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Melodyland Restaurant

208 S Main St, Cortland, NY 13045-3370
607-756-7381
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Ranked #14 of 100 Restaurants in Cortland
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Cortland, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Central NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Melodyland has a long history, and it shows in the 1940s vibe from the structure itself, to Sinatra crooning in the background, to the homey food served by ladies that seem more like moms or sisters than waitresses. I live for the eggplant rollettes and my son loves the meatballs. While some may think the salads are bland, we love... More

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Cortland, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very good hometown restaurant. Great food and very friendly service! I would definitely return for lunch or dinner and I hear they have excellent pizza!

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Cortland, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Okay! where do I begin, the food was overcooked my bf had Lasagna and I had the "homemade" spaghetti and meatballs. the beer and wine were fine.The service was nothing to write home about. We had drinks and they were good. As part of the entree mt bf got a salad....it was TERRIBLE. Just save your money and go somewhere... More

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Eddington, Maine
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108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Tried Melodyland take out this trip...it was almost as good as we remember from our last visit......missed the wonderful table service, but the food was wonderful. Home cooking at its best, great Italian food, great prices, one of our favorite places in central NY. will return again and again.

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Cortland, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Melodyland is a treasure. It is an old-fashioned neighborhood family-owned Italian restaurant. Please disregard the review below that calls this wonderful little gem a “dive”. This is a 1930s-era neighborhood restaurant in the first floor of a house. It is clean-as-a-whistle, features home-cooked Southern Italian favorites and is beloved by both the backbone of Cortland’s Italian community and others that... More

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