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Trattoria Corso

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1788 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 (Delaware)
Downtown Berkeley Bart is a 5 minute walk. AC Transit bus service travels the length of Shattuck Ave.
510-704-8004
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
fantastic food, wonderful service

I loved this restaurant. We were seated right away at a good table (you know how sometimes half the restaurant is empty and you still get seated near the restrooms?) by the window. The restaurant is smallish plates and after we ordered they came out slowly enough for us to enjoy each one without... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
homecookSeattle
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seattle
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
seattle
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I loved this restaurant. We were seated right away at a good table (you know how sometimes half the restaurant is empty and you still get seated near the restrooms?) by the window. The restaurant is smallish plates and after we ordered they came out slowly enough for us to enjoy each one without ever feeling rushed. We got advice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I admit I am jaded. I have the distinct privilege of living in central London where Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Chelsea are my backyard. But I rarely have the pleasure of such an excellent dining experience as I had last night. Corso in Berkeley very quietly and unobtrusively knocked my socks off. Four of us had a reservation at 8; we... More 

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Campbell, California
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a very busy restaurant and so make sure that you reserve a table. There is a very good reason that it is so busy, the food is simply to die for. The food is very flavorful and delicious. The bread is wonderful as well. The portions are small however they more than make up for the quantity with... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love this place! I used to go there all the time with my boyfriend.It was like "our" place in Berkeley! The service is perfect and the food is outstanding! The staff is very nice and attentive. I highly recommend this place for everything since dates or just dinner out. They change the menu often so no one gets bored... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

...or the whole Bay Area for that matter. Great food. Great service. No attitude. Very, very special place. One of our favorites.

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Tempe, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

So close to 5 stars! First I'll start with the cons, so that I can end on a high note. 1. Wait - We had reservations for 7:30 on a saturday evening. We arrived about 5 min early to check in, and had to wait until about 7:45 to be seated. There's not a lot of space so we had... More 

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San Jose, CA
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My daughter and I had dinner last night before the Berkeley Rep. It was the first time at the restaurant and we will certainly return. I was late and she ordered the house cured salumi meat plate as a starter. Everything was spicy and salty and tasty. Just the way we like it. We both ordered the tagliatelle of braised... More 

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san francisco
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The food is consistently extraordinary. The service is attentive and the location is perfect if you are attending an event at Zellerbach. The only Italian restaurant that can touch the food is Acquerello at four times the price. Even the side dishes are inspired - try the savory polenta with cheese- it's almost a custard. I just don't understand why... More 

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Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Highlights; wine list, polenta, branzino & espresso. All exceptional. Low points; drab uninspired salad, gnocchi meh, price very expensive. Spent $400 dinner for 2. Even with $90 bottle wine was a bit over the top for a meal which was very good but nowhere near worth that kind of price tag. Suggest expense account dinners or some rich uncle paying... More 

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Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I booked this restaurant for a reunion with a friend who we had not seen for a while. From the curb, this is a lovely little venue -- warm and inviting. We were greeted immediately by the host, who led us to a table adjacent to the kitchen, almost in the kitchen, where clacking and clanking dominated.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1788 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
    (Delaware)
  • 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: 510-704-8004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?