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Trattoria Corso

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1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750 (Delaware)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really superb dining experience in Berkeley - terrific freshly made pasta, sauces and charcuterie and a good wine list to match. The beef sugo was amazing, and the home made salamis were also excellent. Buzzy dining room and really friendly, helpful and efficient staff. Definitely worth many return visits.

Thank Monty10001
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of four on Friday, August 5th looking for a restaurant for dinner before an 8 PM event. I could not find any time that fit into our schedule when talking to the hostess, India on Thursday, who had called responding to the message I had left that day. She was extremely helpful and accommodating and was... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeking a restaurant at short notice, with a good review we wandered in. Staff courteous and helpful. Limited range of food which we prefer. Lasagne superb and prawn spaghetti good. Starter salad huge which we shared. Chocolate pudding so light.

Thank rosbs2016
Bardolino, Italy
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190 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the typical a-la-mode type of restaurant where they pretend to serve real Italian meals and they end-up losing their image. Simple things like salumi appetizer make you understand how they work: if there are 4 guests at the table you do not serve 2 small slices of prosciutto, 2 of coppa and 2 of Bologna. At least one... More 

Thank Lele214
Berkeley, California
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204 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Corso twice in about a four-month period; we were trying a range of Italian restaurants in the Berkeley-Oakland area, trying to find which we liked, and which we could skip in the future. Our first dinner was in March. We had reserved a table. We were promptly seated. I was immediately pleased to see that this restaurant was... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We've eaten here three times in the past year. We'd skipped it for a long time, because it always looked packed and we tend not to plan dinners out in advance. The first visit was so nice, we've come back twice in the past year. This is quite an endorsement because we enjoy our own cooking so much that we... More 

Thank Ellen S
Oakland, California
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287 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

With friends we came for dinner once in early June...our meals were so good that we were back within the month! Salads are large enough for sharing, the pasta dishes are a nice size, not too much, and the desserts are very good as well!

Thank Barbara_Antle
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

My friend wanted to take me to dinner and asked what food I craved, when I said Italian he suggested this place. We got a reservation and were seated at the last free table upon arrival. The cocktails were good and inventive, reasonably good value wine list. The pate was excellent, the trotters interesting. I had a skirt steak and... More 

Thank eab405
Squaw Valley, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Not only great food, but the service was impeccable. Wonderful wines by the glass with a half glass option which all restaurants should have!

Thank DZMo
Long Beach, California
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Hats off to a restaurant that ventures beyond the predictable. Let's face it, the menus of most American Italian restaurants could be interchanged with one another and the one would not notice the difference--forms of noodles are the same, generally, tasteless domestic pasta is used, the sauces are the same, and it is only when you go to a restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750
  • 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

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