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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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Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A vegetarian friend and I had dinner here our first evening in Ithaca. She was absolutely delighted with her three vegetarian tapas. I had a sort of chicken vindaloo and foccaccia bread. Both were very tasty, though the vindaloo was a little on the spicy side for me. I ended up having a sort of chocolate mousse for dessert to... More 

1 Thank kevinwparker
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for dinner with my son who attends a local college. We had a selection of items from the tapas menu. The charcuterie platter was excellent and the salted fried cod is to die for. We also highly recommend the warm chocolate soufflé for dessert. An excellent selection of wines and beers round out a wonderful meal.

1 Thank Carol S
Washington DC
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218 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place tied as the favorite place to eat in Ithaca. We stopped in for drinks at the bar our first night in Ithaca and went back for dinner the next night based on the menu. First, make reservations. We were lucky to find seats at the bar the two times we visited. Second, if they have space and the... More 

Thank bumper1965
Otis, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't terribly hungry, so we thought a tapas restaurant would be a good choice and boy was it. Good selection of imaginative dishes, all deliciously prepared and presented and it was such fun to be able to try several different dishes. Good service too.

Thank jeff w
Richland, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After 9 days of traveling through Quebec City, Niagara Falls and Ithaca we had a fantastic dinner at Just a Taste. While we had some delicious food earlier on our trip, nothing came close to the consistent quality produced by Just a Taste chefs. They have a large variety of dishes all prepared to perfection. The service was friendly and... More 

Thank Tom C
Homer, New York
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five friends went together, one of whom would prefer that all we ever go out for would be Italian food. Even he loved it! We shared 10 tapas and every single one was wonderful. Our waiter was excellent, too. He listened to our deliberations and then he seemed to anticipate our preferences. Excellent food, excellent service. What more could one... More 

Thank Nedra G
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14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best meals I have ever had......creative and excellent food, the only thing is getting reservation can be tricky sometimes....so plan ahead

Thank Amandeep s
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We were only in Ithaca one night, and this meal made it memorable. We had a local wine flight and some tapas plates. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend.

1 Thank Beth S
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a tapas restaurant so expect small to medium sized dishes. I went with two other friends so my advice is that three or more people can not share a dish, but a table for two is perfect (hint hint, date spot!). We sat outside and it was right around the time the sun began to make its descent.... More 

Thank Joseph D
Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

this place is fantastic - great, creative food and excellent wines - ask for one of the outside tables in the warm months; a little too noisy inside. I like to take visitors here, dine with friends, or even go by myself

Thank thepecoskid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?