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Just a Taste

116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
607-277-9463
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Ranked #1 of 237 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Tapas, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Based on other reviews, we're thinking Sunday night was a good choice - we only waited for about 10 minutes. Sat outside and it was very nice. The atmosphere was casual and the food came quickly. We had glasses of wine and 6 tapas from salad to shrimp. All we delicious and the cheesecake was a great desert choice. Would... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Came here for our first meal in Ithaca and we were not disappointed! Food was quite delicious and their wings were my favorite item on the menu. They had a nice sweet and spicy coconut flavor to them and I really need to learn how to recreate that dish at home. The stuffed squash blossoms were also fried to perfection... More

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Auburn, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I like different kinds of places, and Just a Taste qualifies. To start, when you have to literally line up for a place to open at 5:30pm on a Saturday, when every single place surrounding it has been open for hours, it is "different". For a person like me who runs a business, I could almost cry thinking how much... More

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Olean, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We ordered three items: Olives, cheese plate, flatbread. Absolutely outstanding!!! Fun place due to how small and loud it is. Due to this, dont go on a Sat night for fine quiet dining. We sat at the bar. The bartender was very kind. I was a little bothered by a comment made by a waiter to the bartender regarding a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Everything that we ate was excellent. We had eight different Tapas. Tremendous wine list that you can sample. The desert was excellent as well. If you visit Ithica you have to eat there.

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Orchard Park, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

They use local produce for their tapas. Always something new and plenty of the old favs. We enjoy this place even though packed and bustling. Love sitting out in the garden out back or inside too. Only sad when the season changes and a favorite it no longer available.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is the type of restaurant that you don't want to tell every body about because it is already very popular. We went to it after being subjected to some arrogance by the staff at the Moosewood restaurant, one of whom informed us that they did not have a crystal ball to advise us to be able to tell us... More

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Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had a night out with the wife...this place is great. Loads and loads of yummy tapas, plus an extensive wine list. It's often crowded, so either arrive "off hours", or expect to wait. Semi-expensive, but well worth it!

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Summit Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

First trip to Ithaca and Just a Taste was recommended by a few people and websites. We didn't wait for a table and sat on the outside patio in the back. Definitely a nice secluded area from the main street. The food was excellent and I have not complaints at all. The staff and service was great and someone was... More

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Syracuse, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Spending a few days in Ithaca, trip advisor rated this #2 so we decided to give it a try. We easily found on street parking. The restaurant is rather cozy , mostly tables for 2-4.and fairly noisy. we didn't call ahead and were told it would be a 20 min wait and with no room at the bar the hostess... More

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