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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 #12 of 239 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Tapas, Pan-Asian
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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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ithaca, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Mia has really good appetizers. This place is known to be expensive, but I feel it's worth the great service, the food and the ambience. The waiting time has never been long, and making a reservation in advance is a good idea if you're going on a Friday or a Saturday. My favourites are the lotus root fritters, the Roti... More

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Brooklyn, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were staying in Watkins Glen - about 30 miles away - but after a bit of research Mia appeared to be a better dining option than anything in town, so we decided to drive to Ithaca and check it out. We were happy beyond our expectations: very good service and a menu with just the right level of ambition,... More

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Dublin, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was on a business trip to Cornell with some co-workers. We decided to check out Mia Restaurant in the Ithaca Commons. We were very impressed. I ordered roasted duck and it was awesome! Co-workers had similar feedback about dishes they ordered too. We were so happy that we picked the right restaurant for the dinner. Great atmosphere, quiet location... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were walking through downtown Ithaca looking for a place to eat (with all the construction going on) and chanced upon Mia's. Even though we did not have a reservation, the owner was kind enough to accommodate us upstairs. We were expecting a traditional Spanish Tapas, but were very pleasantly surprised by the menu and the variety... Loved the food,... More

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Ithaca, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Gainesville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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