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Just a Taste

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Spanish,
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (111 reviews)
“focaccia” (26 reviews)
“spicy shrimp” (14 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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121 - 130 of 445 reviews

Reviewed 29 January 2016

Place was a total surprise. The menu covers so much ground it was hard to pick. I'd recommend sticking to a couple of the tapas options and forget the full meal entries. You'll get larger portions than you expect, and you won't see some of...More

Thank steve s
Reviewed 29 January 2016

My partner and I head for Just a Taste whenever we think we can beat the crowds--it's a popular spot for very good reason. Fortunately, it's just as much fun to eat in the bar as at a table in this small, very convivial restaurant....More

1  Thank ithacan2015
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The food here was great by Ithaca standards, good by normal standards. I think the atmosphere is very mediocre. The plates mismatch and there's kind of a murder/kitsch vibe between the plates and their art choices. They should play some music because the conversation can...More

Thank TinyTraveler001
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Great dinner and loved the choices on the menu. Wine selection great too. Everything was wonderful. Tricky getting a table but worth any wait.

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The tapas are delicious and quite large for "tapas". I shared 5 tapas with my friend and we couldn't finish it all.

Thank spidergirlotburg
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I waited until the last night of my trip to try this restaurant because I'd heard such fantastic things about it throughout the week. Unfortunately, it did not live up to their high ratings. The food was decent but nothing special. I ordered tenderloin with...More

2  Thank Renee H
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Just a great vibe. Not as 'trendy' looking as some of the other restaurants, but certainly charming and inviting. But the food was excellent. The tapas concept allows you to try many different choices, all with proper portions, and the wine flights are a great...More

Thank island-time-ny
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I eat at Just a Taste two to three times a year when I'm travelling for business. I'm usually eating alone, so I grab a seat at the bar. Sometimes I have to wait a bit. If you are planning to eat with a group,...More

Thank Stelligena
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We enjoyed the food. The visit could have been even excellent if the atmosphere would have been better, it was too noisy to enjoy the meal. It does require a reservation, because it is usually very busy.

Thank TaDiGra
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Spent the first weekend of December in the Ithaca area and was looking for a place for dinner on Friday night. We checked out all the restaurants on restaurant row (literally a one block stretch at the end of the commons) and noticed a line...More

Thank Fireplaces
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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, 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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