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Just a Taste

116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (111 reviews)
“focaccia” (28 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was ok, service was lacking. The cherry on top was when the Chef came out and made sarcastic and rude comments to our table. We were sharing plates and asked if the steak could be cut into smaller pieces. Oh, and the hallway to...More

1  Thank 154914Charlie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To tell the truth, I have never been there, but all my friends rate this as the best! It's not expensive, it is uniformly great, and very comfortable.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Everyone in the Ithaca area recommended Just A Taste. It’s good. No doubt it’s good. But I don’t find it to be the best restaurant on the planet that it was made out to be. Great value, good food.

Thank Bethann S
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Offering a fantastic and changing tapas menu, this restaurant is truly one of the gems on Aurora Street in Ithaca with a great wine menu all of which is a great value. I have yet to have a bad dish at Just a Taste and...More

1  Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food and service! We frequent this restaurant quite often. Love the diversity of the menu.

Thank Doris C
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Wandered past at 9pm - only one spare table which is always a good sign. Tapas sized portions all freshly prepared suited all of us - including the kids. We particularly enjoyed the duck leg, the spicy shrimp and the pork loin - washed down...More

1  Thank stevec321
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Had dinner here on our last night in Ithaca. It's a busy place and we didn't reserve ahead. So we came by to put our name on the list and walked for about 20 minutes before they messaged us that our table was ready. Everything...More

2  Thank Culas
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Caesar Salad was the best I have had. All the food is top quality and good value. Service was friendly.

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We met friends here for dinner. The outdoor patio is one of the nicest in downtown Ithaca. It's enclosed, not on the street and has some nice shade trees. The menu is fairly extensive with the majority of items being "small plates" with the idea...More

1  Thank lindavanap
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Go early, this place gets pretty busy after 7:00 pm.....even on a Monday evening. The waitstaff is very prompt and knowledgeable about the wine list and food selections. The wine flights are a great way to become acquainted with an assortment of wines you may...More

1  Thank Cynthia S
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Thom B
20 August 2016|
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Response from bluetrail | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. There are a number of menu items that stay the same, but they also have new and different items on a regular basis. You should call them, their phone # is easily available. They will give you the straight... More
Rebecca F
24 June 2016|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
No. Sorry just got the question.
22 May 2016|
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Response from muz4now | Reviewed this property |
I've seen dogs on the sidewalk here, so I'd say "yes".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-9463
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