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787 Lansing St, Utica, NY 13501-1847
+1 315-732-8381
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
787 Lansing St, Utica, NY 13501-1847
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I have been here a few times, it is consistant, always good, a bit pricey for Italian. You won't be disappointed, but I prefer a few other restaurants in the city.

Thank MB_Hawkins
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I took my daughter out before a show - and we wanted Italian. Venturas has been around forever and I'd never been there. Our service was very good - the food was good - and pricing wasn't bad. The restaurant is a little outdated and...More

Thank JoBeth13439
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

My earliest memories of Italian fine dining always include Ventura’s. With an old school Italian white linen dinner house charm, excellent service, and food prepared by a family that understands the value of quality and consistency. Excellent value in this old stand by in the...More

Thank johnnieb
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Old School Italian restaurant and an example of when old school doesn't need messing with as the food was delicious and the service efficient and friendly. The zucchini flowers and veal parmigiana were outstanding. By the taste of it, this is homemade cooking. This is...More

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is why I will not go to chains anymore. I had the Italian platter w multiple pastas sausage meatball and my wife alfredo dish. Prompt friendly service and mid range pricing. Homemade sauces so good. Found a new place in the city

Thank JohnS1026
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Ventura's recalls those great Italian-American restaurants of yesteryear. Guests are greeted by the owner and coats are whisked away to a closet. Mandatory pictures of Sinatra and DiMaggio adorn the walls. A full bar stands in a room apart from the main dining room. There's...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

First it took 10 minutes for someone to come to my table. I ordered a house salad which was very skimpy. Next i ordered the Broccoli one of the house specialties, it had to be the toughest piece of meat i have ever eaten. It...More

4  Thank Don D
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It's a classic Italian-American restaurant with pictures of Yogi, Whitey Ford, Joe DiMaggio and other sports stars... if you're lucky you'll get one of the two tables near the photos! But you should go there for the food. The lunch menu offers a large array...More

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I returned to Ventura's for the first time in 35 years, having grown up in Utica. but having been away for a long time. I was back for a one day visit and decided to get a take-out order to bring home. I had a...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had Baked Lasagna excellent. Made with regular lasagna noodles not frozen sheets, as most restaurant use. Friendly host and employees. My favorite place to go.

Thank Sally P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 St, Utica, NY 13501-1847
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-732-8381
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