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Cortese Restaurant INC

117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
607-723-6440
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Ranked #8 of 184 restaurants in Binghamton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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, Delivery, 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, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
san francisco, CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was been around for many many years since the late 1940's. It has been run by the same family over the years. When I started going there with my parents the grandmother from Italy was in the kitchen. You can still taste her recipes today carried on by the generations of the family. Whenever I am in Binghamton... More

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Binghamton, New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Cortese has been a staple on Binghamton's Eastside for a couple of generations! In the past, I have always been impressed with their consistency of service, food and ambiance. The last few visits I have walked away less than impressed! The service was not up to par and the food was adequate at best. I'm not sure what is behind... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Graduating students of Binghamton University who made reservations at Cortese needed to put down a deposit for their reservations. Cortese failed to apply the deposit to the bill or send me the refund. I have repeatedly called the restaurant, left information and spoken with managers and staff. Granted, I did not mention it at the time due to the excitement... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Usa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went to this restaurant with family while visiting in town. The room was cold but the hostess said the whole place (3 rooms) were the same. The waitress was not attentive and the food was mediocre at best. The half sizes were a good option but only could be exceeded by not going there to begin. I ordered a... More

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Binghamton, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

By far the best pizza on the planet. When they tell you it will be ready at a certain time it is ready. No waiting and wondering. And your pizza is hot. Don't worry about leftovers. There won't be any. Plain pizza for under $10. Perfect size for 2 people.

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Vestal, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

With all the reviews online and good things you hear from people around town, my SO and I were expecting to be blown away and were willing to wait approx 40 minutes for a table on a busy Saturday night. I ordered the Homemade Manicotti and he ordered the Fettuccine with Pesto Alfredo Sauce and added chicken. The manicotti was... More

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Fort Salonga, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

food js not what Italian food tastes like over cooked veal and garlic on everthing I have eaten here in the past but this reasturant is getting worse not better.

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Binghamton, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Every time I go here, I leave so full I waddle out the door! The food is delicious, the service was amazing, the atmosphere is great! I have nothing bad to say!

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York PA
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went there with family about a year ago. Everything was excellent. My granddaughter didn't want to go to Little Venice and someone suggested this restaurant instead. Enjoyed everything and enjoyed the family atmosphere. A large menu as well.

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San Jose, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I love Italian food, and can have it any day everyday. This location is a good place for very reasonably priced food. The dishes taste like home made, fresh ingredients and freshly made to order. I love the Pasta specialty with they special sauce and meatballs, and the Pizzas are also very good.

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