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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
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 18
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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
Fantastic food and great service

Expect to "just taste" several dishes at this restaurant. My husband and I have visited a few times and we usually get 5-6 dishes between the both of us. Allows us to try some things we might not get if it were a whole meal (cow's tongue anyone?) The dishes are creative and tasty. The foccacia is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Brenda H
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Ithaca, New York
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  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Expect to "just taste" several dishes at this restaurant. My husband and I have visited a few times and we usually get 5-6 dishes between the both of us. Allows us to try some things we might not get if it were a whole meal (cow's tongue anyone?) The dishes are creative and tasty. The foccacia is excellent. The service... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food here was excellent and worth the wait to get in. However, the service was way too rushed. We ordered 9 items and all of them came almost at once, before we even got our drinks. We asked if they could hold some back and the response was no. Our table was ridiculously full!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The perfect spot when some of your group is hungry, and some aren't. Or everyone has a different palate. Or you like to share. Numerous wine choices, and wine flights. No immediately close parking, but you can park on Seneca st, a half block away. The parking is cheap, about a buck an hour. And, you can get your receipt... More 

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Roselle, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We are staying on Cayuga Lake for a couple weeks & decided to check out Just a Taste - good stop! They change the menu daily & it is really loaded with a large selection of beef, vegetarian, chicken & fish selections! We loved the potato fingers served with a huge amount of spicey chipotle aoli. Service was fantastic, nice... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The tapas are great -- asparagus, shrimp, all the classics. We've enjoyed every dish we had here. The service is friendly, and on nice evenings there is an outdoor area in the back.

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Glendale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a busy noisy happening place that we loved. We wanted a light dinner, so we picked three items to share: an asparagus dish, a Spanish Chorizo sausage, and Creole shrimp. All were tasty and served in larger portions that we expected. The menu features many items, and everything sounds good, so we were disappointed that our capacity was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What a great meal! We sat in the patio behind the restaurant, and had tapas and wine flights (tastings). The three of us had a variety of vegetarian and seafood tapas - although the restaurant has other types of meats too. I especially liked the Spanish tortilla. We also shared a parfait dessert with a couple of glasses of port.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

You'll want to go with at least 2 other couples to be able to taste as many of the preparations on the menu as you can. We found the vegetarian dishes are especially tasty and plentiful. We all enjoyed the squash, the mushrooms, and the farfale with veggies. We ordered in two sessions, the wait staff was very patient with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Just a Taste is is a great restaurant, conveniently located in Ithaca. There are a wide variety of appetizers that are perfect for sharing. Service was excellent; the waitress was friendly, efficient and informative. Everything we had was excellent

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Every semester, I take the students in my lab out for dinner. Every semester, I ask them where they would like to go and they always vote for Just a Taste. I have NEVER had anything less than excellent there. Some of the food is of the comfort-food variety; some is truly unusual and creative. All is superb. In addition,... More 

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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, Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic
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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