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Il Corso - Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

Il Corso - Palm Springs

4.6
4.6
1049 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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 1,049 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Notable Wine List

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Italian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Notable Wine List

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Italian

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  1. BM

    BarbaraM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The lasagna was fabulous! The pizza not so great
  2. CM

    CarolynM

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The service was very good. The food was iffy. The special ravioli special was good but over priced fir the size of the dish. The chicken parm was tough and dry and not very flavorful. They did Como it when they saw that I left 3/4 if the plate. The foccia and the mixed drink were very good.
  3. B

    Bosslady71

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent folks and service. It’s one of our favorites to enjoy a good steak. We get the Fiorentina steak for two and it never disappoints.
  4. DD

    DarleneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food ambience service! As really enjoyed our dinner!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service on a quiet Monday night. Food and service were excellent. Good options for our party of non-red meat eaters, vegetarians and those who eat anything.
  6. CJ

    CorinneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! Peppercorn sauce on filet mignon is delicious. Wonderfully attentive but unobtrusive staff.
  7. FM

    FosterM

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lived here for years, just discovered this restaurant, world class menu, cocktails, service staff. I’ll be back…soon. Foster and Linda
  8. JS

    JaredS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Corso was delicious! The whole experience was lovely and I will definitely be going back!
  9. t

    tabloidman

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I love Il Corso. Love it
  10. O

    Opentable23

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This restaurant was a favorite of ours until last night. We arrived for our reservation with our well-behaved medium sized dog expecting to be seated outdoors. We were also celebrating a BD at 7:30 on a Sat night. The hostess informed us that there was a “new rule”. No pets, even outdoors. She was cold and unpleasant and clearly uninterested in helping us work out a solution. I asked to speak to the manager who allowed for a 1-time exception and seated us. This is the only nice restaurant in Palm Springs who will NOT seat you outdoors with your pet. Be aware.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good, as always
  12. S

    Shamus

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful and the food was great. Service perhaps a bit slow but very friendly. Will definitely go back!
  13. NF

    NancyF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    On vacation
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food, nice server, delicious food, yummy drinks, birthday tiramisu
  15. FB

    FormerBHFlemingsRegular

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, service, and decor. Will definitely return next time in Palm Springs.
  16. MN

    MNation

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food with nice portions!
  17. B

    Bella

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Been here before and all was good. This time service was not great because our waiter was not friendly at all even before we had to send back one entrée. The appetizers were delicious. Main entrée of filet mignon was not good. One had to be sent back because it was overcooked. Also the cocktails were very weak or they watered down the vodka. We’re not sure what happened to this restaurant.
  18. SF

    SFRalph

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, as always. Food and service are top-notch.
  19. SC

    SanfordC

    Palm Springs

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It is so silly to say this. But, they have the best pizza in town.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall great experience. Good food and wine. Service was great right up until dessert, then it was like they forgot we were there.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food awesome service awesome restaurant aesthetic!
  22. MH

    MonteH

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    I was somewhat disappointed with our visit to Il Corso. We were entertaining 2 couples from out of town and having been to the Palm Desert Il Corso, I assumed things would be close to the same. The place, drinks and food were excellent. The server, however cordial, was either needing training, or was just plain swamped. Wine was only poured for the tasting of the purchaser and the bottle set on the table for us to pour our own. The amount of time between courses was long and getting our checks took longer. Noise level is high. It's all probably due to Covid and staff problems but it will be awhile before we return. I would still recommend but with qualifications.
  23. BM

    BrianM

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time there and had a very nice dinner. Food was wonderful and the service was perfect. I would recommend and I will be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish!
  25. R

    Remi

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good, but not great. Not sure if we will go back. Nice location for out of town guest.
  26. PD

    PsyDoc

    Phoenix

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    On a very busy Saturday evening we found service a bit lacking; it had been stellar in the past. The pasta dish was very good. The main salad was not to my liking but at least some was consumed. It was Mediterranean but the dressing was not good and all they had otherwise was Balsamic vinegar. Wine list was not as comprehensive as I recalled. In any event we still would recommend this restaurant and will most likely give it another go when next in the area.
  27. I

    Indiancanyonpeepsmb

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have become regulars of ail Corso in Palm Springs. We love sitting on the patio. The entire staff is professional, kind and conscientious. The food is consistently delicious and fresh tasting. We are fans!
  28. s

    sarah

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Food wasn’t great. Atmosphere no music and sleepy.
  29. JD

    JamesD

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, terrific service !
  30. NL

    NancyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It could not have been a nicer dining experience! Everything was outstanding, service, food, ambience. Congratulations to you and all of your staff for such a wonderful dining experience even with Covid looming in the shadows. Thank you! Nancy
  31. R

    Rick

    Palm Springs

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the weather for outdoor dining was amazing. The patio is wonderful. It has been a couple years since we have been and I will not wait that long again.
  32. WS

    WilliamS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is solid Italian and a cut above others in Palm Springs. Service was excellent and responsive. The outdoor space is modern, comfortable and quiet since it’s tucked back from the street. And the chicken parm special was really delicious with more than enough to take home.
  33. k

    kaseyr

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service, big portions, really nice ambience. Got the chicken Parmesan, and it didn’t disappoint. Would go back again.
  34. LS

    LisaS

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Acceptable but not memorable…I would not go back.
  35. M

    Matteo1543

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place with amazing food!
  36. B

    Bodhi714

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Decent Italian in the heart of Palm Springs with a great location and atmosphere.
  38. C

    Cdps

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect....good food and great service! The Bolognese was better than I could make at home.
  39. SG

    SerjioG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked this for my GF’s BDay and they did not disappoint!! The service was great and the food was delish! Everything ordered was delicious, from cocktails to a gelato dessert provided for the BDay. Hope to be back soon!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-Mothers Day Dinner

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 1049 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 10 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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