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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was recommended by a friend, and so glad we went here. Lovely table outside on the canal. The staff was extremely attentive, even apologized for delay in getting food out, which wasn’t really an unreasonable wait) husband had the ribeye with caramelized onions, was delicious,...nicely seasoned. I had filet mignon, perfectly cook to my liking (med/well) roasted potatoes, was delicious! Our server, Meghan was very attentive, knew her menu, and was helpful with suggestions, other staff was just as attentive and friendly. Looking forward to out next trip to Utica to go backMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2021

Came here for a special dinner with my brother from out of town. It was a beautiful day and I was able to reserve a table by the water, which was nice. It was a weeknight, a Weds I think. I wanted to show off...our great Utica food, as my brother always enjoys it. The food was okay, nothing special, and small portions for the price. But the worst was the service; it took way too long just to get water. Then to order, and forever to get our food. It did not seem they were short staffed; there were servers running all about, but they did not seem organized. At one point I almost asked a different server for help. Our server was never around to catch her eye. We felt ignored and unimportant. For the money we paid, it was very disappointing. Worse, this is the second time in less than a year this has happened. Not sure I will try a 3rd ....More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2021

It was my husband's 75 birthday and we did not even get a compliment wish, drink or dessert or anything. Lunch was not as impressive as our former visit at dinnertime. Noise level is very loud. The menu was fine but I think it was...the waiter that left us wanting the waitress we had on our last visit. We wanted the magical experience we had before. No roses this time. Do not know if we would go back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 14, 2021 via mobile

We recently had a carry out order. The food was very disappointing. My Fruiti D Mare was extremely salty. Our greens were also very salty. We had ordered greens with no prosciutto and no cheese. Our greens had both. We will not order from here...again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Beverly E, General Manager at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2021

Hi there, we're sorry to hear your visit with us didn't prompt a desire for a return trip. We're always striving to better our restaurant based on the feedback from our customers, and we would love to have you back again in the future so...More

Reviewed February 20, 2021

What can I say but perfect. Roses on the table, great wine and food that was cooked to order. So accommodating to any allergies. The view inside and out with the canal and the lights and the of course the delicious food made for a...romantic dinner even in a pandemic. Safe distancing. Go and enjoy.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2020 via mobile

Lunched with friends on a beautiful afternoon. There are outdoor tables with umbrellas and more tables under an awning. All were separated and we felt very safe and happy. This was our first outing together since the pandemic began. It was so nice to be...able to sit outside and enjoy some food and wine. We sipped procecco and then ordered some sandwiches and a Cobb Salad. A couple of boats went by on the Canal and we saw some marsh birds. A perfect visit!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Excellent service and food. It was a fairly quiet Wednesday evening with not a lot of people in the restaurant. The server was attentive and made sure that everyone was comfortable and provided great service. Everyone at our table enjoyed their entrees and appetizers.

Date of visit: March 2020
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434beverlye, General Manager at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Have a great day!

Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Dinner table needed something outta this world to complete the full effect. If you're ever in this situation make sure you order yourself some outstanding AV greens! They're so creamy. Perfectly seasoned.You won't be able to put your fork down. I will only eat greens...from here. Any other place the portion size is way too small and they always miss their mark.. I love the food. And the staff. Just as much as I love the warm and welcoming environment!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 19, 2019

From the dark wood and brick interiors to the gregarious service to the seriously italian menu, this is about as old-school as it gets. Everything was very good, but the shrimp and crab bisque, served with a big crab cake and surprisingly spicy, was fantastic!...Drinks are strong, wine prices are low, and the well focused menu was worth the drive from Syracuse.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019 via mobile

Great service, very good food. It was cold in the downstairs dining area. Need to crank up the temp.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

We opted for a restaurant close to our hotel, but with a bit if flair. Great location, service and nice menu!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019

Very nice menu - great choices. Tables are close together so you can hear other table conversations better than your own table. But I guess that's how it is at most restaurants these days. So I give the ambiance a 3 on the 10 scale.The...food is an 8 or 9. The portions are generous and the wait staff is so busy that you wait more than you should have to.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

I lived in the city long ago...............for those of you who know,back in the day, who would have thought of eating at a nice restaurant on the Barge Canal ? Not many. Ambiance was remarkable, food was good, along with the service.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

Attended a rehearsal dinner event here - and my wife and I were very pleased with the food and service - and specially appreciated the view. I decided to take a peek around the restaurant - and was very impressed. The regular dining room also...has a good view - and extends outside to several tables for al fresco dining with some accommodation for enjoying the seats even when the temperature drops.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Beverly E, Manager at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

Thank you for the nice review! I'm so happy you enjoyed the rehearsal dinner. Please stop by and see us again for dinner.

Reviewed September 3, 2019

Family environment with great food, friendly service and good times had by all. Come to Utica,go to Aqua Vino

Date of visit: July 2019
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Beverly E, Manager at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time and leaving a 5 star review. Looking forward to your next visit.

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Casual Dress (Jacket/NoTie) is more than enough. Many events there are even more casual. Enjoy this great place!
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Aqua Vino Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4