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Taverna Banfi

Taverna Banfi is proud to be the region’s premiere Tuscan-inspired restaurant, featuring local ingredients from over twenty regional farms and an award-winning wine list. Taverna Banfi has two private dining rooms for celebrating special events or conducting business functions. For your convenience, we offer complimentary valet parking for all guest dining at Taverna Banfi. We look forward to your visit and thank you for your patronage.
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280 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(280 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 280 reviews
5 stars
(154)
4 stars
(91)
3 stars
(28)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(4)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(128)
  • fit for foodies(119)
  • great for lunch(118)
  • good for groups(111)
  • great for brunch(106)
  • scenic view(80)
Taverna Banfi Reviews List
Review 1 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Fresh cold bar choices have diminished. Pricey.

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 2 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"For lunch business meetings, Taverna Banfi is perfect."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 4 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 5 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

consistently on target

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"this restaurant offers quality food served attractively by an attentive and professional service staff in a quiet and upscale atmosphere."
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Always satisfying and food is superb

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great table location, excellent service, not pushy, accommodated our 1 yr old grand daughter who was celebrating her first birthday. The single glass wine list was great and good on the palette. Overall very satisfying."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 8 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 10 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 11 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food and atmosphere!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My husband and I like the convenience of Banfis after a CU women's hockey game. We each loved our meal-tasty and fresh. (For me ,wonderful soup! My husband, a super shredded brussel sprouts salad and gnocchi.) It's a quiet restaurant, which is hard to come by these days and we had great service-I'm sorry I can't remember our server's name.
A thumbs up for Taverna Banfi!
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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best business dining option on Cornell campus.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Banfi's is the only place for business dining on the Cornell campus. The service is consistently outstanding, the food is always good-to-great, and the convenience of the location -- directly across from the business school and an easy walk from the other Cornell colleges is an enormous plus."
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 14 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Don't skip the French toast!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Big variety of interesting dishes, as well as most of the brunch favorites. Some of the desserts were more like candy (overly sweet and rich), but the creme caramel was very good. Enjoyed the cauliflower and escarole with garlic, the freshly made crepes, and the crispy, but moist and chewy French toast. Would have been nice to have a large and varied fruit salad, instead of limited choice small fruit chunks or whole fruits. Good smoked salmon, but not the nicest bagels to have the salmon on (Ithaca Bakery bagels would be appreciated here). Also, individual cream cheese portions are cream cheese "spread", which is not the same as real cream cheese (has a processed cheese texture and flavor). Service was excellent, nice ambience, good coffee. Overall, it was a very pleasant brunch. Thank you Banfi's!"
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for brunch, scenic view
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Review 16 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/20/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 21 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great place for special occasion

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Dined on 12/20/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice time!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Thank you for a wonderful breakfast experience! Mmm."
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 24 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food, Wonderful service, better wine needed.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We enjoyed a wonderful family meal at Taverna Banfi. Service was excellent, and our server Shawn was exceptional. I expect a very good wine list, and enjoy ordering wine by the glass so that I can try different varietals across my meal.
I was so disappointed with the Sauv Blanc on the list that it needed to be returned. It was so intensely vegetable overly strong bell and jalepeno pepper on the nose and palate, that it no way resembled a quality sauv blanc in any region. As a restaurant named after and sponsored by a wine producer, I would expect more care to be taken on the selections offered.
Other than that. It was a great experience, and I will return."
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Very popular in the area. Food is good and there are a number of choices. Service is good."
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 26 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/14/2015
 2012
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Review 27 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/20/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The service was outstanding. I really appreciate the personal attention."
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2011
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Review 28 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

consistently top nothch

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"good food, friendly atmosphere, extensive wine menu, servers who combine professionalism with an easy friendliness."
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 32 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/08/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Taverna Banfi never disappoints! Great!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My boyfriend and I have been to the Taverna Banfi Sunday brunch three times. The food is delicious with an incredible selection to choose from. The staff is friendly, professional and always willing to accommodate their guests, especially those with special needs. This last visit we took his mom and to the Sunday brunch for her birthday. She uses a wheelchair, which we let them know in advance. They made it so simple by having a chair removed from the table before we got there. They seated us at a table with a beautiful view, yet out of the way of people having to squeeze by her chair. They even presented her with a slice of cake with a candle and Happy Birthday written on the plate with chocolate. These little extras were really appreciated and made for a very memorable day! We can't wait for our fourth visit!"
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

A little disappointing

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
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"This is the premier restaurant of the Cornell School of Hospitality and Restaurant Mgmt. We went with my Cornell daughter and her roommate for Saturday brunch. While not outrageously expensive, ($17 for the buffet) it is more than many restaurants in Ithaca. Even though there were omelet pans on burners on the buffet, they do not do made to order omelets but would do crepes. The fruit was consistently at the end of the bowl and there were few people in the restaurant at the time. The hot food was ok -- not outstanding. The smoked salmon was plated on small appetizer dishes with very small portions -- I have never seen smoked salmon plated but I guess it reduces how much salmon people take. The waitress (a Cornell student) was poured frequently so I will give them credit for attentiveness on the drinks. Overall, I think they could have kept the buffet better stocked and offered made to order omelets."
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 36 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A bit pricey, but Banfi maintains its standards.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Love the lunch buffet

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The lunch buffet is always wonderful. Love the selection. The view is wonderful on any day."
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

always courteous service & good food.

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Dined on 12/01/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/01/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
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"Taverna Banfi is a great place for lunch time meetings"
Dined on 12/01/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 39 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/01/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/01/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/01/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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Review 40 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food became simpler

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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"Went out for lunch with family members and everyone chose the buffet, so I am talking about the buffet only. The food is still good (the salmon and the beef were silky and delicious) but the salads became simpler and the desserts are more basic. I suggest charging a few dollars more but making it as great and as sophisticated as it used to be. The service is still lovely and the nothing changes the views. We like it very much."
Dined on 11/30/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 41 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 42 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

i think this is the best restaurant in Ithaca for

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 11/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2007
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Review 44 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
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Dined on 11/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 45 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/22/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
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Dined on 11/22/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
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Dined on 11/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Review 47 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2002
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
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"Good when it is not crowded.
I liked our waitor and the food came out very timely
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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 49 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

consistent quality

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"the food is always good, the service is attentive, and the atmosphere is comfortable."
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Taverna Banfi
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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