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Cortese Restaurant INC

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117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
607-723-6440
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant Week lunch:excellent

We visited this popular locally owned Italian restaurant during Binghamton's restaurant week. There were quite a few selections available for a mere $12 during this promotion. The restaurants also make a donation to a local charity so there is a beni for the community as well as the eatery. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
BAEberly
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Pittston, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I were in the area for the weekend so we ate here twice. First for our anniversary dinner..... which was absolutely delicious. We had veal parm, scallops and filet, shrimp cocktail which was served with house salads and dressings... along with fresh Italian bread and dipping sauce, along with manhattan clam chowder. No complaints here !!! Service... More 

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Binghamton, New York, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Cortese has been an outstanding restaurant for at least 30 years. The food, menu, wine list, and staff are all exemplary! And the portions are huge! Of you want a NYC dining experience in Binghamton, with out the NYC prices, come to Cortese!

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited this popular locally owned Italian restaurant during Binghamton's restaurant week. There were quite a few selections available for a mere $12 during this promotion. The restaurants also make a donation to a local charity so there is a beni for the community as well as the eatery. We had the chicken parm (super good) and the shells Vincenzo.... More 

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Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As soon as you open the door, an amazing aroma of garlic hits you. We went for dinner during Binghamton's Restaurant Week and the restaurant was packed. I had the garlic bread and salad with homemade blue cheese dressing for apps. Both were out of this world delicious. If you don't get the garlic bread, ask the server to bring... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I have been coming to this restaurant for years , typically twice a month, and we have not ever had a bad meal here. There are a wide variety of entrees to choose from and the eggplant parmesan is the best we have ever had.

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Cortese is fine Italian dining with class. Great spaghetti, Alfredo Fettucini, and I love their Chicken Cordon Bleu. I ask them to give me a Bernaise or Cheese sauce to cover this delicacy. They are very accommodating. We have been dining at Cortese for many years on special occasions and have never had a bad meal.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have been coming to this busy restaurant for years and always felt welcome and valued as customers. We used to enjoy good food, fun at the bar and great service.,,this time the visit was a polar opposite for WE NEVER WILL RETURN. We dined around 1PM on Feb 27,2015 Our findings: Sizable increase in price...,,huge decrease in quality of... More 

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binghamton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stopped this week for the Monday special 1/2 off pizza or spaghetti. Pizza was good. Service was good. Have to get there early or won't get in.

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Endicott, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They're food is okay however, Colleen is EXTREMELY rude and will not refund me for a gift card I purchased online and NEVER received. I turned them into BBB and am disputing the charge on my card. NEVER EVER AGAIN, great way to run a business....NOT. DO NOT ORDER A GIFT CARD ON THEIR WEBSITE, YOU WILL GET SCREWED AND... More 

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Endwell, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been going here for years, and we decided to try it on Valentines Day and it was out of this world. They gave my wife a rose and each of us a glass of champagne. We each ordered a drink and the bbq shrimp for an app, that never disappoints. I had the porkchop milanese, and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Binghamton
  • Phone Number: 607-723-6440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?