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Just a Taste

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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
607-277-9463
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner

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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Went there with my 17 year old daughter, who was checking out Cornell, so we didn't take advantage of the wine and beer tasting opportunities. Nice crowd--full of friendly people. Definitely needed to know what you were ordering and we made some mistakes--food we didn't like--but I can't say that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went there with my 17 year old daughter, who was checking out Cornell, so we didn't take advantage of the wine and beer tasting opportunities. Nice crowd--full of friendly people. Definitely needed to know what you were ordering and we made some mistakes--food we didn't like--but I can't say that the food wasn't great--just not what we thought we were... More 

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North Palm Beach
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had the Italian flight of wine along with goat, risotto, mushrooms and steamed clams tapas - enjoyed everything. Definitely recommend it to anyone visiting downtown Ithaca!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were fortunate to have a table on the patio on a beautiful night and enjoyed each of the tapas we chose; 4 of us shared 10 plates -- not a dud in the bunch.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great food! I'm a vegetarian and my husband is not. there were plenty of choices for both of us. We also enjoyed their wine flight with dinner. Service was good. We got there early and didn't have to wait for a table. The place was filling up and there was a wait by the time we left. Prices might be... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Have been there many years ago and loved it but not impressed this time. Small portions even for tapas and high prices. Food was uninspiring. Will not go back.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We seem to have been unfortunate in visiting this place on a day when they were very understaffed. The food was excellent, particularly the rabbit loin and the summer squash. There is a wide variety on the wine list and we enjoyed a local bottle. We were disappointed, however, because the service was so slow. Our tapas came one at... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Granted this is a small town but has a very prestigious university where the intelligentsia of the world study. No reservations taken . We waited about 20-25 minutes for our table . Seated with menus and left alone for at least ten minutes before our totally unfriendly server arrived with pad and pen with a "what do you want" .... More 

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New Preston, Connecticut
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Interesting selection of tapas. Some more Spanish but mostly more local themed. Two of us shared four tapas and that was just right though they suggested that we keep the menu in case we needed more. Our favorite was the hummus with red pepper but they were all good.

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Deerfield, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We heard from many folks that this was the place to go to for dinner. Disappointed by the variety and quality. It was good, but we expected much more from the tapas restaurant. Maybe we ordered the wrong thing because our waitress was tepid with what we ordered; or Maybe we are spoiled in Chicago.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very interesting menu with plenty to choose from. Highly recommend the mushroom buffalo meatballs. Everything we had tasted great. The tapas comes out at a good clip. 3 plates per person should work. Parking could be tricky especially with school in session but was relatively easy in August.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-277-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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

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