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“Generous Portions, Excellent Staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sorge's Restaurant

Sorge's Restaurant
68 West Market Street, Corning, NY 14830
+1 607-937-5422
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Ranked #5 of 56 Restaurants in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, American, Dessert, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A Corning Family Dining Tradition since 1951. Sorge’s is a 2nd generation family owned restaurant specializing in homemade pasta, sauces, desserts, and our own special blend of top choice beef for our burgers. Features: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Dessert, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Families with Children, Groups up to 80, Reservations, Romance, Special Occasions, Takeout, Full Liquor License, Handicap accessible, Free Parking in front.
New York, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Generous Portions, Excellent Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I debated about reviewing this restaurant because I live in NYC, with it's abundance of Italian restaurants, and have also traveled to Italy. So it seemed unfair to judge food from an upstate, Italian-American restaurant against what I am used to. The staff was so friendly and helpful, though, that I had to review Sorge's.
The place is certainly popular; we ate there on a Saturday night and the restaurant was almost full. The three of us each chose the pasta and salad buffet, which got us 5 different pastas and the salad bar. Items at the salad bar were many, varied, and fresh. The pasta portions were generous and came with sauce or meat sauce; they were pretty good but could have used more seasoning. Service was good.
The staff really came to our rescue at the end of dinner when our friend put on her hat and knocked off a tiny, expensive earring, one of a pair that her husband had given her as an anniversary present. We were searching all over the booth and floor when the hostess came over to see what was wrong. When she heard the problem, she got a flashlight and helped us look until the missing earring was found. It was a huge relief to find the errant earring.
So, overall, Sorge's is a cozy, family restaurant with decent food and a very helpful staff that will go above and beyond for their customers. It was a good find on a winter's night.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chris S, Owner at Sorge's Restaurant, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thank you for coming in to dine with us on your visit. We love our customers and want to help them any way we can....and thankfully we were able to. If you are ever in Corning again, look us up! We would be happy to serve you!
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Ottawa, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“generous plates, good value, excellent service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We were in town for a couple of nights, and just wandered down Market St late Friday evening after a long day on the road. This place appealed, with a nice ambience. We popped in and fortunately the kitchen was still serving, and we were not made to feel rushed. Sorge's offers generous Italian fare, with yummy fresh bread and olive oil for dipping. The chicken Parmesan trio was a massive platter of food, slathered with too much sauce, and the chicken a bit overdone. The salmon plate was also of a generous portion, and a bit overdone in my opinion. But we were hungry, and tucked in. Our server was friendly, helpful and very professional. Would've given a higher rating but for the dry chicken and salmon.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chris S, Owner at Sorge's Restaurant, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thank you for coming in to dine with us on your visit. We love our customers and want to help them any way we can....and thankfully we were able to. If you are ever in Corning again, look us up! We would be happy to serve you!
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Schenectady, New York
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“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We stopped at Sorge 's for lunch after two recommendations and it did not disappoint us. It is a small restaurant on Market Street. We had soup and Sorge's famous 8oz. meatball burger which was excellent. It is served with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. Highly recommended!

Visited January 2014
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Chris S, Owner at Sorge's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
We are so pleased Coffeemilkman that you tried our Sorge Burger! This burger has been so popular since we added it to our menu, so happy that you truly enjoyed it! When in town again do stop in and dine with us again....see you soon!
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Buffalo, NY
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“Buffet Was the Way to Go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Great eats. Generous with the bread and Saturday nights they have a pasta and salad buffet. Unlike most places, it wasn't spaghetti and red sauce. It was lasagna, ravioli, and a gnocchi-type pasta. Choice of a meat sauce or Alfredo, please meatballs. Service was great....friendly and accommodating.

Visited January 2014
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Chris S, Owner at Sorge's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
So happy that you enjoyed our Pasta Buffet Scribbles4! We feature the buffet on Wednesday evenings as well as Saturdays and the buffet has been a pleaser for a long time. Our offerings are some of what Sorge's does best....so come back when you are in town....we would love to see you!!
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Kittery, Maine
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“Best breakfest/meal the whole trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stopped here on our way home from a 2 day visit. The whole experience made us wish we had eaten here for the stay.Food,service,atmosphere and price were awesome.This will be on our most stop next time. Thank you.

Visited January 2014
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Chris S, Owner at Sorge's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thanks for your great review DouglasPW! Sure hope you return soon to Sorge's for another great dining experience.
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