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Aqua Vino Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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16 Harbor Lock Rd E, Utica, NY 13502-2531
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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New York
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We located this hidden restaurant with excellent food and we are more than pleased. I had a salmon dish with a lot of character. My husband had broiled haddock and was very happy. Our waitress, Amanda, was caring and pleasant. It is a very clean and cozy restaurant with affordable pricing.

Thank Trupes
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great find on our way to the adirondacks. We both had the lamb chops. They were excellent, perfectly prepared and paired with a good California pinot noir. The lemoncello cake desert was a perfect capper. Our waiter, dan, was pleasant and accommodating. I would definitely return and recommend to others.

1 Thank Ed K
Syracuse, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We found this restaurant on our way home from a relaxing Adirondack weekend, and we were not disappointed. It was a warm night so we chose to be seated outside with a canal view. The tiki torches were a nice touch and made for a relaxing atmosphere on a busy night. I chose the Penne Santorini, which was full of... More 

1 Thank Eatright2014
New York
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We went to Aqua Vino last night; I had the Chicken Riggies and my girlfriend had the Chicken parmigiana. Both were excellent!!! I asked for just a little "hot" for my Riggies (GERD) and that's exactly the way they came - favorful, but not too hot for me. The service was extremely good. Our Waiter, Michael Gino, takes great pride... More 

1 Thank Frank W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We enjoyed the great service of Kayla. She recommended the meal and we were enchanted. The wedding soup, pork chops and the vegetables were delicious. We could not finish our high quality meal as the portions were generous. We took back the remaining of our supper in a styrofoam container wrapped by plastic wrap to prevent leakage. Thank you, Kayla... More 

1 Thank Real M
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Went here for a Christmas dinner and it was fantastic. Everyone loves the meal and we had a 14 person meal and staff was on top of everything. The food was fabulous and they have the best greens.

1 Thank Brittany P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Had Dinner with the extended family here ,Food and service was great ,waitress was attentive and food was of a very high standard

2 Thank Andy H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I eat at the bar where Lisa serves. Meticulous care of customers, great conversations with other customers. I had the excellent Utica Greens they serve. Highly recommended.

2 Thank Paul L
Long Island
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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Being our last night on the road, we wanted something a little nicer so we chose Aqua Vino. Arrived at 5:45 and got the last open table so make reservations. The hotel is located on the Barge Canal--OK so it's not as dramatic as the Maine coast but it's as good as it gets in Utica. Kayla, our waitress was... More 

1 Thank RoadMaven
Utica, New York
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This restaurant is great for special occasions. Have eaten there many times and never once had a bad meal.

1 Thank swtstuff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Harbor Lock Rd E, Utica, NY 13502-2531
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 315-732-0116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?