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Trattoria Corso

1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
+1 510-704-8004
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“branzino” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (37 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We recently went to Corso for the third time in a couple of months and again we were not disappointed. The restaurant is the little sister of Rivoli, which we have loved for years, but there is nothing "little sister" about the experience at Corso....More

Thank DiabloDen
Reviewed 2 October 2017

When returning from Italy, this restaurant seems to be able to provide one of the more authentic food experiences. While it does have limited menu which does not seem to change all that much, all is quite good. Not a large place and it may...More

Thank Clubsecretary
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I had dinner at Corso's and enjoyed the homemade pasta. The service was friendly (perhaps a bit rushed) and the mushroom appetizers were excellent. A great place to go for a relaxing northern Italian dinner. We'll definitely be back!

Thank rickhem
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Trattoria Corso is a romantic little spot near the "Gourmet Ghetto" in Berkeley. An intimate, classy Italian place you shouldn't miss. We gave it a try, and we'll be back. We shared the Zuppa (an excellent Italian take on gazpacho) and the Spiedo Di Pettini...More

1  Thank dwisland
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here. The portions were just right - not overpowerlingly huge - and the food was very nicely made. The duck ravioli and beef parpadelle were both excellent. There was also a good range of wines by the glass or carafe....More

Thank Callimachus
Reviewed 9 August 2017

In a city of 40,000 students, this is a restaurant for grown-ups. Nice, quiet setting, good service, very good food: we had the duck livers, veggie lasagna, and leg of lamb special. If we move to Berkeley permanently, this would be our favorite regular restaurant.

1  Thank _dcnn418
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We had a great meal here -the charcuterie was fabulous - the branzino was lovely --the side dish of beans was only ok -didnt realize they would come in the pods - also enjoyed the cannelloni stuffed with eggplant and mushrooms. we will be back

Thank dc6681
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Loved my grilled branzino (served whole) at my last visit. Very mild and flaky and not overly cooked. On prior visits the pastas and butter roasted chicken have been excellent. Do not miss the plolenta or the flourless chocolate cake. Many of the dishes change...More

Thank IKIGAItravels
Reviewed 11 July 2017

You can't do better than Corso. Everything--from the warm olives to the buttered chicken--is scrumptious. We have never had anything that wasn't delectable. On top of that, the atmosphere at this small trattoria is busy and charming. If you can't get a table, which is...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Corso is among our very favorite restaurants—because the combination of wonderful, authentic yet innovative food, excellent service, and easy parking makes the whole experience of dining at Corso a great experience.

Thank bradbunnin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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