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“Homemade, and authentic Italian”

Melodyland Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 115 Restaurants in Cortland
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 19, 2012

You can't beat this place for authentic Italian cuisine. Love their homemade pizza crust (and I can tell you that it IS homemade). They also offer homemade sauces, meatballs, sausage, spaghetti, chicken, veal...you name it! It is always packed, because the food is good, and the atmosphere is comforting - a lot like being in your Nana's house. The wait staff is very friendly, and you definitely do NOT leave hungry! It is family-owned, and not a "chain" and that is nice, too. And for those of you that enjoy a drink with dinner, they do have a bar as well. Stop in and give them a try!

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Definitely a dive, but there are very few places in Cortland to get decent food and even fewer that aren't dives! The pasta is good and the staff friendly. They deserve your business so give it a shot.

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We've had dinner on numerous occasions, I love the gnocchi! But.....tonight we decided to try the pizza... Going back 4 generations? I think not! Trust me the pizza shell was store bought. Most people that have made homemade pizza can tell a "dry" dough consistancy. We will not be wasting money on a supermarket shell! Very disappointed.....l

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Dining here is like stepping back in time, like visiting my grandmother's kitchen. It's not fancy. They have limited hours and always seem packed. If you call ahead they will reserve a table, otherwise its first come first served. Lisa runs the place with her mom and they have the nicest servers and wonderful home cooked food. There is a nice bar in the front. My parents have come here for years and now I'm bringing my children. Melodyland is the best and last of the many family owned Italian restaurants in Cortland.

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

I lived in Cortland for many years, and had not been back since 1999, and this is still the best pizza around. It has been family owned for years. Their homemade spaghetti is ACTUALLY homemade. It is so popular that is you have to make reservations for dinner. The prices are great. It does not have a modern decor, but that's what makes it wonderful. The Melodyland has been in the same location since I can remember.

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Thank Terri B
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