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Taverna Banfi

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, Vegetarian Friendly
130 Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6901
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very delicious meal. Yummy bread with balsami vinegar and salmon with green beans and cous cous. All simple but surprisingly delicious and I would lke to go back.

Thank Opinioned_traveler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Taverna Banfi is a fine dining Italian restaurant at The Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus. Exploring the Finger Lakes region, we used The Statler as our base and dined at Taverna Banfi. While the ambience is quite informal, the service and food compare...More

Thank Padytr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great dinner at this hotel restaurant which we weren't sure if would be better than eating at a local restaurant. This was not only very convenient, but also great food. Service was attentive and salads and deserts were highlight. Entrees are high...More

Thank gregwolf8
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Being entirely honest, I wasn't expecting much, and as such, my view might be mildly biased. However, the octopus was quite good. Probably the best grilled octopus that I've had. The prosciutto appetizer was fantastic; the mozzarella and the prosciutto worked well off of each...More

Thank OrangeSeven7
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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 30 May 2017 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 20 May 2017

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 5 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
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Mister B
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
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Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
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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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