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261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
+1 315-724-4815
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I frequent this restaurant. We have gone several times and tried different entrees. We have been pleased with everything. Would like a bigger selection of wines, especially Chardonnay

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rylee14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pris fixe selections and each selection was delicious. Service was tremendous and the ambiance relaxed but elegant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kesslane
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We came on a moderately busy night and although the service had a hiccup or two it was friendly and basically good. The food was undistinguished. The ceasar salad came with some kind of creamy dressing that did not taste like any ceasar dressing we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alicia d
Reviewed October 13, 2018

A lot of energy and too cramped for me. Food is good( not fine or exceptional ) and it can be difficult to get a table. We are in our 50's and it's better suited for those in their 30''s that are into the bar...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank storsbergg
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We are major foodies and this restaurant is superb! The menu choices are outstanding and the food is presented beautifully. Our dinner was made with the freshest ingredients and was delicious! Nice, casual dining with excellent wait staff. Highly recommended

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Loribegood
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Best chicken parmigiana I ever had. This is a very attractive restaurant in downtown Utica. Drinks were good so was the food. I loved the beautiful presentation and the quality of the food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sandyp852
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

I went for lunch, and the special was Tuscan white bean soup ... it was unforgettable! The waiter was friendly, attentive, and accommodating. This is a great spot and I look forward to going back for dinner !

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Sat at the bar. Waited a few minutes and finally someone came and took my order for a drink. He went and got the beer, opened it and got a glass out, then left it sit there and didnt bring it to me. I waited...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank emptynesterstravelin
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We had about 20 people from work get together for a Happy Hour / Dinner social. Great service, great food, great company.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dave W
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Drinks.. great Fried polenta delish Filet mignon and risotto perfect Sea bass...small portion but good Pb choc crepe...not much filling but ok. Owner...nice

Date of visit: May 2018
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Katheen F
January 10, 2016|
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Response from 88ShannonK | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course they do!
Vera T
October 18, 2015|
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Response from Susan D | Reviewed this property |
You should contact restaurant directly to make reservations. Thank you. Enjoy your dinner, great food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
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
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-724-4815
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Featuring Mediterranean-inspired, mouth-watering cuisine, including a signature select tapas menu, Ancora! Italian restaurant will have you begging for more. Shared with friends or cherished alone, Ancora! is the ideal complement to any evening. Onsite and offsite catering are also available. We look forward to having you as our guest and hope you enjoy our Italian and Mediterranean food! Discover the delicious flavors of Ancora! today. Serving delicious Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, including tapas and crepes, Ancora! is one of the Utica, NY area's premier fine-dining establishments. You'll discover mouthwatering dishes on our lunch and dinner menus, including: Salads | Pastas | Tapas | Steaks | Seafood | Chicken | Flatbreads A number of signature selections will have you ready to come back for more. Discover the distinct flavors of Ancora! in Utica, NY today. Italian for "encore," Ancora! Italian restaurant is located adjacent to the historic Stanley Theatre in Utica, NY.
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