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cys19 Feb 11, 2011 11:28 AM

Looking for romantic dining in Ithaca close to Cornell. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    jlgwald Mar 16, 2011 07:48 PM

    Some reasonable dining in Ithaca, not so sure about the romance. You could do worse than Taverna Banfi at the Statler. Valet parking is complimentary check the website.

    Taverna Banfi
    130 Statler Drive, Ithaca, NY 14853

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      eternalrobot Apr 13, 2011 02:40 PM

      Try The Heights:


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        4Snisl Apr 14, 2011 12:58 PM

        You may want to try out The Carriage House- intimate space that just adjacent to campus. http://www.carriagehousecafe.com/index.php

        For a sample dinner menu (to give you an idea of offerings and pricing): http://www.allmenus.com/ny/ithaca/255183-carriage-house-cafe/menu/

        Depending on what kind of dinner it is, you'll probably want to check whether they have live music there on your special evening(s).

        Or you can get a booth at Madeline's, enjoy dinner, and linger over one of their many wonderful desserts.

        Carriage House Cafe
        305 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850

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          Fred19 Aug 4, 2011 05:02 AM

          I had lunch at Carriage House 2 weeks ago. Food and service were very good, nice atmosphere.


          Carriage House Cafe
          305 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850

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          hellxonxheels Aug 3, 2011 05:55 AM

          if you are looking for an amazing meal you should definitely head to mercato! it is just off the commons across the street from hal's. any place you go can be "romantic" if the food is tasty and you are with the right company.


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