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261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
315-724-4815
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Busy but fun

We had dinner just before a Broadway production next door and were pleasantly surprised. Even though we came early and knew we had to wait a little for dinner since the restaurant was full, it was worth the wait. The dinners were tasty and hot with portions moderate. I enjoyed several drinks and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
jgemza
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Utica, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Utica, New York
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had dinner just before a Broadway production next door and were pleasantly surprised. Even though we came early and knew we had to wait a little for dinner since the restaurant was full, it was worth the wait. The dinners were tasty and hot with portions moderate. I enjoyed several drinks and the waiter was very accommodating. The tables... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stopped in twice for quick meals while touring colleges this week. On a cold drizzly day the PEI mussels were just what the doctor ordered. Although a bit on the salty side, they make for a very hearty lunch. But the next night we ordered the Utica greens and were blown away. This local specialty is a deep casserole... More 

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Keene Valley, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Have eaten here few times for business. Location is easy to get to and parking is very easy unless you go on a night the theater next door is busy. Appetizers were good but calamari over cooked. Menu is diverse and they are very willing to substitute any of the sides. Filet was over cooked. Slightly tough. Overall not a... More 

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Utica, NY
Top Contributor
329 reviews 329 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Have had great meals here, prices are decent, and drinks are great as well. I will absolutely return.

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Was there for a night. Was told to eat here...best in town...Horrible service....mediocre food. Not worth going into the bowels of that city to be pushed and shoved. Bad experience altogether.

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New Hartford, NY
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Classy and intimate. And wonderful food. Wait staff is very pleasant and accomodating. Make a reservation on the weekend.

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Farmington, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 315-724-4815

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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