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Taverna Banfi

130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
+1 607-254-2565
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

I try to get in this restaurant on every trip to Cornell. Love the service and food, especially dessert !

Thank BL_LI
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We went there for breakfast on our way to the vet hospital with our dog.We couldn't stay there since they have a no pet policy but having said that,they couldn't have been more accommodating.The valet parked our car just outside the front door with the...More

Thank sweetiesPennsylvania
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Although the noise level was louder than we would have liked - the quality of the food, presentation and service was very good. We were a party of 5 and ordered a variety of dishes... From the NY strip to the salmon to the chicken...More

Thank Fats34
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Best of the best in ithaca. food was good and service impeccable. We had both breakfast and dinner there and both were unforgettable experiences.

Reviewed 7 September 2015

We were having a birthday dinner for my wife. Mentioned this to them in an email and the reply was "thank you for letting us know". But they did not care about that on arrival. The dining room was open 5pm on. We arrived about...More

Thank Mister B
Reviewed 3 September 2015

While dropping off our daughter at Cornell we had a family and friends dinner at Taverna Banfi on 8/23. It was one of the best meals we've had in a long time. We started in the bar where the bartender did a fabulous job mixing...More

Thank Brinkleybuddy
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We ended up eating here more out of necessity than intentionality, but what a pleasant surprise! The service by the student staff was prompt and knowledgeable. We enjoyed a locally sourced kale salad with pine nuts that was out of this world. The entrees were...More

Thank carpe_itineris
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Service was horrible on Saturday. Unsure whether it was the waitress or the problem was elsewhere. Come on Cornell Hotel School! Drink order was relatively quick but 45 minute wait for food...yes table was large but so were others in the Restaurant. Would've done better...More

1  Thank LazyPoint
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Those who know, come here for the bountiful and delicious buffet lunch. There's always a soup, a nice variety of salads, meat and fish options, vegetables and starches, and lots of desserts. If buffets aren't your thing, you can order from their a la carte...More

Thank Dobbstraveler
Reviewed 1 August 2015

The food is good here, but it is a little odd getting dinner in the Hotel school. The staff is polite, though not overly welcoming (not dissimilar to students in the Hotel school..)

Thank thetwoofcups
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Nearby Attractions
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1.06 km away
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.97 km away
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.59 km away
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1.12 km away
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Mister B
Is there valet parking?
17 August 2015|
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Response from chris k | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is valet parking. There is also a dedicated parking lot which the bell captain can give you the "secret" pass word to which is quite near and, there is an elevator from the main floor of the hotel to the second... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
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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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