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Cortese Restaurant INC

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117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place has been here forever and family run. Some different items on the menu now but still many of the old favorites. It's definitely worth going here. The pizza is unique and very good. Try the NY Strip milanese on a sizzler!

Thank bsedor
Kirkwood, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Service with a friendly staff, and great food with a wide selection of menu items. Check out the specials on Monday night too!

Thank Darrell D
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For years my family has raved and frequented Cortese Restaurant in Binghamton, New York my former hometown. Well, things have changed and not for the best. I ordered a petite ribeye and what I got was a piece of meat that defies description. I ordered it Milanese style which was described as the house specialty. What I got was a... More 

Thank Connieagatheas
Tequesta, Florida
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 8 of us went to dinner. We had made a reservation. Our appetizer was pizza. The sauce was very tasty and the crust was delicious. I ordered the Pork Chop .Before it was served a metal plate was heated up and the pork chop (bone in) was placed in melted butter and garlic and allowed to sizzle... More 

Thank Phyllis1951
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all, except that I have had this dish here twice in the last three years and the title applies to both. I have been here three times in three years and it is always like this. The locals speak very highly of the restaurant which is exemplary. Oh, BTW I come here from Florida so I... More 

Thank Bill L
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

best place in town, what more can you say, whether it was eat in or take out Cortese is always good.

Thank Martin K
Lake Placid, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Cortese several times a year when we are in town. The food is always great (especially the filet with the milanese sauce and the amazing antipasto with their Italian dressing). Last weekend we were there with my mother who is 100 years old. Our server Carol was just great. She met every request, and was attentive to our... More 

Thank pamelaan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must eat here if your not a local. If your a local you already know the Venice/Cortese Battle. If you want sweeter sauce Goto Lil' Venice. If you want savory and more herbal sauce Goto Cortese. Try the Chicken Milanese soup too!

Thank Corey C
Yuma, Arizona
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times over the years. Never disappointed although I think it has lost a step in the last 5 years. Their pizza is good and my friends rave about their pork chop and stake Milanese, Too much garlic for me. The pasta is good and the sea food also.

Thank Chuck B
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very crowded on a Saturday night, but nice atmosphere. Wait staff seemed distracted. The Bolognese sauce was quick greasy and the sausage too spicy for my taste. Alfredo sauce was also weak/watery. Nice salad and bread. Chocolate mousse was excellent

Thank James L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Binghamton
  • Phone Number: 607-723-6440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?