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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
9:00 PM
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Corso Ristorante

4.5
1911 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Corso is the sister restaurant of Rivoli Restaurant, which Chef/Owner Wendy Brucker & GM/Owner Roscoe Skipper opened in 1994. Corso is a casual trattoria featuring the simple, rustic food of Florence, with a full bar & an all-Italian wine list. We serve dinner nightly.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 704-8004
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Eastman
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Delaware
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Parking details
Metered street parking on Shattuck Ave. Unmetered 2 hour parking available on side streets - Delaware and Francisco.
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Public transit
Downtown Berkeley Bart is a 5 minute walk.
AC Transit bus service travels the length of Shattuck Ave.
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Special events & promotions
rivoli offers a special prix fixe menu on New Year's Eve, cost is not yet available.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1911 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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Justthebest (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

As always, great food, attentive host and wait staff. Brought a “first timer” and she was super impressed. The cuisine spoils us regulars♥️

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eroshiyda (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful, their menu keeps getting better every time I go. Exceptional service, also. I highly recommend this place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

It Used to be better . Portions got smaller and pricier .

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was excellent and the service by Marina was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The shrimp with squid ink pasta is one of the most flavorful meals I have had in ages.

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vipdolma (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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vipPhyllisO (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Corso never fails us!!

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pfraterdeus (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

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vipVivianA (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was delicious the service and the dessert . Nice place for romantic dinner.

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vipWorkoutEatRepeat (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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vip7omr (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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vipaskay (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

As always, an excellent, enjoyable meal. Good food, good wine selections, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. Best in Berkeley!

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GaleG (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

It was okay food. Overpriced for what you get. Service was good.

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hehintz (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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vipSanClemente (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

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!

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Christa (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

The space is a cozy, upscale little dining room right off a main street in Berkeley. Great dinner ambience, and a thoughtful wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Very noisy but not he service was great and the food was great

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Get the lemon butter chicken & your life will be changed.

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vipjbod (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Holiday dinner

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vipHankster (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food as always. White bean soup is the best ever. Chicken terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

I love Corso! The food, the staff and the ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Celebrated Xmas & exchanged gifts w/ family.

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