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Just a Taste

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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
5:30 pm - 11:00 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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Northern NJ
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very cute, warm and reminds me of acquaint NY small restaurant. Outdoor seating in back but it was too hot for us. E had the Buffalo Greek meatballs which I was unaware it was buffalo meat. Yummy x 10 ! I had a delicious salad. They have flights of wine for$12-14 and I ordered the Italian flight ( 1 white&... More 

Thank JazzinInJersey
East Meadow, New York
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The family has been here twice and each time was fantastic.. This is a tapas style restaurant with plates coming out in sets. Pick from today's menu selections, which are many, and your order will come out waves. Eat as you go sharing the dishes with your party. The selection are very tasty. I remember the coconut chicken wings as... More 

Thank kgfeher
Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was great and reasonably priced. I had the local wine flight, which was very nice. The only drawback was that the dining room was quite loud (and all tables were full) so it was hard to hear one another. I'll go back, but probably not at peak hours.

Thank annelikesfood
Ithaca, New York
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really like eating here because the food is always well prepared and tasty and there is a good selection. It's a long time favorite. It's nice to go for tapas and wine with some friends and try a variety of different foods, and be able to sample different wines by ordering the "taste" size. It's just so refreshing to... More 

Thank bluetrail
Stowe, Vermont
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tapas restaurant with excellent choices , everything we had was delicious. The shrimp, clam chowder, summer squash and a beer dish! You cannot go wrong

Thank MAP4518
Somers, New York
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small 50 seat restaurant where the outside dining doubles the capacity. Busy Friday evening so we decided to eat outside in the rear on the cute cafe tables. A little noisy but not deafening. I like the eclectic charm this restaurant offers. The wine menu was reasonable, with flights being offered. JaT offers a good selection of varied tapas plates.... More 

Thank Mike S
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good food, good prices, mediocre service, inadequate a/c. The wine flights were super fun and the food was tasty, but the servers plunked each dish on the corner of the table with no explanation, and the dining room was sweaty and uncomfortable.

Thank Betsy W
Marion Center, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A tapas bar/restaurant where the plates are meant to be shared. Indoors was crowded and loud but we were lucky to have a table out back. A lovely warm evening to sit with friends and try the different plates.

Thank EHermann157
The Dalles, ORegon, USA
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sampled many of the restaurant foods including chicken and potatos, spicy shrimp, sausage, breads, desserts, etc. It was all wonderful. The grapefruit olive oil cake was surprisingly better than the chocolate soufflé and the bread pudding (which were both excellent).

Thank gulf-to-gulf
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I haven't been in Ithaca since we graduated from Cornell 23 years ago -- we relied on TripAdvisor to find some great restaurants. This was at the top of our list. The Local Flight of wines was a great choice, as were the following tapas: carnitas, duck leg, scallops (our favorite!), spicy shrimp, and kale salad with... More 

Thank Chambermagic

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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, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?
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