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Just a Taste

) #2 of 202 Restaurants in Ithaca $$ - $$$ Spanish, , American
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (109 reviews)
“focaccia” (23 reviews)
“spicy shrimp” (14 reviews)
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Spanish, Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

Serving the best in tiny plates, Just a Taste tops all others in Ithaca. The food, the food! Great variety for meat and non-meat eaters with nice wine flights to make your choices special. Down sides are no reservations and often lines plus a bit...More

Thank DeniseRu
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

The place doesn't need a great review- but our meal there last night was fantastic. So clever and tasty. The service was quick and friendly. We had wine flights with dinner. It's very unassuming and non pretentious. Four of us ate and drank for 200$...More

Thank Ryanorser
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Arrive at 5:30 pm because otherwise you will have a long wait. Order the deep fried potatoes with chipotle mayo and the focaccia with roasted garlic. Chose a nice beer or wine and relax and check out the ever changing interesting menu. Everything is good....More

Thank efd
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

The menu with only 2 actual entrees is filled with delicious tapas! Perfect for two people to share, they recommended we choose 6 tapas... We chose 4 tapas, and later 2 desserts! We tried an array of items and all were absolutely delicious! Small inside,...More

Thank jyost14
Reviewed 1 October 2015

An unusual menu with many selections of small dishes, from vegetables to meat and fish. Orders taken and then the dishes come out as they are ready, in what order? We have taken to ordering two or three dishes at a time, to get a...More

Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed 30 September 2015

What a fun place! We enjoyed three excellent tapas and two wine flights. The presentation and food quality was on point.

Thank dwcjmc
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

I am never disappointed. By Just a Taste. Dinner. Last night was a perfect example. First of all, how this tiny kitchen can produce a menu of this size....75% of the dishes new each day...is a total mystery to me. Focaccia is a must. Our...More

Thank Lynnette S
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We had stumbled upon this place on a prior visit years ago and had to come back for our 9th anniversary tour. I was less enthusiastic about the second time, but my wife was not. Part of the issue is we were given the last...More

Thank flybone
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is a tapas bar on the bar strip off of the Commons in Ithaca. The wait staff is skilled , the food is great, but it is crowded and hard to get in to when the students are in town. I recommend their roasted...More

Thank theotter1
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The last time we visited Ithaca, we discovered Just a Taste and had at least three meals there in a period of four days. I was determined to try EVERYTHING on its inventive and delectable menu. The best way to dine is with a big...More

Thank go_girlSantaCruz
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Thom B
Do they have gluten free options
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
Are reservations needed for Sunday evening 6/26?
23 June 2016|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
No. Sorry just got the question.
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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 - 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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