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Il Cortile

#1,368 of 11,364 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Little Italy
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125 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013 (Canal & Hester)
Q,N,R,6.J,M, to Canal street
(212) 226-6060
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: IL Cortile has been family owned and run since 1975. A neighborhood staple...
IL Cortile has been family owned and run since 1975. A neighborhood staple for almost 35 years the Esposito family continues the tradition of sparing nothing to provide only the highest quality ingredients in all Cortile dishes. We are a full Service Restaurant Establishment offering both A-La-Carte dinning and a wide variety of pre-fix menu"s for group gatherings as well as off premise catering.
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  • 49
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic lunch in Little Italy

We stopped in here for a late lunch whilst walking through little Italy, 2 adults and 2 children, the food was fantastic and the service was great, a little old school but very nice and helped authenticate our experience!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
wini544
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Arrived with my family of 6 and was seated promptly. Everyone was starved so we eagerly awaited something to eat. A very average basket of bread was placed on the table. This was disappointing because in my book there is no excuse for an Italian restaurant not to serve terrific bread. Appetizers were ordered for the table and they were... More 

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Tampa, Florida
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My friends and I were in New York to celebrate our July birthdays. I have been to Il Cortile a number of times and have always been treated with wonderful food and service. I called the restaurant and made a reservation for July 18, 2015 and informed the person I was speaking with that we were celebrating four birthdays and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

As I read the reviews after our visit, I was surprised to hear that we were not the only customers to receive the same treatment! Four of us were in New York to celebrate our July birthdays. We called ahead and told them of this as we asked to book a nice table. After dinner we received 4 desserts and... More 

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Rumson, New Jersey
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I bring family here all the time when they visit from out of town. A great Italian meal, best in NYC. Great wine selection, desserts, and reasonable. Love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When we visited Little Italy, New York City, we decided to go to this wonderful restaurant where I ordered their meatballs and spaghetti and I praised over it! It was delicious.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were in NYC and went to Il Cortile to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday. I made reservations via Il Cortile website and informed of the special day. I read about Il Cortile years ago and had sent many an east coast friend there and was finally able to try it myself- so we were very excited! Upon entry the... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Just loved the atmospshere and the service provided at this restraurant. Food just amazaing and the moscato was to die for!!!! a beautiful Italian lunch with a great bunch of people

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I stopped in here for lunch with my wife and we were not disappointed. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the service from everyone was great. All employees were prompt, quick, and polite. The food itself was a treat. I had the veal and thoroughly enjoyed it. Happy we chose this place.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stopped in here for a late lunch whilst walking through little Italy, 2 adults and 2 children, the food was fantastic and the service was great, a little old school but very nice and helped authenticate our experience!

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East Maitland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The spruker out the front of Il Cortile enticed us in to have a look at their beautiful courtyard - and we just couldn't go passed having lunch in such a beautiful place. The food was very authentic and oh so nice, portion size was just right and the wine was perfect. If you like authentic Italian then Il Cortile... More 

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Additional Information about Il Cortile

Address: 125 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013
Phone Number: (212) 226-6060
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013
    (Canal & Hester)
  • Public Transportation: Q,N,R,6.J,M, to Canal street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: (212) 226-6060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic

Description

IL Cortile has been family owned and run since 1975. A neighborhood staple for almost 35 years the Esposito family continues the tradition of sparing nothing to provide only the highest quality ingredients in all Cortile dishes. We are a full Service Restaurant Establishment offering both A-La-Carte dinning and a wide variety of pre-fix menu"s for group gatherings as well as off premise catering.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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

Staying in Little Italy

Neighborhood Profile
Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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