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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
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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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Westlake Village
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Napa Valley, California
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Berkeley, California
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Corso last night, sitting at the counter so we could watch each stage of the food prep and cooking of many items on the menu. It was highly entertaining and only added to the pleasure of out meal. The meal itself was stunning. Corso regularly has a savory tart on its appetizer menu. Because we weren't that... More 

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
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261 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go to this place if you want a memorable meal for a special occasion. Three of us ordered fish and the fourth ordered tagliatelle. The Branzino (whole grilled fish) was spectacular! We also ordered salad and Brussel sprouts, and for dessert, we shared the ice cream sundae. The only issue is the noise level -- it gets loud so try... More 

Thank jdc8mbc
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The appetizers were superb! For example the asparagus with pureed fave beans. Many unique and creative options. The service was friendly and perfect.

Thank reneroch
Greater London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Beersel, Belgium
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 good. Since there was no set menu the total price was high. What really put... More 

Thank Filip_3G
Santa Rosa, California
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 zuppa. The Torchio is a meat pasta dish that was delicious. The leek and potato... More 

Thank Bernard L
Port Jefferson, New York
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 there.

Thank Flemming V
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312 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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 ordered the cannolicchi (lamb ragu), which was excellent; the penne alla vodka, which was equally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?