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Trattoria Corso

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1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750 (Delaware)
+1 510-704-8004
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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203 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This restaurant has a very good atmosphere. The food unfortunately was only OK. For appetizers the caprese salad was not made from Mozzarella di Bufala ! (unheard of in Italy :-) The three pastas we ordered where fine, but definitely not great. We ended up paying $180 for three including a carafe of wine, definitely not cheap.

1 Thank YM2000
San Francisco, California
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110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have been here several times over the last few years and this restaurant is always good. Starting with the salumi platter, which on this night was a mix of fried pork rinds, prosciutto, coppa, pate on toast, and more, then progressing to the terrific salads and finally to the main courses: cavatelli, tagliatelle (come on... teach your wait staff... More 

Thank Randall B
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Really superb dining experience in Berkeley - terrific freshly made pasta, sauces and charcuterie and a good wine list to match. The beef sugo was amazing, and the home made salamis were also excellent. Buzzy dining room and really friendly, helpful and efficient staff. Definitely worth many return visits.

Thank Monty10001
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were a party of four on Friday, August 5th looking for a restaurant for dinner before an 8 PM event. I could not find any time that fit into our schedule when talking to the hostess, India on Thursday, who had called responding to the message I had left that day. She was extremely helpful and accommodating and was... More 

Thank Joan L
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Seeking a restaurant at short notice, with a good review we wandered in. Staff courteous and helpful. Limited range of food which we prefer. Lasagne superb and prawn spaghetti good. Starter salad huge which we shared. Chocolate pudding so light.

Thank rosbs2016
Bardolino, Italy
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211 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is the typical a-la-mode type of restaurant where they pretend to serve real Italian meals and they end-up losing their image. Simple things like salumi appetizer make you understand how they work: if there are 4 guests at the table you do not serve 2 small slices of prosciutto, 2 of coppa and 2 of Bologna. At least one... More 

Thank Lele214
Berkeley, California
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257 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We visited Corso twice in about a four-month period; we were trying a range of Italian restaurants in the Berkeley-Oakland area, trying to find which we liked, and which we could skip in the future. Our first dinner was in March. We had reserved a table. We were promptly seated. I was immediately pleased to see that this restaurant was... More 

1 Thank Andreas G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We've eaten here three times in the past year. We'd skipped it for a long time, because it always looked packed and we tend not to plan dinners out in advance. The first visit was so nice, we've come back twice in the past year. This is quite an endorsement because we enjoy our own cooking so much that we... More 

Thank Ellen S
Oakland, California
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292 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

With friends we came for dinner once in early June...our meals were so good that we were back within the month! Salads are large enough for sharing, the pasta dishes are a nice size, not too much, and the desserts are very good as well!

Thank Barbara_Antle
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

My friend wanted to take me to dinner and asked what food I craved, when I said Italian he suggested this place. We got a reservation and were seated at the last free table upon arrival. The cocktails were good and inventive, reasonably good value wine list. The pate was excellent, the trotters interesting. I had a skirt steak and... More 

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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
USD 25 - USD 100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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?