Ithaca, NY has more restaurants per capita than New York City and continues to attract diners across the globe. In fact, Ithaca was recognized by Bon Appetit magazine as one of the “foodiest” towns in America.

Ithaca is known for its farm-to-table and fine-dining restaurants, serving fresh and healthy American and ethnic cuisine, which appeal to residents and visitors alike.

Ithaca is home to the world-famous Moosewood Restaurant, whose award-winning vegetarian cookbooks attract diners from around the country. Ithaca is also the birthplace of the ice cream sundae, created by a local fountain owner in 1892.

With over 50 dining establishments in Downtown Ithaca, you’ll definitely find an option that will please your palate. Browse the following lists to see where you and your friends or family will be dining today!

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15 Below
107 E. State St, Ithaca, The Commons
(607) 351-6452
Monday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 10:00pm

Do you enjoy the showiness of hibachi cooked right in front of you and the customizability of frozen yogurt shops? Put them together and you’ve got Thai-style “fried ice cream,” now available at 15 Below Ice Cream, a brand-new dessert shop on the west end of the Ithaca Commons.

Customers can watch as an employee prepares their order on a frozen pan. The tasty treat is crafted by quickly blending frozen milk with assorted flavors on the slab. The ice cream is then flattened with a spatula and molded into “fried” rolls. Toppings – cookies, fruit, candy and/or sauce – are then added to the rolls.

The starting cost for each combo is $5 and includes four or five fried ice cream rolls and three to four toppings. More toppings may be added for an additional charge.

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Asia Cuisine
126 N. Aurora St. Restaurant Row
(607) 256-8818
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Located on the corner of Aurora and Seneca Streets, Asia Cuisine is a favorite stop for both locals and the college communities. Asia Cuisine has a reasonably priced array of Japanese, Korean and Chinese dishes and posseses lovely window seats where you can watch the world go by as you dine. Asia Cuisine is an excellent option for vegetarians: their bibim bop and stir-fried kimchi with tofu are delectable.

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Bar Argos
408 E State St
607-319-4437
Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

There is no other establishment quite like Bar Argos. The craftsmanship of the custom zinc-top bar, the two hundred year old handmade bricks, the warm beeswax finish on the pigmented plaster wall, and all that before you even see the menu!

Bar Argos’ offerings are as inviting as the building itself. Our bartenders will guide you through our unique menu featuring both carefully curated classic cocktails and housemade inventions. Or, just share what you might be in the mood for! This is the perfect place to enjoy the company of friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family. You will feel perfectly at home at Bar Argos, and will find our craft to be beyond compare!

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Bella Pizza
171 E. State St., Center Ithaca Atrium, Ithaca Commons
(607) 272-1003
Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 5;00pm
Saturday 10:30 - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Bella Pizza, located in Center Ithaca, serves New York Style pizza. Bella Pizza’s wide variety of traditional and gourmet style pizzas are available by the slice for 14″, 16″ and 18″ pies. Eat in or take it to go. Bella Pizza also offers delicious Italian dishes including pasta and subs. When you see the giant nine foot mustache you know you’re in the right place.

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Bickering Twins
114 N. Cayuga St Ithaca NY, 14850
607-319-0653
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 1:00am
Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm

Corey + Kevin Adelman are identical twin brothers originally from northern New Jersey. Kevin attended Ithaca College in 2010 and studied in Bolivia as part of his schooling. After living on and off in Bolivia for two years, Latin culture and Latin food became an obsession. Corey joined Kevin in Ithaca in 2015 and they began creating the concept for Bickering Twins while continuing to train in a handful of local restaurant kitchens. After testing the concept for 2 years by hosting weekly “pop-up” dinners at the Lincoln Street Diner and Carriage House Cafe, they decided to open a restaurant together. Bickering Twins reflects their love of cooking and their desire to bring the flavors and ingredients of Latin America to Ithaca.

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Cafe DeWitt
215 N. Cayuga St. Suite 76, Dewitt Mall
607-273-3473
Monday -Saturday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

A local favorite, Cafe Dewitt serves up uncommonly imaginative and fresh foods using local organic produce and farm-raised meats. They serve healthy breakfasts, brunches and lunches in a European cafe atmosphere situated in the open air hall of the DeWitt Mall.

Voted best brunch in Ithaca numerous times in the reader’s polls, grab a Sunday Times and watch the passersby (or the fish in one of their many tanks if that’s more your speed) as you enjoy one of their culinary marvels, such as lemon-chiffon pancakes with mascarpone whipped cream; apple, sausage and potato hash; or omelets with sherry-glazed shitake mushrooms, fresh spinach, and pesto ricotta.

Also available for catering.

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Capital Corner
138 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-7350
Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:30pm

One restaurant, two menus. The Capital State Kitchen and Capital Corner Restaurant serves asian cuisine with Chinese and Japanese menu options. The restaurant has a newly renovated dining room with wooden floors as well as a private party room. The Capital State Kitchen and Capital Corner Restaurant serves sushi, teriyaki and tempura dishes. Lunch specials and lunch and dinner Bento boxes are always available. Customers can dine in or take out. Delivery is available.

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Capital State Kitchen
138 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-1388
Monday –Thursday
Pickup: 11:00am–10:30pm
Delivery: 11:00am–10:30pm
Friday – Saturday
Pickup: 11:00am–11:00pm
Delivery: 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday
Pickup: 12:00pm–11:00pm
Delivery: 12:00pm–11:00pm

One restaurant, two menus. The Capital State Kitchen and Capital Corner Restaurant serves asian cuisine with Chinese and Japanese menu options. The restaurant has a newly renovated dining room with wooden floors as well as a private party room. The Capital State Kitchen and Capital Corner Restaurant serves sushi, teriyaki and tempura dishes. Lunch specials and lunch and dinner Bento boxes are always available. Customers can dine in or take out. Delivery is available.

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Casablanca Pizzeria
111A E State St, Ithaca Commons
607-272-7777
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 11:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday 10:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am

Located on the Ithaca Commons, Casablanca Mediterranean Cuisine & Pizzeria offers excellent deals on pizzas. Casablanca also serve wings, subs, pastas, salads, panini, wraps, and sandwiches, pitas, burgers, calzones, chicken, and more!

Casablanca offers delivery and pickup. Delivery time is 30-45 minutes and costs $1.75. Please see Casablanca’s website link below for information on its delivery range.

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Chanticleer
101 W. State St.
607-272-9678
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
Friday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:00am

Don’t let appearances fool you! Possessing a certain je ne sais quoi, the Chanti is Ithaca’s most beloved dive bar. Not only is it Ithaca’s oldest surviving tavern, but it is arguably the oldest downtown business. Its laid back, dingy interior has continued to attract an eclectic mix of graduate students and townies alike for decades. Pool tables, friendly, knowledgeable bartenders, and a great lineup on the jukebox has made it a favorite watering hole for the town as long as we can remember.

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Collegetown Bagels
203 N. Aurora St., Restaurant Row
607-273-2848
Sunday - Wednesday: 6:30am-8:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 6:30am-9:00pm

It all began with a bagel. Collegetown Bagels, to be exact. For over 20 years, stacks of excellent bagels have formed the foundation of the Brous & Mehaffey stores, now numbering five Ithaca locations.

A family business, Brous & Mehaffey grew from two bagel stores, on College Avenue and Aurora Street. By 1983, CTB Appetizers was in place, as a gourmet deli and full-service catering center focused on fine specialty foods.

Seven years later, the acquisition and renovation of the 80-year-old Ithaca Bakery added both a centrally situated, highly visible and high-traffic location, and a fully equipped bake shop capable of turning out traditional, restaurant-style Italian bread as well as dozens of delicious, creative new artisan breads and pastries.

Today, the stores serve daily waves of Ithacans from every walk of life and dazzles travelers passing through our fair city. Customers find sustenance from a simple cup of good coffee to super sandwiches, exquisite entrées and the most ornate, customized cakes they can imagine. But more, they enjoy an exciting, ever-evolving environment built on good service, tantalizing taste temptations and an ongoing welcome with a local touch and a cosmopolitan vision.

Online ordering and call-ins are available for pickup orders. Make sure that your picking up from the N. Aurora St. location!

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Coltivare
235 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-882-2333
Dinner:
Sunday - Tuesday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour at the Bar:
Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday's Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Serving seasonal New American fare locally sourced and inventively prepared. We let the flavors of the Finger Lakes shine through and feature a full selection of craft cocktails, regional wines, and New York State beer.

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Domino’s Pizza
311 E Green St, Gateway Commons
607-256-4000
Monday -Thursday: 10:30am - 2:30am
Friday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 3:00am
Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30am

Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza operating a network of company-owned and franchise-owned pizza delivery stores in the United States and abroad. Domino’s Pizza’s Vision illustrates a company of exceptional people on a mission to be the best pizza delivery company in the world.

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Gateway BBQ Kitchen
401 E State St, Gateway Plaza
607-319-4446
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00 am -10:00pm

Gateway BBQ Kitchen is owned and operated by two area culinary entrepeneurs who want the area to be able to experience a different flavor and taste. They take both pride and care in the preparation of their dishes so you are the recipient of their best offerings!

Gateway BBQ Kitchen uses only the freshest and finest ingredients, purchased from local area vendors to help keep the local economy in bloom! Give the new guys on the block an opportunity to enhance your dining experience; you won’t be sorry that you did!

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Gorgers Subs
116 W. State St. Ithaca, NY 14850
607-319-5046
Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Gorgers, started by brothers Barton and Matthew Diamond, was formed with a desire to use high quality, fresh ingredients to produce an affordable, yet desirable dining option. Subs are served on either an Italian roll or grilled flatbread, both of which are made in house, daily. All of the sauces (some of which use herbs from the owners’ garden) are house-made, without preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.

Gorgers hopes to fill the void in Ithaca’s hot sub market by offering unique options such as Chimichurri, Coconut Shrimp with pickled vegetables and a sweet thai chili sauce, and Chicken Modena which features mozzarella cheese and tomatoes soaked in a balsamic vinegar reduction. Gorgers also roasts fair trade, organic coffee beans, imported from Guatemala.

Gorgers offers free delivery from 1:00pm-9:00pm.

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Gorgers Taco Shack
111B E State St, Ithaca Commons
607-272-1100
Monday - Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Gorgers offers a variety of fusion tacos that change on a daily basis. They serve only fresh ingredients and are currently sourcing organic tomatoes, tomatillos, and other vegetables for their tacos.

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Green Street Pharmacy
131 E. Green St. Suite 2. Ithaca, NY 14850
607-882-9500
Pharmacy Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Soda Fountain & Store Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Green Street Pharmacy is conveniently located @ the Green St. bus stop in downtown Ithaca.

Our friendly staff is here and ready to serve your pharmaceutical and gifting needs.

Come enjoy some tasty treats at our Old Fashioned Soda Fountain now proudly serving, Cayuga Lake Creamery Ice Cream, Ithaca Soda Co. & Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters.

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GreenStar Oasis Co-Op
215 N. Cayuga St., Dewitt Mall
607-273-8213
Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am-8:00pm.

GreenStar At Dewitt Mall is a cozy downtown natural foods market located in the historic Dewitt Mall. Whether you’re looking for a hot meal, a few vitamins, your week’s groceries or just a cup of tea, GreenStar At Dewitt Mall has you covered!

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Hawi Ethiopian Restaurant
113 S. Cayuga St. Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-4294
Tuesday - Sunday: 12pm-10pm
​Monday: Closed

Ethiopia’s unique cuisine is favored by many family and friends, from many dishes with its rich spicy stew and diversity of flavors to its spongy flat bread, Ethiopian cuisine surely qualifies as one of the world’s flavorful cuisines. All are welcomed.

A typical dish is served with injera accompanied by a spicy stew or mild stew, which includes either beef, lamb, chicken, vegetables and various types of legumes, such as lentils. All vegetarian dishes are vegan.

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Ithaca Ale House
111 N. Aurora St., Restaurant Row
607-256-7977
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 10:00am to 1:00pm

If you’re in the mood for a lively, festive atmosphere, especially on the weekends, check out the Ithaca Ale House. Located in the heart of Restaurant Row on Aurora Street, the Ithaca Ale House is an American bar and grill with an extensive, ever changing selection of 20 tap craft beers with brews from all over the country.

A great place to meet for drinks and appetizers, or a full blown dinner with friends, the Ale House offers tasty appetizers, salads and soups, an extensive selection of burgers, and dinner entrees ranging from sandwiches to heaping plates of salad, a large selection of dinner entrees, and an assortment of flatbread pizzas. Try their mini sliders with eggplant fries, Ale House blackened cajun pasta, or Maryland crabcake salad.

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Ithaca Coffee Company
311 E Green St, Gateway Plaza
607-273-7800
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

We take great pride in our vibrant and unique selection of seasonal, small-batch roasted gourmet coffees, available for purchase in our stores, for wholesale, and served in our cafes. Also served in our cafes are ICC Bake Shop goods and other satisfying breakfast, lunch, and tavern foods.

The gourmet market in our Triphammer store features many locally made products as well as a distinct selection of artisan cheeses, provisions, chocolates, confections, and custom gift basket service.

Our Gateway Commons store features the areas largest selection of homebrewing supplies for the beginning to advanced homebrew enthusiast.

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Jimmy John’s Sandwiches
122 N. Aurora St. Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 645-0075
Sunday - Thursday: 10:30am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 3:00am

A sandwich chain with corporate headquarters based in Champlain, IL. Offering take out or delivery service, Jimmy John’s claims to have ‘the world’s tastiest gourmet sandwiches.’ You be the judge.

Now with online ordering available: see link below to place your order.

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Just A Taste
116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-9463
Monday-Thursday 5:30 pm-10:00 pm,
Friday and Saturday 5:30 pm-11:00 pm.

Tapas are a Spanish tradition of tasting and sharing a variety of appetizer-size dishes, and Just a Taste has not only perfected this, they have turned it into an art form. An Ithaca favorite, Just a Taste serves up culinary marvels in the form of reasonably-priced sharable plates.

Just a Taste does not take reservations; plan to arrive early and have a pre-dinner cocktail at one of the nearby bars or cafes. It will be well worth the wait and their ever-friendly, professional staff are happy to call you on your cell to let you know your table is ready. The patio out back is one of Ithaca’s best kept secrets – ask to sit outside if it’s a warm evening.

Over 40 wines by the glass. Can’t decide? Try one of their flights.

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Kilpatrick’s Publick House
130 E. Seneca St.
(607) 273-2632
Open 7 days a week
Dining: 11:30am - 10:00pm. Bar open until: 1:00am

Kilpatrick’s Publick House is a traditional, upscale Irish pub restaurant featuring authentic Irish-inspired and American cuisine. Located next to the Hilton Garden Inn in Ithaca, New York, we consider ourselves to be a “place for everyone,” catering not just to a steady bar crowd, but also to families and business travelers who are visiting the area.

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Lot 10 Bar and Lounge
112 S. Cayuga St. Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-7224
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Lot 10 is Ithaca’s only two floor cocktail lounge and night club. Upstairs at Lot 10 features daily drink specials, live entertainment, DJ’s and dancing, along with a pool table, dart board and juke box. Lot 10’s second floor is the perfect destination for cutting loose and unwinding with friends.

Downstairs at Lot 10 features a sophisticated cocktail lounge that is second to none. A welcoming selection of comfortable couches and soft candle light along with an eclectic music selection provides the perfect ambiance that is sure to put you at ease. Downstairs offers a hand picked wine list, an array of fine liquors, craft beers and the only weekly rotating cocktail menu in Ithaca. Lot 10’s first floor is where you want to be when you are looking to relax and enjoy a quality drink in a casually refined setting while being served by some of the area’s finest bartenders.

With twice daily Happy Hours (5pm-7pm & 10pm-1am), daily drink specials, rotating art installations, innovative cocktails, live music, and a continually expanding entertainment schedule all located under one roof, Lot 10 is certain to have you coming back time and time again!

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Luna Inspired Street Food
113 N Aurora St Ithaca, NY 14850
607-269-6139
Sunday - Wednesday: 11:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30am

Luna Inspired Street Food is a brick & mortar, quick service restaurant inspired by street vendors, carts and trucks from across the country and around the globe. Luna strives to offer a wide variety of cuisine while still supporting local farmers and suppliers.

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Luna Street Food @ Lot 10
106 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-793-0704
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday - Monday: Closed

Luna is a brick & mortar, quick service restaurant inspired by street vendors, carts & trucks from across the country & the globe. Check out either of our locations for a quick bite or hang at bar for some of the best nightlife in Ithaca.

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Mahogany Grill
112-114 N. Aurora St. Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-1438
Sunday - Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm
BAR: Open to 1:00am

An American bistro, Mahogany Grill serves lunch and dinner, offering a range of American classics such as burgers and sandwiches, seafood & steaks, salads, pastas and soups. Their dining room and spacious tap room and bar make it a popular place for dinner or drinks with friends. Mahogany Grill is a lunch hot spot for downtown professionals and tourists. Mahogany Grill has outdoor seating where you can watch life go by on Aurora Street in the warmer months.

Daily appetizer special: half price appetizers from 4pm to 7pm and 9pm to midnight.

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Max’s American Grill & Sports Bar
222 S. Cayuga St., Hotel Ithaca
(607) 272-1000
Monday - Friday 6:30am-11:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday 7:00am - 10:00pm

Located adjacent to the Holiday Inn on Cayuga Street, Max’s Classic American Grill & Sports Bar is a full service restaurant and sports bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specializing in thick, juicy burgers and nostalgic American dinner entrees, Max’s offers a relaxed ambiance with lots of tvs for watching the game, a Frequent Diner Club and a Kid’s Club. Take-out is also available.

Half-price appetizers daily at 4 pm.

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Mercato Bar & Kitchen
108 N. Aurora St. Ithaca, NY 14850
607-319-5171
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Mercato’s Bar and Kitchen offers Italian inspired seasonally-conscious cuisine, a friendly professional waitstaff, and a clean urban-bistro aesthetic. Offering an upscale menu that changes seasonally, try the cured meats appetizer with a selection of meats, cheeses and olives, the fresh market fish and herbs steamed in parchment paper, or the homemade gnocchi. For dessert, Mercato recommends trying its pine nut tart drizzled with balsamic reduction and served with cappuccino-flavored gelato.

Mercato does not take reservations; be sure to arrive early, put your name on the list and have a drink at the bar while you wait.

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Mia Restaurant
130 E State St. Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-2000
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30am
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Mia Restaurant offers Pan-Asian cuisine, the combination of the ingredients and flavors of several ethnic dishes. Owned by Lex Chutintaranond, one of Ithaca’s top restaurateurs and the founder of some of Ithaca’s most popular eateries – including Just a Taste, Madeline’s, and ZaZa’s Cucina. Mia Restaurant uses local produce, sustainably harvested seafood, and hormone & antibiotic free meats in their delicious Pan-Asian cuisine. Try the watercress and jicama salad with goji berries, the Ahi tuna steak with wakame miso and Japanese mustard sauce, or the fried red snapper Kerala style with southern Indian curry.

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Monks On The Commons
120 South Aurora St
(607) 272-2222
Sunday - Thursday: 6:30am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 6:30am - 1;00am

A full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Located inside Marriott on the Commons.

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Moonies Bar & Nightclub
114 E State St. Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 319-0342
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00pm - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 8:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday: Closed

With its unique blend of a high energy, clubby atmosphere combined with a vintage tavern feel, ‘Moonies’ is a popular nightlife destination with the college and party crowd. Moonshadow’s space significantly increased in 2010 with the addition of a dance floor that offers plenty of room to get your groove on.

In addition to darts, a pool table and lounge areas, Moonshadow’s features a one of a kind bar top made from custom concrete that features hundreds of fiber optics set inside of the stone that illuminate the entire bar. Live DJs rock the dance floor 5 nights a week (Tues-Sat.)

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Moosewood
215 N. Cayuga St., Dewitt Mall
607-273-9610
Dinner: 5:30-8:30 Sun-Thurs; 5:30-9:00 Fri-Sat.
Lunch: 11:30-3:00 Mon-Sat.
Sunday Brunch served 10:30-2:30
3:15 to 4:30: Daily Special–(soup, salad, bread), drinks & desserts

Named one of the 20th century’s most influential restaurants by Bon Appetit magazine,
Moosewood has been a driving force in the world of creative vegetarian cooking since 1973. Moosewood, Inc. is a collectively owned business with nineteen members who share responsibilities to run what has grown from a small natural foods restaurant to become a large and diverse company.

Since its inception, Moosewood has published thirteen internationally acclaimed vegetarian cookbooks, and a line of frozen vegetarian dinners, salad dressings and soups that are sold in natural food stores and supermarkets across the country.

With a menu of tasty and nutritious entrees that change daily, Moosewood is known for using only the freshest produce (organic whenever possible), whole grains, beans, soy, quality herbs and spices, and the finest imported or domestic ingredients available. Moosewood serves fresh seafood, great homemade desserts, and offer natural sodas, fresh juices, coffees, beers, spirits, and a good selection of wines from New York State and beyond.

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Napoli Pizzeria
401 E. State St. Suite 100, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-3232
Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Monday - Tuesday: Closed

Napoli was established in 1976 by brothers Emilio and Leo Sposito. They had moved to Ithaca from Fondi Italy to pursue their dreams, and eight years after arriving, they accomplished that dream by opening Napoli’s doors to the public. Together they operated Napoli until Leo’s retirement in 2003. The following year the restaurant moved to the Gateway Plaza right in downtown Ithaca.

From the beginning their plan was to create an authentic Italian experience that takes customers to Italy through the taste of their food. The atmosphere has the constant aroma of home made dishes made from family recipes. All sauces and dough are prepared fresh daily.

In 2004, when Brian Mosher heard that Emilio was considering retiring and closing the restaurant, he decided to carry on the traditions of Napoli. He purchased the business in November of 2004, and learned the recipes that made Napoli Pizzeria Ithaca’s favorite Italian restaurant and pizzeria. To this day, the restaurant maintains high customer volume through word-of-mouth due to the the quality of their food and service.

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New Delhi Diamond’s
106 W. Green St.
607-272-4508
Lunch:
Monday - Friday:11:30am-3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Dinner:
Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm-10:00pm

New Delhi Diamond’s offers authentic North Indian cuisine to the Ithaca community. New Delhi Diamond’s is a great place to go when you’re on a budget, or when eating out in a big group. New Delhi Diamond’s has a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere; the daily lunch buffet is a popular spot for both working professionals and students.

‘Diamond’s’ is owned and operated by the Sekhon family who are originally from the city of Ludhiana in the Indian state of Punjab. Preparing authentic North Indian cuisine in the traditional Indian way, many of the dishes are prepared in a tandoor, a traditional Indian clay oven. The menu offers vegetarian, chicken, seafood and lamb dishes, as well as a variety of delicious Tandoori bread flavors.

New Delhi Diamond’s All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffett is $7.99 (+tax) and is offered every day.

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Nikki Green
320 E State St. Ithaca, NY 14850
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Vegan restaurant featuring vegetable and fruit bowls along with vegetable and spice lattes. Nikki Green isn’t your conventional plant based restaurant. It is a place where ANYONE (meat eaters and vegans alike) can get some delicious, daily greens. We promise to source as locally as possible, make bomb, beautiful food, and to always feed love into our restaurant with our creativity.

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Pete’s Cayuga Bar
116 S. Cayuga St.
607-272-9697
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

A fixture on the downtown bar scene since 1975, Pete’s Cayuga Bar has all the charm of your local neighborhood bar. It’s the kind of place where if you come by yourself, you’re bound to make a few friends by the end of the night. Now popular with a younger, townie set, Pete’s offers newly renovated bathrooms, pool tables in the back, and an extremely laid back atmosphere.

If a few drinks and rounds of pool are on the evening’s agenda, then make Pete’s a stop on your list.

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Pizza Aroma
128 S. Cayuga St. Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-6165
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00am
Saturday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Located on the corner of Green and Cayuga Street opposite the Tompkins County public library, Pizza Aroma offers delicious gourmet pizzas with a light, crunchy NY style crust. Pizza Aroma offer an imaginative array of combinations; try the potato pie or the chicken ranch pizza. As an extra bonus, they even make vegan pizza with soy cheese.

Estimated delivery time is 45 minutes. There is a minimum of a $15 purchase for delivery. Please see their website below for details on Pizza Aroma’s delivery range.

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Press Cafe
118 W Green St, Press Bay Alley
(607) 280-3288
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Our minimalist café with glass overhead doors is sun-drenched and welcoming for a quick pick-me-up. We offer espresso drinks, brewed coffees, and beautiful herbal teas blended by our neighbors at Bramble, along with local baked goods. As longtime Ithaca residents, we wanted to create a place where our community could experience something different. Downtown Ithaca is growing and we are proud to be the new spot in this ever-evolving city we call home.

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Red’s Place
107 N. Aurora St., Restaurant Row
(607) 319-4486
Sunday
Kitchen: 11:00am - 10pm Bar: 12pm - 11pm
Monday - Wednesday
Kitchen : 11:30am - 10pm Bar: until 11pm
Thursday - Friday
Kitchen: 11:30am - 11pm Bar: until 1am
Saturday
Kitchen: 11:00am - 11pm Bar: until 1am

Red’s Place is a dining pub featuring flavors from all around the world and a laid-back atmosphere with reclaimed wood, lighting fixtures, and other architectural elements from Ithaca’s past.

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Sahara Mediterranean Restaurant
118 N. Aurora St., Restaurant Row
607-319-4522
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Located in the heart of Restaurant Row on Aurora Street, Sahara serves authentic Mediterranean food in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Every dish is created using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Enjoy crisp healthy salads, tender grilled meats, creamy hummus and delicately rolled falafels. Sahara’s authentic menu and cozy atmosphere create a truly enjoyable dining experience.

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Sammy’s Pizzeria
215 E. State St., Ithaca Commons
607-272-2666
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Saturday - Sunday: All day (24 hours)

Located on the Ithaca Commons, Sammy’s Pizzeria serves up delicious pies – especially their legendary white pizza. Sammy’s Pizzeria also serves pasta, burgers, salads, sandwiches, soups, wraps and chicken wings. Sammy’s offers outdoor seating in the warm weather months, and is a favorite stop for the downtown after-bar crowd.

The minimum order for delivery is $6.99.

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Sangam Indian Cuisine
171 E. State St., Center Ithaca Atrium
607-277-6716
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:30pm

Located in Center Ithaca, Sangam is an Indian to go cart whose parent restaurant is located on Eddy Street in Collegetown. Sangam offers a variety of traditional Indian specialties. If you’re craving Indian food for lunch, the vegetable curry and side of fried pakora is an excellent meal.

Accompanying the stand is a Bollywood video rental section. You can also purchase far Eastern cooking staples like rice, lentils and nan bread.

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Shortstop Deli
204 W. Seneca St.
607-273-1030
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Shortstop Deli was founded in 1978 by Albert Smith, who set out to build the BEST SUB in Ithaca. He chose to use only the finest meats, cheeses, and vegetables and serve it on bread baked right in the store. He lets the customer decide the toppings so you can have it your way.

We think he succeeded in creating Ithaca’s BEST SUB as do the readers of the Ithaca Journal and the Ithaca Times: His sandwiches have been voted “Best of Ithaca” by the readers of both papers almost every year since the inception of the award.

Shortstop hasn’t closed their doors in over 30 years; so whether you want to come in for a cup of fresh brewed coffee at 7am or if you are hungry for an award winning sub at midnight, you can always count on them to be open.

In addition to a delicious array of sandwiches and subs, they also carry a variety of drinks and snacks.

Stop by anytime or call in your order and have it ready for pick-up.

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Silky Jones
214 E State St The Commons
607-288-3424
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:30am
Sunday: 8:00pm - 1:30am

No survey of the downtown bar scene is complete without a visit to Silky Jones, a trendy downtown lounge that often features live music and DJ sets. Silky Jones has comfortable seating and rotating art shows on the walls. Silky Jones is a great place to hang out with friends and have cocktails or to chill at the bar with a craft beer. The daily happy hour tends to draw professionals, while at night it comes alive with students, hipsters, young professionals and locals.

Visit Silky Jones on Facebook to see the weekly schedule of live music, DJs, drink specials, and other happenings.

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Simeon’s on the Commons
224 E State St, Restaurant Row
(607) 272-2212
Monday: Closed
Tuesday- Thursday: Dinner 5pm-10pm
Friday: Lunch 11:30am-3pm / Dinner 5pm-11pm / Bar till 12:30am
Saturday: Brunch 11am-2:30 / Dinner 5pm-11pm / Bar till 12:30am
Sunday: Brunch 11am-2:30 / Dinner 5pm-10pm

Simeon’s is an upscale American bistro that provides delectable food to accompany an incredible variety of beverages. Simeon’s serves exceptional cuisine inspired by the seasonal bounty of the Finger Lakes region. Simeon’s has been welcoming guests in a warm turn-of-the-century setting for over twenty-five year.

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Starbucks
130 E. Seneca St.
607-256-0452
Monday - Saturday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 6;00 am - 9:00pm

Starbucks is located on the corner of Seneca and Tioga Streets in Seneca Place. Starbucks offers coffee, pastries, and sandwiches and offers free Wi-Fi.

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Taste of Thai
216 E. State St, The Commons
(607) 256-5487
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10pm
Sat, Sun & Holidays
11:30am - 10:00pm

Family owned and operated since 2001, Taste of Thai features moderately-priced authentic Thai food, as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes. Each dish on their extensive menu is individually prepared to taste using the freshest ingredients including exotic Thai herbs and spices. Choose from a variety of imported and domestic wines and beer, including the world-renowned Singha beer of Thailand.

Taste of Thai — voted “Best Asian Food in Ithaca” in 2011 and 2010 and “Best Thai Food of Ithaca” in 2008 by Ithaca Times readers — is elegantly furnished with Thai art and other Thai decorations and has both English and Thai speaking wait staff available.

Chefs, owners, and husband and wife team, Aryia (Oh) and Sadudee (April) Pancharoen, welcome you to dine in the casual, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere of Taste of Thai on the Ithaca Commons!

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Ten Forward Cafe
115 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-8239
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

The premiere plant based cafe in Ithaca, NY! Sandwiches, baked goods, coffee drinks, banana shakes and more! Upstairs at Autumn Leaves Bookstore!

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Thai Basil Restaurant
118 W. State St. Ithaca, NY 14850
607-319-4722
Mon - Thurs: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fri & Sat: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Thai Basil Restaurant – formerly the Bangkok Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar – is a full-service restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Thai Basil Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Ithaca and offers delicious Thai cuisine for Ithacans and college students.

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The Center Cafe
607-216-3362
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Owner Terry Little has worked in the restaurant industry for over 25 years. He started as a line cook and has experience in all facets of the restaurant industry. This is the first establishment owned and operated by Little. The Center Café specializes in American cuisine at a reasonable prices. Daily specials and home made soups round out the menu.

Says Terry, “Because we understand that money can be tight these days, we offer $5 burgers on Mondays, $5 wraps on Wednesdays, and the ‘I’m Broke Breakfast’ on Thursdays where we discount our breakfast sandwiches and wraps ($2.00 for a breakfast sandwich!).”

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The Range
119 E. State St.
607-277-0291
Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Western Saloon-themed bar. The Range offers a 250 capacity room, a full sound system and a wooden dance floor with plenty of comfortable space to dance, drink or people watch.

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The Watershed
121 W. State St. Ithaca, NY 14850
(607)345-0691
Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

The Watershed offers conversational atmosphere until 1am for people of all ages and tastes, a bookish social space where delicious beverages and comfort foods set an understated baseline for Ithaca’s varied night life. Tea and coffee, a curated list of classic cocktails, regional, national, and international selections of beer and wine as well as delicious soft drinks, The Watershed has something to offer everyone.

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Tibetan Momo Bar
171 E. State St., Ithaca Commons, Center Ithaca
(607) 216-7590
Monday - Friday: 9:30am -5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday-Closed

Located in Center Ithaca’s food court, Tibetan Momo Bar serves Japanese and Tibetan cuisine. The stand is owned and operated by Yeshi Tsondu, who specializes in Tibetan momos, a traditional dish consisting of hand made dumplings filled with meat, potatoes or vegetables drizzled in a delicious savory sauce. Tibetan Momo Bar offers sizable portions of stir fry, noodles, and more at reasonable prices. If you enjoy spicy cuisine, be sure to try the Hapayaki chicken dish.

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Viva! Taqueria & Cantina
101 N. Aurora St.
(607) 277-1752
Open Everyday 11:00am - 10:00pm

Founded in 1995, Viva Taqueria brings to Ithaca a California-style taqueria that offers healthy and delicious Mexican food at reasonable prices.

Viva Cantina, a full service restaurant located next door to the Taqueria (take-out), offers margaritas made with fresh lime juice, a huge selection of premium tequilas, Mexican and local beers, and fresh sangria. Viva’s menu features tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, soups and salads, and more. Items from the Cantina menu are available for takeout in the Taqueria.

Viva does not take reservations. First-come, first-served!

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Waffle Frolic
146 E. State St., The Commons
(607) 319-0999
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Waffle Frolic specializes in sweet and savory waffles loaded up with an assortment of delicious toppings that change daily. They also carry an array of baked goods with vegan and gluten-free options, and a full espresso bar featuring fair trade certified and bird friendly Coffee Labs Roasters coffee from Tarrytown, NY.

Waffle Frolic serves full breakfasts and late night goodies such as the Viking Donuts and funnel cakes. In addition to waffles, Waffle Frolic offer paninis, soups and salads, and daily specials (savory grilled cheese sandwiches, fried chicken, and homemade turkey chili). On hot summer days, stop by Waffle Frolic for a smoothie or frappe drink.

With ample seating on the upstairs level, Waffle Frolic is a great place to sit and work thanks to their free WiFi service.

Waffle Frolic hosts poetry slams, a free book exchange, and rotating monthly art shows.

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