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Just a Taste

116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (127 reviews)
“focaccia” (27 reviews)
“spicy shrimp” (15 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great service, good, wine drafts for sampling. Is like to see some more variety in menu... changes, maybe seasonally. Nice to go for anniversary.

Thank jonnagale
Reviewed 6 days ago

The menu always changes, nice wine list, good service and a perfect place to go with friends to share a variety of well-prepared dishes. I have never been less than very well-pleased.

Thank ulysses204
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Consistently good food and service, and step above a lot of the restaurants in the area. I am in Ithaca occasionally for work, and can look forward to a good meal while I'm there

Thank Lama B
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This was by far the best restaurant we've experienced in Ithaca. The varied tapas selections should satisfy all diners. Be sure to get there early (even before it opens). We had tickets for a show so we waited in line with at least 16 others...More

1  Thank MollyPennsylvania
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Top quality food and drink. Great cider list. They also have a great patio for warmer weather. Top notch service as well.

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Egglplant and/or pineapple have a way of sneaking into Thai food, causing me severe stomach pain, but the diligent waitstaff assured me that the dish I ordered was free of these foods that my body rejects, and all was well. Offered is a vast array...More

Thank Presentasagift
Reviewed 11 February 2018

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

3  Thank 154914Charlie
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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
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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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