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Il Cortile

125 Mulberry St., New York, NY 10013 40.718058 -73.998022
nr. Canal St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-226-6060 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

ilcortile.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.

Prices

$19-$42

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Classic NY
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Leave the red sauce to the other pasta factories on the block and try some of the harder-to-find Northern Italian dishes at this sprawling Little Italy favorite. Many of the better bets don't even have a tomato in sight, like a light, oozy, spiedino alla Romana, fried mozzarella cheese and bread covered in a creamy, lemony anchovy and caper sauce, or the scacciata di salsicce e carciofi, a quiche-like pie with artichokes, sweet sausage, and mozzarella cheese. Showing his adeptness for literally layering flavor, chef Michael DeGeorgio sneaks parmesan, basil, and breadcrumbs into a rolled shell steak in the spiedino di bistecca Lucca (off menu, but made upon request), where tomatoes topping the meat add a sweet, slightly acidic edge. But while the food may stand out for the neighborhood, the trappings are full-on Mulberry Street, with statues, Roman columns, archways, and enough greenery for a botanical garden. The ubiquitous dessert buffet especially brings you back to the fact that you are in Little Italy: Il Cortile's brims with zabaglione, fresh berries, and tiramisu. Ending the meal in such a traditional manner is recommended. But look past the red sauce for an otherwise uncommon experience.

Extra

With its many rooms, the restaurant is a popular spot for private hire.

Recommended Dishes

Scacciata di salsicce e carciofi, $12

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