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“Great recommendation from the Marriott Fairfield”

Chesterfield's Tavolo
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Ranked #56 of 223 Restaurants in Utica
Description: YOUR LOCAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN UTICA, NY FIND THE ONLY COAL FIRED PIZZA SHOP IN TOWN Are you searching for your next favorite spot for food and drinks in Utica, NY? Head over to Chesterfield's Tavolo. Our doors opened over 30 years ago to serve our community. Since then, we've been serving up genuine Italian dishes that would make a nonna from the old country proud. Tired of the same old droopy pizza slices? We're the only coal fired pizza shop in Utica, NY. We pride ourselves on preserving the traditional recipes you love, while also offering reinvented classics with a modern Italian restaurant spin.
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Description: YOUR LOCAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN UTICA, NY FIND THE ONLY COAL FIRED PIZZA SHOP IN TOWN Are you searching for your next favorite spot for food and drinks in Utica, NY? Head over to Chesterfield's Tavolo. Our doors opened over 30 years ago to serve our community. Since then, we've been serving up genuine Italian dishes that would make a nonna from the old country proud. Tired of the same old droopy pizza slices? We're the only coal fired pizza shop in Utica, NY. We pride ourselves on preserving the traditional recipes you love, while also offering reinvented classics with a modern Italian restaurant spin.
Reviewed September 10, 2019

While staying overnight in Utica, our hotel recommended the Chesterfield’s Tavolo. What a great choice. Definitely recommend the Chicken Riggies, a local Italian dish created in Utica, and the Housemade Lasagna - both excellent and filing. Watched them make pizza from our booth and chatted with the owner and manager. If going to stop in Utica, definitely stop eat here.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Richard L
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tavolo315, Manager at Chesterfield's Tavolo, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2019

Richard, thanks so much for leaving a great review, we love hearing that you enjoyed the meals you had with us!

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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

We drove past and decided to stop for dinner. Interior is clever and front patio provided a nice spot to enjoy the perfect summer weather. There was also a bar and private room for large groups. Handicap parking and accessible from rear parking lot. We had the small Utica Greens which was plenty for an appetizer for three. We had the Tortellacci with peas, proscuito in a white wine cheese sauce that was so delicate and delicious you didn't want it to end. We also tried the chicken with spicy ham, cheese and a buttery bread crumb topping over capatelli. It was a very generous portion and equally scrumptious. The veal Parmesan was also large and wonderful. We each tried something different and shared. Everything that came out of their kitchen looked wonderful. The food was not only delicious, but artfully arranged. We didn't save room for dessert but the menu looked very tempting. Right off Exit 31 Utica or Route 790 from Rome. Perfect dinner place if you're heading up north or want to break up a long drive. Several national chain hotels close by. Definitely worth a dinner visit, but they were very busy for a weeknight. Our new favorite place!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank catheb20
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tavolo315, Owner at Chesterfield's Tavolo, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

We are so happy that you joined us and enjoyed your meal!! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again real soon!!

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Reviewed August 12, 2019

My wife and I were in Utica for one night on our way home and decided to try Chesterfield's Tavolo. What a bad choice.

We had reservations but could not find a parking space in their poorly designed lot. We ended up parking on the street. We were seated promptly, and our order was taken in a reasonable amount of time. However, we then had to wait more than one-half hour for our food. During this wait it was impossible to have a normal conversation due to the very HIGH noise level. I don't know why some restaurants are designed to be so loud. Perhaps they think this gives the impression that they are crowded with people all having a good time, or perhaps their target market are people who have had their hearing damaged by too many rock concerts. In any case, we find high noise levels to be annoying, since they interfere with conversation.

When the food finally arrived, more than 30 minutes after we placed our order, my grilled shrimp were cold. The waiter called the manager over, and she first tried to convince me that adding grilled shrimp to a salad will always result in cold shrimp, because the salad cannot be put under a heat lamp. I told here that I have had salad with grilled shrimp in many other restaurants, and they have always managed to serve hot shrimp with cold salad. She then said they were overloaded in the kitchen, and offered me additional grilled, hot shrimp. They were hot.

When we got the bill it had the now common pre-calculated tips. However, instead of starting at 15% and moving up to 20% or 25%, the lowest tip was 20%, and it included a tip on the sales tax, which is never correct.

All in all, a poor experience.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Great dinner! Chicken riggies, haddock, house salad, street corn, cannolis---- all flavorful! Excellent service too!!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MI_Colorado
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

Chesterfield's Tavolo has a variety of excellent dishes. The greens are special. A bit loud, so look for a booth.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank Mike W
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