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Trattoria Corso

1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
+1 510-704-8004
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“branzino” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“sugo” (7 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
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31 - 40 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 14 February 2017

This restaurant reminded me of NYC, my home city. Great food, good service, cool atmosphere, overall just a really good place to dine.

Thank KMM655
Reviewed 13 February 2017

On the smaller side and tables are close together but everyone seems to be well taken care and our waiter was excellent, attentive and helpful and he was supported by 3-4 others taking care of water, bread, bussing, and so on. We were two couples...More

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 18 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
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...More

Thank SoulfulNomad
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...More

Thank Marishecka
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....More

Thank Gary H
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
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...More

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
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...More

Thank FranceAvignon
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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