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Trattoria Corso

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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All served on a board / 16.00
Fennel, black pepper
Spicy Coppa
Pork shoulder, calabrian chili
Poached with pistachios and spices
Pelle Croccante
Spiced chicken skins
Duck Liver Mousse
Served on toast
Olive Marinate
Gaeta‎ and Castelvetrano olives, garlic, chili, lemon, herbs
Toybox tomatoes, Bufala mozzarella, basil, smoked eggplant, balsamic, red onion
Insalata di Trippa
Tripe,‎ celery, red onion, potatoes, parsley, mint, chiles, lemon, olive oil
Acciughe Bianche
Marinated white anchovies, roasted gypsy peppers, potato, quail eggs, oregano
Little gem lettuces, radicchio, Early Girl tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, haricot vert, dill
Mixed lettuces, red wine vinaigrette
Romaine lettuce, anchovy-lemon vinaigrette, Parmigiano, croutons
Maialae e Rucola
Shaved pork shoulder, stone fruit, arugula, whole grain mustard
Chickpea puree, sauteed white shrimp, garlic, marash pepper
Crostini di Fegato
Tuscan chicken liver pate, sage, capers, anchovy, grilled bread
Tomato, smoked yellowtail jack, olives, capers, marjoram, garlic, white wine
Pancetta, egg, garlic, mint, black pepper, Parmigiano
Rosa Bianca eggplant, tomato confit, garlic, basil, ricotta salata
Braised beef and pork sugo
Nightly Butcher's Special
Local meats butchered in-house (ask server for tonight's selection)
Smoked mozzarella and prosciutto stuffed chicken leg, yellow corn, chilies, basil
Pesce del Giorno
Roasted Petrale sole, burro fuso, capers, herbs
Pollo Al Burro Alla Sostanza
Hoffman Farms butter-roasted chicken breast, lemon
Grilled whole Mediterranean sea bass, arugula, lemon
Bistecca Alla Fiorentina, 24 oz
Grilled T-bone, extra virgin olive oil, served medium rare
Patate "Risotto"
Yukon‎ Gold, thyme, butter, Parmigiano, Pecorino
Polenta Al Forno
Baked polenta, mascarpone, Parmigiano
Tuscan kale, cranberry beans, Early Girl tomatoes, chilies, bread crumbs
Sauteed organic baby spinach, garlic, chili flakes
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable homemade pasta. Service was very friendly and very fun. Three of us had homemade pasta with a delicious spicy sauce. My husband had the branzino which was outstanding. Also VERY reasonably priced. Next time we visit here we will be sure to go back.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank tsr1234
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Corso is NOT vegetarian friendly, please correct the listing. Corso has ZERO vegan options (everything has butter or cream) and very few dishes are vegetarian.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sustainablefred
Reviewed 6 February 2019

We enjoyed dinner at Trattoria Corso before a play at Berkeley based upon a strong recommendation from a food wise friend. The ambience was comfortably Italian. The smiling wait staff offered helpful suggestions about the menu. A trattoria in Italy, is a warm, neighbor style...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 February 2019

This is a very special experience in Berkeley. Our group tried a variety of items on the menu, from spaghetti to bronzino. All were excellent. Service was just right - attentive but not pestering. Atmosphere of the restaurant was great, and overall we'll definitely look...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Traveler1959-123
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

An absolutely wonderful meal in a cosy and intimate atmosphere with a couple of friends. Everything home made, and the ravioly is the best I have ever had anywhere. Fully booked when I returned a couple of nights later but they managed to find a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

This place had excellent reviews on several food sites- all well deserved. The space is functional and fine but nothing special- what is special is the food. Spaghetti carbonara was tasty and rich- very al dente The chicken breast bathed in butter- lots of it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank jfadds
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

The East Bay Area has hundreds of really great restaurants. This is one of the best, with a simple menu that’s executed to perfection. An Italian bistro, with an intimate ambiance, friendly service and artfully prepared cuisine. You don’t need a “special occasion” to dine...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dwisland
Reviewed 22 November 2018

The food is here is average for an Italian restaurant. It is all very formulaic and done veyr quickly. The food is served fast and you are in and out quickly. There is no sense of an occasion or the pleasure of eating. It is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jfo1985
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This is my second time here, both times I have sat at the kitchen bar table. I’m amazed at the food prep. The pasta was amazing!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PedroOrso
Reviewed 16 October 2018

On almost every visit to Berkeley, we try to have a dinner at Corso and have always had great meals and a great overall experience. This time was different. We had always wanted to sit and have dinner at the bar seats that overlook the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dwisland
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