Corso reopens as Via del Corso; a new slice house for Piedmont

Jun 12, 2021 275

BY: Eve Batey

When 12-year-old Tuscan trattoria Corso closed in November 2020, its patrons were shattered, with Nosh readers flooding our comments to mourn the loss. According to owners Roscoe Skipper and Wendy Brucker, the financial strain of the pandemic was too much to bear, and their only option was to shutter Corso and sell its sister spot, Rivoli.

But next Wednesday, the restaurant will open again, with new ownership and a menu focused on central Italian dishes. The revived Corso is called Via del Corso, and at its helm is Berkeley-born Peter Chastain. He’s a longtime industry veteran, and for the last 21 years was the executive chef/owner of Walnut Creek’s Prima Ristorante, which he closed last July due to a combination of COVID-related pressures and a dispute with Prima’s landlord. 

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SOURCE: https://www.berkeleyside.org

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