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Il Cortile Restaurant, New York, NY

Il Cortile Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1324 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
IL Cortile has been family owned and run since 1975. A neighborhood staple in the heart of Little Italy, NYC for over 40 years the Esposito family continues the tradition of sparing nothing to provide only the highest quality ingredients in all Cortile dishes.
We are a full Service Restaurant Establishment offering both A-La-Carte dining and a wide variety of pre-fix menus for group gatherings as well as off premise catering. We can accommodate gluten free and vegan diets. Everything is made to order.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 226-6060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Manuel Uruchima

  • Catering

    Il Cortile offers catering - contact us to learn more.

  • Private party facilities

    IL Cortile is available to host parties for 20-300 people. Please contact us to learn more.

  • Private party contact

    Fatima Ukleba: (212) 226-6060

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Canal & Hester

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Q,N,R,6.J,M, to Canal street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,324 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. J

    Joes

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Making reservations was very helpful. Located on a bustle street in NY’s Little Italy means passers-by and an eclectic scene. Which is why you go there. Food was solid, service was excellent. Not a little, quiet out of the way place - which was perfect.
  2. GT

    GregT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and experience. Staff was amazing. Brought back memories of my Italian grandfather and his food.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious dinner!! We sat outside and enjoyed people watching in little Italy. We will definitely be back
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. I got the gnocchi; highly recommend that dish!
  6. BI

    BIDINER

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, fun atmosphere and great food. Fun to walk around the neighborhood
  7. NI

    NInaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Unfortunately I can’t give a good review. The food & drinks were very disappointing. For starters the breads were soggy, breadsticks stale. The margarita tasted like it was from a mix, and the wine watered down. The pastas were tasteless and way overcooked. Our waiter Frankie was very nice, but overall not a worthwhile dining experience, and not good value.
  8. BG

    BarbaraG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Professional friendly service Loved the sangria after a hot day in the city! The ambience in the back courtyard room was beautiful!! Would definitely recommend and return!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food. Excellent service
  10. DL

    DonnaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service was attentive. Food was very good. Air con could have been a bit cooler.
  11. SS

    ShariS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious!!!!
  12. P

    Pinotage

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Perhaps I’m spoilt having been to Italy several times but this was not good. The worst vongole I’ve ever had - and the most expensive! Italian food is all about the ingredients. This was quantity over quality. $400 for 5 people for tasteless food.
  13. C

    Citydinner

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kept food standard all these years.
  14. C

    Citydinner

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Italian food.
  15. BR

    BethannR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My niece and I go every year On our traditional trip. We wouldn’t eat anywhere else! The fried mozzerrella? To die for!
  16. L

    Likestoeat

    New York Area

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large group. Food delicious. Service well done!!
  17. MR

    MariaR

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good find in disappearing Little Italy! The food was good.
  18. DE

    DallasEye

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited for restaurant week. We sat in the courtyard area and it was a beautiful way to enjoy Sunday.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is so charming and pretty! We went at dinner time so it was lit up with string lights and I’m sure it looks just as beautiful during the day in the sunroom. The ambience was nice and the food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the Penne Creamy Vodka it was unbelievably good. The portions are very large and the service was great! I’ll definitely be back!
  21. J

    Jlo36

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best in mittle italy !
  22. t

    tcarps27

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! Will definitely be back again!
  23. MM

    MattM

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and settings. I can understand why Billy Joel wrote about this restaurant. Service was good but a bit slow. This could simply be the effect of covid on the workforce, though.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The meal was straight forward with out any wow factor. I could have been blinded folded and thought I was at an Olive Garden. I wasn't all that impressed by the food or service. I came with out expectations but left disappointed in the food.
  25. j

    jojo

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Always incredibly delicious food, ample portion sizes, and fantastic service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Throughout my many years of business travel nation wide, I’m fortunate to have dined at a lot of fantastic restaurants. While there are a handful of favorites, Il Cortile is at the top of my list. The food, service, and atmosphere are off the charts. While all of the servers work very hard to make your experience world class, Angelo is my all time favorite. Two thumbs up for back to back lunches this weekend. My colleagues are equally impressed and will add Il Cortile to their list of favorites.
  27. c

    charlieguy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server frank was very good. We came early. They were very accommodating can’t wait to go back
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience food was delicious! Ambiance great in heart of little Italy
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did some research to go have a different culinary experience in New York City. This place was definitely was worth it. Attentive service, not overtly touristy, and loved the outdoor seating. Pasta was tasty, beverages were cold, and price was fair. Probably should’ve asked about a kids menu as the helpings were very generous and the pre-teens did not come close to finishing but that was my own mistake. But everyone left with happy and full bellies.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A little loud in the garden, but a great menu and food!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbe6dini g experience. Five stars is not enough!!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful from the appetizers on special to the coffee and chocolate lava cake!
  33. LL

    LanaL

    Naples

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Everything and especially the food was outstanding
  34. RB

    RobynB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Pros: Tasty food (3/5 stars), attentive service (4/5 stars). The sidewalk atmosphere eating outside in Little Italy made for an enjoyable evening. Cons: There were 4 of us dining, 2 of whom I was meeting for the first time. As we sat down at our table, a man with an accordion came over to “serenade” us. It made conversation difficult and awkward - especially when meeting people for the first time (as I was). The accordion player would not leave and continued to play louder until finally we gave him money to stop. Throughout the course of the evening, we saw him do this to others both inside and outside of the restaurant. It was unclear whether or not he was an employee of the restaurant, but regardless they should have asked him to go away if he was not. It was a disruptive and awkward start to our evening. For this reason I will not be returning.
  35. G

    Gettystar

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A neighborhood gem! This restaurant has been around for ages and still stands up to the test of time.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was wonderful on the terrace.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Il Cortile! From the moment we entered, the ambiance was beautiful and welcoming. Bread service was great. To drink, we had the red sangria and a mimosa - both very tasty! We had the burrata for an appetizer, and the rigatoni speciale for the main course. Did not disappoint! A must for Little Italy!
  38. JD

    JosephD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fine taste of NYC’s Little Italy ! Exceptional food, terrific service & a great vibe.
  39. K

    Kab2022

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food. Excellent service. No wait with reservation. Had a really nice family dinner.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Attentive, efficient waiters, outstanding lobster ravioli.

FAQs

Il Cortile Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Il Cortile Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 226-6060.

Il Cortile Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1324 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 12 times today
Google Map for Il Cortile Restaurant

125 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Canal & Hester

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Q,N,R,6.J,M, to Canal street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Manuel Uruchima

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 226-6060

  • Catering

    Il Cortile offers catering - contact us to learn more.

  • Private party facilities

    IL Cortile is available to host parties for 20-300 people. Please contact us to learn more.

  • Private party contact

    Fatima Ukleba: (212) 226-6060

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