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Il Corso - Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

Il Corso - Palm Springs

4.6
4.6
1101 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Chef Mario Marfia was born in Sicily, Italy and honed his craft working as a chef in the Mediterranean. He brings those culinary and cultural influences to El Paseo in Palm Desert, and the New Downtown of Palm Springs.
Il Corso restaurant offers genuine Italian hospitality serving a wonderful variety of traditional Italian dishes, fresh salads, homemade pastas, wood oven pizzas and delicious seafood. In addition to our regular menu, Chef Mario prepares nightly specials from all over Italy like “the world’s best gnocchi,” and our house specialty, roasted leg of veal. Start your meal off with an Italian style inspired cocktail and remember to save room for all of your favorite Italian homemade desserts to complement your dinning experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 656-3770

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    CHEF MARIO MARFIA

  • Catering

    Come celebrate your special occasion while enjoying your favorite Italian dishes... Just bring in your friends and we will take care of the rest. Tutti finesse a tarallucci e vino! Having an offsite event? Let us come to you. We can bring all of the best that Italy has to offer. Impress your company with our handmade pasta, signature dishes, delicious cocktails and homemade desserts.

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    TAQUITZ AVENUE

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,101 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Italian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Italian

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  1. RJ

    RegularsJimMatt

    Palm Springs

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perhaps the best cocktail mixologist in the Coachella Valley at Il Corso bar. Fun to dine at the bar and watch the mixing show! The pizza and ravioli was excellent as well.
  2. t

    travisw

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good menu that is actually Italian, and attentive service, this in spite of such a large room to manage
  3. MM

    MidtownMuncher

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is great -- our server, Angel, was exceptional. Knowledgeable - attentive. They should clone him.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    One of our guests order was missed and by the time it came out the rest of the party was almost done. Was unfortunate and not typical of past experiences. Would have helped the situation by not being charging for missed entree.
  5. SB

    SBHN

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambience , great food and service!
  6. JC

    JimmyC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great location, nice ambience, mix of different people. Menu is relatively basic, but food and drinks are good.
  7. DT

    DTCDanny

    Denver

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue in the heart of Palm Springs 🌴 Excellent food, variety, and decor.
  8. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    meal was fantastic from start to finish - a great experience all around!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Celebrated a friends birthday here, the food was all excellent! And there was a nice range of price points for dishes and options for vegans and vegetarians. Would definitely come back and try more food!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service!
  11. C

    Classic

    Los Angeles

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined outside to avoid the bachelorette parties inside. Staff was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable .
  12. MK

    MarkK

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall good service and food. Calamari presentation was a little deceptive, it didn’t look as good as it tasted.
  13. K

    Kelly

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Corso has beautiful outdoor seating, coupled with amazing service and fabulous food. We will be back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was awesome, our server had a great attitude & was very efficient. Food is ok. I ordered the lasagna is was a basic tasty dish. My boyfriend had the steak and it was over cooked unfortunately. Also cocktails were ok. My old fashioned was a tad on the sweet side.
  15. LB

    LaurenB

    Buckinghamshire

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food & service! Definitely recommend!
  16. JP

    JonathanP

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Breaded Chicken from chicken parmigiana special was somewhat lacking flavor and dry inside, didn’t taste like real chicken as compared to a routiserri baked chicken ..
  17. C

    Charlie

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was top notch! Great evening and experience always at IL Corso. Never disappointed unless they don't have Chicken Parm. LOL!
  18. s

    smile4mickey

    Palm Springs

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places to go in Palm Springs! Good food and service!
  19. DD

    DavidD

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner
  20. p

    psfoodie

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  21. TR

    TeresaRB

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience at Il Corso. Food was amazing, service was on point and the ambiance was very pleasant. We will be back! 5 stars!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Filet with green peppercorn sauce was excellent. Spaghetti Aragosta (lobster) was mediocre. Service good.
  23. RA

    RobertA

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our Anniversary and had wonderful food and service. It is always a pleasure to visit il Corso. We love it!! Thank you for making our special day so wonderful. Sarah and Robert Anderson
  24. TK

    TomKat

    Tucson

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meet up with friends - had the pasta special, porcini ravioli, Spaghetti Arogosta, and chicken parmigiana. All were excellent. Very attentive staff - not rushed as we chatted after dinner.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  26. HY

    HadiY

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service at this restaurant is TOP notch. The reception ladies are welcoming and simply amazing. Angel is awesome.
  27. TR

    TimR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a little miscommunication. We were told on the phone thatcorkage fee was $30/bottle, but then we were charged $45 for the 3rd bottle (we had a bigger group). They reduced it to $30, but let us know that in the future, more than 2 bottles is higher fee. Food was excellent all across the menu, service (Angel) was right on point. Would highly recommend!
  28. MT

    MatthewT

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed Il Corso. I sat at the bar for a burrat pizza which was excelent! Good pizza is hard to find in Palm Springs and they do it very well. I can't speak to a sit dow meal but the service, food and ambiance were exceptional.
  29. DV

    DavidV

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is always consistently good! The wait staff is personable and knowledgeable. Quickly becoming one of our go to restaurants.
  30. L

    Lizzie

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at il corso. It is located in such a convenient location, in the heart of downtown Palm Springs and steps away from the Rowan Hotel. The ambience was very upscale, the service was fantastic and the food was delicious. I had the lasagna, made with bechamel sauce, instead of marinara and was layered with meat and pasta, instead of ricotta. It was probably the best I've ever eaten! My husband had the flat pasta with beef ragu sauce. He said this was delicious, as well. I wish we had been able to try one of the desserts but the servings were large and there wasn't room left for dessert! In fact, we brought enough home for another meal!
  31. L

    Laurie

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT service and delicious food; obviously made with skill ...wonderful atmosphere and we can't wait to go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the second you enter to the conversation after dinner every moment is filled with attentive service and really extraordinarily prepared food. From appetizers to salads to entrees all come with picture perfect plating and presentation. Excellent selections of ingredients, no skimping, and cooked to perfection. Very generous portions. Well staffed bar which churns out cocktails that seem to be made by a chemist. If you want fantastic Italian food, beautiful ambiance, and just an amazing experience….this is the place. We have eaten here too many times to count and will be back time and time again.
  34. NA

    NatalieA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  35. J

    Jeff

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    Lovely food and service. The octopus is spectacular. All that said the room isn’t sufficiently air conditioned and we were miserable.. The owners need to address this- the desert is hot.
  36. MF

    MoreFish

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We had reservations for 5:45 on Saturday night and there was hardly anyone there when we arrived. Our waiter took our order for the 64 ounce “special “ steak Florentine and then came back 10 minutes later to say that they didn’t have it!!! “What do you mean you don’t have it?” He said he was told that they did not receive their delivery of this particular cut of steak - and they had nothing else to substitute! We should have just left. But we didn’t. And won’t be back as that’s just unacceptable for a nice restaurant on a Saturday night. The waiter didn’t really care. That was his attitude. He just had THAT kind of attitude. Next!
  37. FR

    FarleyR

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very good. The staff and waiters were very attentive. The food was excellent.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome birthday breakfast
  39. VM

    VM2013

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  40. AF

    AlanF

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Everything was excellent excerpt for the salads. While the presentation was beautiful, the red wine vinaigrette was almost tasteless. This was a disappointment. Our salads were greatly delayed in being served. Someone walked around from table to table asking how everything was, but she never acted on our comments about the delay. We still waited and waited. She told us the delay was because they were busy. Really? That was a poor excuse for sitting for 20 minutes with no communication from waitstaff. This was another disappointment. The waiter meant well, but often got ”lost”.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Il Corso - Palm Springs offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 656-3770.

Il Corso - Palm Springs is rated 4.6 stars by 1101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Il Corso - Palm Springs

111 N Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 180, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street

    TAQUITZ AVENUE

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    CHEF MARIO MARFIA

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 656-3770

  • Catering

    Come celebrate your special occasion while enjoying your favorite Italian dishes... Just bring in your friends and we will take care of the rest. Tutti finesse a tarallucci e vino! Having an offsite event? Let us come to you. We can bring all of the best that Italy has to offer. Impress your company with our handmade pasta, signature dishes, delicious cocktails and homemade desserts.

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