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Il Cortile

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Little Italy
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125 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013 (Canal & Hester)
(212) 226-6060
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is hard to compare this to other restaurants on Mulberry street because this is the only Italian restaurant we went to on this visit. I ordered the salmon and escarole which was good although the salmon seemed to be a little overdone. The chicken marsala and chicken parm looked tasty and hubby ordered the pasta dish which he enjoyed.... More 

Thank Joanne I
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walking around little Italy, having eveyone call you over to eat at their Rests, is annoying, but my husband did research and found this one , well it was expensive and not all that good, I don't mind paying I'm in NY I know that, but the seafood dish had minimal stuff, looked behind me just turned my head and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

There are so many restaurants in Little Italy to choose from, it can be hard to decide. I have been to a few of them and this one is by far the best. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted something special but not too pricey. We found this one to be perfect. Beautifully decorated with an open indoor... More 

Thank James M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere . Highly recommend it. Do not read the dessert first, amazing ! Waiters were very attentive . We will return.

Thank Elena L
Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Service from the greeting to the departure was outstanding. We felt welcome and special throughout. The apps were great, burrata with pear and zucchini frittes were excellent. The linguini with white clam sauce is a definite skip, clams are not fresh and are chewy. Had home made ravioli which was OK, but not great. Mulberry street atmosphere is wonderful, book... More 

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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
Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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
    (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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