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235 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5509
+1 607-882-2333
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“salmon” (14 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
235 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5509
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time at Coltivare, and I was impressed. Prices are reasonable and service was excellent. Started with the Pappi Martini and Mushroom bruschetta, both were great and made for a super start. Had the Salmon with mashed potato, both delicious and cooked to perfection. Wine...More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit, food was wel sourced, prepared and presented. Flavors were excellent. Very interesting mixed drinks. Bar and maitre d' staff were good, waitstaff need some work.

Thank NunyaNunyawicz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here this past weekend. Delicious, fresh/local ingredients, friendly service, a great wine list, and reasonable prices. In a sleek modern interior. You will not regret eating here.

Thank VAbeachgirl
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I see from other reviews that this is a teaching venue. I'm not sure exactly what that means. The food and cocktail that I had were delicious, and I love that it's locally-sourced. We were there for a large reception, and we ordered our first...More

Thank elissa412
Reviewed July 9, 2018

When it's good it's great! When it's not, speak up -- this is a teaching venue and they need feedback so they can learn how to be 100% excellent.

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We had our 160 person wedding reception at Coltivare. I cannot even begin to tell you how perfect it was. Working with Lauren, Chef Elliott and the whole team was absolutely wonderful. They developed a custom wedding menu based on our family’s cultures and took...More

Thank maiyinp
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The service was spare, the food good, the atmosphere strained. As a teaching facility it is obvious that it must be under revision, or should be.

Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed June 18, 2018

My wife and I dined at Coltivare on a recommendation from our hotel concierge, and we were very glad that we did. The presentation, flavor, and overall quality of the food were outstanding. My wife's roasted beets were the best we ever tasted, and my...More

Thank Wayne L
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Went for the INHS annual meeting. They did a nice job feeding us all and having a variety of options and desserts. Even the mayor commented on the chicken.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We were visiting Ithaca and Coltivare was recommended by our hotel. Good location, great having the parking garage right above and the space is beautiful! The menu is interesting and the food was for the most part very good. Unfortunately the poor service spoiled the...More

Thank Ken B
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Response from MotorcycleMamaw | Reviewed this property |
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Response from presvy | Reviewed this property |
No kids' menu and it is more trendy and upscale than kid-friendly. There are lots of other eateries around that would easily satisfy children those ages. Also, it takes a while to get your food and there is nothing to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $38
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5509
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-882-2333
Located just a block from The Commons, Coltivare is the downtown Ithaca culinary center, event venue, and farm-to-table restaurant of Tompkins Cortland Community College. Our professionally staffed restaurant supports four related degree programs as well as sourcing much of its produce from the college’s TC3 Farm in Dryden. Serving seasonal New American fare locally sourced and inventively prepared, we let the flavors of the Finger Lakes shine through. We also feature a full selection of craft cocktails, regional wines, and New York State beer.
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