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Trattoria Corso

1788 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
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Ranked #17 of 602 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Delaware
Transit: Downtown Berkeley Bart is a 5 minute walk. AC Transit bus service travels the length of Shattuck Ave.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
san francisco
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Liked the atmosphere and the wine list is honest and excellent. Food is good enough but could be better - was it the chef's night off? Company we were with said that the food was usually better - so would go back to try, perhaps ask if the dish is fried, that I would avoid again. Ask what is in... More 

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Well prepared food, house made pasta, reasonable wine list plus cocktails, and friendly service. What's not to like?

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Had a great mista salad; dressing was light and ingredients fresh. Tagliatelle was fantastic. Home made pasta and great flavors. Servings not too big but I would always prefer quality over quantity. Nice selection of wines and attentive service.

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

So tasty, smaller but adequate portions. Nice space, very busy and popular. Very central location. Healthy food. We would return.

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Pleasanton, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Snagged an early reservation for two couples prior to a concert at the Greek. So. Glad. Great atmosphere, service, food and wine. From the out of this world bruschetta to the lightly seasoned fresh green salad and a totally solid pasta dish (tagliatelle with ragu) this was a great experience. Nice Italian wines by the glass and bottle with a... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I stayed in Berkeley for a few days and went for a walk in the restaurant district. I was in the mood for some italian, so we tried Trattoria Corso. There was a 20-25 minutes wait (on a monday!) which we spent in the bar. My wife had a Napa Smith Lost Dog and I had a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place has the potential to be a great restaurant. Nice ambience, very friendly staff, but it misses on a few big points. I ordered one of their fresh pasta dishes that was supposed to be served with some fish. Pasta was excellent, sauce excellent, but there could not be more than one once of fish in the dish. Only... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria Corso

Address: 1788 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone Number: 510-704-8004
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Italian

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