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Il Corso

54 W. 55th St., New York , NY 11019 40.761967 -73.975518
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-957-1500 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Sat, noon-11pm; Sun, noon-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F at 57th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar




Il Corso offers refined, contemporary takes on dishes from all over Italy. The restaurant’s front dining room is cheerful, with beige painted walls, dark walnut wainscoting, upholstered wooden chairs, and abstract paintings in vibrant hues; the sexier back room has high-backed banquettes covered in a gold-toned fabric, and a skylight. The menu is the usual mélange of pastas, stews and roasts, though the veal cutlet Milanese is a standout. Il Corso’s owners are from Naples, which is perhaps the motivation for Chef Andrea’s guazzetto di pesce, a traditional fish stew from this southern metropolis. His capable version mixes mussels, baby clams, calamari, shrimp, scallops, and chunks of fresh fish in a light tomato broth subtly imbued with garlic. While little at Il Corso challenges the palate or the imagination, authenticity and competent execution are compelling enough for their mature clientele.

Recommended Dishes

Battuta di vitello alla Milanese, $28.75; guazzetto di pesce, $32