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117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
607-723-6440
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    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
Good

Cortese has been a Bing staple forever. The pizza is 2nd to none. I enjoy the steak milanese every time I go. It is a little overpriced compared to other Italian restaurants.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
JASON S
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Binghamton, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed their pizza. Everything was cooked perfectly and the sauces and toppings were just right. Small pizza for the price but we would go again.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Since when is asking for a pitcher of water not allowed on a table! My cousins pizza was raw and the service was anything but good. I do have to admit my scallops were very good. Overall a disappointment.

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Binghamton, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Cortese has been a Bing staple forever. The pizza is 2nd to none. I enjoy the steak milanese every time I go. It is a little overpriced compared to other Italian restaurants.

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The Netherlands
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Recommended by hotel staff for their excellent pizza, hopes were high getting there. We ordered onion soup and a 8-slice pizza (good for two). Pepperoni, Onions and Mushroom. Well, the pizza was good but surely not worth an extra long drive. Place in itself was nice and staff friendly. Audience mostly older people. I have been out of the USA... More 

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West Pittston, Pennsylvania
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161 reviews 161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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82 restaurant reviews
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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
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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?