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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
607-277-9463
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 152
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Arrive early if you want a seat.

This was our first time and we read the reviews that said arrive a bit early which we happen to be coming into Ithaca around 430 so we just did a little sightseeing quick and we were standing in front of the restaurant at 4:50. There was enough people to fill the restaurant by 5 o'clock waiting in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Simplylivingunited
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was our first time and we read the reviews that said arrive a bit early which we happen to be coming into Ithaca around 430 so we just did a little sightseeing quick and we were standing in front of the restaurant at 4:50. There was enough people to fill the restaurant by 5 o'clock waiting in front. granted... More 

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Stony Brook, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great menu, delicious food, but the portions are a bit small, even for tapas. The bill added up pretty quickly, but I left full and satisfied!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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109 reviews 109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had tried to get a table at this restaurant before and it's always packed with a long wait. No reservations. This time we were super early and it was a Sunday so we didn't have to wait. Since we were the first few people in the restaurant we had excellent service. We ordered their flight of wines which was... More 

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Floyds Knobs, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We arrived fifteen minutes before advertised closing time, were treated rudely, given menus and told we had to order immediately, no drinks offered and food thrown on table without being identified or placed in front of the person who actually ordered it. It wasn't as if the restaurant was empty either. There were 4-5 tables still in service, and we... More 

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Elmira, NY
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202 reviews 202 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After reading so many glowing revieews of Just a Taste, we were prepared to be really blown away. It was a nice restaurant, the food was interesting and well-prepared, the service was decent - but not among the best meals we ever had. What was most surprising was that the back of the restaurant (where the tiny rest rooms are... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
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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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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, Vegetarian, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?