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Aqua Vino Restaurant

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16 Harbor Lock Road East, Utica, NY 13502
+1 315-732-0116
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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New Hartford, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You are always welcomed here by the friendly staff. The menu is filled with many tasty items. I have recommended this restaurant to many people. I have also held meetings and functions here.

Thank Joseph F
Beverly E, Manager at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We appreciate your business! More 

Camden, New York
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time at this restaurant and we've heard great things about it from friends. We entertain customers at some of the finest restaurants on the East Coast and in Florida. I wasn't in the mood for Italian but my wife was so I checked out the menu online and saw that they offered steaks as well. My... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great dinner at Aqua Vino. We had Chilean Sea Bass and Haddock Florentine. The service was fantastic. Michael the server was attentive, made great recommendations, and a terrific server. The restaurant is small, quaint situated on the canal - we definitely would return.

Thank Adirondack11
Utica, New York
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1,707 reviews
531 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 657 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

The service was excellent, very pleasant and professional. The buffet offerings were surprisingly uninteresting. But buffet food is buffet food... nothing unappetizing but expected a bit more sparkle. Superb location.

Thank RonL40
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

They put together an excellent buffet at a short notice, and the food was very good. They were very accomodating to what we were looing for.

Thank Brian G
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

it is a great place for a lunch. i have never been there for dinner. Great Italian food. great location, close to thruway, easy access from both downtown and North Utica/thruway.

Thank Kaha1
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161 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife's family. Her parents regularly come here and always rave about it. Two things stick out to me about our meal - the meatballs and tomato salad. The meatballs were some of the best meatballs I've ever had and the tomato salad I now include as part of my regular diet as I have been able to... More 

Thank Andrew A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has ambiance , warm buzz and good food ! We had a nice drink w Lisa at the bar . She was friendly, knowledgeable and courteous . Great service from the hostess to the bartender and an exceptionally good waitress Tricia ! We loved the food it was delicious , served hot and promptly . I had the... More 

Thank Foodie10465
Beverly E, Manager at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. I am so happy you enjoyed the food and the experience. Looking forward to your next visit. You made our day delightful! More 

New York
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Went there for a Birthday Dinner - were treated with great service by Gino, our Waiter. The Veal Saltimbocca was excellent. I recommend it, it you like veal dishes. For dessert we had the Lava Cake - WOW. I think I will go there another time and have that as a separate meal. Aqua Vino is a great restaurant with... More 

Thank Frank W
Beverly E, General Manager at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so happy you had a great birthday dinner! Our chef does a wonderful job on preparing the veal dishes. It just so happens that your waiter, Mike Geno, Jr. is the chefs son! We are very blessed to have a great staff. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The food was OK. After we left (party of two) we realized that a tip had automatically been added on without us being told. So we mistakenly double tipped.

Thank John K
Beverly E, General Manager at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi John, I read your review concerning the tipping. It is not our policy to add a tip for a party of 2. Please send me the day you visited and the amount of the check, and the last 4 digits of the credit card used. I can research this matter on my end if you send me the info.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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 Road East, Utica, NY 13502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-732-0116

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