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Reservation Lines Open Thursday - Saturday at 4pm | #pastauniteus

Reservation Lines Open Thursday - Saturday at 4pm | #pastauniteus

The Area's
Most Recommended Italian Restaurant
Since 1933

Our Story

Established over 91 years ago, the Green Arch Restaurant was founded by Francesca Discenza, who came to Cortland with her husband Angelo right around the turn of the century. While Angelo went to work at the Wickwire Brothers Factory here in Cortland, Francesca ambitiously worked to become one of the area’s most well known entrepreneurs.

Upon acquiring the building at 107 Elm Street, Francesca set up chicken coops in the rear of the property. She raised chickens and traveled the Cortland area with her family selling chickens and eggs. In addition, from time to time, Francesca would sell fireworks on the corners of Elm and Pomeroy Streets, and quickly became the go-to person for those who sought out the excitement of fireworks.

Francesca was quite content with her business, until the day a local businessman, who sold bread locally, informed her that he too would be selling fireworks right down the street. This was not welcoming news. Francesca warned that if he sold fireworks then she too would start selling bread. And so she did.

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Thank You To Our Customers

Sherri Barber

5 Star Review - Google
Chicken Riggies were excellent! Calamari, I'm told was delicious.( not my thing!)The menu is extensive, old school Italian. The service was great, we will definitely be back.

Coral Ough

5 Star Review - Google
Absolutely the best pasta I have had in a long time. The homemade red sauce was perfect. Very large portions, great coffee and great dessert . Will be going back soon

Vickie Myers

5 Star Review - Google
Thank you Green Arch for yet another fantastic dining experience!! From the food to the service - it’s top notch! Highly recommend you stop in if you have the chance. Great nostalgic throw back that won’t disappoint.

Photina Gibbs

5 Star Review - Google
Was our first trip and most definitely will not be our last. Our server Michelle was amazing . The food was out of this world. They accommodated us which was in its own wonderful. See you soon Green Arch!

Sunday to Wednesday

Thursday to Saturday
Open @5pm

(607) 753-1481