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Aqua Vino Restaurant

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16 Harbor Lock Road East, Utica, NY 13502
315-732-0116
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful setting and excellent food

Aqua Vino is a pretty restaurant with outdoor seating next to the State Barge canal. A party of four of had a wonderful meal there after a recent college trip. We arrived before rush hour dinner time without reservation and were lucky to have a table for us because the place was packed shortly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

They have the best French Onion Soup around. Have never been disappointed. Have had sandwiches as well as pasta and I've always enjoyed my food. Great staff every time.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Aqua Vino is a pretty restaurant with outdoor seating next to the State Barge canal. A party of four of had a wonderful meal there after a recent college trip. We arrived before rush hour dinner time without reservation and were lucky to have a table for us because the place was packed shortly afterward. The food were excellent prepared... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Aqua Vino is a stunning destination restaurant located on the banks of the New York State Barge Canal, the successor of the famed Erie Canal. The restaurant revels in the history of the region by posting photographs from Utica's rich legacy throughout the restaurant walls. This rich decor is complemented by the delicious Italian cuisine served impeccably by an able... More 

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Utica, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We came for dinner with family and dined outdoors under the canopy. The special was Eggplant Parmesan and it was soooo tender and delicious. The staff are very friendly. My only complaint is that our server could have been a bit more attentive--they may need to add another server each night because this place is certainly busy.

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Binghamton, New York
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Aqua Vino's a finer dining restaurant built on the Erie Canal in Utica. It's a great setting for a drink and/or dinner on sunny days. We've eaten inside of course, but when the weather is good, outside is better. They have a varied menu and daily specials that are exceptional. The food is always hot and prepared well. It's an... More 

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Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We brought friends for dinner after a scenic cruise of the Mohawk River. The evening was beautiful and we dined outside, canalside. The menu offers many great items, from great salads, to fish, meat and pasta dishes. Gluten-free friend found most items could be adapted to his allergy. He was delighted to be able to sample the greens, which I... More 

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Edmeston, NY
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Waited 20 minutes to get a drink. Food is good. Long story short: After leaving I noticed the bill seemed incorrect (I should have questioned it at the restaurant). I contacted them via email and their CONTACT page. No response. I sent follow ups today???

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New Hartford, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My food was excellent (fish), my wife's food was excellent (chicken). My so ordered a steak medium/rear and it was medium/well. When you pay $35 for a steak you should get what you ordered. The waitress was very nice and did an excellent job.

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New Hartford, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Aqua Vino is "wine by the water," but it is easily North Utica's best restaurant, situated on the barge canal. They have a wide selection of dishes and wines.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you enjoy really good authentic Italian, being treated like you're family, and wonderful waterfront dining, ( or the dining room inside, both are beautiful, relaxing and comfortable) Aqua Vino in Utica is a must-try! We live in Syracuse where there are some great Italian restaurants, but will travel to Aqua Vino every chance we get for the combination of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Harbor Lock Road East, Utica, NY 13502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 315-732-0116

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?