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Cortese Restaurant INC

117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
607-723-6440
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Ranked #4 of 184 restaurants in Binghamton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Binghamton, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Monday nite You can order half price pizza (with one topping) and half price spaghetti and meatballs (2). Their oblong pizza is the best, sizzling hot right out of the oven and to your table. The linguine with mussels and marinara is inspired. Regular Friday nite customers have been coming here for years for the pork chops. Native born Italians... More

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Binghamton, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

They have a large and varied menu-everything is a cut above other Italian restaurants in the area-and of course their pizza has been known to be the best around for years

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Binghamton, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We recently ate at this local Italian Restaurant with another couple for my husband's birthday dinner. Everything was Great! It was crowded due to the local "restaurant week" celebration, but we had a reservation, so we only waited a few minutes for our table. I had the best fettuccine al fredo I have ever tasted! Each of the other diners... More

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The best Italian restaurant in the area. The pasta dishes are delicious, the service is great, and I love the atmosphere. Has an upscale feeling without being pretentious.

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Typically great food & atmosphere. I been here often and it's nice to change it up in the Binghamton area. This is not really a "fancy" restaurant but if you want to get dressed up you'll be fine here.

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Binghamton, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Officially opened in 1946 but were cooking out of private residence in the 1920's according to my grandmother who borrowed wedding head piece from Mrs. Cortese for her wedding in 1928. Little Venice was for the people who liked their sauce a little sweeter then the Cortese sauce that had a little more bite or bitter to the flavor. The... More

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Cedar Knolls
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Cortese is a gem of a restaurant in downtown Binghamton. Excellent Italian food, great service and a nice ambiance combine to make dining there a worthwhile experience. Their Prime Rib with garlic is incredible.

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Binghamton, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

a friend recommended the scallops. I thought they very blend. Otherwise the food was good. The atmosphere was not very up to date. The service was nice. I would go back to try again.

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Binghamton, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great dining and friendly service. Due to their popularity their restaurant is too small for very large crowds. As for seating, plenty room for the average size group.

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Binghamton, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Although the pasta dishes are very good, I typically get either a steak or pork chops Milanese when I go to Cortese. If I am ambivalent when deciding what I want, all it takes is having the waiter/waitress come out of the kitchen with the steaks or chops sizzling with the smell of the Milanese to help me make up... More

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