Il Corso (New York City)

4.7
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2350 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.
What 2350 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Smallish space, very good food, excellent pasta. Classic Italian food, and very fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific specials and excellent attentive service

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ValerieL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great find! Pass by it all the time but finally made a reservation. First time was very surprised at how good the food is. Then I booked it a 2nd time and it was still very good! They have a long list of specials each time too. Staff was very nice and it was a quaint restaurant. Will go back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greeted when entered the restaurant.
Service was attentive without being too much.
Not rushed which was appreciated since it was a business discussion.
Food was delicious!
Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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TracyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We booked this restaurant after reading other reviews, the staff were friendly and the food was the best we had in New York - we will definitely be recommending to other colleagues who are visiting NY in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cozy, crowded place. Eaten there many times. Food is very good Italian and staff is friendly and welcoming. You never fell rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Delicious Italian food, great menu selection.

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vipeatingoutrocks
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. The food is delicious, the wait staff is attentive, and the ambiance is wonderful. A true gem.

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vipGerlindeW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous find! This restaurant serves excellent food. We loved our appetizers (the special, a potato leak soup; asparagus and salad) and thoroughly enjoyed our main dishes (seafood pasta; branzino; veal al fungi). We were also pleased about our shared desert (tiramisu). Everything was cooked to perfection. Service and ambience were excellent, too. We will be back!

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vipDonzi
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best kept secret in NYC. My favorite little spot for great Italian.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome Cacio E Pepe and the Buratta was Delish.

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Sooz
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time at this wonderful delightful lovely restaurant. Food, service, ambiance all great. Requests all satisfied (extra delicious focaccia for example) and no rush when we lingered over coffee and dessert. Delicious seafood and pasta. Special black ink pasta. Best lasagna ever was the verdict too. So happy we came and will come back. Thank you!

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KristineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive service. It's somewhere between casual and upscale dining.

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Gary
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal. Very good portions. Although everything is made fresh, did not have to wait that long for the meals to come.

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MohamedC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was too buttery for my taste. Wine selection was OK, not great. Portions were sizable.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our best meals in New York!

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viptopgum
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Traditional Italian ambiance with great food. Nice quiet restaurant with very attentive service.

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vipBrianJ
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place with exceptional food and service. And, you can have a conversation without shouting above the crowd. Highly recommended.

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vipChic
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I will definitely go back !!!

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MichaelH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed the ambience (sophisticated; casual) and attentive, friendly service. Our waiter offered to check on a pasta that was not on the menu, and the chef prepared it to order. Glad to know of a good choice near City Center!

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dmarie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Il Corso!! Whenever we are in NYC, this is where we have dinner. The food is always delicious, the staff are always friendly and courteous, and we love the ambience. We highly recommend a visit. You will not be disappointed.

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MAUREENM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

What can i say.....when I go to the theater I love Il Corso. While the food is "high end" it also has a homemade quality to it. The pasta, all of the pasta I have ever had there, is perfect; I am not crazy about the lasagna but only because I don't like meat in it. My friends enjoyed fish dishes (halibut maybe my favorite pasta dish ever.

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vipSeattleCindy
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I visit NYC several times a year and make it a point to go to Il Corso every time. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with delicious food and amazing service. It’s a little gem!

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OliviaC
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Such a cute neighborhood spot. Delicious pasta and nice wine selection.

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vipfabulousfoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely exquisite food and exceptional service! My new favourite Italian restaurant in New York.

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vipScottieTheFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I used to go here regularly 5+ years ago and went back for the first time on Saturday. The service was good but the food was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is both elegant and casual. Service is professional. Food is excellent. Wine list has a great many choices, mostly Italian, but there are both good values and some exquisite wines. I’ve been coming here for years and the food is always top notch, fresh and the choices are many. Service is friendly, personal and always professional. The front of the restaurant is prettier but the back is a little quieter.

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vipMrBarrios
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still the best after over 20 years of dining here.

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Mike
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Already have. Great food, ample room, good service and nice atmosphere.

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vipJLMs
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcoming staff. Impeccable service. Classic Italian dishes. An oasis of civility.

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ArtS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The atmosphere is basic. The service is exceptional. The wine selection very good. The lasagna was incredible. BUT the grilled calamari was like rubber and the fruitti Di mare had overcooked seafood and undercooked pasta.

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Bill
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. If the cured salmon aperitif is available, to die for!

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vipF4ufly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was excellent as it is always. One of the best Italian restaurants in the city. A hidden gem

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RosanneG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always like family when we go, wonderful service and excellent food

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vipLeeNYC
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was great and the staff was terrific. Noise level is high when restaurant is at full capacity.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Loved the restaurant ! Fabulous however the back dining area can get very loud and there was one table that made it even worse. Not sure what staff could have done. Tough situation. I would eat next time in the front bar area.

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KemperW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, nice wine list, excellent service. We always have a meal here when in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was not as good as we hoped and it was very expensive.

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vipRcwolner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time trying this adorable restaurant. Great service and ambiance. The food was excellent and although, we arrived earlier than our reservation, we were seated right away. We will definitely dine here again and have already recommended it to friends.

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Il Corso (New York City) offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 957-1500.

Il Corso (New York City) is rated 4.7 stars by 2350 OpenTable diners.

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