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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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Reviewed 19 June 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 11 June 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 2 June 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 20 April 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 15 April 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
Reviewed 24 February 2016

went for our anniversary dinner while we had a long weekend in wine country. This place was worth the drive, from the great service from the moment we entered to the outstanding food each dish was better than the next.

Thank billCarmel_NewYork
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This restaurant is run by students at Cornell's famed hotel school. The menu changes from time to time and on this visit the dinner menu was quite good. We were a party of four and all enjoyed the food but for my wife's steak which...More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Been hearing about Banfi's for years, I had gone there for an event 15 years ago, that was excellent. Went back for dinner with the family, nothing to impressive, but nothing bad either. I'd likely go back to give it another whirl.

Thank Rock_the_Fez
Reviewed 4 December 2015

I really like this restaurant. The food is always delicious and they have a lot of variety. The service is always outstanding!

Thank elena564889
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We were up over a holiday and the food was good for breakfast, fair for lunch and overpriced for dinner and brunch and holiday brunches.

Thank Ed B
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Mister B
17 August 2015|
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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, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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