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Ancora

261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
315-724-4815
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Ranked #11 of 146 Restaurants in Utica
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Farmington, Michigan, United States
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147 reviews 147 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I ordered shrimp and calamari over risotto. It was a very generous portion but I needed to shave twice while waiting for it on a weekday where it was not a full house. It was to be spicy but wasn't. I had to ask twice for Tanasco sauce to fix it. Not sure I would go back. If so, pack... More

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Avon, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were here on a Tuesday night in late August. We were traveling to Saratoga Springs and stopped in Utica due to a late start from home and construction delays enroute. The hotel recommended this place and we are so glad they did. The owner seated us and went over the menu and took drink orders. My wife had chicken... More

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na
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went in for a casual Saturday lunch and had a delicious experience. Sophisticated sandwiches and perfect service.

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Dover, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One word sums up this Italian restaurant - Fantastic! I've eaten at many Italian restaurants throughout the country and this one truly ranks among the top five. The food was incredible, the service was spot on, and the drinks were hefty. I enjoyed a calamari and shrimp dish (with risotto) that was literally to die for (my taste buds are... More

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Syracuse, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Decent food and service People are friendly Place seemed clean and bathrooms too. I would come back and try it again

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Utica, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Last week me and group of 9 other people ended up at Ancora because another local Italian eatery in Utica does not take reservations and told us we would have to wait over an hour. We did not want to wait so one member of our party called Ancora to see if they could accommodate our party of 10, they... More

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Utica, New York
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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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