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Cortese Restaurant INC

117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
607-723-6440
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Ranked #9 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
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Up from Charlotte to attend our niece's wedding and decided to have dinner at Cortese with friends. The food and service was good as always and we had a very nice time. Look forward to dinner again at Cortese next time we're up in Bingo.

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West Pittston, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews 142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I were here twice on our recent visit to the area. Our first visit was for dinner.... absolutely great. The place was very busy but everything was timed so very well.... and perfectly cooked and presented. Our second was for lunch, not as busy but they seemed to be short servers. Our wait was a little longer,... More

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san francisco, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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