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Trattoria Corso

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1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750 (Delaware)
+1 510-704-8004
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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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South San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 .

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Thank Marishecka
Bloomington, Indiana
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241 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Gary H
Alameda, California
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Nancy E
San Francisco, California
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530 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Sonoma, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 

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Thank FranceAvignon
Laramie, Wyoming
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank MikeHLaramie_Wyoming
Benicia, California
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank 851travelbug
tiny1980
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I come here at least 3 times a month! I love this place fine dining at its best! Good food. Good vibe. Good decor. Good service. Quality food. Nothing beats this place I been in Berkeley for ten years and hands down this is the best joint!

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Thank tiny1980
Berkeley, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

One of our favorites - great food and service. we have been to Italy many times and Corso holds its own with the best restaurants we've found in Italy

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Thank dswwilson
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with my wife here. I advise to reserve a table in advance. The place seems to be a hot spot in Berkeley. The food was regular but we had some hustle with the price of the house wine. They tried to overcharge us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
    (Delaware)
  • 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?