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“The food is good but the service was bad to annoying”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Just a Taste

Just a Taste
Ranked #3 of 261 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ithaca, New York
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The food is good but the service was bad to annoying”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

The food is well cooked but the service and the ambiance were seriously grating. Indifferent waiter, a middle aged man, who clearly was not enthusiastic about performing his duties, was just the beginning. He was asked to clean the table from the crumbs twice (because he did not react the first time). At the second attempt to make him do what he was supposed to be doing without any prompting, he responded grumpily, I heard you the first time. I do not think I am coming to dine out in order to deal with people who act as sulky teenagers.. The menu printed on a cheap sheet of paper was presented stained by a hurried waitress en route somewhere else. A request for a cappuccino was acknowledged but never acted upon. A couple of friends asked for two of the same desserts. Only one dessert materialized and no explanations for the other MIA dessert was offered. In short, I am not coming again. Seriously, restaurant business is a cutthroat business and Ithaca, despite being a small town, has other dining options. The place is overrated, noisy and rude. I give it three stars because the food itself is okay.

  • Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Awesome food, great wine, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

We tried five different tapas and got the New York wine flight. Everything tasted good if not great. Our favorites were the asparagus and the fried fish. The weakest were the spicy shrimp and the ropa vieja, but both of those were still yummy, just not as. The wine flight was a nice spread,and the service was great. Definitely worth visiting while your in Ithaca. But go early or make reservations because they fill up fast for dinner. Can't wait to go back to try some different options.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Rummy N
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SF Bay Area California
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81 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Scrumptious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Very popular tapas place with a nice back patio and excellent food. We loved the asparagus...fantastic.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank tradgirl
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St.paul
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Wow the wine flights were excellent and the small plates allowed us to try several new dishes. I noticed a line on Saturday but Monday it was easy to get into the restaurant.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank mnfam019
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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I really loved the concept of the restaurant. Excellent food, good service. One of the best in Ithaca!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank MaremontiMkt
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