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Trattoria Corso

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750 (Delaware)
+1 510-704-8004
17:00 - 22:00
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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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Lafayette, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this place! I love sitting at the chef's counter to see all the delicious food coming out. Definitely worth visiting

Thank CharlieBrown911
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 being able to read the descriptions on the menu. It was delicious, cooked in butter,... More 

Thank GypsyTravelerCountry
South San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 setting .

Thank Marishecka
Bloomington, Indiana
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248 reviews
172 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 

Thank Gary H
Alameda, California
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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!

Thank Nancy E
San Francisco, California
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537 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

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 8 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 

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.

Thank MikeHLaramie_Wyoming
Benicia, California
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48 reviews
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 

Thank 851travelbug
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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!

Thank tiny1980

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?