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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (105 reviews)
“focaccia” (23 reviews)
“spicy shrimp” (14 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

enjoy eating in the patio with a great assortment of tastings. Small tapas give the great opportunity to taste many samplings

Thank elyswede
Reviewed July 22, 2015

Expect to "just taste" several dishes at this restaurant. My husband and I have visited a few times and we usually get 5-6 dishes between the both of us. Allows us to try some things we might not get if it were a whole meal...More

1  Thank Brenda H
Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food here was excellent and worth the wait to get in. However, the service was way too rushed. We ordered 9 items and all of them came almost at once, before we even got our drinks. We asked if they could hold some back...More

1  Thank klk523
Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

The perfect spot when some of your group is hungry, and some aren't. Or everyone has a different palate. Or you like to share. Numerous wine choices, and wine flights. No immediately close parking, but you can park on Seneca st, a half block away....More

2  Thank Brian D
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We are staying on Cayuga Lake for a couple weeks & decided to check out Just a Taste - good stop! They change the menu daily & it is really loaded with a large selection of beef, vegetarian, chicken & fish selections! We loved the...More

Thank Krups77
Reviewed July 4, 2015

The tapas are great -- asparagus, shrimp, all the classics. We've enjoyed every dish we had here. The service is friendly, and on nice evenings there is an outdoor area in the back.

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a busy noisy happening place that we loved. We wanted a light dinner, so we picked three items to share: an asparagus dish, a Spanish Chorizo sausage, and Creole shrimp. All were tasty and served in larger portions that we expected. The menu...More

1  Thank TakinRTime
Reviewed July 1, 2015

What a great meal! We sat in the patio behind the restaurant, and had tapas and wine flights (tastings). The three of us had a variety of vegetarian and seafood tapas - although the restaurant has other types of meats too. I especially liked the...More

1  Thank Beth A
Reviewed July 1, 2015

You'll want to go with at least 2 other couples to be able to taste as many of the preparations on the menu as you can. We found the vegetarian dishes are especially tasty and plentiful. We all enjoyed the squash, the mushrooms, and the...More

1  Thank Devorah33851
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Just a Taste is is a great restaurant, conveniently located in Ithaca. There are a wide variety of appetizers that are perfect for sharing. Service was excellent; the waitress was friendly, efficient and informative. Everything we had was excellent

1  Thank 11canvasback
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Thom B
Do they have gluten free options
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
Are reservations needed for Sunday evening 6/26?
June 23, 2016|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
No. Sorry just got the question.
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
May 21, 2016|
Response from TMCC_Florida | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they do.
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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 - 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
  • E-mail