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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

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  • 15
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 3
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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
Another great find.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
margoyager
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Cortland, New York
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English first
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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Binghamton, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Cortland, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Cortland, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Oriskany
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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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Cortland, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Cortland, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Cortland, New York
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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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New York State
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Best pizza in town by far. Meatballs just like mamma used to make. Family run business. Small dinning room so you may have to wait for a table, but worth the wait.Old school italian!

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Cortland, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was just reading through these reviews and see one from RDCACERES bashin this place and the owner. First of all, not sure why you put homemade in parenthesis, because the homemade spaghetti is just that. Maybe you ordered regular spaghetti. Secondly, why was the salad terrible? Is it because you didn't have a choice of dressing? What could possibly... More 

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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

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