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Taverna Banfi

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130 Statler Drive, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (130 Statler Drive)
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We like the atmosphere of the restaurant. It's very relaxing. We also like to menu that tell us how much calories for our dishes. They are very tasty.

Thank JT3689NJ
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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199 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It just doesn't make sense to order a la carte when you can have some of everything on the excellent buffet. Each day features different soup and salads and meat, fish, vegetables, potatoes, and more, plus several mouth-watering desserts. Why choose? Have them all!

Thank Dobbstraveler
Charleston, South Carolina
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169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a few opportunities to eat at Banfi during a recent stay at the Statler. The service was always excellent and the food was consistently good.

Thank michaell1232014
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255 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was our Son's birthday coming up so we wanted to go to a fine dinind place. Very glad to say that we were not disappointed. Excellent service, great food and nice ambience. Not cheap but value for money.

Thank prasan68
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service at the School for Hotel Admin, within the Statler Hotel on campus. Excellent gourmet but often buffet serving. I dont usually love buffet, but excellent here.

Thank BL_LI
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We enjoyed a delicious dinner and a good bottle of wine. We were served fresh bread and fresh crisp salad to start, as well as a nice crab cake plate. The Pasta dished were tasty. Very adequate serving sizes - we could not finish it all. The service was the best.

Thank Arapahoetravel
Miami Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Although this is a restaurant in the Hotel School at Cornell, it was well run and the wait staff was most pleasant. The food was not served hot and while the menu sounded exciting, it was rather limiting. Had dinner and breakfast and the breakfast was good for breakfast but why must the bread being served taste like it was... More 

Thank Judith F
Manama, Bahrain
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Taverna Banfi in May 2016. The ambience of the restaurant is great and the service which is largely done by the students of Hotel Administration college was refreshing and endearing. We were 3 persons at the dinner and we had ordered the Ribollita soup, Salad and different entrees (The New York Strip Beef, Duck &... More 

Thank Mehru V
Ithaca, New York
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The service and food we have had is A+ and if you have an idea to improve something, voice it as the place is run by the students and they do it very well. The buffet at lunch is the best known secret in town and food is not random but rather thought out and each dish is tasty and... More 

Thank moppiesue
southern california
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243 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I had both breakfast and lunch here while staying at the hotel. We arrived around 1215 for lunch and the service was slow. They did not take our order until around 1240 and we had to ask to have it rushed. Similarly for breakfast in the morning, arriving around 8am, I found the service kind of slow again. Otherwise the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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 Drive, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
    (130 Statler Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 6072542565

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?