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Cortese Restaurant INC

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$$ - $$$
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117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open 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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New York
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98 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank gjkNY
Vestal, New York
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Suzanne T
New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Renee L
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Martin K
Attica, In
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Carl B
Vero Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am originally from the area and moved away 20+ years ago. Recently while working on a long term project in Broome County, New York I suggested to my co-workers that we go to Cortese’s and the restaurant became an instant must eat at restaurant stops. The menu has really good genuine Italian food with choices for everyone, from pasta... More 

Thank ryurecka
Berkshire, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant, food is extreme. The service is right on and the atmosphere inviting . They really know how to cook. very attentive waitresses, and friendly.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Millwood, New York
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?