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Taverna Banfi

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130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901 (130 Statler Drive)
+1 607-254-2565
00:00 - 00:00
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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great place for a fine meal. The other added attraction are the students who serve as your host, waiters or bartender. They do a great job and all of them seem to love what they are doing and take great pride in their work.

Thank SpikeIII
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the fabulous brunch for Mother's Day. The food was excellent and there was a large selection of beautifully presented dishes. I loved the crepes especially the Brie and pear crepe. Our waitress, Lori, was very attentive and accommodating. Great views also

Thank Madeleine D
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202 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there with a large party (16 people) prior to a wedding party the following day. They put us in a private room and we had what seemed to be 3 dedicated servers who were all excellent. Our host had a prix-fixe menu with 4 choices. I have to admit, I am a bit of a steak snob but... More 

Thank conradstx
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the past two times that I have eaten at Taverna Banfi, I have experienced incredible customer service from my waiter, Morry. I believe that employees like Morry, who put their heart and soul into their work, should be recognized and rewarded. Morry exceeded expectations by displaying an extremely friendly attitude and taking his time to intricately explain the menu... More 

Thank Adam S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The mushroom ravioli was the best pasta dish my son ever had. I loved the kale salad with shrimp. Huge portion. Get the French press coffee! Yummy. Our server was exceptional

Thank Laurie F
Ithaca, New York
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My husband and I just were there. We'd heard rave reviews about the restaurant and couldn't wait to taste the food. We ordered Martinis with Grey goose pear flavored vodka, the grilled octopus and the New York steak. We waited 20 minutes before our waitress came and told us that the pear vodka we had selected for the martinis was... More 

Thank vierothauthor
Praslin Island, Seychelles
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Located in the Statler hotel in the heart of Cornell Campus, Taverna Banfi is the place for delicious Italian-American food, served by a friendly and efficient team of passionate professionals. The students of the university help out during the evening service, and we had the occasion to meet a young lady who is studying structural engineering, and another one arts.... More 

1 Thank Foodfan1968
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Just went there for the first time and we were impressed. Excellent brunch buffet, delicious dishes, and excellent service. Prices are reasonable too for the food you get. There is no particular dress code, but try to dress up if you don't want to feel that you stand out. Great choice for a Sunday family meal. Let me not forget... More 

Thank Sophia G
Coral Gables, Florida
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Every time I come to Cornell U, I have dinner at Banfi one or two times. It is by fat the best restaurant in town. Good wine list for a small city, and excelent service (even when you walk in and they were about to close....they took us)

Thank MiamiMartin
Hong Kong, China
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164 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Decided to give this restaurant a try during our stay at the Statler Hotel. Service was reasonable and we like the setting and the atmosphere. We ordered the grilled octopus, which was really outstanding - octopus was tender and the flavor just right. We also tried the clams linguini and the chicken scallopini which were also very good. A fine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
    (130 Statler Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-254-2565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?