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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

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    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
Returned again to an enjoyable meal

May 12 There are many fine restos in Berkeley-Oakland, but our last time at Trattoria Corso was so memorable that we wanted to return. On the north side of Shattuck, it is bit further out of the University sphere, but still a safe area to walk in the evening. It is bigger than I remembered and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
alohatripper
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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  • Entertaining clients
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you around Berkeley and feel like some vero macaroni, here is the place. nice place,very good service.But you must have a reservation for the weekends. Other problem ,if you are not a "early bird"they run off the best things fast,very fast for my taste. For us was the fish and ,trippa .I had a yogurt kind of gnocchi not... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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191 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

May 12 There are many fine restos in Berkeley-Oakland, but our last time at Trattoria Corso was so memorable that we wanted to return. On the north side of Shattuck, it is bit further out of the University sphere, but still a safe area to walk in the evening. It is bigger than I remembered and is still popular with... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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158 reviews 158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

the menu is very limited. My son had steak which he found to be o.k.($49), my daughter in law had bass which she found to be o.k.($49), my wife had the sausage which looked unappetizing and was over-spiced. I first had the loin of lamb which I sent back because it was chewy and tasteless, I then had the pasta... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

While polls show Americans' favorite ethnic food is Italian, I have found few decent Italian restaurants in Berkeley...many in SF but few in the East Bay. A few years ago, Corso added a new option in the North Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto area. A small intimate restaurant with a few seats at the bar and chef's counter make it a charming... More 

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Milpitas, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went here on a Sunday evening with a reservation but was seated quickly. The food was outstanding, one of the better meals I had in along time. I had the pork cutlet, was tender and tasty. Wife had Bucatini and said it was excellent. Service was good, tables close together but standard for a restaurant in an urban setting. Highly... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Personable service, excellent food, an always perfect Bistecca. Noisy but great with just the two of us.

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Delicious food, good/interesting wines by the glass, convivial and slightly crowded seating, all add up to a memorable Italian-inspired evening. There are a few seats available at the counter, some that give you a close view of the fast-paced chefs. Special occasion? Casual get together with friends, wishing you were dining in Florence? Buon Appetito!

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Berkeley, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love this place. It's got great food, ambiance, sophisticated but simple decor, a genuine part of the larger neighborhood of Berkeley (which includes Italy, France, Japan, China, Africa and many other places with marvelous cuisine.) The kind of place you can take a visitor and yet go back again and again yourself. it is a bit noisy. Hard to... More 

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Berkeley, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been here four times and have been happy each time. It gets too noisy so I've gone early each time. Some people like noise though!

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seattle
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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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?