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Just a Taste

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Ellsworth, Michigan
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed wine flights and great tapas from a wonderfully varied menu. The portions are substantial and four tapas for two people were plenty. Try the garlicy greens and the leek/cauliflower gratin. Go early as it's a small footprint and fills up quickly.

Thank Gail C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Be prepared to wait for a table, but once inside prepare yourself for a yummy meal. Love the variety of foods to pick at. You'll soon have your favorites that are a MUST but still able to add something new to the experience with each visit.

Thank Ron C
Irvine, California
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The wine flights were reasonably priced and yummy. There was a varied menu that should appeal to all. We tried four different tapas to share and they were all excellent. This restaurant deserves its high ratings on YELP and Trip Advisor.

Thank FamilyLester
Ithaca, New York
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a Taste has a Tapas menu with great wine and beer flights. We have such fun choosing what to eat. Everything is fresh and very good. We like sitting on the patio during the warm weather months. It is a very popular place to go. People are lined up outside just before 5:30 when they open. Go early. They... More 

1 Thank judeg
Ithaca, New York
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Ithaca. Their sangria is a little spiced and absolutely delicious. I've been about 10 times now, and I've literally never once had a bad meal, or a bad plate. Their food is always fresh and so delicious. I suggest ordering 2-3 selections per person and splitting the focaccia bread with the roasted garlic. If... More 

Thank Ashley M
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was fantastic when I went but a hit crowded. The dining area was very small, however the tapas were delicious

Thank Jade Marie C
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just a Taste is an experience of it's own. The menu changes daily and not just diverse but cheap! Love the cornbread, potatoes, and cod fritters. I'm stopping due to getting hungry!

Thank mberg56
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

My husband and I went for some late in the evening food. We got a spot at the bar and really enjoyed looking at the selection of wines. They had some great mix and match options for wine flights, and creative ways to pair them. We had several small plates, all of which were well executed, flavorful and delicious! Quick... More 

Thank Hannah S
Carmel, Indiana
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We go here with family and business contacts. Not your average restaurant in terms of focus on tapas (small plates of appetizers to share) and very good wine selections. The menu does change more often than you might expect but the results and quite creative. The approach to focusing on tapas as the main approach to food is really pretty... More 

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Kingston, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Horrible wait staff. Waited almost two hours and never gave us a call when we came back to ask they gave us an attitude. Cheap food. Atmosphere and attitude has changed since 2013 when it was sweet and intimate. Extremely rude and unprofessional staff and manager. Don't waste your time unless you're looking for the McDonald's of olives and cheese

1 Thank WendySue72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-9463

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