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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

Il Cortile Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Romantic (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Cozy (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Casual (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Scenic View (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Lobster ravioli was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Fabulous. Elegant. My favorite place in Little Italy.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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 (Charleston)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing food and service. Can't wait to go back!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, awesome ambiance. Little bit of Italy in NYC!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great ambiance and excellent value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Dîner MÉDIOCRE HORS DE PRIX : 1 Ravioli , 1 Côte de veau , 1 verre de vin , 1 bouteille d’eau gazeuse , 1dessert , 2 cafés , l entrée et le plat on a partagé à 2 . Ça nous a coûté : 140 DOLLARS US pour 1 repas d 1 personne divisé en 2 ! DU VOL ! UN SCANDALE, c est pour ça que les 3/4 du Restaurant était vide , un pourboire de 22 DOLLARS rajouté d office sans notre accord A BANNIR 😡

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Another exceptional experience.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was rather bland honestly. The service was awesome. Great wait staff who did well explaining the various styles. The desert was good Even though it was our anniversary there was no acknowledgment. Every other restaurant brought us a desert or something. Okay food but we have a better Italian in St. Louis.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Went for a quick solo bite. Had a caesar salad and the fettuccine di parma. The salad was pretty run of the mill, but the pasta was very good. Had an attentive, friendly waiter.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Everything about this restaurant was fabulous! A friend recommended Il Cortile and we went on our first night in New York! It was a great way to start off our vacation. The food was delicious. The restaurant was beautiful. It would definitely be a restaurant I would visit again when in New York.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Coming back to NYC with my husband and kids after 30 yrs., it was very importamt to know I made the perfect choice for our extended family gathering. Il Cortile did not disappoint! Service was enchanting, Sal Manzon was engaging beyond expectation and the food was a smash hit for all in our party! Thank you so much amd a happy and healthy New Year to you all! Liz Mc

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very expensive restaurant. Not worth it. Very disappointing - specials on the website were not available. Will not return.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had a delicious meal there last week. Service was great. Will definitely go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a delicious dinner with a delicous bottle of wine. Our waiter was attentive and yet gave us plenty of time to dine. Terrific location in Little Italy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We have dined at Il Cortile every time we visit NYC. The food has been good. Our meal this time (Linguine with clams) was not good. The clams were rubbery- difficult to chew. The linguine was partially cooked. The staff is always welcoming and service is prompt.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a reservation and still waited 1 1/2 hour for our table. The food was good but not amazing enough to over shadow the bad taste already in our mouth. After seeing several other tables being seated before us we decided to go to a different restaurant down the street. As we were walking out the door the seat us. We had a party of 10 but we told them we would split up.
We were very disappointed.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was fantastic. Service was excellent. An outstanding lunch on our visit to NYC. If you go to Little Italy, il Cortile is the place to dine.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

About as overrated and underwhelming as you might expect in a tourist trap. If you are looking for authentically good Italian food in nyc, go elsewhere.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Dinner

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our first visit to Little Italy in New York. Service was a bit slow, but the waiter was nice, and it was amusing to listen to his Italian accent.(We are not New Yorkers). The food was outstanding, and the portions were generous. Prices are reasonable. It was a great experience. We hope to visit again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very nice Christmas Eve celebration dinner! OUr party of 6 Shared shrimp appetizers, as well as , burrata (excellent), and calimari. Dinners ranged from fish to cheicken parm all excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I have been coming to Il Cortile with my family literally since the day that it opened back in the 1970s. I have watched it grow over the years and yet they have always maintained the high quality food and experience. I recently sat at a great table in the garden with my family and friends. Il Cortile is one of my favorites in little Italy and I highly recommend it.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Quite atmosphere. Food was fantastic. I'm sure everything on the menu is equally as good. Service was equal to the food. Five stars. We will be back next trip to NYC.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Best Italian restaurant in Little Italy. Angelo and Frank are the best.

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