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Trattoria Corso

1788 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
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Ranked #14 of 599 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

People really like this place but my two experiences, one a few years ago, and one today, were both mixed in quality. It was quieter this time than before and there were fewer tables occupied. The pasta with sugo was basically devoid of tomato taste, rather thick but did not tasty meaty. It was unlike any other I have ever... More

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Berkeley, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Corso has been one of my favorite Berkeley restaurants since it first opened six years ago. Up to two years ago, I celebrated my birthday there with friends When I went this week with a friend from D.C., because of my travel schedule, I hadn't been back in over a year. We enjoyed ourselves splitting two different appetizers, then following... More

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Los Angeles
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124 reviews 124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

With a small but very well-done menu, Corso covers all the Tuscan highlights e xcept bread soup. Five house-made salumis. Twelve antipasti. Four house-made pastas. Six mains, and four side dishes. We had Caponata (which was truly a nit-to-be-missed version), Giadiniera (tasty but small), Frafale with a wonderful sauce (cooked less than al dente... a little too hard), and a... 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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