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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 237 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Tapas, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This restaurant has very tasty food. We were very hungry. So ordered lots.. The portion was small. But we like to taste more different dishes too. Duck leg was awesome. Warm bier was delicious. Also opah was good too. Everything just great there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place was fabulous. It was packed on a week day, which between the tastiness of the food and the size of the dining room was not surprising. We ordered a bunch of tapas, a flight of wine and a glass of wine and our bill was something like 56 bucks pre-tip. We were shocked. I left totally stuffed and... More

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Maplecrest, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wonderful menu selections. Enjoyed prize winning lamb and risotto, cod fritters, salad, perfect bread and grilled garlic. Great plus were many beers and wines on tap. We chose an interesting flight of local wines...such great variety. Very busy night and the place could use more help and it's VERY noisy inside, with sound bouncing off the walls. I imagine out... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had dinner here and was not disappointed. Lots of veggie options and all of which were very tasty. Cheese selection was limited. But everything else was fab. Waiting staff were friendly and helpful with choices. Would recommend

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Rochester, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great food and service. When we arrived we were disappointed to not see outdoor dining which the restaurants on both sides offered. We were pleasantly surprised to be seated in a rear outdoor dining area. Food was brought out as it was ready, rather than holding a plate until another course was ready. This was a big plus in my... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

This was a great restaurant for us who like to taste a number of different dishes and share! The staff was friendly and made some great recommendations! It was cozy and just what we needed for a light bite.

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Nes Ziona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We very much enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. We tend to like tapas or meze style restaurants because you have an opportunity to try various different things. We ordered Focaccia and four tapas, but when the waitress started to clear up after we finished the third, we made the mistake of reminding her that we had ordered an additional... More

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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The place is quite popular and not very spacious and you might have to wait in line for some time. The service was very quick. This was my first time eating Tapas and the food was very tasty. The staff was very helpful. Highly recommended.

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Pleasantville, NY
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247 reviews 247 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Choose your food carefully here. The list of tapas is long and uneven. When I had dinner there, the focaccia was a highlight, as was the hummus/baba ganouj. Low points were a tasteless duck leg and bitter braised greens. Managed to get a table in the nice garden area behind the main dining room. Service was friendly and efficient. Very... More

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Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After reading the reviews, we had requested a table outside. But there was an hour wait, so we settled for one inside in their dark, noisy and ordinary looking restaurant. The food was OK, but the service was rushed. In typical tapas style service, the food was thrown at us whenever it was ready. So our group of four might... More

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