At Mia Tapas Bar & Restaurant we feature dishes from many Asian countries including Thailand, India, Vietnam, China, and Japan, in a unique and stylish atmosphere. You can expect great service and authentic food using traditional cooking techniques with modern flair. Mia restaurant features fine cuisine and shares the philosophy of the Slow Food movement, for whom the idea of Good means enjoying exquisite food created with care from healthy plants and animals. Travel with us throughout Asia and let our food tell you the story of our journeys and the knowledge we've gained about global cuisine. Whether you are joining us for date night, or for a casual dinner with friends, at Mia we want you to have a memorable dining experience.

We pride ourselves in using locally sourced produce, sustainably harvested seafood, and hormone & antibiotic free meats. We select our ingredients among the finest available, and we search for the best the market has to offer in order to provide our discriminating dining guests a truly delectable dining experience. From the best sushi quality seafood to Belgian chocolate we do not compromise in quality.

Lex Chutintaranond, chef/owner of Mia, has been cooking for over two decades, creating dishes for the five restaurants that he has opened in Ithaca. With a passion for food and care for every detail of each dish, Lex has been delighting Ithaca diners with his countless creations. With his impeccable palate and craftsmanship he has been perfecting recipes and creating dishes for all of his restaurants. The menu at Mia features some of his most beloved and prized creations. His philosophy is very simple: cooking excellent food, never compromising on quality, striving to be the best at what he does, and having fun while he is doing it.  At Mia he focuses on identifying, promoting and protecting cooking traditions, thus creating exciting new dishes from traditional recipes. He celebrates food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture, and community

Mia Tapas Bar & Restaurant opened its doors June 2011. We are committed to this Community and are privileged to have had the opportunity to restore the building on the Ithaca Commons, where Mia is. Originally built at the turn of the past century, The Plantation Building has been at the center of the Commons business since its inception, formerly a furniture store, then a shoes store, and lastly a fine collectibles and specialty items store, it had gone into disuse and in a state of disrepair in the recent past. With the invaluable help of the City of Ithaca, IURA, and the Downtown Alliance, as well as the State Historical Preservation Office we were able to rescue this beautiful building and return it to its former glory. The Plantation Building is now back in use and is once again a destination in the heart of the Commons.

If you are looking to host your function, meeting, or rehearsal dinner at Mia, our dining room seats 80 and we are able to accommodate large groups.  Our upstairs function room, the Orchid Room, can seat up to 60 people for dinner in a more private setting.

We welcome you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience at Mia Tapas Bar & Restaurant.

Sun-Thurs 5pm-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm

Sun-Thurs 5pm-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm

130 East State St.
The Commons
Ithaca NY 14850
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