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Il Corso - Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

Il Corso - Palm Springs

4.6
4.6
1565 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 67 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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...<br /><br />Just bring in your friends and we will take care of the rest. <br />Having an offsite event? Let us come to you. We can bring all of the best that Italy has to offer.<br /><br />Impress your company with our handmade pasta, signature dishes, delicious cocktails and 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

What 1,565 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Italian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Italian

1,565 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner! Everything was great. The food, food options, service, ambiance & setting were all outstanding. We would definitely recommend this restaurant on your next visit to Palm Springs!

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  2. AliviaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place was good besides the food, and by food I mean the appetizers because we never made it to the main course. We ordered a bunch of apps and waited to order our main meal. We have the carpaccio, burrata, and I can’t think of the 3rd. They were ok. Burrata was good but came with no bread. The carpaccio was not good. The bread that comes with the dinner was fantastic though and the people there were also amazing.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in very aspect. Wonderful evening. Will be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service atmosphere and fresh food!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy this restaurant. The food is always on point!

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  6. FiveToe

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Disappointed with menu variety and flavors of selected entres. Very nice vibe. Just eat in the bar for more comfortable seating and quick service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambiance food service. Highly recommend it

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  8. nikki

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was on point and the service was attentive and polite. Authentic Italian flavors perfectly executed. Food was hot. Highly recommend and I will be back.

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  9. RomanaE

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time But they were out of the dish we wanted Substitution was good as well

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  10. cwhjr

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening. During our stay in Palm Springs we think Il Corso was the best restaurant we dined in.

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  11. Frank

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best restaurant experience I’ve had in Palm Springs in recent memory. Great ambiance, good service, excellent food. The octopus salad was generous & owe so tender & flavorful. For a main course two of us had veal saltimbocca, superb veal, excellent sauce. We substituted angel hair for mashed potatoes, which pared wonderfully with the pan sauce. Finally, good bread with tapenade served with the meal.

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  12. lgnabch1Jim

    Palm Springs

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and service. Caesar salad, linguini with clams, and mussels with a side of fries are highly recommended.

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  13. Kgpc

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    As a full-time resident of Palm Springs, I really wanted to love this restaurant because it’s such a cool space but unfortunately it was a huge disappointment. We noted in our reservation that we were there to celebrate our anniversary but there was absolutely no acknowledgment of our special day. We noticed that every table was given a basket of homemade focaccia, but we never received any. When we asked for some bread, we were given some sliced up Italian bread. The calamari that we shared was very tough. The pasta dish was fine but very expensive for a basic pasta. The service was very inattentive, and several tables around us were complaining about the lack of service as well. When our food was delivered, we asked for some Parmesan cheese and it never came so we had to flag down another server to bring it to us and by the time we got it our food was lukewarm. Overall, the space is very cool, but the service was poor and the food simply mediocre. We will not return as there are much better Italian restaurants in the area that are significantly less expensive. 

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  14. Westcoaster

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was in the area for a work event and was looking for a nice Italian restaurant for dinner. I found Il Corso online and made a reservation via OpenTable. Everything was perfect. Easily found parking just across the street. Got seated shortly after arrival. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was fantastic, and everyone enjoyed what they ordered very much. This place is equally excellent for a business meal or a romantic date.

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  15. Babette

    Manitoba

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On holiday. Looking for a nice meal after a long day. Did not disappoint. We had risotto and linguini. Both with seafood. Both delicious.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had dined previously and we were able to order chicken Parmesan rather than veal. Our friend was counting on that but was told they did not have chicken to do it so was disappointed. Table by kitchen entrance was quite noisy.

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  17. ASH1200

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dinner and service. We enjoy the atmosphere and ambience.

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  18. BethS

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good, service, and ambiance was excellent. The larger table of guests that were seated beside our table of 4 was quite loud, preventing even a normal conversation. Other than that, we enjoyed our evening!

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  19. roro

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Five stars for the food. Server did his best, but it appeared they were short-staffed. Lots of people in town for Modernism Week. Great place for that Special Occasion.

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  20. MortonR

    New York City

    176 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    When I have a reservation, I don't expect to have to stand in a crowded hallway for a half hour waiting to be seated. Yet, that was our experience at Il Corso. Once we were finally seated, we enjoyed good food and modestly priced wines.

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  21. RobertA

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best rest in Palm Springs from start to ending would recommend , we have been there many times & plan to return many more times. Bob & Sarah Anderson

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  22. BruceG

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you.. fun night out with friends

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  23. RicardoC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal. Great service. Really enjoyed our evening.

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  24. Alex

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, the service was great. I will definitely be coming back.

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  25. DavidT

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing dishes. Nice ambience, yet casual. Highly recommend.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived 5 minutes early for our reservation, celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. So it was supposed to be a great time for us. Unfortunately It wasn’t, due to our hostess who didn’t even acknowledge us upon arrival and left us hanging at the door for 20 minutes and not seating us at any of the open tables that were available when we arrived and waitress who would drop our food off our plate onto our table, hard bumping my husband’s shoulder throughout the night when serving us and stepping on his shoes a few times without apologizing. Not to mention we had asked our hostess for a bigger table when we were left hanging by her and she was so annoyed and refused to accommodate us placing us at the smallest table in the restaurant. My husband is 6’4” it isn’t realistic for him to sit at a table that looks like he’s at a toddlers tea party! I Didn’t have the energy for this it was supposed to be a great night, but at this point it felt our treatment was discriminatory. I was upset and wanted to speak with a manager. If my husband didn’t convinced me to visit the bar and have a cocktail after we were left waiting for our table, when we had a reservation, I would of shared some choice words with a Manager and left the restaurant. I would like to say Eduardo the bartender gave us exceptional service!!! In honesty we ended up staying for dinner because of him. He greeted us warmly with a beautiful smile and remember us from past visits welcoming us back. Eduardo made us great drinks, walked our drinks to our table and even checked on us at dinner. Very professional.

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  27. BruceG

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy a meal here when we’re in town

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  28. Lovesfoodandwine

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, hot. Service was not the best; have been here several time. Even though it was Valentine’s Day the bar high top area was not full.

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  29. Excellent

    Orange County

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent choice. The food and service was amazing. We were not rushed. Our server was very attentive to our needs.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a very enjoyable Valentine’s Day meal. The wine suggestion, suited the food perfectly, and was very very good. We had lasagna and a tortellini dish. Both were prepared, superbly, very generous, and the price was very reasonable for the amount of food. The focaccia and olive oil was complementary and absolutely delicious I would come back here in a heartbeat !

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  31. amym

    Durango

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very consistent. Pleasant atmosphere. Exemplary service. Very good, consistent food. Nice menu & wine list.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! The service we received from the staff was exceptional, as was the food and ambience. Would recommend and will go again.

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  33. TBlack

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    If you love old school Italian dishes that lack in imagination then this is the place for you! Tasty but quite boring without a younger crowd appeal. Can't see returning to this restaurant.

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  34. BradC

    Oklahoma City

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time here. The food is very good in taste, presentation, and value. Like many establishments, short staff may contribute to spotty service. We ordered a Silver Oak Cab which was nice, but after the initial pour we were on our own for refilling glasses. Not that we needed it, but towards the end of the meal we realized we were not offered any bread prior to meal start. None of the above will deter us from returning.

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  35. Vegasdiner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing. Service was inattentive, cioppino included overcooked and rubbery calamari. Ambience was nice but cannot recommend.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience overall was above average, with service being the highlight. Our server was attentive, checked on us frequently, etc. Dishes were very good and the server made an accommodation for a simple pasta not on the menu, but obviously the ingredients were available. Would be 5 stars but despite having an OT reservation we were required to wait an additional 20 mins. Additionally there is no actual lobby or waiting area so the delay caused a minor pedestrian traffic jam around the door and host podium. (Think 20 people at times in a space that safely accommodates 5-10). This was a disappointment, but again the rest of the evening was enjoyable.

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  37. MarinaK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our friends have come to visit for a week and loved the food at Il Corso, we have been 3 times and were never disappointed! Highly recommend going if you like Italian food!

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  38. WilliamD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We l over the food but the service was spotty. Ou knives did not come for our Saltimboca and veal parmigiana and we had to ask twice and wait several minutes. We also had to wait longer than usual for picking up our credit cards.

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  39. MATT

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and dining experience. The seafood was excellent.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Eddie is an amazing server, very professional and knowledgeable with great recommendations!

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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 1565 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 67 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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...<br /><br />Just bring in your friends and we will take care of the rest. <br />Having an offsite event? Let us come to you. We can bring all of the best that Italy has to offer.<br /><br />Impress your company with our handmade pasta, signature dishes, delicious cocktails and desserts.
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