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Cortese Restaurant INC

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Menu

APPETIZERS​
All entrees include soup of the day or fresh tossed salad w/ a choice of one of the following vegetable - pasta of the day - baked, french fried or franconi potatoes - rice
$8.95
Crumbly bleu $+1.60
Toscana Bread
Fresh french bread topped w/ our homemade pesto sauce, diced tomatoes, fresh chopped spinach, & mozzarella cheese.
$5.95
Italian tuna $+3.95
Crumbly bleu $+1.60
Antipasto
Meats, cheeses, crisp veggies, & italian dressing (serves one)
$8.95
Crumbly bleu $+1.60
Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo shrimp w/ our own spicy cocktail sauce.
$8.95
Crumbly bleu $+1.60
Barbequed Shrimp
New orleans style w/ garlic, dijon & bacon, deliciously spicy.
$8.95
Crumbly bleu $+1.60
Shrimp Marinara
Sauteed to order in our homemade marinara sauce.
$8.95
Crumbly bleu $+1.60
Shrimp Scampi
Swimming in a light white sauce.
$8.95
Crumbly bleu $+1.60
Fresh Scallops Marinara
Sauteed in our homemade marinara sauce, garlic, & oil.
$7.25
Crumbly bleu $+1.60
Clams Oreganato
Stuffed w/ seasoned bread crumbs & spices.
$6.95
Crumbly bleu $+1.60
Oysters Rockefeller
Topped w/ three cheeses, spinach, & onion
VEAL & CHICKEN​
Many of the veal & chicken entrees are prepared w/ flour & can be substituted w/ a gluten free flour if desired.
$19.95
Veal Angelina
Honoring our grandma angie, we offer a succulent veal cutlet pounded thin, dipped in a light egg batter, & pan fried until fluffy & golden brown. Served w/ garlic butter for dipping.
$19.95
Veal Piccata
A tender veal cutlet, pounded thin & sauteed in butter, garlic & seasonings, & topped w/ fresh mushrooms.
$19.95
Veal Marsala
A tender veal cutlet pounded thin, floured & sauteed to order w/ fresh mushrooms in marsala wine.
$17.95
Chicken Marsala
Two chicken breasts pounded thin, floured & sauteed to order w/ fresh mushrooms in marsala wine.
$19.95
Veal Cutlet Parmigiana
A solid veal slice, breaded & topped w/ our tomato sauce & fresh mozzarella cheese.
$19.95
Veal Soltimbocca
A tender veal cutlet sauteed in butter w/ fresh garlic, proscuitto & seasonings, topped w/ melted swiss & mozzarella cheeses & finished w/ cream sherry.
$17.95
Chicken Soltimbocca
Two tender chicken breasts sauteed in butter w/ fresh garlic, proscuitto & seasonings, topped w/ melted swiss & mozzarella cheeses & finished w/ cream sherry.
$17.95
Veal & Peppers
Chunks of veal sauteed in red sauce w/ green peppers, onions, rhine wine, & seasonings.
$15.50
Eggplant Parmigiana
Slices of fresh eggplant dipped in flour & egg, sauteed, & layered w/ tomato sauce & topped w/ mozzarella.
BEEF & PORK​
All can be ordered the following: burgandy / garlic sauce - $2.95, pizzaola - $2.95, topped w/ fresh mushrooms or bacon $2.75. For an unforgettable meal, may we suggest ordering your steak, prime ribs, or pork chops “milanese style”. A garlic, oregano, & oil sauce that the cortese family has prepared for generations. $2.95
$48.95
Steak
Prime ribs
Pork chops “milanese style”
A garlic $2.95
Oregano $2.95
Oil sauce $2.95
Chateaubriand for Two
The heart of choice beef tenderloin, served on a sizzling platter.
$26.50
Steak
Prime ribs
Pork chops “milanese style”
A garlic $2.95
Oregano $2.95
Oil sauce $2.95
Filet Mignon
Of tenderest beef loin.
$20.75
Steak
Prime ribs
Pork chops “milanese style”
A garlic $2.95
Oregano $2.95
Oil sauce $2.95
Petite Filet Mignon
Served on toast.
$21.75
Steak
Prime ribs
Pork chops “milanese style”
A garlic $2.95
Oregano $2.95
Oil sauce $2.95
New York Strip Sirloin Steak
Petite cut $17.75
Thick cut $23.95
King cut $31.50
Steak
Prime ribs
Pork chops “milanese style”
A garlic $2.95
Oregano $2.95
Oil sauce $2.95
Delmonico Ribeye Steak
$17.50
Steak
Prime ribs
Pork chops “milanese style”
A garlic $2.95
Oregano $2.95
Oil sauce $2.95
Broiled Pork Chops
Thick, juicy, & very tender, served w/ applesauce on the side. Single pork chop (served on toast)
$23.95
Steak
Prime ribs
Pork chops “milanese style”
A garlic $2.95
Oregano $2.95
Oil sauce $2.95
Two Pork Chops
$15.50
Steak
Prime ribs
Pork chops “milanese style”
A garlic $2.95
Oregano $2.95
Oil sauce $2.95
Petite Single Chop
$17.25
Steak
Prime ribs
Pork chops “milanese style”
A garlic $2.95
Oregano $2.95
Oil sauce $2.95
Tenderloin Tips Ala Cortese
A family recipe of tenderloin chunks sauteed w/ celery, mushrooms, peppers, onions, & delicate seasonings, then finished w/ a touch of cream sherry.
SEAFOOD​
$20.95
Fresh Scallops Marinara
Plump, succulent sea scallops, sauteed in our rich red marinara sauce.
$20.25
Fresh Sea Scallops
Broiled w/ a hint of lemon, or glazed w/ cream sherry.
$17.95
Breaded Sea Scallops
With homemade tartar sauce.
$20.50
Blackened Sea Scallops
Seasoned pan seared & finished in a cream sherry reduction.
$18.95
Fresh Haddock Filet
Broiled or breaded.
$20.50
Haddock Parmigiana
A​ fresh haddock filet breaded to order, then topped w/ tomato sauce & melted mozzarella.
$20.50
Fresh Salmon
With lemon wedge, broiled.
$18.25
Orange Roughy
Broiled
$16.95
Calamari
Sauteed in our red or white sauce.
$16.25
Fried Calamari
SURF & TURF COMBINATIONS​
Choose any two dishes listed below, & enjoy your favorite seafood w/ one of our fine meat or poultry entrees. (If you wish, you can select two surfs or two turfs. )
$Market
Cortese's Famous Surf & Turf
Petite filet mignon & a lobster tail.
$16.95
Sea Scallops
Fresh broiled or breaded.
$15.75
Fresh Broiled Haddock Filet
$17.25
Broiled Salmon
Fresh, w/ lemon & butter.
$Market
Single Lobster Tail
$15.95
Golden Fried Jumbo Shrimp
$17.50
Shrimp Scampi
On a bed of linguine optional.
$16.95
Prime Rib
Of beef, junior cut.
$14.95
Delmonico Rib Steak
Petite cut.
PASTA​
All pasta dishes include a house salad. Whole wheat & gluten free pastas are also available.
For whole wheat add.50 & for gluten free add 3.50
Any of the spaghetti items may be substituted w/ linguine, cappelini, shells, rigatoni, zita, fettuccine, or angel hair.
$36.95
Wheat $+0.50
Gluten free $+3.50
Festa Corrado
Inspired by grandpa cordy’s prodigious appetite, this dish is served on two platters - one for a bed of linguine heaped w/ fresh scallops, mussels, clams, & shrimp sauteed in your choice of red or white sauce. The other bearing a junior cut of prime rib simmered, milanese style, in an oil & garlic sauce. Also available without the prime rib, for a less renowned appetite. 26.75
Full $12.50
Half $9.50
Wheat $+0.50
Gluten free $+3.50
Shells Vincenzo
Jimmy cortese’s delicious concoction of shell macaroni, fresh ricotta cheese, & homemade meatsauce, baked perfectly.
Full $11.99
Half $8.50
Wheat $+0.50
Gluten free $+3.50
Fettuccine Alfredo
Made to order w/ heavy cream, butter, & pecorino romano cheese.
Full 13.50
Half 9.95
Wheat $+0.50
Gluten free $+3.50
Fettuccine Carbonaro
Our alfredo w/ spiced italian ham & sweet diced onions.
Full 14.95
Half 12.45
Sun dried tomatoes $+2.25
Wheat $+0.50
Gluten free $+3.50
Fettuccine w/ Pesto Sauce
Extra virgin olive oil w/ fresh sweet basil, garlic, pine nuts, & romano cheese.
$14.50
Wheat $+0.50
Gluten free $+3.50
Tortellini Primavera
Hearty​ cheese tortellini tossed w/ chef’s choice of fresh vegetables & served w/ our rich alfredo style sauce.
$14.95
Wheat $+0.50
Gluten free $+3.50
Penne Bolognese
A rich vodka sauce sauteed w/ slices of homemade sausage served over penne.
ENTREE SALADS​
$9.95
Blackened Chicken Breast Salad
Mixed field greens, shredded carrots, diced tomato, shredded cheddar, chopped egg & blackened chicken breast served w/ a cucumber-bacon ranch.
$9.95
Vermicelli Toss
Mixed field greens, shredded carrots, diced tomato, shredded cheddar, chopped egg & blackened chicken breast along w/ a nest of vermicelli pasta served w/ honey mustard dressing.
$9.95
Chicken Caesar Salad
Seasoned chicken breast atop a mound of tossed romaine, pecorino romano & a traditional caesar dressing w/ croutons.
$9.75
Chef's Salad
With ham, turkey, & american cheese.
With chicken 9.95
Without chicken 7.50
Fresh Baby Spinach Salad
Baby spinach leaves topped w/ bean sprouts, chopped egg, bacon & sliced mushrooms w/ or without a seasoned chicken breast to make it a meal! Served w/ raspberry vinaigrette.
$9.95
Antipasto Salad
Crisp iceberg lettuce, fresh vegetables, a variety of meats & cheeses. We recommend our famous house italian dressing for this colossal salad! Served w/ crusty french bread.
$9.95
Buffalo Chicken Ranch Salad
Tender crisp chicken tossed in our incredible wing sauce over crisp fresh salad greens. Served w/ ranch dressing.
$9.95
California Harvest Salad
Mixed greens, seasoned chicken breast, dried cranberries, cherries, glazed walnuts, crumbles of bleu cheese served w/ homemade balsamic italian dressing.
SANDWICHES & SUBS​
Add french fries, fresh tossed salad, or homemade soup for 2.75
And of course we always offer the tried & true classics.....grilled cheese - ham, tomato, or bacon optional - & BLT
$5.50
Grilled cheese -ham
Tomato
Bacon optional
BLT
Burger
Served on a hard roll w/ lettuce & tomato, onion by request.
$8.95
Grilled cheese -ham
Tomato
Bacon optional
BLT
Burger
With french fries & tossed salad.
$6.25
With melted american $+0.80
With swiss cheese $+0.80
Grilled cheese -ham
Tomato
Bacon optional
BLT
Veggie Burger
A meatless patty served on a hard roll w/ lettuce, tomato, onion, & a side of barbeque sauce.
$10.50
Grilled cheese -ham
Tomato
Bacon optional
BLT
Tenderloin
On french bread.
$8.25
Grilled cheese -ham
Tomato
Bacon optional
BLT
Turkey, Ham or Roast Beef Club
On toast served w/ cottage cheese or applesauce.
$8.25
Grilled cheese -ham
Tomato
Bacon optional
BLT
Roast Beef
Thinly sliced & served w/ au jus for dunking.
$8.95
Grilled cheese -ham
Tomato
Bacon optional
BLT
Cheese Steak
Roast beef w/ sauteed onions & green peppers.
$6.95
Sandwich $+3.00
Grilled cheese -ham
Tomato
Bacon optional
BLT
Charbroiled Chicken Breast
With​ lettuce & tomato on a hard roll (mayo optional) sandwich
GOURMET SANDWICHES & WRAPS​
$9.75
Pesto Chicken Sandwich
With provolone & roasted peppers, on toasted ciabatta bread.
$9.50
Grilled Turkey Rueben on Panini
$9.95
Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wrap
With bacon, lettuce, tomato, & shredded cheddar.
$9.95
Beef or Chicken Teriyaki Wrap
Sauteed w/ homemade teriyaki sauce, peppers, & onions all wrapped in a soft whole wheat wrap.
$9.95
Homemade Pesto Turkey
Sliced turkey breast, homemade pesto, shredded lettuce, onions, cheddar, & diced tomato wrapped in a tomato basil wrap.
$8.95
Honey Mustard Chicken
Your choice of crispy or charbroiled chicken breast, honey mustard dressing, shredded lettuce, cheddar, diced tomato, wrapped in a soft flour wrap.
$9.75
Chicken Caesar Salad
Dice seasoned chicken breast tossed w/ romaine, homemade croutons, pecorino romano, & traditional caesar dressing in a whole wheat wrap.
BASKET DINNERS & WINGS​
All baskets served w/ french fries or a veggie garnish.
$16.95
Jumbo Breaded Shrimp Basket
With homemade cocktail sauce.
$14.95
Finger Foods Basket
An assortment of crispy golden shrimp, scallops, homemade mozzarella sticks, homemade onion rings, chicken fingers, & breaded mushrooms served w/ tartar, cocktail, honey dijon & tomato sauces for dipping.
$16.95
Breaded Juicy Scallops Basket
Served w/ homemade tartar sauce.
Small $5.95
Large $10.75
Chicken Fingers Basket
Strips of all white breast meat in our seasoned breading, served w/ honey dijon sauce.
Six $4.95
Twelve $7.95
Chicken Wings
Hot or mild served w/ celery sticks, & our creamy bleu cheese dressing.
PRICE RANGE
US$0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge menu and everything on it is great quality and great tasting! Their garlic bread is the best I have ever had. Pizza crust is tender. Their sauces fabulous. Anything you order will be a good choice. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jean P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times in the last two times I have come I have been disappointed. I ordered the prime rib and in both cases I was not satisfied with the quality of the dinner.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rubbery chicken filet swimming in salty oil does not constitute a good 'chicken piccata.' This was just one bad element experienced during our overpriced family and birthday dinner. The others included: a bland and off-tasting fetuccine alfredo, an underwhelming marsala dish, sloppy salads, minuscule...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Y4560AM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! It's unfortunate that this place has declined in it's food quality and staff. We were there for New Years Eve. Rightly so, assumed it would be congested and behind. However, our reservations were for 7:30pm. Got seated at 8:35. Received our appetizers at 9:15pm,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HBel1225
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Cortese has great food. My husband loves the pizza. During our last visit I noticed they will make chicken dishes, that are normally dredged in flour, with gluten free flour upon request. I had Chicken Marsala and can't wait to try some if the others....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Heather B
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We’ve been going to Cortese since our son started school at Binghamton. It never fails us. Nice, friendly atmosphere. Extensive menu with solid food offerings. Decent wine choices. Very attentive, if a bit rushed, wait staff. Awesome garlic bread with cheese! If you’re looking for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed 14 October 2018

BIAS ALERT !!! My family has been going to Cortese for 5 decades. When my wife and I were 14 years old, we used to get half pizza for $1.00 after football games from the little window in the back out the restaurant. My wife...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This is a purpose built restaurant. It has several sections, each served by it's own staff. The menu is extensive. Food itself is OK, even a little boring. Presentation is strictly conventional. Most around our table seem to be enjoying,to them, perfectly familiar food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lankylee
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Very friendly. Delicious food, well prepared. Our server, Jana, was among the best we have ever had. When in the area, I would gladly eat here again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WILLIAM W H
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We frequently get take out when family and grandkids come over. The full menu is available for take out. Kids love the pizza(light sauce!). And adults split dinner entrees since the portions are very generous! Eggplant Parmigiana is one of the best in the area....More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Michelle G
15 December 2018|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
Last time we were there on Monday, it was half price spaghetti and meatballs. I think plain pizza is half price also, but not sure.
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