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Cortese Restaurant INC

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117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
+1 607-723-6440
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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binghamton NY
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It had been a few years since I last visited and I had high expectations as I have had a good experience in the past. Despite a reservation we were put at the threshold of dining room and bar where the dirty dish tray was kept. As the servers placed dirty dishes on the tray or moved from one room... More 

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Vestal, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Have lived here for 15 years and this was the first time we ate here. Well we have not missed anything. I had ravioli that when it came out was cold. I had taken 2 bites then realized it was cold. Waitress said she would get a new order for me. Well she brought out the same plate and same... More 

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Thank dyift
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

There are many excellent Italian restaurants in our area due to the migration of many people from Italy to work in the shoe factories last century so it is easy to not eat in all of them. Cortese is one of those that I go to rarely, but am never disappointed. At a recent lunch with friends I ate eggplant... More 

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East Meadow, New York
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205 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

As a long time fan of a major competitor of Cortese, we decided to try Cortese again since our Binghamton family is very very fond of Cortese. We liked that Cortese has a lighter menu with smaller portions and the setting was quite lovely and relaxing, better than our other favorite. The service was excellent too. The food was very... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Our out if town guests always want to go to Cortese. I guess we brag about it so much. It did not disappoint. Warm, friendly atmosphere; delicious dinner and fun at the bar. Perfect!

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New York
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108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I ordered the broiled orange roughy which was cooked perfectly...lightly seasoned with butter and lemon. I had the house salad but with crumbly blue cheese which has the the right sharpness and is served shaved. As my side I had the eggplant which is breaded and topped lightly topped with their famous tomato sauce. My husband ordered the grilled chicken... More 

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Vestal, New York
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I have eaten at Cortese hundreds of times over the years, and it has always been a pleasing gastronomic experience.. The food is delicious, from it salad dressings, appetizers, and main courses. Even the roast beef and pork chops are a treat, pasta dishes cooked to perfection, and the waitstaff is right on top of everything. I't a Binghamton treasure.

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New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I've been to this area many times but I had never been to Cortese Restaurant. I'm glad I tried it. The food was very good classic Italian food and the staff was great. We tried the pizza (a 4 slice pizza as an appetizer), and calamari and chicken parmigiana, chicken Marsala and baked manicotti. Everyone liked what the ordered and... More 

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Thank Renee L
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Cortese once again went above my expectations with great food, outstanding service and when they make a error they make up for it. I ordered a certain kind of steak they brought out the wrong one, apologized and brought me out the correct steak afterwards at no charge to take home. That is customer service!

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Attica, In
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

when we got here the place was busy. but were seated right away in the bar area. waitress was great. she was taking care of several tables but no one wanted for anything. four of us and everyone ordered something different. we all agreed food was fantastic. Will go again when back in area

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 607-723-6440

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?