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Mia Tapas Bar and Restaurant

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130 East State St., The Commons, Ithaca, NY
+1 607-277-2000
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ithaca, New York
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food. “Both the pork buns and the Thai wings were clever - deconstructed in a way that made the protiens shine more and have great texture.”

Thank yuttanun
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here as part of a group of 20 with preselected appetizers (ribs, samosas, portabello mushrooms) and main dishes (shrimp curry, sweet & sour tofu and vegetables, pork vindaloo). Found the food tasty but not authentic to any particular region. Like the Ubu Ale!

Thank Urban-cyclist
New York
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152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes you wouldn't know it by the name but this place mostly Thai--also some Indian influence. We were taken here by some local profs and had a great dinner--they catered a sort of banquet with many dishes so we didn't even order but everything was good--and I'm fairly picky about my Thai food.

Thank Knohanz
Los Gatos, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went there with a few friends last week. The food was, to mildly put, to die for. Ithaca dining scene is average at best in general, and Mia stood out as an excellent restaurant that could hold its own anywhere. The menu is a collection of small and big plates, with a distinctly Thai and Indian bent, with a few... More 

Thank MadrasMango
Raleigh, North Carolina
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband tried an entree and I had several small plates. We shared everything and all of it was perfect. The food was full of flavor and the service was good too. Definitely will recommend.

Thank AP1108
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had a variety of small plates and one was better than the other. Each plate was made to perfection and plated beautifully.

Thank Emma C
Elmira, New York
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Extensive tapas menu, nice selection of entrees, great desserts. We ate here for the first time on our anniversary and it was a memorable dinner. Service was outstanding without being annoying, the place is nicely decorated, and there was a live jazz combo playing (sat. evening). Perfect dinner.

2 Thank JohnandJaneS
Youngstown, New York
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

They're calling themselves and Asian restaurant so we thought it would be a good place to get Chicken Satay. It was very disappointing, quite bland. Also, the wine pour was small.

Thank Peg4157
Brooklyn, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this place and were pleasantly surprised. Great vegetarian choices! Also good seafood. We got the vegan chocolate dessert which was rich and quite good.

Thank Kit W
Washington DC
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Ithaca is a small city with incredible places to eat. We were in Ithaca for 5 days and this was the best dinner we had (look at my profile and you can see where else we ate). Our ArBnB host recommended this place and we made reservations shortly thereafter. We sampled a large swath of the menu including the lotus... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Asian, Indian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 East State St., The Commons, Ithaca, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-2000
Mia restaurant features fine cuisine from many Asian countries in a unique and beautiful atmosphere. At Mia we offer an eclectic menu and when available we pride ourselves in using local produce, sustainably harvested seafood, and hormone & antibiotic free meats for our Slow Food Pan-Asian cuisine.

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