Looking for something different to do on your Friday night? Craving Italian, freshly baked bread, or something sweet? Only 15 minutes away from Binghamton’s campus, you can visit Endicott, NY, a super cute town that is known for its killer restaurants — it even has its very own Little Italy. I swear to you Endicott has food that is worthy of your heart. Here’s a list of restaurants in Endicott that I recommend you visit ASAP!

1. Consol’s Family Kitchen


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Looking for the best Italian food around? Look no further than Consol’s. Consol’s has been a family run restaurant since 1946, serving secret family recipes straight from Italy.

Good news: They have gluten free pasta!

2. Nick’s Pizza and Restaurant


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Their website says it all. “If you’re craving for delicious Italian food, contact Nick’s Pizza & Restaurant of Endicott, NY.”

An additional perk: Nick’s offers gluten free pasta and pizza!

3. Joey’s Pizzeria & Italian Ice


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Founded in 2002, the “Old World Style” cooking Joey’s Pizzeria & Italian Ice specializes in, dates all the way back to 1830. Every pizza is cooked in a brick oven that was manufactured in Italy by specialty craftsmen. With recipes that were passed through their family for generations, and ingredients that are fresh and delicious, visiting Joey’s Pizzeria and Italian Ice is a definite must!

Oh, and an added benefit, Joey’s has delicious Italian Ice, a great cool down treat during those hot summer days!

4. Tony’s Italian Grill


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Originated in Endicott in 1977, Tony’s Italian Grill has been serving delicious Italian food from their family to yours. They have anything you could possibly be craving, and you will definitely be leaving Tony’s full and happy!

P.S. Yes, they do have gluten free options!

5. Jim Roma’s Bakery


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Looking for a bakery that has Italian Cookies, Doughnuts, Pastries, Breads, Pizzas, Subs, Meats, Soups and Salads, Homemade Pasta, and more? Jim Roma’s Bakery is your place to go!

Family owned and operated, Jim Roma’s Bakery promises their bread is made only with the healthiest natural ingredients, never with preservatives. Another fun fact? Jim Roma’s Bakery’s bread is sold in Weis Markets, Price Chopper, and other independent stores. Stop in and check them out!

6. Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes


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Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes specializes in, well obviously, cupcakes. From Vanilla Classic, to Carrot Cake, Red Velvet, and even De Lime In De Coconut, there’s a cupcake for everyone!

And of course, there’s scrumptious gluten free stuffed cupcakes for all my gluten free friends!

Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Fox News, The Rachel Ray Show, and many many more. These cupcakes are the real deal and they’re definitely worth the extra 10 minutes on the treadmill!