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Taverna Banfi

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130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
+1 607-254-2565
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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Reviewed February 14, 2016

This restaurant is run by students at Cornell's famed hotel school. The menu changes from time to time and on this visit the dinner menu was quite good. We were a party of four and all enjoyed the food but for my wife's steak which...More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed January 30, 2016

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 TurtleGirl_Stamford
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
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
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
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...More

Thank sweetiesPennsylvania
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...More

Thank Fats34
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.

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...More

Thank Mister B
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...More

Thank Brinkleybuddy
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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
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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