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Aqua Vino Restaurant

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16 Harbor Lock Rd E, Utica, NY 13502-2531
+1 315-732-0116
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 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.

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Thank Brian G
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 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.

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Thank Kaha1
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194 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 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 

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Thank Andrew A
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 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 

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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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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 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 

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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 October 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.

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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 

New York
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We located this hidden restaurant with excellent food and we are more than pleased. I had a salmon dish with a lot of character. My husband had broiled haddock and was very happy. Our waitress, Amanda, was caring and pleasant. It is a very clean and cozy restaurant with affordable pricing.

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Cheltenham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A great find on our way to the adirondacks. We both had the lamb chops. They were excellent, perfectly prepared and paired with a good California pinot noir. The lemoncello cake desert was a perfect capper. Our waiter, dan, was pleasant and accommodating. I would definitely return and recommend to others.

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

Thank you for the beautiful review. Looking forward to your next visit. More 

Syracuse, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We found this restaurant on our way home from a relaxing Adirondack weekend, and we were not disappointed. It was a warm night so we chose to be seated outside with a canal view. The tiki torches were a nice touch and made for a relaxing atmosphere on a busy night. I chose the Penne Santorini, which was full of... More 

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New York
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Aqua Vino last night; I had the Chicken Riggies and my girlfriend had the Chicken parmigiana. Both were excellent!!! I asked for just a little "hot" for my Riggies (GERD) and that's exactly the way they came - favorful, but not too hot for me. The service was extremely good. Our Waiter, Michael Gino, takes great pride... More 

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1 Thank Frank W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, View
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Harbor Lock Rd E, Utica, NY 13502-2531
  • 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?