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Taverna Banfi

130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
+1 607-254-2565
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kale salad” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

We like the atmosphere of the restaurant. It's very relaxing. We also like to menu that tell us how much calories for our dishes. They are very tasty.

Thank JT3689NJ
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

It just doesn't make sense to order a la carte when you can have some of everything on the excellent buffet. Each day features different soup and salads and meat, fish, vegetables, potatoes, and more, plus several mouth-watering desserts. Why choose? Have them all!

Thank Dobbstraveler
Reviewed June 29, 2016

I had a few opportunities to eat at Banfi during a recent stay at the Statler. The service was always excellent and the food was consistently good.

Thank michaell1232014
Reviewed June 27, 2016

it was our Son's birthday coming up so we wanted to go to a fine dinind place. Very glad to say that we were not disappointed. Excellent service, great food and nice ambience. Not cheap but value for money.

Thank prasan68
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service at the School for Hotel Admin, within the Statler Hotel on campus. Excellent gourmet but often buffet serving. I dont usually love buffet, but excellent here.

Thank BL_LI
Reviewed June 18, 2016

We enjoyed a delicious dinner and a good bottle of wine. We were served fresh bread and fresh crisp salad to start, as well as a nice crab cake plate. The Pasta dished were tasty. Very adequate serving sizes - we could not finish it...More

Thank Arapahoetravel
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Although this is a restaurant in the Hotel School at Cornell, it was well run and the wait staff was most pleasant. The food was not served hot and while the menu sounded exciting, it was rather limiting. Had dinner and breakfast and the breakfast...More

Thank Judith F
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Taverna Banfi in May 2016. The ambience of the restaurant is great and the service which is largely done by the students of Hotel Administration college was refreshing and endearing. We were 3 persons at the dinner and we had...More

Thank Mehru V
Reviewed April 20, 2016

The service and food we have had is A+ and if you have an idea to improve something, voice it as the place is run by the students and they do it very well. The buffet at lunch is the best known secret in town...More

Thank moppiesue
Reviewed April 14, 2016

I had both breakfast and lunch here while staying at the hotel. We arrived around 1215 for lunch and the service was slow. They did not take our order until around 1240 and we had to ask to have it rushed. Similarly for breakfast in...More

Thank mybusinesstraveller2
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Mister B
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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, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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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