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Mia Tapas Bar and Restaurant

130 E State St, The Commons, Ithaca, NY 14850-5669
+1 607-277-2000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork buns” (16 reviews)
“tapas” (37 reviews)
“prawns” (8 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 E State St, The Commons, Ithaca, NY 14850-5669
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the mood for something different and this fit the bill. Nice selection of small and big dishes,Asian and middle eastern themed food. We had five different Tapas(Lotus root fritters, Roast Pork Buns,Kabobs,Korean beef and fried Calamari). All were very good with different...More

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a drink but seduced by the menu stayed for a meal. We sat at the bar and the bartender took excellent care of us. The Fitzgerald cocktail and Monsoon Margarita were delicious. Two small plates apiece - kofta kebabs, samosas, a prawn...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Although "Tapas" in the name might indicate a Spanish cuisine, its really "Asian Fusion Dim Sum"...You order small plates of food to share. The food is excellent. The pork buns are to die for. The price was reasonable. The tables are a little on the...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Was in the mood for tapas in Ithaca. Turned down waiting at another restaurant so we could have dinner quickly. Seated right away, but TOTALLY IGNORED US after that. Servers greeted & served customers who arrived after us, served them drinks & starting taking their...More

Thank auntie17
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This restaurant was recommended to me by the locals- over and over. So I ate there with one group the first night, then another group the second night. Every single item we ordered was perfect. Its pricey if you do a lot of plates for...More

Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed 16 September 2017

For a rather pricey restaurant, I wished Mia Tapas could be more consistent. Some dishes are very nice, but others could be bland and innocuous. The sashimi appetizer is a good example, three tiny thin slices of fish for $12. And I mean very small....More

Thank Dave s
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Ithaca Commons is midway between Cornell and Ithaca College, and is a four-block pedestrian only area with shops, restaurants, and a new hotel immediately adjacent. Mia's is a Singaporean restaurant with delicious food from a varied menu, with entrees 14-18 (chicken, beef, veggie) and in...More

Thank travelerSFBayarea
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I have been here before and it was good, but we were just blown away by the tastes and flavors on our recent visit. The sauces were very good, the curry excellent. Shrimp and scallops delightful. Can't wait to go again.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Visited Ithaca for a 3 day stay. Decided to try this place on the commons. They had a great variety of Small plates. Asian, Indian, Thai all sorts of different dishes. A lot of vegetarian choices also. We were 2 people and we ordered 4...More

Thank clmorse1951
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere to match the delicious food Pros Thoughtful and caring waitresses, they had me try several drinks before ordering the one I liked Delicious foods and simplified menu to help you find what you want easily Cons Not sure what cuisines they specialize in....More

Thank Yaw N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 E State St, The Commons, Ithaca, NY 14850-5669
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-2000
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Mia restaurant features fine cuisine from many Asian countries in a unique and beautiful atmosphere. At Mia we offer an eclectic menu and when available we pride ourselves in using local produce, sustainably harvested seafood, and hormone & antibiotic free meats for our Slow Food Pan-Asian cuisine.
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