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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
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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 46
    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
Monday special

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
race1124
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binghamton
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Connecticut
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
Senior Contributor
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 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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binghamton
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best Italian restaurant in the area! We enjoyed it very much.I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys italian food.

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Binghamton, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My favorite dish at Cortese is the Pork Chop Milanese served on a sizzling platter. When the waiter comes out of the kitchen with that platter sizzling, everyone in the restaurant stops & stares. It's something to see & delicious to eat. Ask for a bib to keep from being splattered as you eat.

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Binghamton, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Although it might be a bit pricey, it's well worth every penny! My family and I go at least 1-2 times a month.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?