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Taverna Banfi

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130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901 (130 Statler Drive)
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The quality of the service is superb. The food is filling, and on the pricey side. But it's worth a visit. Breakfast and Lunch have buffets available, too.

Thank J B
White Plains, New York
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the ambience and the service (Marty) was excellent. The food on the other hand was disappointingly plain. Most of us opted for the buffet and found the salmon and chicken rather mediocre.

Thank srwpowell
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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249 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a gem and a replica of its sister location in Banfi Italy and is located inside the Statler Hotel. The ambiance was excellent, The restaurant was very quiet and very relaxing , the table settings were perfect and the service was amazing..excellent staff. The waiter we had was a University student in training. He went out of... More 

Thank Fiumes61
Spokane, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had stopped for desserts on our first evening at the Statler Hotel, my husband ordered a dense chocolate cake and I had the cheesecake, both were delicious! On our last evening at the hotel, we had dinner with our group, in a beautiful dinning room. Everything was delicious, the service was spectacular and the view, oh my goodness was... More 

Thank Kathy E P
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for six people and one child for dinner at 7:30. We were seated right away and delicious homemade focaccia bread was set on the table. The menu has a lot of vegetarian and vegan options which was perfect for my sister who is a vegan. While waiting for our food my daughter walked around the restaurant... More 

Thank Jessica V
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 July 14, 2016

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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212 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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204 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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276 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 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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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, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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 Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
    (130 Statler Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 6072542565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?