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Trattoria Corso

1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
+1 510-704-8004
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“branzino” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (36 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here. The portions were just right - not overpowerlingly huge - and the food was very nicely made. The duck ravioli and beef parpadelle were both excellent. There was also a good range of wines by the glass or carafe....More

Thank Callimachus
Reviewed 9 August 2017

In a city of 40,000 students, this is a restaurant for grown-ups. Nice, quiet setting, good service, very good food: we had the duck livers, veggie lasagna, and leg of lamb special. If we move to Berkeley permanently, this would be our favorite regular restaurant.

1  Thank _dcnn418
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We had a great meal here -the charcuterie was fabulous - the branzino was lovely --the side dish of beans was only ok -didnt realize they would come in the pods - also enjoyed the cannelloni stuffed with eggplant and mushrooms. we will be back

Thank dc6681
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Loved my grilled branzino (served whole) at my last visit. Very mild and flaky and not overly cooked. On prior visits the pastas and butter roasted chicken have been excellent. Do not miss the plolenta or the flourless chocolate cake. Many of the dishes change...More

Thank IKIGAItravels
Reviewed 11 July 2017

You can't do better than Corso. Everything--from the warm olives to the buttered chicken--is scrumptious. We have never had anything that wasn't delectable. On top of that, the atmosphere at this small trattoria is busy and charming. If you can't get a table, which is...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Corso is among our very favorite restaurants—because the combination of wonderful, authentic yet innovative food, excellent service, and easy parking makes the whole experience of dining at Corso a great experience.

Thank bradbunnin
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to Corso the first night and were blown away. We immediately booked a reservation the next night and were more blown away. We had the pasta dishes the first night and chose the butter chicken and the ricotta wedges the...More

1  Thank Hochsta
Reviewed 25 June 2017

My husband and I came to Corso for our wedding anniversary celebration, and we had an excellent experience. The food was truly delicious, the service was very good, and the atmosphere was just right for an intimate dinner for two. The restaurant even treated us...More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Some reviewers said the portions were small, but we found them just right (Americans tend to overeat!). Great appetizers and pasta dishes. Friendly, helpful server who knew his wines!

Thank Swimlaw
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This place runs with a fairly limited menu but great food and atmosphere. We had the pasta with a nice rich ragu and also the spaghetti with shrimp and peas. All was very nice. Prices are reasonable. Will be back.

Thank msilverpc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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