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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

I had a date there; It was so good! Neither of us could stop talking about it for days! It’s without a doubt the best pasta I’ve had in years. Great service; super friendly. Quick but relaxed atmosphere. Definitely gonna go again and bring my...whole family, because we are a pasta loving bunch!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

My significant other and I got take out from Rex's and we both loved it. Definitely a hidden gem in Cortland. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

I am always looking for good spot to eat in Cortland when I’m visiting, and as most know who come here the restaurant selection is very limited. My brother suggested this restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised when I walked through the door. Located at...the end of one of the many rundown strip malls in the area Rex’s is fresh and completely modernized inside with a industrialized look featuring lots of steel and wood. They also have a very nice bar area. Their food was very good and bottles of wine reasonably price. I also love that they do half portions of pasta! If you are in the Cortland area you need to try this place ... you will be pleasantly surprised too!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

Oh my goodness... Our group of three had the best time here and each enjoyed our entrees immensely. A half portion still leaves you enough for a second meal. The habanero sauce on the angel hair pasta was incredible. I ordered an extra side of...sausage so I could try it along with the meatball. The meatball was good but the sausage was exceptional. Our server was personable and took time to explain the entrees and the owner helped us to plan excursions for the following day. I can see why the locals congregate here. The dining area is a bit loud if you sit near the bar.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

I went to dinner here for the first time. Got some great advice - 'Order the half size serving - the full size is enough for 3 meals!". So, I ordered a half serving of angel hair pasta with mushrooms. The pasta was delicious, but...found the mushrooms disappointing. I was assured they were fresh, but they certainly tasted canned (and flavorless) to me. I left 1/2 of them in the dish after I finished the pasta. I will go back again for something else - my friend's garlicky pasta with veggies looked fabulous! Nice beer on tap, and the service was great.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

Several of us ordered take out. The chicken tenders are the best. Pasta was over cooked and the sauce was runny and bland.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Hands down best food in Cortland. I’ve been to every restaurant here and Rex’s is the best! Their coconut shrimp appetizer with the raspberry purée was amazing! I ordered their Alfredo for my entree and was very impressed! Servers were super friendly as well!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

I went there for dinner while visiting my favorite Cortland student and I was not disappointed. The service was really great - the servers genuinely cared about your experience. The food was really yummy and there were a lot of choices (I'm already thinking about...what I'll order next time). The portions are enormous, so come hungry, order the half meal, or be prepared to go home with a lot of leftovers. The atmosphere is fun - totally unexpected given its location... so don't let the "hidden" part of the "hidden gem" stop you from having a great meal!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I love Rex's Pasta. The hot pasta burns so good and it's balanced out with roasted garlic. But their star dish is the homemade gnocchi. It's tender and fluffy, it pairs wonderfully with their homemade sauces.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

We should have paid more attention to the "hot" pasta title. We all ordered hot pasta and it was too hot. This is a truly family restaurant. They have a good children's menu and they are very understanding and gracious with families. I would return...but...order differently. The Gnocchi was outstanding with the meatballs - yum. The Gnocchi with the mushrooms....nope. The eggplant, one of my all time favorite dishes, was not cooked through....the worst. The serving sizes were excellent so there was enough food on the table to make up for one lousy dish. Gracious staff counts when you travel with grandchildren. The outdoor patio room was perfect for a summer evening.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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