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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)
+1 212-226-6060
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Il Cortile. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is lively. Service is top notch - water glasses never empty, food delivered hot, attentive but not rushed. We were too full after appetizers and entrees to try desserts but those looked good too.

Thank Marla L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Years ago we had a family of 12 who had dinner and enjoyed it so much 4 of us this time decided stopped in for a late lunch. Even though it was a bit crowded, we were seated right away and had a very nice waiter. We weren’t rushed, the waiter took his time in discussing our options and answered... More 

Thank LDV27
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I want good Italian food with a great setting, this is my go to! I have never had even a bad second of service or food here and have been eating here for years. Don't change a thing, it's absolutely perfect!

Thank challeste
Niagara Falls, New York, United States
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for good Italian food in little Italy this is your spot. Great service and large portions. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Make a reservation .

Thank Maria C
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff made us feel welcome immediately, we were encouraged to view the restaurant and menu, offered a table of our choice and given recommendations on what to eat!! Service was fantastic, food delicious, portions large and price very reasonable

Thank Dabby M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Il Cortile and found the entrees to be very good. The special veal dish for the evening was excellent along with the pasta dishes. The atmosphere is attractive and welcoming and the service is good. My only disappointment was dessert. They handed us a dessert menu which had pictures of each dessert. I really was looking forward... More 

Thank Joe B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although Little Italy seems to be disappearing little by little, at least there seems to be some pride left in the restaurants left on Mulberry street, specifically, IL Cortile. From the Italian feel you get when you walk in, to the amazing food served, this restaurant is Italian. The atmosphere is fantastic, and the service is impeccable. When on Mulberry... More 

Thank Jeff4707
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, you should probably make a reservation. However, we did not and were lucky enough to be seated at the last remaining table. It was 930pm on a Saturday by the way. The food is heavenly. Appetizers are just enough for the amount of people at your table. The entrees are large and perfect in every way. I ordered their... More 

Thank Fickenxx
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Honestly most restaurants in the shrivelled Little Italy block are paint-by-numbers nonsense and you're best off sticking to the Village after you've seen it once. This one however is easily the standout and I've had lots of memorable nights here. Special mentions to the Bolognese sauce, the veal and the lobster - which was made for us off-menu. Very high... More 

Thank Karl C
Wallingford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I was looking for a great Italian restaurant for dinner on our recent weekend in NYC. The food was terrific, service was very quick and professional and the decor was lovely. We were very pleased with the experience.

Thank Linda G

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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
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-226-6060
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

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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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