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“Reliable good Italian food”
Review of Sorge's Restaurant

Sorge's Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 72 Restaurants in Corning
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A Corning Family Dining Tradition since 1951. Sorge’s is a 2nd generation family owned restaurant specializing in homemade pasta, sauces, desserts, and our own special blend of top choice beef for our burgers. Features: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Dessert, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Families with Children, Groups up to 80, Reservations, Romance, Special Occasions, Takeout, Full Liquor License, Handicap accessible, Free Parking in front.
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Our family has been here 3 or 4 times in the last two years, both to dine by ourselves and as part of an impromptu family reunion. The hosts and wait staff were very accommodating, the service was attentive, and the food is wonderful. The restaurant offers a buffet or individual menu items. Good wine and beer choices. On weekend evenings reservations are strongly recommended. Parking can be a challenge, but that is not the restaurant's fault: downtown Corning is crowded.

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Sorges_in_Corning, Owner at Sorge's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Wow! What a great review. We love to hear from our loyal and long time customers. Thank you for making us a regular stop on your Corning visits. Mike & Chris.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

It was welcoming to see a gluten free menu. The wait staff was helpful with other food allergy issues. Prompt meal. Adequate vegetable selections. Large portions. I had a big lunch earlier in the day and found it difficult to find many light choices.

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Sorges_in_Corning, Owner at Sorge's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Thank you so much for the kind words and visiting us from PA. Our gluten free menu is growing in popularity. Glad you enjoyed it. Mike & Chris

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I chose the fish fry with a side of pasta, both were served by a pleasant server, promptly. The breakfast offer either off the menu or buffet. Unless you are a big eater the menu is a better deal.

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Sorges_in_Corning, Owner at Sorge's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Thank you so much for the kind words and visiting us. Our Friday fish meals are very popular. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Mike & Chris

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Was in Corning, NY with a friend recently on a Sunday evening and found that the restaurant choices are limited. Several of what would have been my "first picks" were closed. Gave Sorge's a try after looking at their and a couple of other menus in the area. I'm not sure there was anything on either of our plates that hadn't come out of a bottle or can or wasn't frozen before it was served. Everything seemed like it was store bought or reheated. If it had been made "in house", it wasn't made that day. Not bad, but very average! The server was pleasant and professional and we were pleased with the service.

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Sorges_in_Corning, Owner at Sorge's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

When I read your review I was very surprised, as none of that sounds like Sorge’s or our high standards, it sounds like a completely different restaurant. Our goal at Sorge’s is to make sure that each and every one of our customers has a great dining experience when they visit us! I sincerely apologize for not accomplishing that goal when you dined with us. I can assure you though that all of our entrees are hand made from the freshest ingredients as close to time of service as possible. We prepare all of our sauces and pastas from scratch as well as the rest of our Italian entrees. We take great pride in providing a great meal, at a fair price, in a nice atmosphere, and 62 years of operation is a testament to that. I hope that when you next visit Corning, you will choose to give us another opportunity to serve you! Thank You for taking the time to share your experiences. Mike & Chris Sorge

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Made a reservation for a special occasion Saturday evening at 7PM; arrived 10 minutes early to find a crowd of people without a reservation waiting out front for up to 45 minutes. The maitre d' seated us promptly at 7:00; good start. The wine list was extensive. Looked at the very affordable buffet, but found the remains unappealing, so we decided to order off of the menu. The fried calimari appetizer was small and more breading than squid with a plain marinara sauce. Large salads arrived promptly, but were unremarkable. There was a long delay between the salad and the arrival of the entrees. The restaurant was full and there were plenty of busy wait staff, but our server didn't seem to notice nor apologize for the long wait. My spouse had the Steak Scampi and enjoyed it (with leftovers for the next day). I had the Chicken Parmesan Combo which also was a large portion; I liked the lasagna and the meatball, but the chicken parmesan and the sausage were nothing special. We shared a tiramisu for dessert, but the center was frozen and inedible. Overall, a nice local place, but the food and the service fell short of our expectations.

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Sorges_in_Corning, Owner at Sorge's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2013

Our goal is to always provide our guests with the best possible dining experience. Apparently we did not reach our goal when you dined with us recently. Our staff is extensively trained to keep our customers generally happy and to provide that exceptional dining experience. Especially when we are busy. We appreciate your comments and I can assure you that I will look to address the concerns that you shared with us. If in the future, if you decide to dine with us again, please ask for me personally so that I can make sure your next dining experience is a great one! Mike & Chris

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