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Taverna Banfi

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130 Statler Drive, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (130 Statler Drive)
6072542565
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food.

The food is good here, but it is a little odd getting dinner in the Hotel school. The staff is polite, though not overly welcoming (not dissimilar to students in the Hotel school..)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
thetwoofcups
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Baltimore, Maryland

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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The food is good here, but it is a little odd getting dinner in the Hotel school. The staff is polite, though not overly welcoming (not dissimilar to students in the Hotel school..)

Endicott, New York
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Planned a lunch with my wife. I had been her before but was to be her first time dinning here. Every parking lot seems to be restricted. No one on campus could direct U.S. As to where we could park. So needless to say we did not dine here. Wound up at the bistro at Thirsty Owl winery which I... More 

Michigan
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed dinner as well as breakfast the next morning. While the selection is not especially extensive, the quality is high and the service excellent. I enjoyed the bibb lettuce salad and scallops over pasta for dinner and kept things continental for breakfast.

Ithaca, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

i have eaten here many times lunches, dinners, and Sunday brunch buffets and have always been pleased. This past 10 day period my wife and had two dinners and they were wonderful. She's a vegetarian and enjoys the creativity of some of the offerings. We usually share a salad, either kale or Caesar. Last night, when we explained our situation... More 

Ithaca, New York
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We've been for brunch, lunch and dinner at Taverna Banfi in The Statler Hotel at Cornell University and enjoyed all three immensely. First, this Tuscan-inspired restaurant serves as a key teaching tool for students of Cornell's School of Hotel Administration, and it shows. The hosts and servers, while not always as polished as professional restaurant staff, exude a youthful energy... More 

Austin, Texas
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ate here for dinner and breakfast while staying at the Statler Hotel. The dinner was very good, but not amazing. The staff was very friendly. We had pasta, which was, again, very good. The portions are huge. We had a Finger Lakes Riesling, which was excellent - much better than I expected! Breakfast was good, but expensive. Lots of... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Mothers Day Brunch was way overpriced and the accomodations were noisy and not terribly comfortable. A huge disappointment, Food was good, but served in too many rooms to get a sense of what was available.

Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Did the Mothers Day brunch with eight adults and two kidlettes. At $45 @ adult and $22 @ kid, it was very pricey. The number of food stations was overwhelming. Delicious.

Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Dining at the Taverna Banfi at the Statler was one of the highlights of our campus visit, which we repeated on the next trip as well. One of the best things the restaurant has going for it is the students who run the place, as it's hands-on training for the Hotel Management school of Cornell. They have enthusiasm and knowledge... More 

Marcellus, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Food was average. Service was good except for the restaurant mgr. I was surprised that the student behind the breakfast buffet was unable to tell me whether the hollandaise sauce was made from scratch or brought in from the outside. However, I couldn't really fault her because she was a young student. I'm not sure I would eat there again... More 

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Additional Information about Taverna Banfi

Address: 130 Statler Drive, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone Number: 6072542565
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Statler Drive, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
    (130 Statler Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 6072542565

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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