The food and service was exceptionally good, the noise level was exceptionally high, painful almost and the portions were small for the price.
Excellent meal as usual. Service was fabulous. Enjoyed our meal tremendously. A great place to dine with friends.
A very warm ambiance
Love Corso! Hadn't been there for several years and was pleasantly surprised that it continues to offer great food and service!
Only negatives: too much salt overall (eg swordfish, chicken meatballs. Why? ) And way too sour vinaigrette on artichoke salad; almost inedible —what a waste.
Great Argentinian service !
The food was terrific, the wait staff was great! Really enjoyed eating here.
Love the chicken dish! Amazing! Will be back soon!
As always, great food, attentive host and wait staff. Brought a “first timer” and she was super impressed. The cuisine spoils us regulars♥️
Wonderful, their menu keeps getting better every time I go. Exceptional service, also. I highly recommend this place for dinner.
Food was average at best and service was not very good. I have been there several times over several years and it seemed better before. Something has changed for the worse.
It Used to be better . Portions got smaller and pricier .
Had a wonderful Valentines Day dinner at Corso. The prix fixe menu had multiple options, all of which looked delicious. All in all a great evening out.
Everything was excellent and the service by Marina was outstanding!
The shrimp with squid ink pasta is one of the most flavorful meals I have had in ages.
The rockfish with black garlic sauce was absolutely delicious. My server recommended a great wine to enhance my dining experience. For dessert: gelato and limoncello - heavenly!
Awesome food and overall dining experience. Best of gourmet food with friendly warm feeling welcoming atmosphere and attention to detail.
Plan to make this my number one East Bay restaurant for special and everyday dining.
Corso never fails us!!
Three of us sampled a number of the limited vegetarian options, the one stuffed pasta entree ordered was delicious.
Cauliflower soup, spicy; the arugula pistachio and grapefruit salad was refreshing and very tasty.
Only concern was that vegetarian options were very limited. However, we were more than pleased with what we ordered. The side of polenta was like a savory custard, almost a flan, topped with perfectly "caramelized" shredded Parmigiano. Magnifico!
Plenty of excellent bread, perfect house chianti, and mixed olives to round it out.
The dessert options seemed overwhelming and being charged by my companions with the decision, I chose the simple Meyer lemon sorbetto, stunningly smart, sour sweet and enough bitter to balance perfectly, and the vaniglia gelato, which was rich, creamy and very slightly gritty from the real vanilla bean.
Very glad to have chosen Corso for our celebration of friendship. I'm now back in the midst of a Midwestern winter, but I look forward to another meal, next time!
There are so few restaurants that have the chops to pull off what Corso does with seeming ease.
Try the tripa, it's not menudo or Pho! It's different and amazing!
Try the ravioli - I guarantee that you haven't had anything like it!
The chicken, steak, calamari, doesn't matter what we try... it's all incredible and the service to match.
The first time I ate at Corso the food and wait staff were over the top. the second time, a year later, it was good but not great. This recent time, another year later, the food was not that interesting or special, and the wait staff very average. I do not think I will be back.
The food was delicious the service and the dessert . Nice place for romantic dinner.
We love this place! This was our 3rd dining experience at this location, and once again, we were pleased with every delicious bite. We ordered the meat/salami appetizer and it was fabulous! Also ordered was the sea bass, chicken, and a pasta dish, all we’re cooked to perfection. For dessert we ordered the delectable gourmet sundae and the sorbet, both heavenly. Even though the restaurant was crowded, with people waiting to be seated, our server never made us feel rushed. The host, however, fretted and hovered nearby, making it obvious to us that we needed to eat and get the heck out.... Regardless, we will return, and we will take our sweet time enjoying our meal.
I’ve been trying to convince my wife to go here for years. We finally have Corso in regular rotation now and she loves their food. Me too.
As always, an excellent, enjoyable meal. Good food, good wine selections, excellent service.
Excellent food and service. Best in Berkeley!
It was okay food. Overpriced for what you get. Service was good.
The food and the staff at Corso are both awesome. The dishes are creative, vegetarian options delicious, and the desserts are great too. We love it!
I really wanted to like this place, but the more I think about it, the less there is to like. The food was good, what there was of it. My pork shoulder portion was just way to small. The polenta was delicious. The wine list is skewed to the expensive side, which is just out of touch with what diners want. Want me to come back? Offer more price points. Service was slow and when I asked about the A.Q. steak on the menu the A.Q. was never addressed. I think our waiter's girlfriend was at the bar so he seemed distracted.
Food was perfectly seasoned. The fresh pasta was very delicious! Staff was attentive and friendly. I will definitely be coming back here anytime I visit Berkeley!
The space is a cozy, upscale little dining room right off a main street in Berkeley. Great dinner ambience, and a thoughtful wine selection.
Very noisy but not he service was great and the food was great
Get the lemon butter chicken & your life will be changed.
Probably the 15th time we've been, and it never ever disappoints. The Branzinno is the best in they Bay. Fabulous friendly staff, feels like home.
Great food as always. White bean soup is the best ever. Chicken terrific.
I love Corso! The food, the staff and the ambiance.
Celebrated Xmas & exchanged gifts w/ family.
Excellent food and service, but just too noisy. The quality of Corso's food continues to be high and I recommend it for that reason UNLESS you want to have a lovely conversation with friends while you eat. Service was sophisticated and unobtrusive. But it's just too noisy and until that changes I will look for other places when I want a nice dinner with friends.
My favorite birthday spot. We brought our own bottle of wine, $20 corkage. We started with marinated mushrooms (spot on), the liver paté (really delicious), then shared two pastas- the oyster mushroom lasagne was rich and wonderful. Then we shared the sea bass, with rapini on the side. We finished with cherry sundaes which are the best dessert in town. Then we waddled home. Happy Birthday to me!
After dining at its sister restaurant several times without a hi-cup, I thought I try Corso. The menu is interesting. I had the veal dish. Veal was close to well-done, the sauce too much, and the vegetable over-cooked. I informed my server about my disappointment with the dish and he simply told me to try a different dish, such as their chicken, the next time. What? I was starving, on a deadline to be somewhere else, and did my best to enjoy was a fair dish.
The Panna Cotta was excellent.
Service lapse. I had discussed three options with the server and it was clear I was close to choosing. The waiter said he'd bring me water and be right back to take my order. Instead he went to two tables to open up and poor wine, leaving waiting for 5 minutes. Huh?
Very disappointing. Skip it an try any other number of less expensive options in the area.