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$13 - $26
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a stressful weekend in Ithaca at animal hospital. Our dog made it through, so we went to Coltivare to celebrate while she slept off the sedation in our hotel room. Service was lousy (much too slow) but the food . . . it’s been...a while since I’ve eaten a Caesar salad that had raw garlic rubbed on the croutons. Meatballs were tender in the center, a bit too crusty for my liking on the exterior. But the red sauce would make your grandmother cry fat prosciutto-laden tears of joy. Rich, bold tomato flavors, just enough oregano. I kept saying “Oh my God” while I ate. Wish it were served over spaghetti and not fettuccine, but nobody’s perfect. The blueberry cheesecake had a nice compote and real whipped cream, but the addition of honey made it too cloying. Still, a great meal. Bill for two (soup, salad, two pastas, 10 oz wine, dessert) came to $100. I’ll be eating the leftover pasta and meatballs for lunch.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar drinks are really good - try the mood margarita that changes color. Food is okay, but not spectacular. Lots of Cajun dishes that aren't that spicy (had the gumbo - really small serving)

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Good food. Great service especially our server, Tami. Would definitely go back

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 13, 2021

We had drinks and dinner while visiting our daughter at school. They had a good craft cocktail menu. The entrees were all very good. The staff took quite a few pains to protect the guests from covid. Seems we were more separated than usual from...other tables. Reservations are a must. Not a “steak” place on the night we were there. I think Covid has altered the menu a bit. Unique offerings and all were very good. The family all want to return here.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed February 24, 2021 via mobile

Really liked this place for a special Date night with my Foodie Girlfriend. Food was excellent. Four stars for the service which was slower and less attentive but it was a busy Friday night so meh. Good choice for fancier food. I got the Salmon...and my Girlfriend got the steak special. I ate every bite of mine :)More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 5, 2021 via mobile

A good Friday dinner. Buffalo cauliflower was excellent... although the fries weren't necessary. Stout burgers were also excellent. Antonio was attentive and a lot of fun to talk to. We'll be back soon!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 1, 2021 via mobile

We went for NYE. The food was well prepared and the service was friendly. We would definitely go back.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed October 11, 2020

I enjoyed the food immensely. It was quite popular that my best friend and I had to eat at the bar. The drinks were good. The pastalaya was VERY good. Resonably priced. I will definitely return when I'm in the area.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2020

Associated with the local community college culinary program, this place is a gem. Very socially distanced tables inside, great good and service.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 21, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I went to Coltivare for our 40th wedding anniversary dinner, We were not disappointed. Our reservation was scheduled for 7:30 pm. We were greeted by host immediately upon arrival and shown to our table. The restaurant is very clean and well appointed....Great ambiance and quiet. Our server approached our table quickly, took our drink order and returned with our wine and waters in a few moments. We both had the Caprese salads. Very fresh and salted perfectly. My husband had the Autumn Salmon and I had the Short Rib. Seriously the best dinners we have had in years! Well seasoned, beautifully presented and fresh. Also reasonably priced. We highly recommend this restaurant in Ithaca, NYMore

Date of visit: September 2020
jps014, Marketing at Coltivare, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Thank you Michelle, we appreciate your kind words!! I hope we get to see you again, soon! Thank you! Jason Sidle - Director of Operations

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January 4, 2020|
Response from jps014 | Property representative |
Yes we can. Please email our Catering and Events Manager at LTL002@tompkinscortland.edu thank you! Jason Director of Operations
October 5, 2017|
Response from Kathy R | 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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Coltivare is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5