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About Il Cortile Restaurant

IL Cortile has been family owned and run since 1975. A neighborhood staple for over 40 years the Esposito family continues the tradition of sparing nothing to provide only the highest quality ingredients in all Cortile dishes.
We are a full Service Restaurant Establishment offering both A-La-Carte dinning and a wide variety of pre-fix menu"s for group gatherings as well as off premise catering.

125 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
Dinner: Daily: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM.

Cross Street:
Canal & Hester

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 226-6060

Website:
http://www.ilcortile.com/

Public Transit:
Q,N,R,6.J,M, to Canal street

Private Party Facilities:
IL Cortile has been family owned & run since 1975. A neighborhood staple for over 40 years the Esposito family continues the tradition of sparing nothing to provide only the highest quality ingredients in all Il Cortile dishes.

Private Party Contact:
Fatima Ukleba: (212) 226-6060

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

There's nothing like Christmas at IL Cortile in Little Italy, from the Wonderful holiday decorations to the joyous music all around. IL Cortile has prided itself on being the perfect family friendly NYC destination. We can accommodate a party of 2 to 200.

Il Cortile Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (17)
Romantic (17)
Special Occasion (16)
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Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (8)
People Watching (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Scenic View (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Music (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place in the heart of little Italy. Great service and food. Waiters are attentive and knowledgeable.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good and service was excellent. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food and ambience. They had a singer who sounded just like Sinatra. I brought friends from out of town and we had such a good time, listening to the singer, enjoying the wine and amazing pasta dishes. The service was impeccable and we were able to sit and enjoy a bottle of wine, listen to the singer and then order. A full nights entertainment.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Place is amazing. Have been going since 1978. Frank and Angelo are the best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was a bit slow after the appetizers but the food was good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wonderful ! Everything from the first cocktail to the cappuccino was wonderful. The food is amazing, service is top notch, very attentive but not pushy. The owner was a wonderful person who really went out of his way to make sure that we had an evening to remember. Being able to listen to the live entertainment was great, he had a beautiful voice. We could have listened to him all night. Il Cortile is truly a must when in little Italy ! We can't wait to come back and do it all over again ! This is a neighborhood Gem !

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Il Cortile has been my go-to place for lunch in Little Italy for years and it never fails to provide great food and a fun, pleasant atmosphere. We were fortunate to have a 70 degree day in November and sat outside. The waiters, bus boys and everyone else on the staff were incredibly friendly and the Italian food is the best in that part of New York, IMHO.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was fantastic. Our servers were attentive and helpful and making our decisions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I've been going to Il Cortile for many years, more so now for special occasions. The service has always been great, the food delicious. My only thought about the ambiance, I wish they would play Italian or classical music, I'm not fond of the radio.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

On a visit back home and this place never disappoints w/food. The atrium seating is nice if you can snag it. Our server was a good old fashioned Italian gentleman who made great recommendations and was lovely to deal with. He’s the youngest of 11, bless his mama! Just good comfort Italian food.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was great, gnocchis definitely a must! Bread was disappointing for an Italian restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Amazing food! Great staff. Beautiful interior. Best italian food ive had in new york

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Il Cortile does not disappoint. Great food and a good value. We like to sit outside and people watch when the weather cooperates.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great atmosphere and delicious food.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We were a group of 5 women visiting NYC for the weekend. We wanted a nice meal in Little Italy and saw good reviews for this restaurant. We made reservations. When we got to Little Italy, the street and area was mobbed due to a festival. We had to wait quite a while for our reserved table. They put us in the front room along with a party consisting of several families, including several small children. Through the entire evening the children were running in and out of the restaurant to the street and back in, yelling and screaming continuously. Another table next to us was extremely loud and and laughing hysterically over their many bottles of wine. We like to have fun, too, but we couldn't even hear each other talk. On top of that, we were pretty much forgotten by the staff - had to continually stop the waiters to ask for drinks, for extra water and for the check. Our food, when it arrived, was really quite good, but the experience as a whole was pretty much miserable for us.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Been to Il Cortile many times over the last 25 years and the place never disappoints. Food, service, ambiance are always excellent. Truly one of the finest Italian restaurants anywhere and rivals many of the finest in Italy where my wife and I have traveled extensively. Ask for the Garden Room....it's very special.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Traveled from GA to dine at Il Cortile. My favorite restaurant ever

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was absolutely horrendous - we weren't seated - thy claimed we didn't have a reservation and were extremely rude to my entire party

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Go anytime other than major festivals like San Gennaro. Even with a reservation we still had a 45 minute wait and noise level was deafening from the crowd and their singer

Food was pretty good overall, good portions and tasty sauces.

Just dont order the baked clams appetizer... Six thumbnail sized clams that were almost all breading.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

RESERVATION WAS AT 7, SEATED AT 745, DINNER SERVED AT 9
NO GOOD

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went with family during the festival to find out for this occasion they would only accept cash. As a tax payer, I find it insulting that such an establishment would go through such blatant measures to avoid their civic duty. There are many fine Italian restaurants in that area. Choose another.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 3, 2017

we had a party of 15 and the service was excellent and the wait staff outstanding. Food was great. we went on a recommendation of a friend who is a critic of Italian food and he was right
the food is excellent.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We came to celebrate our friends engagement and had a fantastic time. From great food and service and the non stop entertainment. What a great place. Can't wait to bring my family when they come to visit.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very old school. Food okay but not great. My veal chop was overcooked. My husband had the capellini and said it was just okay. Very authentic in its decor, etc. Very full and crowded. There was a wedding party going on so that was very noisy yet festive.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The restaurant was beautiful inside and the people were very friendly and attentive. The Italian flavors were fantastic and the entrees very filling and enjoyable. With so many Italian restaurant choices in the area, I'm happy to have found Il Cortile!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Promised "vegetarian friendly" but no options really provided and not really accommodated without a frown and grumble.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Il Cortile has a unique feature among restaurants in little Italy, a Garden Room. Johnny T was the entertainment for the evening. He is an old school crooner. His show was entertaining, engaging, and an absolutely welcome compliment to our dining experience.

The service was on point that night.

"Sunday Sauce" is an il Cortille special served only Saturday and Sunday. More than twenty years ago my wife's MeMom made a sauce that was almost as good. I may never visit Il Cortile during the week again. Sunday Sauce includes meatballs, sausage, pork, and braciole.

The food is awesome. The service is exceptional. The prices are reasonable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was delicious. Great service. Enjoyed sitting outside.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Whenever it's time for a special lunch, this is the place. The food, ambience and service are wonderful. The chef's specials are always innovative yet traditional and presentation is always on point. It's a magical place. I am always so excited to see what the menu will be when we visit. Cannot wait to go back. Really just a fantastic dining experience. One of the best in NYC. Thanks to the Chef and the staff for a fabulous lunch. I also appreciated the little lesson about Sicily that Angelo our waiter shared with us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My wife and I eat here August 20, 2017 and it was fabulous. She had speghetti puttanesca, the best ever. I had the monk fish special with the cold seafood salad first. It was their special and it was the BEAT SALAD I HAVE EVER HAD. We then finished with tiramisu and chocolate mousse. We even had the best seats in the house. We will d finitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The restaurant was OK, food OK, but it charged us 20% tip because we were a 4+ party and they didn't tell us before, we end up paying way too much for a regular service.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Been coming here ever year when in town for over 15 years! Great service and amazing food!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Our party of 4, each ordered something different, along with two appetizers. Everything was very good. My only complaint on the food was that the meatballs were a little dry. Loved the quaint setting. Service was quick and the staff was fantastic.

Bathroom was not in the best shape. A little dirty, needed to be tidied up a bit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Fantastic The food was perfect .. The hospitality was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

One word to describe this restaurant in Little Italy "OUTSTANDING" !!!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

An overall amazing dining experience. Delicious "Italian family Sunday dinner" food. The Garden Atrium room is lovely. Our server, Frank, made our meal even more enjoyable. He was pleasant and gracious. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Amazing! Delicious pasta, great service, best restaurant I've been to in a long time.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent food, fantastic service, a truly wonderful dining experience.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Little Italy, I stop in every time I'm in New York...this time I introduced 8 friends to it and they all loved it. I recommend il Cortile to all my clients coming to the city!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 27, 2017

FOOD (well prepared/fresh/flavorful)
STAFF (pleasant/courteous)
AMBIANCE(Garden Room a +)
AFFORDABLE LUNCH MENU

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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