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Just a Taste

) #2 of 208 Restaurants in Ithaca $$ - $$$ Spanish, , American
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (111 reviews)
“focaccia” (23 reviews)
“spicy shrimp” (14 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
Spanish, Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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11 - 20 of 437 reviews

Reviewed 29 June 2017

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here two nights in a row on a recent visit to Ithaca - it was that good. Everything was excellent. My wife is vegetarian + fish and had plenty of options. The simple mixed greens salad was fresh and...More

Thank BSchug
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We're in the Ithaca area every year and we look forward to dining at Just A Taste each time--We've been coming here for 12 years and it remains the BEST. We love the informal atmosphere (this year we dined in the back patio), and the...More

Thank AndrewBeach
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Went with a 10 year old who loves to try new things to eat. We thoroughly enjoyed 7 Tapas plates for three people. They mix interesting ingredients for some really unique and tasty plates. We especially liked the Smoked Crispy Pork Belly and the Smoked...More

Thank StamfordBetty
Reviewed 19 June 2017

If I could give Just a Taste four and a half stars, I would. First of all, note that they do not take reservations. The door opens at 5:30pm and by 5:10 or so a line usually would start forming outside the restaurant. So get...More

Thank Dave s
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a gem! The food was absolutely fantastic. My wife and I enjoyed sitting on the back patio on a warm summer evening. It was busy, but not hectic. Our server was helpful, patient, and efficient. They have a very decent wine list (not...More

Thank jprochnow
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Inside ambiance is okay and the back patio is quite nice. The staff is exceedingly friendly. The tapas were good-- definitely have had tastier elsewhere-- and the order they arrived was odd: meat then veggie then flatbread. Reverse order would have been preferred. All in...More

Thank visitall50
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Unique small plates with a changing menu. Must get there at 5:15pm or earlier for 5:30pm opening if you want to eat in the first shift. Line forms early. Worth the planning. Watch out for big Cornell or Ithaca College weekends (as with all Ithaca...More

Thank cxcskier55
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant came recommended by a colleague and it didn't disappoint. A tapas place, it gave us the chance to try several dishes, all delicious. It was busy, especially for a week day evening at the end of the school year for Ithaca College and...More

Thank bklynred
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Wow, the food here was incredible. Great wine list, and great menu. We got a ton of tapas: Housemade Focaccia, Creamy Ramp and Potato Soup, Roast Organic New Potatoes, Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Aioli, Local Asparagus, White and Portabella Mushrooms, Tortilla Española,...More

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 3 May 2017

From a taste perspective, this was a great place to show up on an empty stomach. As a couple (granted, one of them was a competitive swimmer), we went through 7-8 plates and each one was excellent. Starting with the cheese and a glass of...More

1  Thank BoCoMoTiger
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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
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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