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Melodyland Restaurant

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208 S Main St, Cortland, NY 13045-3370
607-756-7381
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful, as always

This is a place where saying "some things never change" is a very GOOD thing. Delicious home cooking, attentive and friendly service, and a reasonable price. What's not to love?!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Ted_and_Laura
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Cortland, New York
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Cortland, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite Italian restaraunt in Cortland. Their homemade pasta is great. Great customer service; family owned.

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Thank Michael_Jewett
Cortland, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a place where saying "some things never change" is a very GOOD thing. Delicious home cooking, attentive and friendly service, and a reasonable price. What's not to love?!

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Thank Ted_and_Laura
New York State
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When our family wants a good Italian meal, we head to Melodyland. The food never disappoints. It's a real mom and pop restaurant that's a favorite of locals. The ambience is simple and hasn't changed in years. My 90-year-old dad remembers dancing there back in the day. Great food at a good price. It's a real gem!

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1 Thank crtrptr
Binghamton, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The food here is truly home made. The interior preserves a 40's or 50's style, with old school tables and booths and Sinatra or Dean Martin in the background. It is a quiet, family style restaurant where most folks know one another, and never disappoints. Stop in and try the stuffed rigs.

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Thank Christopher S
Cortland, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Melodyland is another one of those great finds. Great Italian food. Family owned and operated. If you don't know about it you'll never just "happen on it". Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday only. Better get there early or you'll be waiting for a seat. Locals flock there. Specials always especially good.

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Thank margoyager
Cortland, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Family owned and authentic old family recipes make the food here the Italian I grew up on. Off the beaten path in Cortland but still frequented by lots of locals. Reservations and walk ins accepted. Friendly bar tenders and wait staff. Love it there!

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Thank StephanieSTJohn
Oriskany
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

it is a old-fashion style restaurant... great homemade pasta... Huge portions! and great Garlic Bread!

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Thank Alex O
Cortland, New York, United States
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Homemade pasta and sauce! Great meal! Good service but small accommodations. Very friendly place! Reservations accepted and encouraged because of small eating area.

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Thank Kathy M
Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A small family owned Italian Restaurant on South Main Street, This place has the finest spaghetti you will ever taste. From there homemade sauce to their homemade spaghetti. Their pizza is also very good. They don't scrimp on the items that you put on the pizza. This is a place where all the locals go.

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1 Thank Tom2929
Cortland, New York
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Old fashioned, cozy atmosphere! Great place for real Italian food. Restaurant has been here since the Depression or before, a real treat to go there for dinner.

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Thank WAGramma

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 S Main St, Cortland, NY 13045-3370
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: 607-756-7381

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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