Fare: Contemporary Italian
Price: Moderate - Expensive
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 1/2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
One of the top Italian restaurants in Montclair.
Soft background music and good acoustics make for quiet conversation
On street parking is limited -- try parking in the nearby train station lot.
Noise Level: Moderate
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a BYOB with well prepared Italian food and welcoming, friendly service.
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer a traditional Italian red sauce menu served in huge portions.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Osso Bucco; The Shrimp Saltimbocca; and The Homemade Duck Ragout.
Corso 98 is a cut above many of the traditional Montclair Italian restaurants.
Located in a storefront setting, the atmosphere is welcoming with attractive decor done up with brick stucco walls adorned with pictures of an Italian landscape. The tables are surrounded by padded chairs and set with fresh flowers and white tablecloths.
Complimented by soft, background Italian music, the stage is set for a romantic evening or a quiet conversation with a small group of friends or family.
Corso 98 is a family run business, owned by Elio and his brother and Chef, Corradino Suriano. Chef Suriano runs a kitchen that serves a good a variety of simple, but well prepared Italian dishes. Pastas are home made.
This is not your typical red sauce Italian restaurant where traditional dishes are served in huge portions.
The dining area is attended by Elio Suriano who is welcoming, friendly, and attentive as he can be seen at table side side following up with diners to ensure they are being attended to.
The greeting and service are very friendly and attentive
Corso 98 is open six days/week. Closed Mondays
(updated: October, 2016)
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