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Ancora

261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
315-724-4815
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Ranked #16 of 143 restaurants in Utica
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Utica, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There is not a week that goes by where I don't think about Ancora! and that is probably because my friends and I ARE there every week! The food is phenomenal and the service and are great. The appetizers are always the beginning of a wonderful meal and evening. You can also just stop in for a drink at their... More

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upstate new york
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Wow, great to the the start of the rebirth of Downtown Utica. This restaurants location and decor compliment a night at the historic attached Stanley theatre. The Italian style pork with kidney beans was a reminder of trips to gramma's house in old east Utica. The pasta dishes were equally delicious and all of my out of town guest loved... More

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Portland, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Ancora is a delightful bit of class in downtown Utica, right on Genesee Street and next door to the Stanley Theater. It's perfect for dinner before the show, drinks after the show, a date night or a get together for a birthday or shower. There's outdoor seating in good weather that's great for people watching and there's an intimate bar... More

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new york and south carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We have eaten here several times since the new owners have taken over. the food is delicious. The restaurant has been enlarged. Service is very good. I noticed many of the bad reviews were written when Ancora was under the old owners. I suggest you give it another try.

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Buffalo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best thing about Ancora is the parking lot. It’s large and since the restaurant adjoins the Utica’s beautifully preserved Stanley Theater it’s convenient for both. The staff is friendly and efficient, particularly when it comes to handling the crowd that arrives for a pre-theater dinner. The food? Well, it’s mediocre, good tries at dishes that were trendy a year... More

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Utica, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband and I are local Uticans, but have never gone to Ancora's. We had attended a Utica Comets hockey game on a Friday night and wanted somewhere to go after the game that had a smaller, intimate atmosphere while supporting, "the little guy" so to speak. Upon entering, we immediately fell in love with the upscale lighting and decor... More

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Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

While in Utica my family met at Ancora's for dinner. We were a party of 15 and had the best meal . The service was wonderful and the swordfish and steak were hot and prepared to everyone's liking. The desserts where excellent so save some room. Would definitely make it a point to go back and enjoy another meal there.

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I were impressed with the great service and the food selections. The meal was excellent as well as the dessert. I definitely would come back to Ancora Restaurant. The owner made sure everything was in satisfaction with the meal and service. Great staff!!!

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Old Forge, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Ancora is a quaint and well appointed place and has absolutely delicious food and a wonderful staff. Never been disappointed there. Beet Salad and Brick Pressed Chicken are my favorites!!!

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Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Planning to go back when visiting daughter at college. Friendly staff, great "modern" food, laid-back and "arty" atmosphere.

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