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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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English first
Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We love Mia's. In addition to excellent and reasonably priced entrees, there's an extensive tapas menu that offers many choices for meat lovers, vegetarians, fans of various Asian and other cuisines. Our particular favorites include the Tandoori style lobster tail and smoked tofu bun and among the entrees, the Indian ratatouille and the wild mushroom dish. Favorite desserts include the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

In the heart of this nice little town, you'll find good tapas. It is asian influences but still, a lot of efforts have been put on different axis: stunning presentation, mix of flavors and prices reallu affordable. A must go if you pass by Ithaca.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came to Mia's for a late dinner and wished we were hungrier. The restaurant interior is lovely, Sophisticated and understated. Even though we were the last customers for the night, our server was patient, attentive, and never hurried us. The pan-Asian cuisine was excellent, and vegetarian -friendly as well. The samosas were excellent, and the Indian chicken outstanding.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Years of travel to Ithaca had never taken us to Mia until our recent Saturday night visit. Wow! We are glad to have finally discovered it. Loved the Asian tapas concept. So many choices. This is not just "traditional Asian" as it had many Indian influences as well. The food was excellent and the service even better. Will definitely go... More

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New York, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We got many recommendations from locals, but this restaurant by far was the best that we visited practically every week for either drinks, appetizers, and/or full dinner. It is a fusion restaurant with an array of Asian inspired dishes. Definitely a must - Banh Mi appetizer, Roast duck and lamb chop entrees! You must also try their cocktails created by... More

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Toronto
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 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
62 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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