Il Corso (New York City)

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2246 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Il Corso establishment was founded in 1993 by two native Italian women from the south of Italy.

They chose to name their restaurant "Il Corso" because it means "the path". Their goal is to guide their clients on a path to a wonderful experience.

We pride ourselves on selecting the finest ingredients for our recipes. In addition to our menu, we offer daily specials that your server will present to you.
Il Corso's warm, cozy ambiance is complimented by an exquisite selection of moderately priced wines, full bar and nurtured by a friendly and knowledgeable staff serves.

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Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Small local gem. Excellent service. Food was very good. Portion size is just right. If you’re looking for a big plate of pasta then not the place for you.. We will come here again.

MQ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Had the Osso Bucco which was excellent. The tomato and mozzarella, as well as the grilled squid appetizer were excellent. Ambience was perfect for a business meeting. Overall, excellent.

DO
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal...great service and a fabulous place with so many to choose! Loved the avacado and artichoke app was unique and tasty!

K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there service was great food was prepared perfectly very well done we have some dietary need and they we’re very accommodating!! We will return!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant all the way around!!!! Food amazing!

B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always great food and service!

DH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was truly outstanding.
We live in Brooklyn and we were hosting out of town guests for a pre-show Dinner ( Christmas Spectacular- With the iconic Rockettes). We were a party of five and were promptly seated at a perfect table and treated and greeted like we were regulars.
The service was spot on , the portions generous and the pricing , while not cheap, was very fair .
Our meals were EXCELLENT- and everyone ordered something different: veal risotto, Chilean Sea Bass, rack of lamb , duck ragu , Fettuccine, etc
We had salads and appetizers along with fabulous cocktails-Nero Manhattans ( or something called similar) that you could swim in and ended our delicious meal with yummy desserts!
No complaints and everyone left happy and comfortably full. I will return for sure as a NYC local and not as a family host and with confidence that our meal will be just as good !

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good. Very neighborhoody not touristy. Always great service and food.

SF
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian I’ve ever had!!! Superb!! Felt like a quiet neighborhood restaurant.

a
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food – the menu is full of unusual and delicious items.

AL
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Over-all we enjoyed our dinner, the food is very good, service is good, but the place is very noisy. Maybe the owner should try install some "soft surfaces" in the restaurant to absorb the sound, ie. acoustical wall panels, acoustical ceiling, etc.

P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find. Food beautifully presented and excellent
Short ribs the best. Fish fresh and delicious. Service impeccable

ND
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Top notch. Pasta is fresh and the fish is exceptional. Can't wait to go back.

NN
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was ok but nothing special. Good service.

DE
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was really a pleasant surprise for a place so near the Theater district. Very professional and cordial service that evolved into being authentically friendly during the course of the meal. Two of our three appetizers were outstanding and the third good to very good. All three of us chose pasta entrees and they were all terrific , far exceeding our expectations. The wine list offered some good moderately priced ( for Manhattan) bottle options , particularly so with the Italian reds.

G
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this spot because the menu looked great...and it was!! We enjoyed a quiet table with an excellent server...my first choice always.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good as usual

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Portions could be a little bit more generous. Also, some parmigiana cheese blocks and bread with diced tomatoes would be great to bring to the table, it’s very popular in many Italian restaurants here. Overall, very good.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little cozy Italian restaurant served us the best food compared to the other 4-5 star restaurants we tried over our visit. Welcoming hostess and great, quiet service from wait staff. I asked for a little addition of fresh fennel with the sweet sausage w pistachio cream sauce pasta dish. It was mind blowing delicious! My husband thought the evening special of double cut pork chop with sauteed spinach was very generous, perfectly cooked along with tasting remarkable..

MZ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal, fantastic wine list, for you to try new regions in Italy, all courses were perfect appetizers main course and desert! We will be back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was a second visit. It is an excellent choice in the area.

BH
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great on all counts but for the noise level. Very difficult to carry on a conversation and be heard.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great meal and service however acoustics in dining room made it very difficult to have a conversation.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Italian, on the pricey side but worth it for a treat.

M
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my wife birthday.

b
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was just OK. I had great expectations. Party of 4, two meals were good- Bolognese and fusilli w/sausage. Two were not good - flat tube noodles with lobster/brandy sauce (over cooked lobster and fishy sauce), Veal ragu special (no taste). Appetizer special Arancini balls were terrible - no flavor.

V
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My first visit to this restaurant - great food and terrific service; delicious squash soup followed by halibut. The waiter was unusually friendly and helpful. Noise level was very reasonable. Strongly recommend.

HH
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a small intimate Italian restaurant located close to Radio City Music Hall. The food was good, but the portions are quite small. We loved the ambience and will return.

KT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with great service. Always a pleasure. Had the Bisteca Fiorentine and it was perfect.

P
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let's say that you are visiting mid-town Manhattan in New York City and you want some memorably great Italian food from some little local place that isn't a chain, but you don't want to fall into some expensive tourist trap either. Your answer very well could be Il Corso, which is one of those very small places (reservations usually necessary) which has truly outstanding food and wine at a very reasonable price. Their lasagna is, quite frankly, markedly better than any that I encountered while touring Italy and is of the melt-in-your mouth varietal. Highly recommended, though noting that it is not going to be good for large or even moderately-sized parties -- probably 4 or 5 is about all you'll be able to squeeze in, as it is a very cozy and romantic place, and not a place aimed at corporate America. Oh, and portion sizes are not small so don't plan on going for a jog afterwards.

DD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everything was wonderful

MG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic food and great service. I was incredibly impressed.

OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect lunch. Thank you!

A
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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B
Cheshire
27 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with friendly staff. Food is excellent. You’ll need to book ahead to be sure of a table.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice staff. Great food.

SP
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant. We loved the vibe as soon as we arrived. Nice music playing, happy looking servers (which is what I look for immediately).

We started with a cocktail and didn’t feel rushed to order. So we enjoyed our drinks. We had the burrata to start , I would recommend highly. My husband had the veal pasta special and I had

BD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Corso was a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is very nicely decorated, quiet, and wonderful food. The whole staff is great and accommodating. Genaro took wonderful care of us all evening.

L
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My new favorite Italian in midtown.

C
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una delicia de sitio. La comida deliciosa y con una gran relación calidad y precio.

Lo mejor el servicio, sin duda. El cuidado que pone con el cliente el equipo humano de Il Corso es ejemplar.

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