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Just a Taste

116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
607-277-9463
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Ranked #2 of 233 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fantastic tapas and unusual wine flights ... the food is always excellent. The only downside is that the inside is fairly noisy and lacking in atmosphere, but the outdoor seating area is really lovel y (assuming the weather is nice!). Their brunch used to be the best in town, but unfortunately they stopped serving brunch (and their phenomenal donuts) a... More

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Kensington, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Each plate at just a taste was outstanding with a variety of cooking styles. We highly recommend the wilted greens, flat breads and Caesar Salad. Amazing quality and care in every mouthful.

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Cambridge
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

If you want a delicious meal at a reasonable price when you are in Ithaca get here but get here early because otherwise you will be waiting. We just sneaked in to a couple seats at the bar on a week night and watched the line waiting for a table grow through the night. The homemade sausage with polenta was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If a restaurant's quality can be judged by how busy it is on a Thursday night in Ithaca, then Just a Taste should be the #1 restaurant on TripAdvisor in this beautiful part of the Finger Lakes. When we arrived at 7 pm, the place was bustling with energy and conversation, and packed with faculty, students, parents and progeny, and... More

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Ithaca, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is the best restaurant in Ithaca, at any price. It serves tapas, which are small portions of foods meant to be shared at your table. About 25-33% of the menu is constant and includes really wonderful choices such as garlic-braised greens, deep-fried russet potatoes with chipolte aioli, etc. The rest of the menu changes constantly, even nightly. It is... More

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Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

All the plates were small, but well presented. My late October visit had nothing but fresh vegetables in it. Wonderfully flavorful. Service was somewhat slow, but the place was packed and the waiters were very kind to me as a solo diner.

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Dryden, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We got to Just a Taste a few minutes before they opened. It was a frigid evening. There were about 6 of us waiting, and they made us stand outside. They could have let us into the entryway, or even the dining room, but they made us stand in the cold. That being said, the food was fine, and the... More

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Candor, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just A Taste serves tapas-sized portions, and the nightly menu offers 20 to 30 different choices. The food is consistently tasty and inventive. Though there are favorites that appear on the menu most nights, the chefs introduce new dishes regularly. Because the quality of the food can be trusted, we try the new as often as we revisit our favorites.... More

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PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is always a must when we go to Ithaca. We put our name in on a busy Saturday night and went across the street to get a Margarita until they called our phone (only about 20 minutes). We absolutely endulged. The filet "main course" melted in your mouth. Amazingly, I asked where the meat came from expecting some local... More

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Bristol, ct
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I wanted to take my wife out for a nice dinner and this tapas style restaurant was recommended by friends. The place is not big, but we walked in around 6 on a Thursday without having to wait. There was a longer wait just after we arrived, but people were happy to hang out at the bar. The wine list... More

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