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Just a Taste

) #2 of 205 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” (109 reviews)
“focaccia” (23 reviews)
“spicy shrimp” (14 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 23:00All hours
Spanish, Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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1 - 10 of 433 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here after visiting Ithaca for the day. Food was very good and I had the best sangria! No wonder we were told to get there early. People were lined up before they opened. Loved the shrimp in garlic and olive oil!

Thank asachritz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the outside dining area was full. We opted to sit inside despite our usual tendency to avoid noisy places. The tapas were definitely worth it. We had a great time. The sangria was terrific.

2  Thank hovis111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although one of our items never made it out of the kitchen, and the wine flights arrived only after we'd been served some of our small plates, we enjoyed our dinner here. There's a good selection for non-meat eaters.

Thank mrsirin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended by our host. We chose to eat on the lovely patio, enhanced by trees, and a special bonus the City was providing a live concert. The foos and service was superb, a wide variety of Tapas to choose from. Also flights...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was crowded, but the wait was worth it! There were six of us and we each ordered two items each. Sharing was fun and oh so delicious. So many choices. All were fair priced and the wine also good and priced fair. Service was...More

1  Thank MassarelloFamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what happened here, as this place is highly rated, and one of the two spots we chose for dinner on our trip to Ithaca (the other one being Agava, which was fantastic). We started by lining up just before 5:30 to get in,...More

1  Thank tadak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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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
24 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, 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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