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Just a Taste

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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ithaca, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a popular place so be prepared to wait. Once seated though, the food was delicious and worth the wait. There is outside seating as well as inside seating. It was a bit noisy and crowded inside so go for the outdoor searing if you can. Prices were moderate and affordable.

Thank Cheryl T
Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go with a group and order lots of little tastes. The menu changes often and features seasonal ingredients, although some things are staples - the best of which is the salt cod fritters with chipotle aioli. The cheese plate is always good, too. No matter what you like and what you order, you will not be disappointed! There is often... More 

Thank Deborah D
Brooktondale, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been going here for years - best restaurant in Ithaca - amazing food, great service, ordering tapas and flights of wine are very fun - the chocolate souffle is to die for...

Thank ancientmeadow
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great tapas restaurant. Worth the wait. Owner/chef has been here for a long time. Small bar but not bad for two to have dinner and drinks.

Thank Jeff D
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We dropped out child off at school today and after an emotional goodbye, headed out for a bite to eat. We decided to try Just A Taste because of the reviews and we're not steered wrong. The place is small,bustling and the overall service is a bit scattered. It is also a Wine bar and there is beer on tap.... More 

Thank Lisa V
Wellesley Island, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic restaurant. The food and wine are great and the prices are extremely reasonable. And good, friendly service. And a beautiful patio if the weather is good. My highest Ithaca recommendation

Thank RobN14607
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fun place and very popular so get there early. We sat on the lovely little patio and enjoyed small plates and a "flight" (Small servings of a variety) of wine. The service was good and the prices reasonable. The menu changes frequently and there is always something interesting.

Thank wanderw0man52
Moretown, Vermont
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With only one night in Ithaca, my son and I decided to see if we could snag a table at the number one rated restaurant. Eating on the early side (5:45 pm) on a Friday night, we were able to do just that, though barely. While I've had more memorable tapas plates, the eclectic menu was varied and flavorful, with... More 

Thank snowyknoll
Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just A Taste is a tapas-style restaurant, although the items on the menu are mostly not Spanish influenced. They ARE, however, beautifully influenced by locally seasonal produce, meat, and dairy. It is extremely reasonably priced, and a wonderful way to share a meal with just about anyone. I go there frequently with small groups of friends, just with one person,... More 

2 Thank Laurel S
Chili, New York
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking around the (inner) Commons (disappointed by so little), we did the bordering streets. Happening upon this place ("Hey, it's the #1 restaurant in Ithaca!), we said "Why Not?" A small, packed room devoid of any decoration, it did not disappoint with the food offerings, both in variety and ultimately, in taste. We each picked our individual choice (pork,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, 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 - 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: 607-277-9463

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