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Trattoria Corso

1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
+1 510-704-8004
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (32 reviews)
“branzino” (7 reviews)
“sugo” (6 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
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Reviews (145)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some reviewers said the portions were small, but we found them just right (Americans tend to overeat!). Great appetizers and pasta dishes. Friendly, helpful server who knew his wines!

Thank Swimlaw
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This place runs with a fairly limited menu but great food and atmosphere. We had the pasta with a nice rich ragu and also the spaghetti with shrimp and peas. All was very nice. Prices are reasonable. Will be back.

Thank msilverpc
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We ate at Corso last night, sitting at the counter so we could watch each stage of the food prep and cooking of many items on the menu. It was highly entertaining and only added to the pleasure of out meal. The meal itself was...More

1  Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Go to this place if you want a memorable meal for a special occasion. Three of us ordered fish and the fourth ordered tagliatelle. The Branzino (whole grilled fish) was spectacular! We also ordered salad and Brussel sprouts, and for dessert, we shared the ice...More

Thank jdc8mbc
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The appetizers were superb! For example the asparagus with pureed fave beans. Many unique and creative options. The service was friendly and perfect.

Thank reneroch
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great food and ambience. The vegetarian lasagna and fish pasta were superb as was the panna cotta. Great wine and cocktail list with a wide range of gin and whisky.

Thank michael c
Reviewed 17 April 2017

As single person I had the choice between the regular bar and a bar seat with view on the kitchen. I enjoyed the latter. It was a pleasure to see the magic. The dishes (salad with smoked mushrooms, seabrass) where nice and the service was...More

Thank Filip_3G
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Right away one notices the attentive wait staff. The atmosphere is very pleasant as everyone works to make one feel special. My wife had the Insalatai Mista and Insalata di Campo with a side of Patate (potatoes). I had the pasta Torchio and the day's...More

Thank Bernard L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food is really nice, servings size just right, not like many american Italian places with too much food, but much more real as in Italy. The taste was excellent, a bit on the expensive side for Berkeley. Not the last time I will go...More

Thank Flemming V
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This small and boisterous trattoria offers terrific food at relatively low prices. Normally, I wouldn't be raving about an olive marinade appetizer, but the combination of lemons and herbs was perfect (I've since tried to replicate the recipe at home, without success). For entrees, we...More

Thank MichiganBanjoMan
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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
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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