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Il Cortile

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Little Italy
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125 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-4603 (Canal & Hester)
(212) 226-6060
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Clarence Center, New York
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I love this place. We've returned every time we visit the city. The food is excellent, there are a ton of choices and the waiters are always very friendly and helpful. I also think that the prices are very reasonable for the area.

Thank Mauzy61
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Authentic and delicious food, served in a beautiful environment, with friendly wait staff. A true taste of Italy

Thank BritinTN
Baldwin, NY
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here since the late 70's - early 80's, before Il Cortile had the back room. We were there during the week, on a weekend, during the summer, in the middle of January and the food and service was always the same - Wonderful! We were there, a week ago, about 8 PM on a Sunday night.... More 

Thank Barbara
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Il Cortile for an early dinner. The place was nice, and quiet, relaxing. We sat in the garden area with the pretty trees, and lights. The waiters, and the entire staff were very attentive, service was quick, food was excellent, some may find a little pricey, but it is NYC afterall ! We would totally go back... More 

Thank rosemaryricci
Miami, Florida
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you make reservations for the terrace patio. Has really high ceilings, bright and comfortable. The staff is amazing. The food well EVERYTHING was great. We were 12 with kids and not a single complaint. Service was prompt, flavors on point, the Italian musicians that came to play by our tables were awesome and the entire place was off... More 

Thank Paul E
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked Canal Street, studied menus, looked at the plates of food on the outside cafe tables, and selected II Cortile. What a wonderful decision! Our server, Freddy, was friendly and welcoming, patient and answered every single question we had. The kitchen accommodated my husband's special request. The baked clams, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, and calamari were perfection. The veal... More 

Thank Kathy D
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around in little Italy looking for a place to eat lunch, my friends and I stumbled onto this place and it was the best meal I had during my stay in NYC. It was that good. The food was fresh, pure Italian. Try the linguine with clams and the ravioli. I typically do not order ravioli because I am... More 

Thank Marie C
Miami, Florida
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154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This time we were celebrating a birthday. However, the service and quality were no different. As usual and for the last 30 years we have been going - awesome! They are very flexible about sharing courses. We had 3 Caesars across the 8 of us. Our gluten free friend was thrilled with the seafood risotto. The wine list is extensive... More 

Thank Penny S
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Visiting Little Italy was high on my agenda when visiting New York, and thus I put some research into which restaurant I chose. This one jumped out at me from the very beginning and it did not disappoint when we arrived. We arrived a little early for our reservation but that was not a problem and we were immediately seated... More 

Thank Emily B
Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great pasta, wonderful staff, and loved the astomphere. Would visit again when we are in they city. The cheese ravioli was delish!!!

Thank Rhonda F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-4603
    (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
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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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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