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787 Lansing Street, Utica, NY 13501
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Italian restaurant in Utica area. Food is excellent and nicely presentation. Clean and always White Table Cloths & napkins. Friendly atmosphere.

Thank Sally P
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant...locally owned and operated for over 60 years. I ordered their greens. Beautiful presentation. Perfectly cooked with good texture. I found them delicious.....but TOO HOT! Burned going in and coming out..... If you like em hot, these are your greens.

1 Thank Paul L
Utica, New York
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1,593 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The classic Italian-American restaurant: white table cloths, nice wine list, great range of choices. Really good appetizers. Easy place to return to. The food is perfectly prepared. Host/owner is there with a story and a smile. Love the decor -- classic -- photographs and signatures of famous Italian sports stares.

1 Thank RonL40
Westchester County, NY
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Fresh Italian food in a warm atmosphere. In the family for many years, the owner / host made us feel welcome. Very 60's retro

1 Thank KathLikesTravel
Hinesburg, Vermont
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We are definately pasta and meatsauce people. The sauce was nice and rich and the meatballs were good. The HOT bread was awesome and very tasty. We will be back

1 Thank vicki1952_13
Naples, Florida
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This place hasn't changed a bit since my boyfriend went there growing up. The food was amazing!. The vodka riggies were the best! The sauce was perfect and a nice thickness. We also ordered eggplant parm which was also delicious. I wish we would have bought a jar of their sauce to take home. Highly recommend this place if you... More 

Thank Sunsetwinewaves
New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the older style elegant atmosphere with the great large round clothe draped tables with mini lamps and 1950's style chairs. The owner welcomed us at the entry & we were prompted seated. Our waiters service was alright & the food was very delicious.

1 Thank Colleen_QZ
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Spent a snowy night in Utica to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary and ventured out to Venturas. With the nasty weather we did note several small groups having Christmas parties. My meal was Veal Piedmont else that was beautifully presented and was delicious as well. My wife had the Chicken Francaise and it came out less than lukewarm and sent... More 

Thank Bob and Joan
Indianapolis, Indiana
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Waiter (a guy) was very erogant! He had been there a long time and thought he was the greatest stuff! Has worked for the family for several years! Didn't fill out waters-up just left our glasses dry and had to ask several times. On top of that he didn't bring-out our bread righ away and was very slow at bringing-out... More 

1 Thank Paris285
Ithaca, Ny
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We ate at Ventura's last night after riding the Polar Express train. It is an upscale Italian restaurant, but they did not flinch when 6 adults and 3 children walked in dresses as Elves! The food here is fabulous- the ravioli were beyond belief- both in alfredo and in vodka sauce. The caesar salad was excellent. Everything was fresh and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 Lansing Street, Utica, NY 13501
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 315.732.8381

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