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Cortese Restaurant INC

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117 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1526
+1 607-723-6440
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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York PA
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343 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Visited Binghamton with family this past weekend. Children chose Cortese and my husband had never dined there before. We had a scallop with marinara sauce appetizer and it was absolutely fabulous. I had veal piccatta and my husband had the haddock. Food was excellent, and a great experience. Wonderful Italian food.

Thank Burm
Vestal, New York
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

You can't do better than Cortese if you want Italian food. I have also had a wonderful broiled salmon dinner too. Lots of choices and everything's good! Enjoy!

Thank Kaykay48
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The pizza and salad were good, but my filet mignon was a really poor grade of meat it was tough, over cooked for what I asked for and had no flavor. For the price I certainly won't go back for anything other than the pizza and salad.

Thank Brande G
Venice, Florida
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258 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Cortese is the best Italian food in Binghamton. I have been there often and never disappointed. Highly recommended.

Thank Mike H
York, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Have been going to this restaurant for....45 years? It has never disappointed me. Remember going there with my parents and grandma when I was a kid. I think I have always ordered the same thing..spaghetti and meatballs!! Very reasonably priced. Also great warm Italian bread. Most of the wait staff have been there a long time and are very friendly.... More 

Thank Norma B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

I have so many favorites; spaghetti w/ meatballs, gnocchi, chicken parmigiana, and the best pizza! My husband has also had steak which is done to perfection. With your meal be sure to get tossed salad with their signature Itallian dressing(if you love garlic you wlll love it)

Thank Specialed2
Binghamton, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Although I have rarely eat in the restaurant Cortese used to be one of the best pizza/ wing spots in town, however for the last couple of years their product quality has declined significantly. They used to have a melt-in-your-mouth buttery crust but sadley this is no longer true, the kitchen and its staff look as though they need a... More 

Thank Robert H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Cortese has been on the East side of Binghamton for 4 generations. The food is tasty, ambience pleasant, and service is good. Value is fair. There is a separate bar area. It is not a trendy place, more for an older crowd, not college students/singles.

Thank BillinBinghamton
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This is a fine, family-owned restaurant that has been in business for many years. Meals are a little on the pricey side, but everything is always prepared to perfection. The service staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Some have been working there for 20+years, so they must be treating their staff well, in addition to pleasing their customers. We go there... More 

Thank Singer63
Vestal, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Went on Monday night. Had 6 p.m. reservations. 6:45, went up to counter for 2nd time... people there are clueless to say the least. Asked what our name was twice when they saw us still waiting after 40 minutes. Crossed our name off reservation list and didn't even seat us. Then took us to a table that was already occupied,... More 

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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?