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“Good authentic and non pretencious Italian food”

Cortese Restaurant INC
Ranked #5 of 212 Restaurants in Binghamton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
San Jose, California
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good authentic and non pretencious Italian food”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I love Italian food, and can have it any day everyday.
This location is a good place for very reasonably priced food. The dishes taste like home made, fresh ingredients and freshly made to order.
I love the Pasta specialty with they special sauce and meatballs, and the Pizzas are also very good.

Visited May 2014
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bandon, Oregon, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Always Excellent!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

My mom was here the night I was born....and I am in my 50's
My mom loved the pizza then and my parents and I enjoyed over 50 years later. We went early and had wonderful pizza, good service, and a nice atmosphere. As we were leaving the wait line was already very long. We were glad we had arrived for an early dinner. Still thinking about that pizza months later.

  • Visited April 2014
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Jonesboro, Georgia
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Filet Milanese”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Wow! The Filet Mignon Milanese was fantastic. The service was some of the best that I have ever had. It was a little hard to carry a normal conversation because of the noise level and we were packed in pretty good.

I don't know how someone who has a walker or on wheels would negotiate the place. It was really tight. Of course we were there on college graduation weekend.

Anytime we visit the area this is a restaurant must.

  • Visited May 2014
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105 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The Bread and service was very good, but then...”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Raised in the area, so the name Cortese brings back fine memories. Today's lunch was disappointing. The oysters Rockefeller were served cool at best. The blackened scallops were seasoned but unlike any other blackened anything we've had before. Real mystery meat! The linguini was served in a bowl of water and the butternut squash was ice cold. Everyone has a bad day, so we're not giving up. They do need to pay attention to details during the lunch meal. Rascal Pants

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Binghamton, NY
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Monday nite You can order half price pizza (with one topping) and half price spaghetti and meatballs (2). Their oblong pizza is the best, sizzling hot right out of the oven and to your
table. The linguine with mussels and marinara is inspired. Regular Friday nite customers have been coming here for years for the pork chops. Native born Italians from out of town always
request Corteses's. This is a slice of 'old Binghamton'.

  • Visited March 2014
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