OK, lets talk food.  To be specific, lets talk Ithaca food.

This great college city has an abundance of fine restaurants to choose from.  In the course of my many travels in the Ithaca area, I have found several food favorites I'd like to share with you.  This gallery lists my ten "go-to" places to eat.  Of course this is one man's opinion (mine) so the list is all up for suggestions.  And that is what the intention of this post is.

As you will see, the list is eclectic if nothing else.  I have enjoyed a great steak in Ithaca, a wonderful Italian dinner, a waterfront night of cocktails and appetizers, a creative Vietnamese meal, one of the best wood-fired pizzas I have ever eaten, plus a memorable submarine sandwich, and (perhaps) the best hamburger in Upstate New York.  And all in Ithaca.

I had the pleasure of writing a book for Syracuse University Press about the foods of Upstate New York  I have written several travel guides to the region, and I can promise you, writing a book while eating my way across our region was my pleasure!  Ithaca is mentioned several times in the book, so I am familiar with what the city has to offer.  And it is delicious.

Of course there are more than 100 places to eat in Ithaca, so this list of ten will barely scratch the surface of them all.  And that is where you come in.  If you have a favorite Ithaca restaurant, of any kind, please go over and visit our Facebook page and give it a shout out.  We really do want to hear from you!

Are These The Best Restaurants in Ithaca? You Be the Judge!

Over the years that I have spent traveling and researching for my many published Upstate New York books, I have found some great food cities where I can pull off the road and enjoy a relaxing meal. Among the surprises I have uncovered are the many unbelievable restaurants in the Utica/Rome area, those great eateries in Schenectady, wonderful Italian places in the Southern Tier, and any number of delightful places to dine in the Hudson Valley. Ithaca, NY is a real favorite "food city." The city motto is "Ithaca is Gorges." I would add "Ithaca is Delicious!" So (in one man's opinion only) I offer up the ten best places to eat in this great college city. And, check out the last one (I call it my bonus place). It is very cool! Of course there are more than 100 great places to eat, so feel free to visit our Facebook page and add your own Ithaca favorite.

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

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