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Via del Corso

4.8
4.8
693 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Phone number

    (510) 704-8004

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 693 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • East Bay

    Italian

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  1. C

    Commentor

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Food is great but the noise level is so loud, it is hard to hear the person next to you. As long as that doesn’t bother you, it’s a great place. The service is impeccable.
  2. CA

    ClareA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. The noise level, however, made it challenging for us to hear each other
  3. WG

    WillyG

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ordered a number of items and enjoyed them all, the sea bass was excellent and the bistecca alla Florentino was better than than ones I've had in Tuscany. Great local place we will definitely be back to.
  4. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Celebrating my wife's birthday here. Had a wonderful meal. The pork chop was one of the best I have ever had - seasoned well, cooked perfectly. Also enjoyed the squid ink pasta and chicken pate crostini. The service was very good. Dinner for two with a 50 dollar bottle of wine and a solid amount of food was $215. Would definitely go back.
  5. N

    Nadine

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tables are spaced close together, and noise can be louder than desirable. But the food and service are so outstanding that it is worth it.
  6. C

    Carnivorous

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is inventive and delicious. Service is excellent. Could use a bigger space.
  7. GS

    GraceS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit was even more special because the main chef warmly greeted us when we came in. Every dish was so thoughtfully plated and tasted great! The main chef even checked in with us while we were having our steak and shared that they source their beef from Painted Hills Ranch in Oregon. We had our steak medium-rare; it was perfect, juicy, and flavorful! When we were leaving, the chef came out again to say good bye and wished us a happy anniversary! The service was precise, personable, and attentive. Via del Corso is always our favorite place for a special occasion!
  8. ON

    OctavioN

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo en el restaurante perfecto. Muy acogedor y comida muy fresca y rica, todo con un muy buen servicio!
  9. KB

    KimB

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love all the VDC family....it feels like home and we are always so very grateful to dine with such talented lovely friends...thank you thank you... xo The Barkers Kim and Clarence
  10. JP

    JeromeP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is always fantastic here, great menu and superb execution. A great value for the money. It can be tough to get a table around 630 Friday and Saturday night. Definitely call ahead. A little bit noisy with tables close together but it actually gives me great New York City vibe. Plus you can check out what other folks around you are ordering before you have to make a call. Highly recommend.
  11. DZ

    DiningZenxpert

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent as always. the steak was amazing. The gnocchi was pillows of deliciousness with sausage. Salad of endivs, pears, walnuts and blue cheese was wonderful
  12. MS

    MarciaS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. Get the gnocchi!
  13. NN

    NoNameNickname4Reviews

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service. Delicious food. Great place all around!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious!!! Loved it. Was there in a storm and they made us feel so cozy.
  15. DM

    DonM

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Via Del Corso specials never fail while new additions and variations, all seasonal, impress. The salmon-filled ravioli with roe and a cream sauce was a winner. Old standby ragu with fettucine noodles was again an excellent choice.
  16. MB

    MichaelB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Italian food and excellent service. Everything was perfect!
  17. EB

    EastBayGirl

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It is always fun to be at Corso's and glad it has reopened. The food was mixed. The Branzino was fabulous but the ravioli was not as good as it could have been- not very flavorful and a bit overdone. The endive salad was less enjoyable. Will order something else next time. The service was fine. We will be back but more careful about ordering.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Via del Corso delivers every time. From the warm greeting by the hostess, to the friendly service from the server, to the delicious plate that flow from the kitchen…we delight in our visits. I dined in a village in Piedmont in late September…the ragu last night was nearly identical. Keep it coming Corso!
  19. BF

    BerkeleyFred

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and excellent service at a high price. Very high noise level. Probably the best restaurant in Berkeley.
  20. J

    Jake

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous Food Prepared to Perfection, Great Service !!!
  21. S

    Ssaky

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Perfect cocktails (we like the Cicero). Delicious food. Increadible service. Our favorite Berkeley restaurant.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! Highly recommend for special occasions.
  23. d

    davidw

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Corso has seemingly morphed from an innovative modern Mediterranean to your neighborhood pasta joint in a few short years. I don't know if this was an intentional down-market move to appeal to a wider audience or just that we caught them on an off night, but the flavor profiles have gone from transcendent to ordinary-I-could-do-this-at-home. One of our pastas was as bland as a water cracker. All of this would be tolerable if the price points tracked accordingly, but at $350 for 3 of us with wine and tip, this is not good value. Premium pricing for neighborhood fare might work in Berkeley, but to us this is a restaurant that no longer knows what it wants to be.
  24. EA

    EASOakland

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the tagliolini al granchio with Dungeness crab! Everything is wonderful here.
  25. CB

    CBear

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service, got us out in plenty of time to make our theater curtain. Great food, very nice outdoor seating.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and warm, vibrant atmosphere. Good food, too!
  27. HZ

    HelaneZ

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitperson, Vito was fantastic. Service and food on Xmas eve was superb. We sat in the heated parklet and it was festooned in lights and quiet. We feasted on beet salad, proscuitto and burratta, tagletelli ragu, and grilled lambed chops with couscous. A scrumptious Xmas Eve dinner!
  28. C

    Chefnextdoor

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our second Christmas Eve dinner at Via Del Corso and once again the experience was memorable! We’re so appreciative of the outstanding meals we enjoy each time we dine here. Peter Chastain and his team are superb at execution of perfect service, exceptional food, and knowledgeable & welcoming staff. Our family thanks you!
  29. JF

    JosephF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Via del Corso offers a warm welcome, splendid service and an interesting menu. Every visit is a celebration!
  30. F

    Fritz

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is fantastic & so is the service. The crowd is lively and close together. The chairs could be more comfortable.
  31. p

    pmcginni

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    All of our dishes were very good and the pork chops were outstanding. We sat in the parklet and although the weather was cold, the heaters did a good job of keeping us comfortable. The noise level outside wasn’t bad even with passing traffic.
  32. JV

    JVSF

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corso demonstrated again its delicious food and amazing service. We sat outside and were comfortable with the heaters even though it was a cold night. We tried three of the four pastas - the butternut squash one was the best. The baby octopus in spicy red sauce was perfectly cooked and tender. And the lamb chop special was delicious including the saffron couscous. The Cicero cocktail was enjoyed. The affogato comes with cold coffee instead of a separate shot to pour over. It was still very good. And the wine list has lots of good options by the glass. Highly recommend!
  33. PS

    PSfoodie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice meal. Good service. Nice ambience. Very cozy restaurant for a cold December night.
  34. FE

    FastEd

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was very pleasant. The wait staff very attentive, the Negroni drink excellent. Entrees were amazing plenty of delicious food. Desserts and coffee fine ending to the experience. Great service from such a very popular place.
  35. s

    somanyplacessolittletime

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    55th anniversary
  36. J

    Jonr

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional quality matched with excellent service
  37. JK

    JoeK

    San Francisco

    190 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Happy the restaurant is still around and still producing quality meals even after change of ownership. Cannoli desert finish was a bit bland, probably would have been better if allowed to warm up to room temp a bit before serving. Service and cocktails were excellent.
  38. a

    alex

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the dive from South Bay!
  39. RR

    RichardR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful food. The tagliatelle was tops. Pork chop also excellent. Apple tart and warm chocolate were excellent
  40. CS

    ChristineS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    This restaurant is normally one of my favorite Italian bistros in the East Bay. So lively and delicious, yet cozy. However, when my husband and I dined there last night (I had informed them when I made the online reservation that we were celebrating my husband's birthday), we felt largely neglected. No mention of the birthday let alone a little cake and candle. The burrata and prosciutto app was...a little button of nice burrata under a fair pile of mid-range prosciutto. Then a lonnnngg delay getting entrees, while we watched later-comers mow down on theirs. Would I like another drink? They'll never know because they never asked. Kinda meh all around. Had to search up our server to get the (not insignificant) check, escaped without taking a chance on ordering a yummy-looking dessert. Sigh.

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Via del Corso is rated 4.8 stars by 693 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
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1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

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  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

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