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“Vodka Riggies” 4 of 5 stars
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Cafe del buono
4609 Commercial Dr, New Hartford, NY (Formerly Cafe del buono, new hartford ny)
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Ranked #3 of 83 Restaurants in New Hartford
Cuisines: Italian
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Utica , NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Vodka Riggies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

In general, food is prepared as its ordered. Vodka riggies and their greens are very good. Close to the best around. Place is VERY small and bar staff is unfriendly and cliquey. Weekends is quite a wait and I avoid it because of that. But a Late weekday dinner or take out is a super idea.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Clinton, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A must try, skip the chains and enjoy a real meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are in New Hartford, skip all the chains and get a truly good meal. The Vodka riggies are awesome and so is the chicken marsala. For awesome size portions with salad and bread, this is a great place. It is a small place, so try to avoid peak hours. Too many great choices to mention!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Hartford, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“GREAT PLACE/GREAT TIME!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Lasagna was excellent, the sauce tasted homemade. The was was over 1 hr., and the place is quite small, but the dinner was worth the wait. There is a bar area while waiting for tables.

Visited November 2013
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Utica
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42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Small place great food,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

When you drive up do not be surprised at all the cars surrounding the building. You enter thru the bar room ,which is very crowded. We thought all these people were waiting to be seated. Not true. We got a table for 3 immediately. Very close tables & very noises, the special was prime rib remo. No one at our table ordered it but the table next to us did. WOW, what a piece of meat. I ordered veal picotta , which was the best I have ever had. I love lemon flavoring & this was excellent, another ordered ordered lemon chicken. Again a lemony sauce but different than mine. The 3rd person had a salad & fried calamari. The menu is extensive with specials on the chalkboard. A salad & starch came with each meal. The portions were so large, we got to take our starch home. Next time I will only order the meal. No need for appetizers. Not a date place-too noises-but great food,

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Utica, New York, United States
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42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Small restaurant BUT with good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I'll start-off by saying that Cafe del buono works in close-quarters when it comes to the restaurant business, so if you're not keen on small spaces you might want to go somewhere else. Otherwise, the wait on a busy Friday evening was roughly 15 - 20 minutes and despite the evening meal rush my boyfriend and I had a waitress at our table in a matter of minutes. Because they claim to prepare their dishes "from scratch" Cafe del buono gives the reminder that your meal could take some time to be served, but ours didn't take very long. Overall, the food was good but this restaurant could afford to expand their square footage.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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