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3 Commando Ave, Cortland, NY 13045-3105 (Formerly Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill)
+1 607-753-9777
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Cortland, New York
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196 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I took our 2 year old for a nice dinner on New Year's Eve. We went early to not disturb the late night crowd and it was perfect. Other families were doing the same. They have a nice selection from the child's menu and she would have eaten any of it. My wife and I had a... More 

Thank Bob_Haight
Cortland, New York
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I remember when I was younger Comando Pizza was the BEST!!! When the restaurant reopened Pizza was not on the menu but the promise that it would be coming soon gave customers hope. Tonight a friend and I went to Comando and Pizza was on the menu, I have to tell you, Vince's Mom and Dad would be proud. One... More 

1 Thank katydid34
Cortland, New York
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I usually love Comandos. However, on this visit, there was just ONE waitress. Our food took an hour to come out and it was burned. It was a total disappointment as our group had folks from out of town who had to drive home, and for it to take an hour......usually we get our meals quickly. Please be sure, Comandos,... More 

Thank Linda S
Homer, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Italian /American Menu. Great service, Great food , Large portions, Family Atmosphere, Great selection of Italian food. Friday Fish has been excellent.

Thank Bob19422015
Cortland, New York
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Good spaghetti and gnocchi. Decent wine selection. Delicious balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Very good service. I agree with some other reviewers that it might be a little pricier than other Italian restaurants in food, so not an every week visit, but worth it when you're craving it.

Thank n02578845
Rochester, NY
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134 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Oddly, as a Cortland is my home town I don't ever recall eating at Commandos, but often heard references to it. So, on a recent visit with my adult son, I decided to give it a try as I was craving for a plate of pasta. The restaurant has been in business for a very long time and it shows... More 

Thank rpccc43
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295 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

It has been a year but I was back and now disappointed. The chicken Parmesan was fantastic. Really good red sauce. The service was efficient and friendly. It is truly a family atmosphere feeling. Not an attractive building outside but, go in for an authentic Italian meal.

Thank Jeff R
Cortland, New York
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186 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

It's been a while since we've been to Comandos. I looked at their menu online; prices have gone up disproportionately to other restaurants in town. But, we were really in the mood for lasagna and they were on the way home. So, I called to order take out. Despite the price hike, nothing comes with the lasagna, not even a... More 

1 Thank Ted_and_Laura
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I used to eat at Comando's as a little girl. When Vince, the son of the original owner decided to open up the place again, I wondered if it would be as good. It is. He works very hard and I have to say the meals are great. I have been there as a regular diner and even for events... More 

2 Thank Regina W
Cortland, New York
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

There are many Italian restaurants in Cortland, but Commando's sauce is my all time favorite. We have been going there fir a long time and it took awhile, but we finally decided eating in the bar is far better than eating in the dining room, especially in the summertime when they have the blower on in the antiquated cooling system... More 

2 Thank StephanieSTJohn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Commando Ave, Cortland, NY 13045-3105 (Formerly Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-753-9777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?