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All 240 Ithaca Restaurants

Just a Taste

116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
607-277-9463
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Ranked #2 of 240 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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A great way to try high quality local produce, presented in tapas size portions. Overall, an excellent dining experience. A busy place, so book ahead or be prepared to wait for a table.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I are in our late twenties and recently did a trip through The Finger Lakes. We enjoyed our evening here on the patio. We tried many dishes and everything was good. Our favorite was the homemade sausage. I would recommend stopping here!

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went on a Saturday night and had to wait about 40 minutes just to sit at the bar. Once seated we were very happy with the food. We chose three tapas plates, and one entree to share. We then had two desserts. The warm banana bread pudding was amazing and a real show stopper. All food... More

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Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have lived in Ithaca for 14 years. Just a Taste has been a family favorite since we moved to town. We have diner here 6 - 8 times per year. We have never been disappointed! Their tapas menu is very diverse. We love sharing certain menu items that are always available, such as: GARLIC BRAISED GREENS WITH TOMATOES, WALNUTS,... More

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Niagara NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

One of the winery servers said this was his favorite place and we had the same experience. When we walked up to the restaurants on Aurora St. and this was the only one with a small line we knew we had to try it. The Restaurant filled when the doors we open. The wait staff was very helpful and attentive.... More

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finger lakes NY
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130 reviews 130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We'd planned on going to a different restaurant in the Ithaca area, and figured it would not be crowded so no reservation needed. When we got there, it wasn't crowded (mostly empty in fact) but were told "half hour wait" so we said nope. Just A Taste was our next choice, 15 minutes away and known as a good meal.... More

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Bear Creek, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Amazing wine selection, delicious sangria, amazing tapas and out of this world desserts. If we ever venture to Ithaca again, we will absolutely be back here, if only for the dessert!

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St. Catharines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Upon arrival, we were overcome by the smell of bleach and the high noise level so asked to wait for a table outdoors. Our first impression was that it was run down and not particularly clean but once we were taken to the outdoor patio, the atmosphere as much better. The tapas menu was very different and the dishes were... More

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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is always excellently prepared, the service is very good and the regular servers are excellent. They know their foods and wine and have a wide selection of both

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took our children here for the first time. The meal was entirely enjoyable including the flights of wine...can't go wrong. No reservations, but no problem. We got there early, so got in and seated right away. If you go later, they'll take your mobile number and call you when your table is ready...so cool. Anyway, another exquisite meal! Can't... More

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