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Trattoria Corso

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1750 (Delaware)
+1 510-704-8004
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Oakland, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant reminded me of NYC, my home city. Great food, good service, cool atmosphere, overall just a really good place to dine.

Thank KMM655
Berkeley, California
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376 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the smaller side and tables are close together but everyone seems to be well taken care and our waiter was excellent, attentive and helpful and he was supported by 3-4 others taking care of water, bread, bussing, and so on. We were two couples and shared two orders of pasta, both of which were excellent and the portion as... More 

Thank BarryandJackie
Oakland, California
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121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent meal and great service at this neighborhood restaurant. Wine list is adequate and the servers are very knowledgable. Gluten free pasta is also available-and tasted great. Deserts are yummy. Highly recommended, and definitely make a reservation. There is also seating at the bar area and chef's counter (which is always fun)

Thank Marilyn C
Lafayette, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Love this place! I love sitting at the chef's counter to see all the delicious food coming out. Definitely worth visiting

Thank CharlieBrown911
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We did not have reservations but we were able to eat at the bar. I wasn't able to sense anything Italian about the food, although it was delicious. This is not their fault but mine - having misplaced my glasses, I ordered the chicken without being able to read the descriptions on the menu. It was delicious, cooked in butter,... More 

Thank GypsyTravelerCountry
South San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

We usually go to eat at this place every other week. Love their Branzino fish with potatoes on side and Excellent house made pastas with notable wine list . Lots of good Italian wines on the list . Great and friendly service in the cozy setting .

Thank Marishecka
Bloomington, Indiana
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254 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Corso offers a wide selection of wines, mostly from Italy and many available by the glass, half-glass, or carafe. I had olives as an appetizer; they were served warm, which surprised me, but were excellent. Wide range of types, with light garlic and chile notes. My entree was arctic char, perfectly pan-fried in a bed of appropriate veggies that included... More 

Thank Gary H
Alameda, California
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great value and fabulous choices for this restaurant on the edge of fame. Not a new restaurant at all-just new to me and I'm not sure how I missed the reviews! Make reservations- hard to get in but worth it!

Thank Nancy E
San Francisco, California
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547 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We had made reservations for a Saturday night and were seated right away. Pretty simple menu, which is ok with me. I had ordered the marinated mushrooms and the squid ink pasta. The squid ink pasta was pretty good but I wished it had come with some sort of meat in it. Service was just ok, nothing really stood out.... More 

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Sonoma, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Just had dinner at Trattoria Corso before a visit to Berkeley Rep and was very favourably impressed. The eggplant involtini were very yummy, stuffed with good quality mozzarella and on a bed of excellent marinara sauce. Then the pasta --a name I'd never heard of starting with a "c" and about 8 characters long- shaped like a pot sticker and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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: +1 510-704-8004

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