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Il Cortile Restaurant

4.5
747 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
Dinner: Daily: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM.
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Phone number
(212) 226-6060
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Fatima Ukleba: (212) 226-6060
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Canal & Hester
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Public transit
Q,N,R,6.J,M, to Canal street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be offering our Ala Carte Menu along with our Favorite Mothers Days Specials

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 747 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a nice time with a friend from out of town that wanted to see Little Italy. The atrium is a nice open space and we had dinner on a quiet Monday night.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

From start to finish we had an amazing experience at Il Cortile. The atmosphere, wait staff, and food were simply perfect. The Avocado Bruschetta and Gnocchi were my favorite dishes! Our waiter was gracious and helpful with our selection and my husband, son and I were very happy with his recommendations. This was our first visit to Il Cortile but will definitely be our ONLY stop when we visit NY in the future.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time at this restaurant. Food was very good as was the service. The singer was very entertaining and worth the visit. Waiter forgot to wrap one of the leftovers so they made an entire meal for us to take Would definitely eat here again.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We have been going to Il Cortile for almost 20 years. Always had a wonderful meal. We have brought all the family and some of our friends with us. Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food and service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome place with great food. Angelo is the best!

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Although we had made a reservation a few weeks before, the restaurant was not ready for us and put us in a passageway where they made us feel as if we were subpar customers. We were rushed through our meal, which was barely decent. A very disappointing and unpleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had our late lunch in the atrium. A peaceful dining with authentic dishes. Our waiter was attentive and courteous. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Staff and management were incredible! Very accommodating and even turned on the basketball tournament for us in a side room that was avail for us to watch while waiting for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We have going to Il Cortile for nearly 15 years! We always make it a stop (at least once) on every trip to NYC. Food is consistently great and the service is terrific. Veal Parmesan, Chicken Parmigiana, gnocchi, and rigatoni with sausage were all outstanding tonight. Always a good time and great food!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Everything about Il Cortile was excellent. We happened to come on a quiet night, so it was very relaxing and easy to chat. The service was speedy and efficient, but not overbearing. The food was delicious and we throughly enjoyed our meal. It’s good neighborhood Italian like I grew up loving.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Niet echt Italiaans eten.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very nice clean beautiful courtyard!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This may have been the best meal we had while in NYC. The homemade cheese ravioli was incredible as was the fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp. Appetizer meatballs and calamari was also excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food, service were excellent and well worth the price. Worth becoming a regular at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great place, loved it. Will be back again? Food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Best meal we had in New York. Great food, great atmosphere, and personable service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always a treat
Staff is sooo friendly
Good is great
Never rushed
Will be back soon

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were looking for a restaurant with good food but also quiet so we could have a conversation. We were with our cousins and niece and her husband. Il Cortile was the perfect place! We were warmly welcomed when we walked in, and they thoughtfully had prepared a round table for 6 for us, which was perfect. Our wait staff were friendly, helpful, and fun! They respected the fact we were all talking a mile a minute, and let us be most of the time yet were attentive to our needs. The food was wonderful, and everyone commented on how delicious the food was. The staff let us stay well past everyone had left and were just as warm and welcoming when we left as when we arrived. A fabulous place that we will revisit often.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always love to stop by when in New York. Amazing food and always great service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Awesome awesome awesome! Best food in Little Italy! Wonderful staff, service and Sangria!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We enjoyed a great dinner! Everything was delicious and the waiters were friendly and knowledgable!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Really enjoyed our meal, from the moment we entered the front door until we left. The service, the food, the wine and the sweet sounds of Sal singing love songs it was an eventful evening. Definitely recommend Il Cortile for lunch or dinner - the Lobster Ravioli was excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I went for a romantic night out with my boyfriend for Valentine's day and it was a very lovely experience at Il Cortile. The staff was very attentive and the food was excellent, however we were seated near the window and it was a bit cold - we definitely want to come back and sit in the inner room with the garden and string lights. Great experience overall!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Dinner was amazing as always. The occasion was perfect and the company was the best!!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food wasn't bad, don't get me wrong, it was something I could cook at home as in, pretty basic.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Expectional service.. Our waiter frank was very knowledgeable when asked about the menu

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Lobster ravioli was very good.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding food with very attentive and friendly service. Menu had a wide range of choices along with delicious specials!

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The quality of the food and presentation was poor for a restaurant with such high reviews.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I can’t say enough, the food was excellent & so was the service. There winter white cosmo was so good, worth trying.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Fabulous. Elegant. My favorite place in Little Italy.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Terrific food and plenty of it. Staff very pleasant and attentive.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

That was the best Italian food I’ve had without leaving the country. Great service!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and location
A bit pricey for little Italy
No regrets

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Vincenzo took great care of our large party! Our waiter Ventura was top notch. Food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had such a wonderful time at Il Cortile for a double date night. I would recommend it to anyone - plus Sal was awesome entertainment throughout the evening. Very talented!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

My main complaint was the service. Even with reservations we waited 45 minutes for a table with over a dozen parties being seated before us who came in long after us.
The food was good but didn't justify the high price.

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