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Just a Taste

116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (112 reviews)
“focaccia” (23 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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Reviewed yesterday

We had dinner at Just a Taste while visiting Ithaca. GETTING IN: I provided my name and phone number to be placed on the list. They do not take reservations. We were told it would be 15 minutes and it only took 10 minutes before...More

Thank HappyHikerGirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Casual good neighborhood restaurant with lots of good choices. We were 4 people and had a dozen different dishes. All terrific. Service friendly. We ate indoors and were perfectly happy. There is an outdoor garden in the back that's nice but we didn't want to...More

Thank doug100worth
Reviewed 5 days ago

Let me start by saying the food was AMAZING. No disappointments there. We started with the Focaccia served with a large amount of roasted garlic. Next, was Tortilla Espanola with garlic aioli. This was served with a side of mixed greens. So yummy. Then, we...More

Thank FamilyG6
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've enjoyed every dish ordered from the large, diverse menu at Just a Taste. Normally I don't appreciate large, diverse menus, as it's difficult for a restaurant to do so many things well, but Just a Taste does. The place seems always to be busy....More

Thank Kathryn K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have never tried tapas before so, based on reviews, gave it a shot and it surpassed expectations on every level. My son, who never tries anything new, tried a taste of each dish we ordered and what we ordered was both delicious and fresh. The...More

1  Thank Pam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great wine list. Terrific service. And the food . . . ? I salivate just thinking about Just A Taste. Excuse me, I have to find a napkin . . .

Thank 123patricel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, cooked well, and the lines move quickly. They have a good amount of vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options. Their pastries are amazing! I also went with their cake for my wedding, and it was a huge hit! The cake was...More

Thank Atrevidachika
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We enjoyed our dinner. It is small, crowded and noisy, but I think there is also an outside area in the back. Food was great - order as many tapas as you desire and share with your company. You can also taste some exotic wines....More

Thank Wojtunio
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I find the main restaurant so loud that I don't enjoy sitting there, but the back patio is lovely and the "tapas" are always fun to share, plus the "flights" offer a chance to experiment with wine tasting. It's a good "occasion" place.

1  Thank 99ruth99
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This place is very popular. We were given a 30-minute estimate for an indoor table, but were actually called sooner. There is a large and inventive list of wine flights (e.g. "If you like Chardonnay, you may also like...") which was a lot of fun....More

Thank hold_the_meat_please
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Thom B
20 August 2016|
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Response from bluetrail | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. There are a number of menu items that stay the same, but they also have new and different items on a regular basis. You should call them, their phone # is easily available. They will give you the straight... More
Rebecca F
23 June 2016|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
No. Sorry just got the question.
21 May 2016|
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Response from muz4now | Reviewed this property |
I've seen dogs on the sidewalk here, so I'd say "yes".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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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