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Fabio's Italian Restaurant

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100 Farrell Rd, Cortland, NY 13209-1824
+1 315-913-3431
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The dark, cool interior of Fabio's on a hot summer day was most welcome, even if the cuisine was less than wonderful. Pleasant, overworked wait staff helped the situation, but served the wrong wine and never came back to check on it. My partner and I both had insalata caprese and veal livornese. We agreed the meal could easily have... More 

1 Thank jane c
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Remarkable food. Excellent ambiance inside. The outside belies the excellent experience inside. From the complimentary bread to the desert, all of the food was exceptional.

Thank David S
Cortland, NY
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here in awhile so we thought we'd try it again. Once again it was a disappointment. The decor is a mishmash of nothingness, strings of Christmas lights and fish tanks, including one with a giant piranha that is so big it can't move within the tank and makes you feel sorry for him! With only one other couple... More 

Thank lmandm
Skaneateles, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Anyone who's been to Fabio's recently knows the food is amazing and tastes like its straight off the boat from Italy! Must commend Fabio on many fabulous meals. This place is a regular favorite for me and my family. I recommend trying the lemon chicken, steak, and the priest chokers!

1 Thank tate72green
Knoxville, Tennessee
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

As good or better than carabaos. Nice atmosphere and good service hubby had veal scallopini it was great. I had a dish that was lightly breaded veal and portobellos and it was great. So good that we didn't even eat the pasta. Excellent lobster bisque

1 Thank BJd1948
West Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

A gem of restaurant that must be experienced when visiting Cortland, NY. Authentic Italian food. Home made varieties of pasta. Yes, made fresh. Started with a soup each and then a large salad which was just enough to serve us both. Had the veal parmigiana which you can cut with a fork, two large delicious pieces. Husband had the homemade... More 

1 Thank Ginny Z
Laurel, Maryland
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Fabio's is "old school" Italian! Almost everything is house made. I had the baked penne. Never saw scratch penne on a menu before. Very good. Beware of splashing tomato sauce! Husband had spaghetti bolognese and was very pleased as well. The caprese salad was small but good. The bread and dipping oil very good. The atmosphere was interesting, surrounded by... More 

1 Thank hagemannj
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Not the traditional pasta sauce accustomed to, dishes were high priced, ordered veal parm, did not include pasta, that was extra and high priced for such a small portion. Cannot recommend

Thank Becky M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

I was in town for work and after scouring TripAdvisor, I had been pretty excited to try Fabio's. I felt Fabio was a real person who cared about his work based on the responses he would make to the comments on here. The dinner definitely did not disappoint. The decor was great! The first thing I noticed was the little... More 

1 Thank Ricky S
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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900 reviews
636 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I had a family dinner at Fabio's over the weekend and it really was a mixed bag. Some of the dishes were quite good, others did not work. My aunt had preplanned a meal for entire family to get together and I have to say that the pacing of the meal and the service was excellent. The waitress, Ann, had... More 

2 Thank Justin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Farrell Rd, Cortland, NY 13209-1824
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 315-913-3431

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?