Cafe DeWitt
215 N. Cayuga St. Suite 76, Dewitt Mall
(607) 273-3473
Monday -Tuesday: 8:30am-2:30pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-2:30pm
Thursday-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
140 W. M.L.K. Jr. St.
(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
(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
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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Collegetown Bagels
301 E. M.L.K. Jr. St., City Centre
(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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235 S Cayuga St
Sunday - Tuesday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour at the Bar:
Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday's Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

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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Hawi Ethiopian Restaurant
113 S. Cayuga St.
(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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Mia Restaurant
130 The Commons
(607) 277-2000
Monday-Tuesday: 5pm-9pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 5pm-9pm
Friday: 5pm-9:30pm
Saturday: 5pm-9:30pm
Sunday: 5pm-9:00pm

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
Monday: 4pm-9pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4pm-9pm
Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: 8am-11am, 4pm-10pm
Sunday: 8am-11am, 4pm-9pm

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

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215 N. Cayuga St., Dewitt Mall
(607) 273-9610
Wednesday-Sunday: 11:30am-8:30pm
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

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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New Delhi Diamond’s
106 W. Green St.
(607) 272-4508
Monday - Friday:11:30am-3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm
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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Sammy’s Pizzeria
215 The 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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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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Simeon’s on the Commons
224 E. M.L.K. Jr. 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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Taste of Thai
216 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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Viva! Taqueria & Cantina
101 N. Aurora St.
(607) 277-1752
Thursday-Monday: 4pm-8pm
Tuesday-Wednesday: Closed

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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