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Trattoria Corso

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1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750 (Delaware)
+1 510-704-8004
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Oakland, California
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133 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Excellent meal and great service at this neighborhood restaurant. Wine list is adequate and the servers are very knowledgable. Gluten free pasta is also available-and tasted great. Deserts are yummy. Highly recommended, and definitely make a reservation. There is also seating at the bar area and chef's counter (which is always fun)

Thank Marilyn C
Lafayette, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Love this place! I love sitting at the chef's counter to see all the delicious food coming out. Definitely worth visiting

Thank CharlieBrown911
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We did not have reservations but we were able to eat at the bar. I wasn't able to sense anything Italian about the food, although it was delicious. This is not their fault but mine - having misplaced my glasses, I ordered the chicken without being able to read the descriptions on the menu. It was delicious, cooked in butter,... More 

Thank GypsyTravelerCountry
South San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We usually go to eat at this place every other week. Love their Branzino fish with potatoes on side and Excellent house made pastas with notable wine list . Lots of good Italian wines on the list . Great and friendly service in the cozy setting .

Thank Marishecka
Bloomington, Indiana
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265 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Corso offers a wide selection of wines, mostly from Italy and many available by the glass, half-glass, or carafe. I had olives as an appetizer; they were served warm, which surprised me, but were excellent. Wide range of types, with light garlic and chile notes. My entree was arctic char, perfectly pan-fried in a bed of appropriate veggies that included... More 

Thank Gary H
Alameda, California
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great value and fabulous choices for this restaurant on the edge of fame. Not a new restaurant at all-just new to me and I'm not sure how I missed the reviews! Make reservations- hard to get in but worth it!

Thank Nancy E
San Francisco, California
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557 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had made reservations for a Saturday night and were seated right away. Pretty simple menu, which is ok with me. I had ordered the marinated mushrooms and the squid ink pasta. The squid ink pasta was pretty good but I wished it had come with some sort of meat in it. Service was just ok, nothing really stood out.... More 

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Sonoma, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Just had dinner at Trattoria Corso before a visit to Berkeley Rep and was very favourably impressed. The eggplant involtini were very yummy, stuffed with good quality mozzarella and on a bed of excellent marinara sauce. Then the pasta --a name I'd never heard of starting with a "c" and about 8 characters long- shaped like a pot sticker and... More 

Thank FranceAvignon
Laramie, Wyoming
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Corso has outstanding food great wines great service. Wonderful nightly specials. The polenta was to die for!! Lamb chops were delicious and cooked just right.

Thank MikeHLaramie_Wyoming
Benicia, California
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

What a great find. We had made reservations (highly recommended) 3 hours before our concert at the Greek so we could have a relaxed date night. You have to get the salami platter. The coppa is home made and the best we have had (even in Italy). I had the Ribollita (Tuscany soup) to start and it had so much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Berkeley Bart is a 5 minute walk. AC Transit bus service travels the length of Shattuck Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-704-8004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?