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Aqua Vino Restaurant

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16 Harbor Lock Road East, Utica, NY 13502
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Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, service and setting, loud diners nearby

Food is excellent here, not just Italian, very good service. Dining room a little cramped, loud diners at a nearby table affected the ambiance

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Liverpool, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AQUA VINO! I was at a competitor, Ocean Blue, a week ago. I did not rate them. They were interesting, but service was stressed. You will not have that problem at Aqua Vino. I do the greens circuit in Utica when I am in town. Let Aqua Vino tell you about Utica Greens. Aqua Vino is family owned and operated.... More 

2 Thank Paul L
Holland Patent, New York
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I wasn't so sure I was going to find any place in the area that was close enough to go. In Central New York it is very rural and not a lot of fine dining, or so I thought. The food is very good and so was the service. It is casual dress and it sits right on the Erie... More 

1 Thank JAMES A
New York, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I can tell you that Aqua Vino tried. The location should be one of outdoor ambience...a relaxing serene location....it fails because its location isn't relaxing or serene (with a view of a parking lot)....the curb appeal of the restaurant is nil at least from the parking lot. I am sure it looks lovely from a boat on the canal. The... More 

Thank Crystal F
Beverly E, Owner at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Crystal, We apologize that you were not left with a more impressive perspective of our restaurant. It is disheartening to hear that you had felt that the ambiance was lacking as we do wish to create a warm, welcoming environment in which our customers can eat their meal within. We apologize that you were not more thrilled with the... More 

Liverpool, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Food is excellent here, not just Italian, very good service. Dining room a little cramped, loud diners at a nearby table affected the ambiance

Thank jsalty2014
Guilderland, New York
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Dined here for the first time with several co-workers. This is a very nice place. service was good and the food was excellent. I really enjoyed it. I had a caesar salad and the linguini w/scallops and clams. Would definitely return when in the area.

1 Thank kwahr
Hopewell Twp
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Very nice place with outdoor dining on the Erie Canal. Ambience is lovely. Food is delicious and menu is innovative. Great selections. Entrée served with fresh salad and fresh vegetables. The place was packed. The only recommendation is that the servers could be more attentive and knowledgeable about the canals and menu selections for those who are out of town.... More 

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South Trenton, NY
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Not that impressed with the food or the prices There are much better Italian restaurants nearby.. The canal is okay, at least it's a waterway.. Staff seemed inattentive and the drink prices were also a bit high as we found out waiting at the bar for a table. The elevator story is the most delightful gossip, however.

Thank Jazzijo56
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

One of the best Utica has to offer. Great food, great drinks, Great Atmosphere right on the Barge Canal.

1 Thank johnvl2014
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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.

1 Thank stephanieh172
New Jersey
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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?