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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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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I consider myself very lucky that my hosts at Cornell invited me to this restaurant. Everyone was very happy with their dinner, and I was pretty blown away. I can of recommend the Lobster Agnolotti enough, it was absolutely delicious!

Thank Sammzzee
Reviewed 29 October 2017

My wife and I along with my daughter had lunch and dinner at the Banfi. The luncheon buffet offers a wide variety of choices and its very reasonable as well. The service staff is very pleasant, but could be more knowledgeable about the menu, especially...More

Thank jcarson21
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The food was great; pasta and a steak. Wine list thin but adequate. Comfortable seating service was slow and with several service errors.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Great buffet for lunch. Dinner too expensive. Lunch buffet excellent choices. We go there all the time.

Thank hardtofindagoodhotel
Reviewed 16 September 2017

To say that we had enjoying the dinner at Taverna Banfi would be like saying nothing at all. The restaurant has very nice ambience, fantastic food, the service is beyond words! We couldn't remember last time we enjoyed dinner out so much. All dishes we...More

Thank NJtraveller95
Reviewed 7 September 2017

by starting at the bar one gets a broader sense of the operation. the service is a bit peripathic but overall satisfactory.

Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A very delicious meal. Yummy bread with balsami vinegar and salmon with green beans and cous cous. All simple but surprisingly delicious and I would lke to go back.

Thank Opinioned_traveler
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Taverna Banfi is a fine dining Italian restaurant at The Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus. Exploring the Finger Lakes region, we used The Statler as our base and dined at Taverna Banfi. While the ambience is quite informal, the service and food compare...More

Thank Padytr
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We had a great dinner at this hotel restaurant which we weren't sure if would be better than eating at a local restaurant. This was not only very convenient, but also great food. Service was attentive and salads and deserts were highlight. Entrees are high...More

Thank gregwolf8
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Being entirely honest, I wasn't expecting much, and as such, my view might be mildly biased. However, the octopus was quite good. Probably the best grilled octopus that I've had. The prosciutto appetizer was fantastic; the mozzarella and the prosciutto worked well off of each...More

Thank OrangeSeven7
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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
USD 31 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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