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Just a Taste

116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (133 reviews)
“focaccia” (30 reviews)
“spicy shrimp” (16 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was our favourite in Ithaca. Excellent and varied tapas. The Brussels sprouts sauted in brown butter with garlic pecans and Romano cheese is out of this world. It’s a small place though so need to get there early for a table.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 694grahamt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been consistently a wonderful dining experience, thanks to the owner Jen Irwin, and her great back- and front-of house teams. We have dined at this restaurant many times over the last 10 years and have ALWAYS had a great meal. The key...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank K_and_G_Ith
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Great place for a 2-5 people. The tapas are great and the price is so right. Extensive wine selection and sweet patio in the summertime.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank thatflxlyfe
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Ate an early dinner here on a Friday evening. I had the tenderloin and with deep fried Russet potatoes. The tenderloin was perfect - juicy, tender and tasty. The potatoes came with a chipotle aioli, which was really tasty. I had the warm chocolate souffle'...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tomlG3057ES
Reviewed 10 November 2018

The food was exceptional and the portions for shareable plates were a good size. A wonderful place to go and share plates among friends. Go early so you can be sure to get in since they do not take reservations and they will fill up...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 22 October 2018

What a great find! We had an amazing meal, at quite a reasonable price. The wine flights were a really happy discovery- it's pretty rare to like all of the wines in a flight, and that happened with all 3 flights our group tried. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kate3717
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Not cheap but the best food around here. If you can afford queuing for 45min, however. Lovely crowd, busy service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank luvaspina
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Our theatre show finished just in time for us to get late night nibbles and a glass of wine each at Just a Taste. They close at 11 pm so they are not open super late. Enjoyed an old favorite -- braised greens, and something...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rh24
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Just A Taste is a fantastic dining experience! Great service, fabulous food and a great, rotating selection of wines. If you love to share different taste and foods wit friends and groups, this is the place for you. AND, you get to try lots of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Adam B
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This place is great. Wonderful food, pleasant staff and great dining experience. We eat in the outside garden area. I recommend this if weather is premitting. The small plate fare is a great way to experience multiple items. We particularily liked getting the Focaccia as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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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 DrGiannone | 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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