurant. We are visiting from Texas, and will make this our main Italian restaurant when visiting NYC.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was not well cooked and we were rushed. Not worth the 300 dollars we paid. Esp with so many other amazing restaurants in the city. Disappointed.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Nice place if you like pasta

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I knew the moment we were greeted at the door we were going to have a nice evening. Everyone was extremely nice. The food was great. Definitely recommend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always delicious and great service - love the homemade pastas and desserts.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Had to wait but very accommodating- a surprisingly superb meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Good, but slow service. After the first course, the wait for the second was much too long, and the food arrived barely warm, indicating poor kitchen management. The food was quite good, and the risotto even better than that. But the fried gnocchi is an ill conceived dish, poorly executed ( the roux base for the sauce was allowed to cook too long and was bitter from burning). Good wine list.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently underrated, Il Corso is a small gem in a tourist and business heavy midtown environment.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pre-theater dinner - delicious homemade pasta, great service, cozy, excellent service. Would absolutely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was excellent. The pepper pasta and panna cotta were delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and great service. Went for a birthday and it was nice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A friend and I decided on Il Corso for a before theater dinner. Wonderful food, familiar but not typical italian - we had a wonderful grouper as well as a delicious ravioli filled with pork and broccoli rabe. The maitre d’ recommended an Italian wine which we really enjoyed. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Perennial favorite. Italian as it should be. Visit every trip to New York. Nice wine, food and service. Frequented by locals. Recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Waiters knew the seasoning and preparation in detail. Superb chef. Good wine list and waiters know them. True to the Italian cuisine. I had the seafood spaghetti, and the salad with shrimp, my wife had the raviolis. All delicious. We will be back, make reservations, it was full on a Tuesday night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Quiet, good for conversation, attentive but not obtrusive Service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great meeting spot for lunch, coffe,
Simple but nice menu

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Consistently great Italian right outside of the Theater District. Must order their Cacio e Pepe, both flavor and presentation are outstanding.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Unpretentious little restaurant serving excellent Italian food that includes several favorites and also goes beyond the usual lineup. Some of the antipasti are salad-ish and some of the salads are substantial, for those who don't want both. Prosecco & other sparkling wines by the glass. Service was unbelievably prompt and efficient. We would go back any time.

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 (Switzerland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my last meal before the marathon so needing a good portion of spaghetti. I had the spaghetti meatballs, which were spot on! It's an intimate location and atmosphere but we did feel like we were too close other diners. Other than that, a positive experience and would dine their again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was fantastic and the delicious entrees stood out for a couple that goes out to eat often. Loved the al fresco dining!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service! Pasta dishes were great!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A new spot for us and it was very good. Great service and delicious food. Very near city center should you be looking for a pretheater dining spot. We would definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. We were in the back room and the gentleman who told us the specials, answered questions, took our orders and continued to check with us was delightful. Such a nice person! He made the meal even more enjoyable!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was so perfect . So glad I found this wonderful restaurant!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Il Corso overperformed our already reasonably high expectations. Course after course of delicious food brought by very solicitous servers just kept the enjoyment building and building through the night. The atmosphere was perfect for four friends catching up on recent adventures. It is a pleasure to be able to award Il Corso the highest rating for overal;l appeal. Wed'll be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was excellent and the staff was happy to adjust meals for dietary needs. I would go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a wonderful after-theater dinner this past weekend at Il Corso . My husband has many stomach issues and the fish he ordered came with a sauce which somehow we missed...he needed something very simple. The waiter was wonderful, took the fish away, fixed another fresh one simply sautéed with lemon and a little butter...so delicious. Almost all their pasta is homemade and I loved it. We also enjoyed the carpaccio with arugula. Such a nice place...unostentatious with excellent quality ingredients. I can't wait to go back. Also, my husband asked about a specific Brunello...the waiter said he preferred another one which was less expensive...now how often does that happen.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great charm, friendly staff! The Burrata was amazing as was our wine and dessert! It’s a little tight and got a little noisy but very cute for a romantic dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Top notch service and authentic Italian food! Can’t beat this place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I would give this restaurant an 11 if I could. It was a delightful experience with exquisite food

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Bread wasn't that impressive

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

As always delicious food was outstanding and the service couldn't have been better.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My all time favorite restaurant in NYC. Living in LA makes it hard to visit as often as I would like to but I still get there close to 15 times a year. Truly amazing people work there and the food is consistently great. Strongly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent dining spot and every time we are in NYC, we always make a special point of dining at this fabulous restaurant!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Il Corso has great experience, the food and service were outstanding. It will be memorable. My wife had the veal bolognese pasta and I had the. Seafood pasta and they were tasteful. The tiramisu and coffee were superb, i was really surprised by the texture and taste. The waiters are exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food everytime.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Delicious! Great Atmosphere, Great Service. I would definitely go back again.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were in the city visiting our daughter and we came to Il Corso. We got a lovely table by the window and our waiter was very attentive. Some meals were better than others. Overall the quality was good. I would expect better bread at an Italian restaurant of this level. It tasted like it was from a supermarket. A little pricey for what you got but we knew it would be expensive.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful Italian food and good wines. Excellent service.

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