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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
607-277-9463
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Ranked #1 of 243 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
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited on Friday November 29, were seated around 6:45 PM with no wait time. However, we got the last table and at least 4 parties who came after us had to come back later. The restaurant took down their information and called them on their cell phone when their seating became available. There is a very small 5 seat... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food at Just a Taste is always outstanding. The only problem is finding a place at the table, as they do not take reservations. It is always crowded, and the tables are close together in a small, dark room. In the summertime, it is better, because customers can eat outside either on the street or in their garden. However,... More 

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Ithaca, New York, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been to Just a Taste several times, and I am always glad that I went! The seating area is small, so it's best to go around 5:30 or after dinner hours, especially on the weekends. The food here is so delicious, you won't be disappointed! I usually don't try seafood, except for at coastal areas, since I'm very... More 

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I can rarely find words to describe the experience at Just a Taste. My wife and I have been going there for better than 15 years and have never had less-than-stellar experience. Flights of wine, dozens of tapas choices is all we need. The hardest part is trying to narrow down what you want to eat. In the end, we... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I like this resto a lot; I've been many times. The only down side, it's so busy & as it's not a large place it can be tough to get a table. No reservations so best to go on weekdays at less busy times. Notable also for its very fair wine prices including flights or groups of wines in various... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Been here quite a few times. Had an incredible experience every time. The menu is constantly rotating; they have a few staples, but the rest is always changing so that every night, you get a new selection. There are a lot of interesting and unique dishes that they have, so if something catches your eye, definitely try it out! When... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We stopped by around 6 and we were told it would be a 45 minute wait. They would call when a table was ready. We stopped back in 25 minutes and they were cleaning up the table for us. We ordered a selection of tapas. Some of our favorites included russet potato wedges with chipotle aioli, salmon with grilled zucchini... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is great and I really enjoyed the meszet style of dining.It is always difficult to get in unless your in line and waiting for opening time. But this also speaks well of this place. Tables are a bit crowded. Bar area is quite small but can be quaint.

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aylesbury, bucks
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Recommended by our B+B, William Henry Miller Inn. (also excellent!) Didn't go in first night as very popular. Next night we were told there would be a wait and they could ring us in 30/40 mins or we could eat at the bar soon. We decided to sit at the bar, there are 6/7 stools. This turned out to be... More 

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Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A lots of options, very seasonal, good prices, perfect for sharing with friends, lots of wine... One of my favorite options in town,

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Additional Information about Just a Taste

Address: 116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
Phone Number: 607-277-9463
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Tapas, Vegetarian

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