Il Cortile Restaurant

4.7
1128 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
IL Cortile has been family owned and run since 1975. A neighborhood staple in the heart of Little Italy, NYC 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 dining and a wide variety of pre-fix menus for group gatherings as well as off premise catering. We can accommodate gluten free and vegan diets. Everything is made to order.
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HelenT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was good, felt a little uncomfortable with the distance between tables and one of the waiters was not wearing his mask properly. Would go back when the virus is over.

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freqtrvlr
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing experience last week we decided to see if it could be repeated. Wow! Between the staff, quality of food, and overall presentation it was amazing. Branzino was amazingly fresh paired with an absolutely starchless risotto with amazing flavors and the pasta cicale had the most fresh seafood possible. The enormous garlic, fresh herbs, and plump tomatoes exuded amazing aromas. I will go back agin for 3 weeks in a row which may be a record. Viva Italia!

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HungryinMontauk
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner at I’m Corte was exceptional. The food was amazing. The ambiance was lovely. When we arrived there were just a few parties there but even as the tables filled up, there was very little noise. The service was respectful of the current health concerns, helpful and attentive. This was our first night eating in a restaurant since the pandemic began and we could not have made a better choice for our re-entry.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING!!!!
Randomly picked it from an online search and was thrilled with our experience. We had an amazing table situated in the middle of the restaurant with amazing ambiance which included beautiful decor and skylights. The service was A++++++++. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly.
The food…. I can’t say enough about it. It was probably the best meal I’ve ever had. Everyone at our table had the same to say.
The sangria and the desserts were superb.
Definitely taking another drive into New York (from NJ) to visit this restaurant again.

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freqtrvlr
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing greeting upon arrival, respectful of pandemic face coverings, excellent recommendations, and absolutely exceptional quality of food prepared with care and temperature.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall very good experience. They were able to seat our very large group early, appetizers were at the table quickly. The food took a while to come out.

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vipJoaniG
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was absolutely delicious - couldn't have asked for a more flavorful dinner!

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JDReilloc
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly Recommend. If you have never been to Little Italy in NY this is the spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

In tourist area of Little Italy. Nice quaint restaurant. Good place for a date night. Service was great. Fettuccine di Parma was so good!. I ate some of my wife's. My dish, the Rigatoni speciale was good but not as good as the di parma. If you are a sangria fan, make sure you get one. Bomb sangria there. Only knock is the calimari. Calimari had no added flavor to the squid and it wasn't very good. Overall good experience.

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Lefty
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant. Having going there for 45 years

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vipStone
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! ANOTHER Great experience from Il Cortilie. Manual and Fabrizio were on their game and the Sunday Gravy is beyond compare. I was treated (as always) like Family and I'm Polish. Thank you to a great Team!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was good. My only complaint was the steak was over cooked even though we ordered a med rare steak it was about well done. Other than that the ambiance with the service overall was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place just hit different in terms of the quality of service and the food. Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had an absolutely amazing time. Will be returning :)

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Nezzy
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service exceptional!

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ColleenD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to spend Mother's Day. Thank you to your wonderful staff!

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Gigi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be returning! The food was great and the restaurant was so accommodating as we ran into some New York traffic. We had great waiters and did not feel rushed at all. Made for a memorable Mother’s Day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everyone was so welcoming and nice. we felt very comfortable

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NatalieM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, and ambience feels like you're in a garden of Italy.

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vipFredB
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food priced reasonably. Nice atmosphere and very attentive service. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, with even better service. Definitely one of my favorite places to eat in NYC!

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vipDiane21
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing great food great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The place is really different from the pictures posted. It doesn’t look the same place! It was a huge disappointment.

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vipTadtober
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little Italy Classic!! Great meal, fantastic wine and amazing service.

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AnthonyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Little Italy! My Wife and I come every year in April, where I proposed to her - the food is always out of this world

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LenaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and beautiful outdoor! Also very clean - thank you

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vipMARILYNS
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was great. Owner very warm an friendly. Made sure everything was to our liking. Fish was very fresh. Had whole bronzino and red snapperGreek salad perfect. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service all around

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Second time that I’ve been here, there’s an area in the back with beautiful lights and an amazing centerpiece, it’s very romantic. Staff is sweet and very attentive. Food is great. Definitely a staple restaurant for me going forward.

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vipJimB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in NYC

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine Dinner with the misses...wanted to make the evening special. Service was superb immediately once we arrived! Got seated right away in this quiet romantic spot. Our server was extremely knowledgeable of the specials along with describing the taste of every meal by comparing familiar food but with a bit of pizzazz! I do recommend the sangria (we had white)! Order by the pitcher, worth every penny. We finished off with desserts, chocolate volcano lava cake! Overall this place is spot on when it come to outstanding experience.

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JuliaG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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ValerieG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, beautiful venue, and delicious food, we will definitely be coming back here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice out door winter dining experience. Waitstaff friendly and attentive. Pricier than some in the area.

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vipAnthonyG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and service is very good and accommodating

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vipAlishaHDebo
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here with my family on a cold, rainy day. Eating outdoors in NYC due to their COVID restrictions presents it's own challenges, however the staff made this more than accommodating and super comfortable. Their heat lamps were turned on nice and strong, and their makeshift outdoor eating area was fully covered and done very nicely! We stayed dry, warm, and totally satisfied. The staff were all incredibly gracious and overall, awesome. We will always come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, endearing service, and a beautiful ambiance. Our dinner was one to be remembered! We will be back on our next visit to New York! Highly recommend!!

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DennisA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good
safe clean
food was excellent and delivered with attentive service

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Droptours
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I had Christmas night dinner here & it was beautiful with the decoration, the good food, and the friendly service.

FAQs

Il Cortile Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Il Cortile Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 226-6060.

Il Cortile Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.