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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%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
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11 - 20 of 147 reviews

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
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This was our second visit ( the first was a walk-in and we sat at the counter) because we had enjoyed our first meal so much. Each time one of us had mattone (chicken under a brick), which Corso does particularly well. It is tender...More

1  Thank patrick1125
Reviewed 6 March 2017

From the home made cured meads, pasta and cheese to the wonderful special veal meatballs- all was excellent. Fresh, light and not huge portions. Every morsel was tasty. Need to go back and try more on the menu. The waiters were knowledgeable and the wine...More

Thank RoBertie
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Recently took a friend for her birthday and we shared a delicious meal of Grilled Bronzino, baked polenta and spinach. Very nice and not reach or overly doctored.

Thank Claudia B
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
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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, Business meetings, 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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