We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Just a Taste

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

408 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 403: English reviews
Ithaca, New York
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a Taste has a Tapas menu with great wine and beer flights. We have such fun choosing what to eat. Everything is fresh and very good. We like sitting on the patio during the warm weather months. It is a very popular place to go. People are lined up outside just before 5:30 when they open. Go early. They... More 

Thank judeg
Ithaca, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Ithaca. Their sangria is a little spiced and absolutely delicious. I've been about 10 times now, and I've literally never once had a bad meal, or a bad plate. Their food is always fresh and so delicious. I suggest ordering 2-3 selections per person and splitting the focaccia bread with the roasted garlic. If... More 

Thank Ashley M
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was fantastic when I went but a hit crowded. The dining area was very small, however the tapas were delicious

Thank Jade Marie C
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a Taste is an experience of it's own. The menu changes daily and not just diverse but cheap! Love the cornbread, potatoes, and cod fritters. I'm stopping due to getting hungry!

Thank mberg56
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went for some late in the evening food. We got a spot at the bar and really enjoyed looking at the selection of wines. They had some great mix and match options for wine flights, and creative ways to pair them. We had several small plates, all of which were well executed, flavorful and delicious! Quick... More 

Thank Hannah S
Carmel, Indiana
Level Contributor
139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We go here with family and business contacts. Not your average restaurant in terms of focus on tapas (small plates of appetizers to share) and very good wine selections. The menu does change more often than you might expect but the results and quite creative. The approach to focusing on tapas as the main approach to food is really pretty... More 

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Kingston, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Horrible wait staff. Waited almost two hours and never gave us a call when we came back to ask they gave us an attitude. Cheap food. Atmosphere and attitude has changed since 2013 when it was sweet and intimate. Extremely rude and unprofessional staff and manager. Don't waste your time unless you're looking for the McDonald's of olives and cheese

1 Thank WendySue72
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We got lucky to find a spot at the bar a few minutes after being told there was an hour wait for a table. After having the food I would have gladly waited! The waitress/bartender recommended ordering 4-6 plates so we chose the warm Brie and crostini, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower bread pudding, mahi mahi, chicken mole, and sweet potato pancake.... More 

Thank Caitlin W
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We loved this restaurant! We had a table of four and all ordered different things, and every plate was fantastic. The place was crowded (I'm told it always is) and a bit loud, so may not be a good pick if someone in your party is hard of hearing. Beyond that, you can't lose here. There are so many options... More 

Thank catcramer
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at an Airbnb nearby and our host recommended this place. We are so glad we listened! Delicious food, great service, cozy, intimate outdoor seating in the back...this is a great date spot. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Blake W

Travellers who viewed Just a Taste also viewed

Ithaca, Finger Lakes
Ithaca, Finger Lakes
Ithaca, Finger Lakes
Ithaca, Finger Lakes

Been to Just a Taste? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Just a Taste and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
4 months ago
Falls, Pennsylvania
8 months ago
over a year ago
6 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Just a Taste staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?