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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 - 9:00 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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Nice Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
alolewis
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Milpitas, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Milpitas, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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

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Berkeley, California
Senior Reviewer
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 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
271 reviews 271 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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?