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Il Cortile

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Little Italy
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125 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-4603 (Canal & Hester)
(212) 226-6060
12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a lovely meal here, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. the food was excellent and freshly prepared. they clearly know their food here. i could say it was a little bit pricey, but that is only if you are used to restaurants that offer value menu's. Considering this was New York and for the authenticity it... More 

Thank Dollydreamer2015
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are massive Soprano fans and there are signed photos scattered about this restaurant. For those who like to people watch, this place was amazing. Great wholesome Italian food, tasty and big portions. Good value for money and the staff are friendly, we will return again in the future.

Thank Joe O
Pleasantville, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here last night to celebrate 2 birthdays. Every course that we had was terrific. I had the veal chop in marsala sauce which was unbelievable. The desserts were also great. We had a couple of glasses of their sangria which was very fruity and sweet, possibly the best i have ever had. For a great dinner for a... More 

Thank bobbyur
Irvine, California
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have never had a bad meal here and the streak is in tact. Everything is good but the antipasto platters are out of this world.

Thank FamilyLester
San Ramon, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When in NYC we always try to make it to Little Italy just to dine at Il Cortile. A friend recommended it to us 10 years ago. It's beyond what we expected. Atmosphere is enjoyable, with greenery and skylights adding to the ambiance. Drinks are always the best anywhere and the food is to die for. I wanted two things... More 

Thank Doris A
New York City, New York
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136 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I wish I could leave less than one star/circle...and I've never left a bad review...worst ever anywhere anytime anykind of food. A total tourist trap with outright rude, harsh staff. I can't believe that this place received even one good review. In my life of five decades, I've been eating out, and I never left a bad review and I... More 

Thank savebythesea
Warboys, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

A repeat visit for us. Excellent food and service. Recommended based on our experience and the zucchini fritti are fab!

Thank Jon H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Was there for San Gennaro. Sat outside as requested and got to enjoy watching the mass of humanity walk by. Even though the menu was limited, there was a broad selection. Appetizers and entrees were excellent. The staff tried their best to keep up with the crowd. A definite favorite.

1 Thank Tom C
Bendigo, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Angelo head server was brilliant. Such a great quite organiser of his staff and personally. Everything from Water, Wine to Meal was delivered in a quiet reserved professional manner. Excellent in the description of the specials and the meals that we ordered. The food was magnificent. Top quality and the taste was to die for. Also good quality Italian Wine.... More 

1 Thank lynette19582016
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent. I ordered a Calamari di "idk what" and the only problem was trying to get a table. Employees were very kind a gentle. The place has this perfect italian look and music

1 Thank Stanley M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, 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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  • 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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