Great service to go with the excellent food
The serving sizes here are enormous..I couldn't even finish half of it. Excellent excellent excellent..
Best italian around
A lot of great food. Really cool decor. It's not very often that I like a place so much to stay after dinner and go to the bar for a drink. The outside can seem off putting but don't let that dissuade you
Great food ... atmosphere hasn't changed in 50 years...like taking a step back in time.
This place is awesome! Portion sizes are large and atmosphere is excellent. Strongly recommend!
Trip Advisor Reviews
You would think you walked off the street in New York or Philadelphia in little Italy. This jewel takes you back in time with a decorative old school dinning room. It was a hard choice to choose from all the mouth watering entree's on there menu. Enjoyed a eggplant parmigiana dinner that melted in my mouth with classic Italian dining background music. The serving proportions were enough for lunch the next day. A great selection of wines that were reasonably priced. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended for travellers visiting the area.
Great selection of Italian entrees as well as some other selections. Fairly priced, deliciously prepared, and very generous with portions. I challenge you to find a more satisfying meal for the money.
Delicious Italian cuisine in a modest family-type place. Baked dishes, Italian sausage outstanding, melts in your mouth. A definite go-to in Cortland-Ithaca area
·Rich M. Melville, NY
If you are in the Cortland area and want to avoid bar food, college kids, and tourist pricing; and you want good old school Italian, italian from the Bronx feel, come here. I was born in the Bronx. I grew up in places that looked like this. This is the real deal, but in Cortland. I love the history of the place, the looks and feel. The service was amazing, the staff was super friendly and everything I had was top notch. If you live here and never been, shame on you and if your kids go to Cortland and you want a solid place to have dinner that doesn't smell like beer, well stop here. I have it book marked now. And thanks to the hotel front desk kid. "It's a walk from here" ( 3/4 of a mile lol) I'm glad I drove.
James H. Levittown, NY
What a little gem this place is!! Its on the outskirts of town and definitely a must try for some solid old school italian cuisine. The service was great and attentive. Large portions and reasonably priced as well. I had a Swordfish steak special with an olive Tapenade that was delicious. We look forward to returning soon.
Tony C. Spring Hill, FL
I came here from Florida wanting real Italian food and I found it ! Omg this was the best Raviolis I've ever had and the meatballs were amazing. The atmosphere was perfect and the service was on point! My dinner date had the stuffed shells and thought they were so authentic Italian and tasted like heaven. I'm really impressed with this place
Teri L. Largo, FL
Went to this place for the first time today for my birthday and we LOVED it. My husband has the ziti al forna... very cheesy. I had the special Chicken Satimbocca. It was amazing. That marsala sauce was so very savory and the seasonal veg was the green beans and they were so fresh. Had some tiramisu to go for dessert and I'm eating it now. So very creamy. We will definitely be back!
This place has been our go to in Cortland! Matt and team are just simply outstanding! Food, service, atmosphere, music, it all works like clockwork! Matt and delighted my new Cortland grad with a chocolate dessert with a wonderful candle! It was a wonderful meal and celebration made more so by The Green Arch! This place needs a 2x multiplier on the 5 stars! We’ll be back! Go Red Dragons!
This is THE place, the joint (as my VERY Chicago Father would have lovingly called it)... it operates like a well oiled machine, yet holds the nostalgia of yesteryear... the staff is endearing and truly has a vested interest in your dining experience.... the BEST ribeye I have enjoyed at restaurant in YEARS... if you are looking for exceptional food and service, at an amazing price point - it’s here... this will be a family staple for years to come, thank you for amazing food and conversation, being new to the area - you made us feel like old friends and you have no idea how much that meant to us... we will be back, sooner than later - The Hubs thoroughly enjoyed the leftovers!
The food,the atmosphere,and the stellar service was simply amazing. I didn't catch the waitresses name but she made the whole experience that much better. Went here for an anniversary dinner date and have found a place that I will absolutely continue to dine in at. Thank you for a great experience.