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Taverna Banfi

130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
+1 607-254-2565
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great buffet for lunch. Dinner too expensive. Lunch buffet excellent choices. We go there all the time.

Thank hardtofindagoodhotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

To say that we had enjoying the dinner at Taverna Banfi would be like saying nothing at all. The restaurant has very nice ambience, fantastic food, the service is beyond words! We couldn't remember last time we enjoyed dinner out so much. All dishes we...More

Thank NJtraveller95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

by starting at the bar one gets a broader sense of the operation. the service is a bit peripathic but overall satisfactory.

Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A very delicious meal. Yummy bread with balsami vinegar and salmon with green beans and cous cous. All simple but surprisingly delicious and I would lke to go back.

Thank Opinioned_traveler
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Taverna Banfi is a fine dining Italian restaurant at The Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus. Exploring the Finger Lakes region, we used The Statler as our base and dined at Taverna Banfi. While the ambience is quite informal, the service and food compare...More

Thank Padytr
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We had a great dinner at this hotel restaurant which we weren't sure if would be better than eating at a local restaurant. This was not only very convenient, but also great food. Service was attentive and salads and deserts were highlight. Entrees are high...More

Thank gregwolf8
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Being entirely honest, I wasn't expecting much, and as such, my view might be mildly biased. However, the octopus was quite good. Probably the best grilled octopus that I've had. The prosciutto appetizer was fantastic; the mozzarella and the prosciutto worked well off of each...More

Thank OrangeSeven7
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Taverna Banfi is located in the Statler Hotel at Cornell Univerity. It is an Italian restaurant that is staffed by mainly Cornell students learning the fine art of waitering. The food is good and prices moderate. They have great salads with fresh ingredients, and...More

Thank Mid60sCouple
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Taverna Banfi was a great place to have lunch after Cornell's convocation ceremony. We were lucky to be the first group to get there and soon after everyone had the same idea. We sat down at a very large table in the back of the...More

1  Thank MissS85
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a great place for a fine meal. The other added attraction are the students who serve as your host, waiters or bartender. They do a great job and all of them seem to love what they are doing and take great pride in...More

Thank SpikeIII
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Mister B
17 August 2015|
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Response from chris k | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is valet parking. There is also a dedicated parking lot which the bell captain can give you the "secret" pass word to which is quite near and, there is an elevator from the main floor of the hotel to the second... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 00:00
Monday
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday
00:00 - 00:00
Friday
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday
00:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
    (130 Statler Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-254-2565
  • E-mail
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