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All 183 Binghamton Restaurants

Cortese Restaurant INC

117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
607-723-6440
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Ranked #8 of 183 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
Montrose PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is the place you go back to when you want great food, great service, a relaxing atmosphere, and, yes, did I write....great Italian food.

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Endicott, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Sorry for stealing my title from the Talking Heads but in this case it fits. Went to Cortese for the 200+ time or more. And it was the same as always. Very good. I love this place and have do many great memories there. It is perfect every time? No. Some nights the food is inconsistent. But even the worst... More

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Birmingham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Once you are raised in an area with many excellent restaurant choices and move away, you really realize how good the food was when you lived in that area. We had not been back to Binghamton in 3 years and could not leave without a meal at one of my all time favorite restaurants, Corteses on Robinson St. in Binghamton.... More

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Pearland, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Went to this restaurant on a Monday night with a party of seven and a half. Accommodated us with a short wait even though the place was very busy. Service was very good. Menu is almost too big. Several of our group picked items which are not typical Italian items and didn't like them. Those of us who picked Italian... More

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We did not like this place at all. NOTHING we ordered was good... But yet it seemed to be very popular with the locals... Don't waste your money...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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151 reviews 151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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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