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Taverna Banfi

130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
+1 607-254-2565
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“kale salad” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made this reservation in March for Ithaca College graduation knowing this would be a very special dinner. All started well, pleasant room for a party of 8, but it took at least 45 minutes to receive our appetizers. When they did arrive - a...More

Thank Allegro13
Reviewed May 3, 2018

We've been to Taverna Banfi for dinner before and decided to try brunch this time. The food was incredible as expected! The crepes were a favorite. There's a lot to chose from, including breakfast and lunch items. Shrimp, beef, side dishes and salads too numerous...More

Thank 883r
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We were duly impressed with the service and the food. Clearly the professional staff coupled with senior students works well. I wish other places could emulate this attention to detail.

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The main attraction of this restaurant is not the food, which is quite good, or its location at the heart of Cornell's campus but rather the service. Essentially, the restaurant is run by the Cornellian student body, mostly from the School of Hotel Administration. If...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed January 23, 2018

This is my second trip to this restaurant, and it didn't disappoint! The food and service was even better than the last time. (And it was great then!) This was an anniversary celebration dinner for us and we had looked forward to it for some...More

Thank 883r
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

I consider myself very lucky that my hosts at Cornell invited me to this restaurant. Everyone was very happy with their dinner, and I was pretty blown away. I can of recommend the Lobster Agnolotti enough, it was absolutely delicious!

Thank Sammzzee
Reviewed October 29, 2017

My wife and I along with my daughter had lunch and dinner at the Banfi. The luncheon buffet offers a wide variety of choices and its very reasonable as well. The service staff is very pleasant, but could be more knowledgeable about the menu, especially...More

Thank jcarson21
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

The food was great; pasta and a steak. Wine list thin but adequate. Comfortable seating service was slow and with several service errors.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Great buffet for lunch. Dinner too expensive. Lunch buffet excellent choices. We go there all the time.

Thank hardtofindagoodhotel
Reviewed September 15, 2017

To say that we had enjoying the dinner at Taverna Banfi would be like saying nothing at all. The restaurant has very nice ambience, fantastic food, the service is beyond words! We couldn't remember last time we enjoyed dinner out so much. All dishes we...More

Thank NJtraveller95
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Mister B
August 17, 2015|
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Response from chris k | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is valet parking. There is also a dedicated parking lot which the bell captain can give you the "secret" pass word to which is quite near and, there is an elevator from the main floor of the hotel to the second... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
    (130 Statler Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-254-2565
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