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Taverna Banfi

) #27 of 202 Restaurants in Ithaca €€€€ Italian, American
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
+1 607-254-2565
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Taverna Banfi is located in the Statler Hotel at Cornell Univerity. It is an Italian restaurant that is staffed by mainly Cornell students learning the fine art of waitering. The food is good and prices moderate. They have great salads with fresh ingredients, and...More

Thank Mid60sCouple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taverna Banfi was a great place to have lunch after Cornell's convocation ceremony. We were lucky to be the first group to get there and soon after everyone had the same idea. We sat down at a very large table in the back of the...More

1  Thank MissS85
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great place for a fine meal. The other added attraction are the students who serve as your host, waiters or bartender. They do a great job and all of them seem to love what they are doing and take great pride in...More

Thank SpikeIII
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Enjoyed the fabulous brunch for Mother's Day. The food was excellent and there was a large selection of beautifully presented dishes. I loved the crepes especially the Brie and pear crepe. Our waitress, Lori, was very attentive and accommodating. Great views also

Thank Madeleine D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were there with a large party (16 people) prior to a wedding party the following day. They put us in a private room and we had what seemed to be 3 dedicated servers who were all excellent. Our host had a prix-fixe menu with...More

Thank conradstx
Reviewed 4 May 2017

During the past two times that I have eaten at Taverna Banfi, I have experienced incredible customer service from my waiter, Morry. I believe that employees like Morry, who put their heart and soul into their work, should be recognized and rewarded. Morry exceeded expectations...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The mushroom ravioli was the best pasta dish my son ever had. I loved the kale salad with shrimp. Huge portion. Get the French press coffee! Yummy. Our server was exceptional

Thank Laurie F
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My husband and I just were there. We'd heard rave reviews about the restaurant and couldn't wait to taste the food. We ordered Martinis with Grey goose pear flavored vodka, the grilled octopus and the New York steak. We waited 20 minutes before our waitress...More

Thank vierothauthor
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Located in the Statler hotel in the heart of Cornell Campus, Taverna Banfi is the place for delicious Italian-American food, served by a friendly and efficient team of passionate professionals. The students of the university help out during the evening service, and we had the...More

1  Thank Foodfan1968
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Just went there for the first time and we were impressed. Excellent brunch buffet, delicious dishes, and excellent service. Prices are reasonable too for the food you get. There is no particular dress code, but try to dress up if you don't want to feel...More

Thank Sophia G
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Mister B
Is there valet parking?
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
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:00
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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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