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Just a Taste

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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (129 reviews)
“focaccia” (27 reviews)
“spicy shrimp” (16 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is great. Wonderful food, pleasant staff and great dining experience. We eat in the outside garden area. I recommend this if weather is premitting. The small plate fare is a great way to experience multiple items. We particularily liked getting the Focaccia as...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a Taste has it all -- creative, mouth-wateringly delicious food; a fabulous selection of wines / wine flights; friendly, mind-blowingly efficient service; and a comfortable setting. The menu changes daily, and unlike with many restaurants, Just a Taste updates its website accordingly; be sure...More

Thank Foodshldbefood
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute Tapas restaurant. Great menu choices and everything is delicious. The service was excellent. Nice wine lists with fun wine flights to order. Prices were very reasonable. Can’t wait to return.

Thank CruiseGirl2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like the way this place will put your name on the wait list, take your phone number, and give you a call when the table is ready. This gives you a chance to wander around downtown Ithaca. Garlic braised greens are awesome. Charcuterie terrific,...More

Thank travelbug155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a Taste has been a staple on the Ithaca strip for decades. Great food, wine and a lovely back patio during the warm months. Extensive menu with small plates/tapas guaranteed to satisfy everyone in the group!

Thank lyn643
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been an ithaca staple forever. The food, service and consistently has remained excellent for as long as I can remember. Great place for a date night or out with friends. The favorites have to be the russets with chipotle aoili, the cod...More

Thank ameliafenton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the idea of a tapas restaurant in Ithaca. I would rate the food as good but not great. The restaurant has a large selection of wines and one can taste wine flights.

Thank ng142016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had 4 different dishes and all were excellent and reasonably priced. Shrimp sautéed in garlic, salt cod fritters, flatbread with eggplant and pesto, and bread pudding. Only complaint is that the servings of wine were pretty meager

1  Thank Wandering963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the pesto and eggplant flatbread, the clams, and the mussels with monkfish! Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted awesome. This has to be the best reasonably priced restaurant in all of Ithaca ! We will definitely come back here every time we visit...More

1  Thank TheVTK2
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Small plates with unusual and interesting flavor profiles. We ate here two nights. Once at the table and once at the bar. Small portions that come out as they are made. We tried many of the dishes on the menu over our two visits. Our...More

Thank Undamurgi
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Thom B
August 20, 2016|
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Response from bluetrail | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. There are a number of menu items that stay the same, but they also have new and different items on a regular basis. You should call them, their phone # is easily available. They will give you the straight... More
Rebecca F
June 23, 2016|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
No. Sorry just got the question.
May 21, 2016|
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Response from muz4now | Reviewed this property |
I've seen dogs on the sidewalk here, so I'd say "yes".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-9463
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