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Certificate of Excellence2017, 2019 Winner


$13 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Available for curbside pickup Tuesday-Sunday 3 to 8 p.m.  Order at (607) 882-2333.
Beef and prosciutto meatballs, red sauce, burrata, garlic bread
Buffalo Cauliflower (VG)(GF)
Tempura cauliflower, tossed in house-made buffalo sauce with blue cheese mousse
Fries and Aioli (VG)(GF)
House-made french fries served with red pepper aioli
Artisanal Salad (VG)(GF)
Salad of spring mix, apples, carrots, red onions, candied walnuts, and Englebert Farms moochego cheese tossed in lemon honey vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Romaine tossed with a classic caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, and house-made croutons
Applefest Mac 'N Cheese
Smoked gouda béchamel, apple cider braised pork, NY State apples, caramelized onions, and apple butter
Ask about gluten free substitutes
Short Rib Pasta
Pasta tossed in a ragu of beef short rib, tomatoes, caramelized onions, local goat cheese, and crumbled sage
Pesto Pasta
Creamy pesto sauce with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and seasonal vegetables
Corbin's Cauliflower (VG)(GF)(VGN)
Cauliflower tossed in Chef Corbin’s umami-packed marinade, served with basmati rice, hearty greens, and a vegetable medley, finished with vegan cashew “cheese”
Chef's Choice Steak
Ask your server about our seasonal featured steak Market Price Market Price
Braised Short Rib (GF)
Boneless and braised in apple cider and red wine, served over mashed potatoes, with seasonal vegetables
Chicken Amatriciana
Frenched chicken breast served with farrow risotto, hearty greens, and a cured pork and sweet pepper tomato sauce
Citrus and Soy Glazed Salmon
Served over seasonal vegetables
All burgers served with house-made french fries
The Classic Burger
Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, roasted garlic and red pepper aioli
Stout Burger
Stout glazed, with gouda cheese, and crispy shallot
Bacon Apple Burger
Chef Patrick’s bacon apple jam and smoked gouda
Coltivare Veggie Burger (VG)
Black bean‏ and mushroom veggie burger, lettuce, tomato and onion, roasted red pepper aioli, cheddar cheese
BBQ Bacon Apple Burger
Bacon apple jam, BBQ sauce and smoked gouda served with "Maryland-style" french fries
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Definitely worth a meal here. Nice setting, attentive staff and great food. And you are helping the kids with their education!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

Coltivare is a unique restaurant in that it is owned and operated by our local community college. Students learn the restaurant business from top to bottom. The food normally is locally home grown, and is always extremely fresh. It's a good idea to call ahead...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

(Daughter)I ordered a mocktail (I'm not old enough to drink alcohol) while having dinner with my family. We are trying to go zero waste, so when the it came out and there was a straw in it, I got really upset. But as I was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

Had dinner here with family this weekend. I was impressed with the setting of the restaurant immediately. Service was prompt and attentive. The menu was broad enough and there were intriguing specials. I would definitely recommend Coltivare for anyone visiting or doing business in Ithaca.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 24, 2019

Date night included a visit to a new restaurant -- Coltivare! What an amazing experience all-around. The friendly hostess, casual environment, attentive server, and amazing dinner made for a lovely evening.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2019

Upon entering the restaurant, I was greeted by a friendly hostess that immediately sat us down. However, it toke the server over 25 minutes to unknowledge my table. Throughout my whole stay at Coltivare, the waiter seemed annoyed at us. The hostess told us that...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019

We were seated promptly to a table under the A/C. The table was rocky and the air was so cold we had to keep our coats on. We asked to move, but the waitress said we couldn't even though there were many other tables open...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

First time there. Bartender was friendly & drinks were great. Food was terrific & service was attentive. Atmosphere was cool and very welcoming. Definite recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 16, 2019

We were seated promptly in the very upscale dining room. We were attended promptly and ordered drinks and appies first, explaining that we didn't want to be rushed with our main course. Appies came out right away, but sadly, long before our drinks. Really hate...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

Set in a cool, spacious airy loft space, this culinary school-affiliated restaurant had excellent food, apps, and entrees, and wine list. Seafood was particularly good. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
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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 |
You need to call them directly
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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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