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Cortese Restaurant INC

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117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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New York City, New York
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was disappointing. A crowded parking lot and a full dining room seemed to indicate a place that is popular because it is good. We had a chicken dish -- chicken piccata-- that was off: it seemed that the chicken cutlets were cooked or grilled way in advance and just placed on the plate with some mushrooms. This is a... More 

Thank LuckyTraveler18
Millwood, New York
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for Family weekend at the University. Food is very average and nothing stood out. I had the calamari appetizer and chicken parm and both were just ok. Nobody thought their food was particularly good

Thank Alan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had our Sunday dinner to cap off family weekend at Binghamton with this great place. The food was very good our waitress Morgan was superb and the homemade Ravioli was dead on..... We have a new #1.

Thank Jerry C
Garden City, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family weekend at Binghamton took us to the area. The foods is good, decor is modern and very well maintained. My picky eater son had the Veal Parmesan and devoured it. My wife had the eggplant rolatini and also enjoyed it. Did not have pizza but will on next visit.

Thank Dan M
Binghamton, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Menu with enough choices for everyone. You always feel at home if you are from the area.Always have and still will come here often.

Thank Robert S
Palm Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an ok place for Italian. Very noisy. Really cool bar area. Food is ok. I didn't care for their red sauce but friends and family were happy with their orders. Family friendly. Neighborhood seems a little sketchy but I'm not a local. Parking is easy. It will do for a decent meal. Service was really good.

Thank nipride
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good genuine Italian food. Excellent sauce and dishes are meticulously prepared to order. Menu has a really great variety including steak, fish, and even and sandwiches. Salad dressings are homemade and out of this world. Atmosphere is very nice, but they offer affordable options including a light fare menu for early diners. The rare restaurant that is great for... More 

Thank Chuck S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot beat Cortese's for a wonderful feeling of family, fun, and friends. The food is always delicious, the wait staff are professional, helpful, and gracious. We always run into someone we know at Cortese, or meet someone new. It is great Italian/American cuisine, and the finest pizza on earth.......ok........exaggeration...... best pizza in America!!!!!! Take some friends and neighbors out... More 

Thank Don B
Binghamton, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cortese is a local gem. I have been going to this restaurant for many, many years. Recipes are consistent and I tend to stay with the home made spaghetti with a meatball and sausage. The sauce is very good. The plain garlic bread (crispy) is delicious. The salad and Italian dressing is also very good. If you like pesto (... More 

Thank THerbert123
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I must admit that I had a preconceived not so positive belief about this restaurant. My wrong perspective was totally reversed. The dining area was redone and is beautiful, romantic and classy. The menu has many, many entrees, several pages of choices. I had the spaghetti dish with sausage and it was AMAZING!. Combined with the service and atmosphere, my... More 

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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, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?