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Il Corso - Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

Il Corso - Palm Springs

4.6
4.6
1153 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 34 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 1,153 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Italian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Italian

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  1. JP

    JackP

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, Good service, Good prices. What more could you ask!
  2. ET

    EddaleeT

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone is friendly, our server Jose Luis was very efficient and attentive. Expectations were met in this fine dining restaurant. The food was served deliciously and the portion was good good enough to satisfy our hunger. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family.
  3. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant very impressed! The food was fabulous. Very good wine list… Love the outdoor seating with the fireplace going It would be helpful to have a little better directions as the address is Palm Canyon but it’s kind of Tucked away Our waiter. Angel was very capable, and professional. Will definitely be back next time. We are in Palm Springs.
  4. NY

    NYCeater

    Palm Springs

    216 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    216 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dining space. Tasty food. Good professional service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will go back again. Enjoyed the dinner and bottle of silver oak wine was fairly priced.
  6. GL

    GinaL

    Palm Springs

    321 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    321 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Branzino, the Cioppino, and the Tagliatelle with ham, peas, and vodka sauce. They were all delicious. The service was attentive and professional. We’ll be back!
  7. AH

    AnnH

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service, good food, good location. A winning combination
  8. d

    dibsdone

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Cioppino was excellent. Wife loved the spinach ravioli.
  9. J

    Janet

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New restaurant for us and it was great!! We will definitely come back. Thanks
  10. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening. Great place to celebrate our anniversary. The best part was the people watching, specifically the woman who fell asleep at her table outside. Excellent. No notes.
  11. SG

    SteveG

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a great restaurant I felt like going back the next day. It’s busy/lively but well organized. You feel like a movie star when you’re there. The dishes are excellent Italian dishes. The past is very very good. I’ve been to both locations several times and look forward to the next time. Thank you to the management and staff for the great work they do. Steve Genn.
  12. m

    mistercay

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Waited half hour to be seated with reservation. Menu not as shown onOpen/table. Smaller and less appealing. Ordered special dover sole never told it was$65 until the check. Outstanding waiter Juan?
  13. JL

    JayL

    Palm Springs

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This restaurant could be one of the top ones in Palm Springs- but isn’t. There are better quality Italian restaurants like Johnny Costas or Sammy Gs. The food was good but not great. The service was acceptable but there were problems. The noise level was high but not intolerable. The place is beautiful and popular, but I don’t usually judge a restaurant by its looks. I had been there shortly after it opened and said they need time to straighten out the place and improve the food. They have improved, but not enough to justify the cost. I enjoyed the evening more because of the people I was with than the restaurant itself. Two martinis helped as well.
  14. JI

    JimI

    Palm Springs

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. A really special place to eat in downtown Palm Springs.
  15. SW

    ScottW

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Il Corso. The food and service was very good.
  16. R

    Ringo

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and meal. Will return in the future.
  17. DL

    DavidL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food. Pasta with lobster was excellent. Good by the glass wi e list.
  18. SB

    SkipB

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had a good dinner! a little less salt in the Tagliatelle Aragosta would have made it excellent.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We've been to the restaurant a few times. We've had good experiences half the time. This time the lasagna was hard from over reheating and loaded with sauce it needed to be sent back to the kitchen. Point being it should have never left the kitchen. Wine list is ok. Really underwhelmed by the restaurant and won't be back.
  20. L

    Laurie

    Fort Lauderdale

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, food and service were all outstanding.
  21. P

    Philip

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fantastic at this restaurant. We've eaten here many times and always had very attentive staff and delicious food. If available, sit outside and enjoy the beauty.
  22. RJ

    RegularsJimMatt

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best pizza in Palm Springs. The burrata pizza is amazing and good fit for a vegetarian. We enjoy sitting at bar, watching Sunday night football and watching the flourishing show of cocktails being prepared.
  23. D

    Disgruntled

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I’ve had better meals at strip mall Olive Gardens. Pasta feels boxed, veal parm tough and covered in thick, soggy breadcrumbs. Possibly not made on point? Skip this and visit Kalura or Sammy G’s.

    Il Corso - Palm SpringsResponded on November 6, 2022Mr Disgruntled looks like you ate too many times at olive garden and sammy Gs you forgot what authentic italian food taste like. All our dishes are made to order. Enjoy Kalura or Sammy Gs

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Atmosphere and service were great. Very noisy because it was very crowded. Food was just ok. I had Lobster tagliatelle. The lobster tasted very fishy not at all what it should taste like. Pasta was nicely done.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our way to get several of the meals incorrect, we asked for one salad without cheese and it came with cheese, so they took it back to the kitchen remove the cheese and gave the same salad. This particular guest was allergic to dairy, so there were still remnants of cheese on her plate. We also asked for a completely gluten-free chicken Parmesan, and the waiter brought a breaded chicken Parmesan to the table. That is not gluten-free. they also brought incorrect appetizers to the table. Overall, the service was mediocre and the food was just OK. The cioppino had very little flavor. very disappointing since we are regular customers. But I guess these things happen.
  26. JS

    JayS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Entrees were fantastic. Wine selection was comprehensive. Complementary birthday sorbet was a nice touch.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife’s birthday.
  28. C

    Christian

    New York Area

    425 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    425 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good option in downtown Palm Springs near the Rowan Hotel. I wouldn't say that it is gourmet Italian food but everyone in our party was happy with their meals.
  29. WS

    WehoScott

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu that changes slightly throughout the year. I had spaghetti carbonara and that is a good dish with which to judge the kitchen: it was perfect. Terrific wine list too.
  30. F

    Faiza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall amazing experience!! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who’s visiting Palm Springs.
  31. m

    mirgast

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Il Corso is a reliable dining option in PS. I’ve never had a bad meal here. Service is friendly and efficient. We sat outside this time. Perhaps not as elegant as the indoor ambience but quiet and it was a lovely evening. I ordered the mussels, which I’ve enjoyed here before. They were fresh and good. (I do wish they’d invest in small seafood forks, but that’s a minor quibble.) We both enjoyed our pastas. My husband had the special pasta and it was a smaller portion, which was just perfect for how hungry he was (and especially good if you want a meat/fish entrée afterwards). I had the Emiliano pasta and it was tasty and very filling. (The pasta dishes from the regular menu are quite generous.) Good value for the amount and quality of food and the setting.
  32. PW

    PatrickW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff and management. We had a group of 8 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. A Palm Springs must!
  33. G

    Gary

    Atlanta

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make a point of dining here on our visits to Palm Springs. Always great food and service. Love the option of eating outside as well.
  34. DD

    DavidD

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Our food was served very promptly but the restaurant was not very busy when we were seated. It became busier as we dined. The location is a bit hard to find as it it is off of, not on Palm Canyon. Food quality was very good as was the service. It has a lot of competition in Palm Springs.
  35. KM

    KathyM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Ambience- we really enjoyed our time at Il Corso Palm Springs. Alejandra was our server and was very personable and attentive. Food was very good - would definitely recommend for dinner.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great ambience
  37. T

    Toofer

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the outside and the food if great! Drinks were also very good.
  38. JC

    JeffreyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Atmosphere was very nice as well,
  39. RW

    RichieW

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was amazing. We had the beet salad, the heirloom tomato salad, the lasagna and the chicken parm which was the special for that night. Everything tasted great and we highly recommend the beat salad as an appetizer.
  40. MW

    MichaelW

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great atmosphere. A bit pricey like everything else these days, but worth it.

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 1153 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 34 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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