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Taverna Banfi

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130 Statler Drive, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (130 Statler Drive)
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Good for breakfast...fair for lunch and overpriced for dinner and brunch and holiday brunches

We were up over a holiday and the food was good for breakfast, fair for lunch and overpriced for dinner and brunch and holiday brunches.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
Ed B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Stamford, CT
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been hearing about Banfi's for years, I had gone there for an event 15 years ago, that was excellent. Went back for dinner with the family, nothing to impressive, but nothing bad either. I'd likely go back to give it another whirl.

Thank Nancy L
Haifa, Israel
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I really like this restaurant. The food is always delicious and they have a lot of variety. The service is always outstanding!

Thank elena564889
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We were up over a holiday and the food was good for breakfast, fair for lunch and overpriced for dinner and brunch and holiday brunches.

Thank Ed B
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I try to get in this restaurant on every trip to Cornell. Love the service and food, especially dessert !

Thank BL_LI
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273 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We went there for breakfast on our way to the vet hospital with our dog.We couldn't stay there since they have a no pet policy but having said that,they couldn't have been more accommodating.The valet parked our car just outside the front door with the windows open and puppy inside and had it ready for us to drive off in... More 

Thank sweetiesPennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Although the noise level was louder than we would have liked - the quality of the food, presentation and service was very good. We were a party of 5 and ordered a variety of dishes... From the NY strip to the salmon to the chicken scallopini... All of which were delicious. Our server was very friendly and extremely attentive- which... More 

Thank Fats34
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Best of the best in ithaca. food was good and service impeccable. We had both breakfast and dinner there and both were unforgettable experiences.

Thank Cleetsang
Woodstock, NY
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were having a birthday dinner for my wife. Mentioned this to them in an email and the reply was "thank you for letting us know". But they did not care about that on arrival. The dining room was open 5pm on. We arrived about 5 of 5 and waited tip 5 after for a hostess to appear. The decor... More 

Thank Mister B
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

While dropping off our daughter at Cornell we had a family and friends dinner at Taverna Banfi on 8/23. It was one of the best meals we've had in a long time. We started in the bar where the bartender did a fabulous job mixing drinks. Then in the restaurant we had a very well informed and helpful waitress. She... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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172 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We ended up eating here more out of necessity than intentionality, but what a pleasant surprise! The service by the student staff was prompt and knowledgeable. We enjoyed a locally sourced kale salad with pine nuts that was out of this world. The entrees were fantastic.

Thank carpe_itineris

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Statler Drive, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
    (130 Statler Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 6072542565

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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