Coltivare - Ithaca
Open for Dinner nightly Tuesday-Sunday, we offer Happy Hour specials at the bar during the week and a special Sunday Brunch. Our modern, rustic, and inviting atmosphere serves as the perfect backdrop for our farm-to-table mission.
Cauliflower tossed in Chef Corbin's umami-packed marinade, finished with vegan cashew nut "cheese". Choice of Starch: French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries (add $1), Mashed Potatoes, Basmati Rice, or Farro Risotto
Cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion
Beef Short Rib
Boneless burgundy braised short rib with pink pickled pearl onions and jus lie. Choice of Starch: French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries (add $1), Mashed Potatoes, Basmati Rice, or Farro Risotto
Most of the food and cocktails were over flavored and herbed. Not bad, but did not hit expectations based on the open table rating of 4.4. Would give it a 3.5
Interest and innovative menu. Charcuterie was very nicely done and included lovely baby greens. Soup was outstanding. Server, George, was informative and attentive without hovering. We will return
Drinks were good. One in our party got the "color-changing" margarita which was fun.
The buffalo cauliflower was great - the tempura fry and flavoring were done perfectly. Also got the Nola bbq shrimp appetizer, this was tasty but a little on the sweet side. I didn't know what to make of the sauce the shrimp were swimming in - were we supposed to eat all of this like a soup? It was a little too thick and too sweet for that. We needed way more carb in that dish to put the sauce to good use.
The burger and the Short rib were enjoyed. The roasted chicken with cajun rice was OK. Description said "korea bbq demiglace" but it tasted exactly the same as the Nola Shrimp sauce, so that was disappointing.
Overall a good meal but still room for improvement.
Absolutely delicious food and great portion! Waiter was super nice and friendly. You gotta try their new cheese and charcuterie board, such amazing dish. But please bring back the free focaccia bread!
Server was sub par and food was served cold. Salmon was slightly over cooked which can be acceptable, but pasta was too over cooked. Would not return.
FOOD CHOICES AND PRESENTATION WERE VERY GOOD. EVERYTHING THAT WE ORDERED WAS DELICIOUS!
SERVER WAS NOT OVERLY ATTENTATIVE, DID NOT PRESENT THE WINE THAT WAS ORDERED NOR DID THEY OFFER TO POUR THE FIRST GLASS.
One of dishes, short ribs. Was ok. Meat fine, mashed potatoes runny, vegetables dull. The other, the cauliflower dish, was not good. The cauliflower was rubbery. Probably old. The other veggies had no taste. It was meant yo be a birthday dinner and was very disappointing. We went to a much better place for desert.
Amazing food! Great drinks. Definitely will be back
Absolutely delicious and wonderful service. We were able to sit outside and everything was fantastic.
Dinner was delicious!
Service was attentive but not intrusive
Enjoyed our experience!
Parking was close by in the attached garage 🚙
Beautiful restaurant with an interesting menu of tasty dishes. Definitely going back.
Very impressed on the food quality and experience. Highly recommend.
Short rib was extremely fatty. Mac n cheese disappointing
Waitstaff was attentive, knowledgeable and warm. Menu and specials were interesting, focused on seasonally available local produce.
Dishes were beautiful executed, delicious and offered a great deal of value.
Will definitely go back!
Service & ambiance were impeccable! Food was so delicious - only small drawback was the pasta dish was not hot. But otherwise, our dinner was perfect!
Interesting pairing if familiar foods with tasty seasonings an sauces. Fresh. Excellent service from Todd!
Food and service were average. Was looking forward to the handmade fresh pasta listed in the menu on open table just to find out when asking the waitress that the pasta was not fresh or handmade. The rib was very good but the meatball and pasta was just average.
Great food and decor
Cajun rice was great! So was the chicken! The service was super! Love our dining experience there
Nice place, interesting food choices, limited but good wine selection and pleasant service.
Had a 7pm reservation. Liked that we were seated at least three tables apart from other diners. Started with the meatball appetizer that was awesome which led to me to order the meatball pasta. Probably the best pasta sauce and meatballs I have encountered. My partner had the cavatelli with vegetables which she loved. Service by Lily was excellent! Although we were not impressed with Ithaca, we loved Caltivare!
This is a great restaurant. Super menu items, well prepared.
Everything was great except they would not split the bill up for us.
They messed up my order. I ordered a jalapeño burger well done , instead I got a medium rare one with apple slices , no jalapeños. By the time they got me another one it was cold and dry and everyone else on the table was done eating. The table was wobbly and we had to fold a paper and put it under the leg. I think this was something the server should have done for us. Also the hostess should smile a little and not treat customers like nuisance
The appetizers (burrata, flatbread and gumbo) and entrees (e.g., cauliflower, chicken, shrimp and grits) were excellent and the portions were generous. The waitress was friendly and attentive.
Delicious food, awesome service and lovey atmosphere
We had a fantastic dinner at Coltivare! Everything was perfect from the burata salad to the short ribs. It was definitely the best meal we had in Ithaca!
The restaurant was very busy and didn’t seem to have adequate staff. Our server did his best and he was very professional; however, we could tell he had a lot to do and wanted to move us along.
Menu selection limited and food was good.
Excellent food and service.
Loved the tasty food, relaxed service and generous portions! Would definitely recommend the Buffalo cauliflower-yum-so well seasoned!!
Everything was on point
We were very pleasantly surprised by how good this restaurant was. The service was good - we didn't feel rushed and were able to enjoy a leisurely dinner. Nice sized portions and very tasty food. Although the menu isn't huge, it did offer enough of a variety to meet both mine and my husband's needs (meat and potatoes versus predominantly vegetarian). We definitely plan to go back!
Food was not super great, took a long time to come out, multiple issues. Service did their best to remedy.
Expensive for what you get. Nothing special given the price point.
Exceptional dining experience - highly recommend the lamb, the creme brulee, and the creative drinks!
We were a party of 15 family members reuniting for a memorial. We had a dining room to ourselves. Their was universal praise for the food and applause for our principal server to was, in fact, masterful. A most enjoyable evening.
We were a group of 4 adults, and we ordered 4 different main courses. We were all pleased with the preparation and the presentation of the food. Some of the “kids” serving were a little shaky, but the service was acceptable. A couple of critiques:
•the youngster with us asked for lemonade. What he was served (we tasted to confirm) was terrible….. actually undrinkable.
.charging $6.00 for a little basket of cubes of focaccia when bread was requested to accompany 4 salads/appetizers is pathetic. It cheapens the experience. This is not our first visit to Coltovare, as we are frequent visitors to Ithaca, and I am sure that we will come to eat here again. We are supporters of culinary education and frequent the restaurants and various open to the public culinary and wine and at the CIA in Hyde Park, just a few minutes from where we live.
We had a wonderful first experience. Will definitely be back and recommend
I grabbed a Burrata salad at the bar and my guests got the Buffalo cauliflower. Both options were incredible. The Buffalo cauliflower was better than typical chicken wings! I had a gin cocktail on the menu that was very well made with lots of flavor and not too sweet. I highly recommend this place.
Coltivare - Ithaca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (607) 882-2333.
Coltivare - Ithaca is rated 4.5 stars by 884 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.