We went here to celebrate our anniversary before a show at The Greek theater. Great choice! We got stuck in traffic and they were able to accommodate a later time. Delicious melon appetizer!
the food was excellent and the restaurant is very pleasant. I like the location because it is possible to find a parking place easily.
Our server Claudia was excellent. Food solid not great in my opinion. The tripe was excellent tho As was the Affogato
Will definitely be back
Always excellent. Great staff, but sometimes too eager to clear. Wish I could help with the wine by the glass list.
Had dinner at Corso prior to a Berkeley Rep performance. Servers where attentive to our time constraints. The food is very good. I particularly like the chicken liver pate. Great flavor and interesting preparation. Nicely priced wine list.
We’ve been to Corso many times. Food is always fresh and well prepared.
Branzino is a winner, corn fritters & polenta delicious.
Service is attentive with out being pushy.
A comfortable, lively place to eat.
You eat here because you want to enjoy the company of your friends, the quality of the food and general atmosphere if others doing the same. No tricks or gimmick. The best.
We had appetizers, salads, pastas, and desserts. Every dish was perfect.
We eat here whenever we are in Berkeley. Yes it can be noisy, but there is nothing you can do about that. The food and the service far outweigh any other inconvenience.
Took my dad for his birthday. Corso is always my go to for Italian and we always leave impressed, from wine to food to service.
I loved it. Great food
Had amazing meal
We all had very enjoyable meals.
This was the 3rd time my dining partner and I had dinner at Corso. First and second time . . . .very good. This time, Thurs 6/13, was even better. Just amazing service, food, and ambience. We both had a pasta dish, and both were exceptional . . . .mine was squid ink cannelloni . . . .just fabulous . . .with a sensational glass of Barolo. Proceeded the pasta with veggie appetizers . . .again, just amazing. Dessert was the BEST panna cotta and a flourless chocolate cake (think rich, like a brownie). Excellent service, from start through finish. Corso, you rock . . . . .
Everything was splendid except the noise level, which died down about 9:30. That's a problem with this place, otherwise you are doing great.
Disappointing pasta dishes, both were under seasoned and overpriced, given the quality and quantity. Service was outstanding, however.
When we return from an out of town holiday, It’s our family tradition to always dine at Corso the evening we get back in order to re-connect with our home town, our neighborhood and our culinary roots. “we’re home!”
Very special evening. Excellent execution of simple dishes and creative starters made this a winner
Our food was beautifully prepared and delicious. Fantastic Negroni and an interesting wine program.
Very good, Very pricey little spot in Berkeley with all kinds of great culinary accolades.
Took server 10 min to get to our table so we could order an expensive - delicious - sparkling
Excellent, each course surpassed the previous (witch is a good sign when the primi is more exciting than the antipasti). The butter braised chicken was a revelation. Everything served was excellent.
As frequent diners at Corso, we love to introduce it our friends. As usual, we got raves for the food and service. It's rare to find anything so predictably excellent.
Who would imagine a beautifully appointed semi-funky eatery in Downtown Berkeley? Well, almost anyone who knows anything about Berkeley, would. However in my case, I discovered, with the able assist of my trusty spouse, the gem called Corso. From our first spying of the awning to the mouthwatering aroma wafting from the kitchen, we were entranced.
This mid-sized dining area, appointed with rustic, wooden tables and chairs, instantly raised the "comfortable, we want you here" vibe to 100%.
Out food was more than simply delicious, it was a tantalizing treat for the taste buds. My meal, complete with lamb sauce, was nothing short of, at least for me, a paradigm shift. My spouse had the pasta, lemon, cream sauced decadence that was a delight on the tongue.
We kept it reasonably simple with dessert, I opted for lemon sorbetto, spouse had the chocolate, warm cake which is the best way to end a meal.
Five out of Five Stars, just a lovely dining experience.
Delightful delicious food. Great options. Wonderful service. Consistent whenever we visit.
A favorite; consistently outstanding. Server, presentation, timeliness, quality, all were best in class. Menu, cocktails, wine selection great as before. My 4th time, but my guest’s 1st time at Corso. Left most favorable impression with guest, which was important given the occasion
As always, great food & drinks & service. We both had the mushroom lasagna and it was killer!
Food is excellent and the ambiance is great. Service is friendly and courteous. Love the place!
We had an phenomenal meal at Corso. We shared two appetizers (lettuga and frittelle di baccalà ), a pasta course (the spaghetti cacio e pepe), a fish course (branzino) and dessert (pannacotta.)
Everything. Was. Amazing. Seriously. it was one of the best meals I've had in a while.
The ambiance is nice although the tables near the door get a bit of weather and foot traffic.
The bar menu was phenom, as was the wine selection. Our waiter made great wine pairing recs.
It's pricey; $170 for two with drinks and the 4 courses. But, it was truly a delectable meal. Enjoy!
Grand as always!
Food and service were outstanding; the high noise level was the only drawback. When I go out to a nice dinner, I like to be able to talk with my dinner companions without shouting.
Food Delicious - Bartender Darling!!
Couldn’t ask for more!
Excellent service from Brian. VERY personable and attentive. The food is soo unique and fresh! Had the whole grilled fish and loved it! Highly recommend the restaurant! Lovely neighborhood too.
The staff was nice. Great location. Food was ok. Unfortunately, due to a mistake by the cook, we received an order which the server originally asked to remake for us. Instead, he returned with a different dinner combination asking "will this do?" Really?? I didn't complain as my niece doesn't like confrontation. But that wasn't ok. Especially when you're charged for the original order. Do better
We sat at the chefs counter and loved it.
As always, Corso delivered a delicious dinner in a welcoming atmosphere. Wonderful intimate birthday dinner.
Intimate dining space, excellent services, decent food.
Corso has the best service - attentive, warm, attuned! It’s such a pleasure. The food was perfection from salad to dessert! We love the chicken with a side of polenta, it’s our go-to but I’ve never had a bad dish. I think Corso is my favorite restaurant in Berkeley!
We so look forward to dining at CORSO. Believe we have enjoyed same five times this year alone. This eve we brought friends to enjoy your restaurant and they found it to be ten star. All of us enjoy fine vino and find your menu to always be the best in accommodating our palate with your every changing menu... fresh ingredients and an innovative menu. ALL your waitstaff are superior.
Job well done CORSO Peter and Gini Ragsdale