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Ancora!, Utica, NY

Ancora!

4.8
4.8
552 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Italian for encore, Ancora! is located adjacent to the historic Stanley Theatre and is one of the area’s premier dining establishments.

With its concrete-exposed high ceilings, stage lighting, custom-designed wine tower bar, open kitchen, colorful, local artwork and seasonal outdoor seating, Ancora! is the perfect blend of rustic old-world and urban design.

Featuring Mediterranean-inspired, mouthwatering cuisine, including a signature select tapas menu, Ancora! will have you begging for more.

Shared with friends or cherished alone, Ancora! is the ideal compliment to any evening, conversation or show.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (315) 724-4815
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mario Pumilio
  • Catering
    We sell full and half trays. Catering menu available at www.AncoraUtica.com
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private banquet room that holds up to 50 people. The room is equipped with a 100 inch projection screen which is great for family videos or powerpoint presentations.
  • Private party contact
    Dan Loconti: (315) 724-4815
  • Neighborhood
    Utica
  • Cross street
    Hopper Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking and large public parking lot to the right of the building.
  • Entertainment
    Live music on select weekends
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 552 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Best Service

  • Mohawk Valley

    Best Overall

  • Mohawk Valley

    Best Food

  • Mohawk Valley

    Best Service

  • Mohawk Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Mohawk Valley

    Best Value

  • Mohawk Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Mohawk Valley

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Mohawk Valley

    Great for scenic views

  • Mohawk Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Mohawk Valley

    Lively

552 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting from out of town and it was great food and a very nice homey comfortable atmosphere - service was phenomenal - highly recommended

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent food!

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  3. CynthiaB

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent and a great place to have dinner.

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  4. MARYN

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Chicken Francaise and Pork Chop entree .. both were cooked to perfection! It’s still one of our favorite restaurants!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian cuisine was perfection! Service was amazing make the whole experience fun and the crepes at the end were the best I’ve ever had! This place is a WIN! We’ll definitely be back

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  6. BrendaW

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating a birthday and Mother’s Day at Ancora made for another wonderful dining experience! The steak was delicious!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, beautiful atmosphere, great martinis!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Dylan was extremely helpful!

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  9. Jimmy

    Greater Boston

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A local gem not to be missed, kind people and great food!

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  10. WilliamS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the area.. Food and service is ALWAYS consistent and have never had a meal I haven’t been happy with..

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FAQs

Ancora! does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ancora! also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 724-4815.

Ancora! is rated 4.8 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ancora!

261 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hopper Street
  • Neighborhood
    Utica
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking and large public parking lot to the right of the building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mario Pumilio
  • Entertainment
    Live music on select weekends
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (315) 724-4815
  • Catering
    We sell full and half trays. Catering menu available at www.AncoraUtica.com
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private banquet room that holds up to 50 people. The room is equipped with a 100 inch projection screen which is great for family videos or powerpoint presentations.
  • Private party contact
    Dan Loconti: (315) 724-4815
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