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A-1 Pizzeria and Family Restaurant

151 North Street
Dryden, NY 13053
Phone: 607-844-4466

A-1 is a long-standing family restaurant near the intersection of Routes 13 and 38 in Dryden, and a glance will show it's expanded several times. They serve pizza and Italian dishes, steaks and chicken, and some Greek fare, as well as a good diner-style breakfast.

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Bella Pizza

171 East State Street
Ithaca Commons
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-1003

Offering wings, subs, and pasta dishes in addition to pizza, Bella Pizza has taken over the corner pizzeria stand in the Center Ithaca atrium food court. At the heart of downtown, this is a cluster of eateries we might wish were open longer hours -- like, say, at dinnertime or late-night. Lunch specials start at $2.25 for a slice and a soda. The pizza's crisp and tasty, and we look forward to exploring the rest of the menu.

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Casablanca Pizzeria and Mediterranean Cuisine

111A East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-240-5770

On the Ithaca Commons, Casablanca offers the usual pizza, subs, wings, and mozzarella sticks you'd expect from a pizzeria, plus some gourmet pizza combinations, burgers, falafel, shawarma platters, and gyro pitas.

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CIAO Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

2 Hickory Hollow Lane
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-257-2233

CIAO is a new Italian eatery in the former home of Watercress and Billy Bob Jack's, off North Triphammer Road. Opened by owner Mark Campagnolo, formerly of Joe's and now a co-owner at the BoatYard Grill, they feature brick-oven pizza, as well as Tuscan-style dishes. They're off to an excellent start.

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Collegetown Pizza

139 Dryden Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-7500

Collegetown Pizza has moved down Dryden Road to the former location of Mama Teresa's Pizzeria. As with most pizzerias, the slices that have been sitting out for a while are only appetizing at 2am, but the freshly made pies aren't bad.

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D.P. Dough

114 West Green Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-7772

D.P. Dough does one thing and they do it well -- an infinite selection of calzones with whatever you can imagine stuffed inside. I'm a fan of eggplant and ricotta, or go the Buffalo-style chicken calzone route. Check their Facebook for the daily $5 'Zone of the Day.

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Domino's Pizza

311 East Green Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-256-4000

No surprises at this franchise pizza shop. They have the advantage of being cheaper than the local pizzerias, but that's about it. Their poor food and service is made worse by the fact that they are extremely poor neighbors, and are rude to people who live and work near them. Go next door to Napoli, or call Papa John's if you want chain-pizza prices.

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Dryden Hotel

42 East Main Street
Dryden, NY 13053
Phone: 607-844-8293

The Dryden Hotel's history begins in 1844, but its current incarnation dates to 2005, when a refurbished building opened to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. After a typical omelets-or-pancakes breakfast menu, it's a step above diner fare, with salads, wraps, and sandwiches alongside burgers, fried shrimp, pizza, and prime rib. Vegetarian options are few and far between, and we admit we mostly get there for wing night on Thursday.

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Italian Carry Out

1070 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-256-1111

One of Ithaca's top pizzerias, this latest incarnation of Italian Carry Out (which used to be on Meadow Street) also offers hot and cold sandwiches, wings, fish fry platters, and such Italian dinners as lasagna, chicken parm, and a variety of pasta. Delivery takes a while and they might not get your order quite right, but they'll cheerfully fix it.

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Ithaca Ale House

111 North Aurora Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-256-7977

This downtown eatery on "Restaurant Row" quickly became a favorite, sporting fresh salads, crisp flatbreads, creative appetizers, soup and seafood, and what consistently gets our nod as the best burger in Ithaca. The outdoor seating and big french doors are great on summer evenings, and a variety of seating from barstools to booths to big tables indoors can handle just about any group.

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Ithaca Beer Taproom

122 Ithaca Beer Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-0766

Now open at the new Ithaca Beer facility, set back from Route 13 and Five Mile Drive (Route 13A) southwest of Ithaca near Buttermilk Falls, the Taproom offers sandwiches, burgers, and flatbread pizzas under the supervision of Leslie Muhlhahn, known for Just Desserts baked goods and the former Queen of Tarts cafe.

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Joe's Carryout & Delivery

704 West Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-256-TOGO

No longer available as a separate location, but Joe's still offers take-out.

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Joe's Restaurant


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602 West Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-256-3463

This old favorite in Ithaca's west end reopened several years ago to great fanfare and high expectations. Despite a shaky start, Joe's has settled down and provides good Italian-American fare. Specials in the bar, such as a pizza and a pint, make it more affordable than a full dinner can be.

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Mark's Pizzeria

222 Elmira Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-2727

The latest of over 40 locations of this 25-year-old pizza chain, Ithaca's new Mark's Pizzeria joins nearby branches in Groton, Auburn, Cortland, and Ovid. Listed only.

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Napoli Pizzeria

401 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-3232

Our favourite among the area's traditional, round pizzas is from Napoli Pizza, at the foot of the East State Street hill in the Gateway building. Napoli's roots go back decades in downtown Ithaca, and they know how to make their pizza. Napoli also has by far the best wings in town, great cold or hot subs, and beer on tap if you're dining in or waiting for your pizza.

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Nines

311 College Avenue
NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-1888

The Nines offers great pizza and a variety of entrees and sandwiches. The entrees lean toward an Americana theme, and there's a good selection of beer on tap at the full bar. The square deep-dish pizza is its forte, with a broad array of toppings and a thick crust. The four slices easily feed two or three people. If you're not in a pizza mood, try the astonishingly good ribs or the roast chicken, or try the soup or the new homemade hummus. The Nines used to house one of Ithaca's fire stations (now next door) and offers great music many evenings.

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Papa John's Pizza

435 Franklin Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-7272

Papa John's makes one of the best traditional, round pizzas in town, thanks to a focus on fresh ingredients despite their chain status and their surprisingly affordable prices. It's a little dry unless you ask for extra sauce, which they'll gladly provide at no extra charge. We've always been a fan of the garlic dipping sauce and hot peppers that come with each pizza, and the slices-and-soda lunch specials are a good deal. 

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Pizza Aroma

128 South Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-6165

We find Pizza Aroma's pizza to be just pretty good, but they're noteworthy for offering soy cheese and Daiya non-dairy cheese, a real boon to vegans who love pizza and don't want to skip the cheese. If you're not in a pizza mood, try the Salvadoran menu.

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Pizza Hut

2301 North Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-216-6163

Pizza Hut offers their own style of deep-dish pizza that's perfect when it's fresh and hot. This location, in the Cayuga Mall in the Village of Lansing, has a decent lunch buffet featuring pizza and salad, and sadly, like most Pizza Huts across Central New York, doesn't serve beer.

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Rogan's Corner

825 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-7191

This sandwich shop, pizzeria, and convenience store is perched on Ithaca's South Hill just below Ithaca College. We don't enjoy their pizza, though we realize tastes vary, and the wings and subs are pretty good.

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Sammy's Pizzeria

215 East State Street
NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-2666

This pizza shop at the east end of the Ithaca Commons is perfect for a late-night slice, and delivers decent subs, pizza, wings, and even fried chicken. They're not trying to be culinary artists, but they hit the spot when they've got what you need.

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Scalehouse Brewpub & Northeast Pizza


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23 Cinema Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-257-0107

This combination pizzeria and brewpub has good deals on decent pizza, wings, and subs, with both pizzeria and pub-style dining rooms, and a bar with a few beers brewed in-house. 

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Sicilian Delight


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40 Catherwood Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-266-9999

This pizzeria has offered freshly made pies and pizza by the slice, plus lasagna and other Italian dishes, salads, and side dishes for many years in the Cafe Square food court at the Shops of Ithaca Mall. The pizza's especially good when it's fresh, and the Italian entrees are a pretty good deal.

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Souvlaki House

315 Eddy Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
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If you're a fan of Greek food, you should never move to a town that has none. If you're in Ithaca, the options abound, and Souvlaki House represents the best combination of good food, reasonable prices, and good service. In fact, Souvlaki House offers both Greek food and Italian food, with the area's best souvlaki, Greek salad, and stuffed grape leaves, plus very good chicken (or veal or eggplant, etc.) parmigiana. Inexpensive lunch choices include subs, souvlaki and gyros, and Greek-style pizza. We recommend a bottle of Demestica, a Greek wine, with your meal.

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The Connection

310 Stewart Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-256-3278

Pretty good pizza and subs in lower Collegetown, often with tempting special pricing. Stop in for a slice or call ahead to order a pizza or three to go.

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