Corso Ristorante

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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M
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived, a man on the bench outside said, “This was the best food I ever ate.” I might agree. To me the test is: how are the veggies? Our salad was amazing. Broccolini the best ever. Pasta wonderful, of course, but improved by the veggies. Panna cotta, superb. And the wait staff is excellent.

S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent. Staff was friendly and informative. Had that ability to be around but not hover. The atmosphere was lively. Wine list was extensive. If there is one thing they could improve it would be the acoustics. It was very hard to hear my companion. Wish them every success.

OT
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, excellent dining experience!

ZR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, best food, great service - most consistent in the east bay.

WG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Food (both quantity and quality), ambiance and especially the service was excellent.
Will definitely recommend Corso as a high-end dining experience! Wonderful dinner.

n
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

We loved Corso the first time we went there so I am sad to say that this time it was very disappointing. It wasn’t even half full yet we could not make a reservation for our preferred time at 6pm. We ordered salt cod and potato fritters, the fish was not fresh i fact my mom got sick later that evening. I had chicken thighs “under brick”, white polenta, broccoli di cecco. The chicken was under done and wiggled when i tried to cut it, polenta had no seasoning at all and was tasteless and broccoli stems were as hard as wood. I am really sorry to write this review since truly good restaurants are very hard to find and I hope it was a one off. Having been in the business for many years I know how difficult it is to pull off but every visit counts.

c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a fabulous meal, and couldnt stop talking about what a wonderful experience it was

LO
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted and quickly seated at a lovely table by the window. Specialty dishes were described well and the wine recommendations were perfect. I love the atmosphere here - muted lights, happy conversations, seeing the kitchen action and the aroma of food in progress. Highly recommend!!

BJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent - would recommend for sure!

F
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I enjoyed Corso. The quality of the food was very good although the portions were on the small side. Service was good and the staff is super nice. I was disappointed that I could not get free refills on ice tea. Prices are what you would expect for an upper tier restaurant.

o
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Corso is an authentic Italian neighborhood restaurant. Whenever we go, we wonder why we don't return more often.

SK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! We will be back to try other items on the menu

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server a little curt - perhaps because we brought our own bottle of wine? Otherwise very good (as usual)

LC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant for family celebrations! It never disappoints and the chicken in butter is one of our go-to mains. So, so yummy!

DK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love good Italian food and it is always a treat not to have to make it ourselves. Nothing says "celebration" like a nice whole branzino, a carafe of white wine and a flight of bitters, with a great pasta, inventive antipasto and side added in...and a panna cotta or profiteroles to precede the bitters. At Corso, you can depend on it! True, it's a bit loud in there, but by reserving a table next to a wall we had one quiet neighbor.

SD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corso is a neighborhood gem! Absolutely fabulous food! We were celebrating two birthdays, so myself and the other birthday girl decided to split everything so we could share our experience as well as our birthdays! We started with the Caesar salad, very generous portion and the dressing was amazing. The Ziti pasta dish was incredible, the favors blending together to the limit of your palate. The sea bass was so moist and unbelievably delicious! I could eat it every day! Great restaurant!

l
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent as always. such a special place.

JL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went to Corso to celebrate a birthday and had a very nice experience. The seafood tasted very fresh and the house-made past was excellent.

K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and unique. The service was amazing. We also loved the atmosphere. We can’t wait to go back!

ER
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Te\he food is fabulous - it's worth putting up with the noise.

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

You didnt have butter chicken. We were very disappointed.

LT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was excellent from the returned call to adjust my reservation to the wait staff. Our main waiter was just okay but the rest of the staff was excellent. Thus, the Very Good rating instead of Outstanding. The food was wonderful. I remembered as much and was not disappointed to return for a special occasion. From the salumi platter to the flour-less chocolate cake, everything was delicious.

RG
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific experience. Sadly they ran out of our favorite chicken dish but

OT
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Corso! Delicious food, great atmosphere, a fave for all occasions.

a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was just amazingly good. chicken liver pâté and ossobucco can’t be missed!

M
Munich
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great moment, excellent food, great recommendations, as I was on the bar talking to Ryan the bar tender, a great guy!

ZR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food, truly friendly staff and wonderful atmosphere. You can just tell the everyone likes working there. The staff is attentive, but not pushing, friendly but not fake at all. It makes the environment a fun place to be. Not to mention the food, most consistent in the east bay, maybe all of the may area. The steak is the best I have ever had and the Bronzino is always soo taste and delicate. You just can't go wrong at Corso

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I ordered the rock fish which was listed as “fritters”.

They came as three balls of crab cakes

I was expecting deep fried fish and it was a disappointment .

M
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Exceptional staff and service! The food is beyond good and always consistent. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

RW
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

interesting and delicious crafted cocktails, gorgonzola "salad" with honey and charred endive was a home run (we both agreed), and angiolotti with pear purée and charred sage exquisite. Papparadelle with chicken ragu was delicious but second place behind the angiolotti. Service and advice by Alexis was, as always, smart, courteous and correct both for food and cocktails. And always appreciate the staff being cognizant of curtain times. Corso is a gem.

IB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

perfect place for pre-theater dinner; great food, attentive and timely service, walking distance to Zellerbach hall and other Berkeley theater

K
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The ossobucco was delicious and we enjoyed sharing it along with a unique salad of Gorgonzola, apples, grilled endive and walnuts. I appreciate that Corso offers both half and full glasses of wines by the glass.

a
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good. Small portions. Had to fill up on bread. Excellent service. Ask for Savanna.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't believe this was our first visit to Corso. It is definitely our new favorite spot for special occasions and taking people that come for visits from out of town.

DF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

While the food and service was very good, the ambience was shattered by the excessive noise level, and we could not hear each others' words during the meal. I would suggest getting an acoustic expert to place material on the ceiling to absorb the excessive noise. Thus,we will not return to this restaurant!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the waiting staff friendly and accommodating, but the food was delicious! Gluten free bread + drinks are a huge plus. Couldn't recommend this place more highly for an intimate dinner.

F
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent and the food was absolutely delicious! Will return!

JB
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our son’s favorite restaurants to dine at when we visit. Corso never disappoints- always so good!

c
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is generally good, but the main courses offer limited options.

h
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not our first time at Corso, and won't be our last. Great service, the food was absolutely delicious, really. One of my consistently favorite restaurants.

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