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Mia Tapas Bar and Restaurant

130 East State St., The Commons, Ithaca, NY
607 277 2000
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Ranked #13 of 237 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Tapas, Pan-Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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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Toronto
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

An extensive menu of tapas as well as full-sized entrees. The fish is especially good. Interesting Asian-style take non recipes. Worth a visit if traveling in Ithaca.

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Vestal New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Mia has the advantage over "Just a Taste" in that it serves full plates as well as Tapas plates. My wife preferred that, and so if your party wants a mix this is the place to go to. Some of the tables are a bit too close to the stairs and kitchen, so pick carefully. Would certainly go back again.... More

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Ithaca, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is one of the go-to places in Ithaca for fine dining but I tried the tapas menu. for the first time and it did not disappoint. The owner is a local celebrity restaurateur and is known for his inventive approaches to restaurants and cuisines. Mia accomplishes admirably what few kitchens have ventured into -- combining ingredients and methods of... More

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Ithaca, NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We ate a Mia's last night with a group of 10 people. This place has always been solid. The food was terrific, but the whole experience was really uncomfortable since our waiter was such a jerk. He was clearly annoyed with us and none of us could understand why. He just had a terrible attitude. He is a very poor... More

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Dryden, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My personal favorite local restaurant in Ithaca. Right on the Commons. A great variety of wonderful foods.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Exquisitely delicious and inventive food! The smoked salmon samosas were wonderful in that Thai red curry sauce that I still dream about! Staff was so friendly and accommodating even though we were there so late and lost all track of time!

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Hoboken
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Same guy who opened Just a Taste (among many other Ithaca restaurants). An Asia fusion restaurant that has an ambitious menu. Great ambiance (I can definitely see it as a great date night option). The dahl dish was phenomenal. Skip the green papaya salad. So much on the menu to keep it interesting. Definitely worth a repeat.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

A great thing about tapas is that you can try lots of different things at one sitting. We shared six dishes and they were all very good. The drinks were very good. I enjoyed a flight of 3 different sakes, all tasty. A scallop dish in a wonton wrap was my favorite.

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Valencia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I've been to Ithaca six times in eight mos. First trip I ate at Mia two nites in a row - 2nd becoz it was their "tasting dinner". On previous visits I would have given five stars on all accounts. Tonight, I was disappointed (I volunteer to come to Ithaca for work, just to eat dinner). The service was "crap"... More

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Ojai, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The food is outstanding and the drinks are hand made. Expensive , hmmmmm, maybe , but worth it. The shrimp entree and the tom yum jia soup is off the hook.

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