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Taverna Banfi, Ithaca, NY

Taverna Banfi

4.7
4.7
1293 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A Tuscan Inspired Italian Restaurant In Ithaca, NY
Tuscan culture embraces a cuisine that is inspired by availability and accessibility. At Taverna Banfi, our seasonal menus reflect this attitude. Located at the heart of Cornell University campus, our casual fine dining atmosphere is perfect for entertaining family, friends, and clients visiting Cornell University and the Finger Lakes region.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (607) 254-2565
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Nichols
  • Private party facilities
    For parties of 6 people or more, please call the restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    Sales Department: (607) 254-2624
  • Neighborhood
    Ithaca
  • Cross street
    130 Statler Drive
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,293 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Good for business meals

  • Upstate New York

    Most Booked

  • Southern Tier

    Most Booked

1,293 Reviews
  1. Mariannn0802

    New York State

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My lunch preference. Valet parking as well. Local. Fabulous

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  2. ElizabethS

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an incredible experience! And our server was lovely. Thank you for helping us coordinate our very special event.

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  3. PresC

    New York City

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was such a nice place to eat. Our waitress Elle was excellent. We had a wonderful table. I would say all the food was excellent. Duck was top notch. A bit hard to find but Cornell has lots of construction going on.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the wine was fantastic and our server was delightful.

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  5. SilviaM

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Our server Juan was fantastic.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been living in Ithaca for 5 years, but had never eaten at Taverna Banfi. Overall, very pleased with the menu, service and environment. Services Really appreciated the service provided by Nick. Attentive and patient as we had questions about the menu. Not quite upscale, but definitely checked to make sure we were good. Food Meal was excellent. Ordered the salmon and thoroughly enjoyed it. No issues with the order or meal. Drinks were delivered quickly and tasted great. Environment A casual dining atmosphere. Not terribly noisy. Feels like a nice relaxed restaurant.

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  7. Jade

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The top spot in Ithaca! Exceptional cuisine paired with outstanding service—Taylor, in particular, always ensures a fantastic experience. Delightfully consistent, as always. Every week, they slightly adjust their menu, ensuring a fresh and exciting dining experience each time we visit.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and overall experience was fantastic.

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  9. LKim

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific restaurant. Loved the food and service. Great experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic wine, entrees and service! And the dessert was amazing.

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FAQs

Taverna Banfi is rated 4.7 stars by 1293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today
Google Map for Taverna Banfi

130 Statler Drive, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

Additional information

  • Cross street
    130 Statler Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Ithaca
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Nichols
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (607) 254-2565
  • Private party facilities
    For parties of 6 people or more, please call the restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    Sales Department: (607) 254-2624
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