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Cortese Restaurant INC

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117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
+1 607-723-6440
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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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 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank dyift
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Dkerr49
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 27 October 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 

Thank larktrav
Binghamton, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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!

Thank Lorrainescape
New York
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101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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 

Thank gjkNY
Vestal, New York
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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.

Thank Suzanne T
New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 

Thank Renee L
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 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!

Thank Dennis B
Attica, In
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 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

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 10 October 2016

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

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?