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.
Great food, excellent service, good choice of wines by the glass or bottle. By far the best strip steak I've ever had! Can't wait to go back!
Will go back soon. Risotto is exceptional. Waitress provided outstanding attentive service. Raspberry cheesecake crepe was out of this world!!!
Very good food. Service was quick. Server was delightful! Forgot our bread but other than that all was good!
Outstanding dining experience! Staff was professional and courteous. Owner was extremely welcoming as well as caring.
Tim was a very entertaining and attentive server. Food and drinks are always good. Crepes are amazing!
Another fine establishment in Utica. We had great service, fantastic food and priced very reasonably. We went in a Thursday night.
All of the pastas were undercooked didn’t even eat them. They only took one off the bill. Took forever to be serviced. It was my birthday and I felt bad for all my friends.
Great food, great service. Never disappoints!
My boyfriend and I made reservations for Ancora for New Year’s Eve night. Our table was ready at the time requested. The waitress was pleasant and friendly. Our food was wonderful. We ordered an appetizer, salad, and two entrees. Everything was amazing. I loved the environment. I am looking forward to dining ya this restaurant again!
Always love coming here! Food is amazing. Service is friendly, fast and welcoming and the ambiance of the place is super comfortable.
Fantastic food as always!
We were a party of four on New Year’s Eve. Dinner was outstanding. Greens were delicious and the Gorgonzola potatoes were to die for. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and were juicy and tender. My husband loved the shrimp riggies. We had two crepes for dessert and the table was split on which one was more delicious. Service was great and even though it was a major holiday, we did not feel rushed at all. We will definitely be back. We had two appetizers, four dinners, eight cocktails and two desserts and our bill was under $210.00. Perfection.
Always a great experience. Mike was our server this evening and did a great job. We started off with Calamari and Greens, and of course a bottle of Pinot Noir. Party of 3 with 1 Rack of Lamp, Filet, and Chicken Francaise. Everything was delicious. We ended with Creme Burlee and always completes it for us. Love the food, atmosphere, and service. Always pleases!
I have never had a bad meal at Ancora. The food is always delicious and the staff courteous. The owner is also very friendly to customers and truly appreciates his customers. I've been frequenting Ancora since it opened. It also has a great vibe. I highly recommend Ancora.
Our waiter, Greg was very friendly and efficient. I have an allergy to garlic and they went out of their way to ensure that changes were made to my dish. The food was delicious and hot. We will return again.
You dont know what your missing if you haven't eaten there put this place on your bucket list great food and people
There for dinner before a concert by Styx at The Stanley which is next door. Good food, large portions...the meatballs are huge, Bartender/Server for us...excellent and she didnt stop moving the two hours we were there.
The beet salad and the fig/prosciutto/goat cheese flatbread were quite good. The flatbread was smothered in aruguia (good) but it disguised the distribution of the prosciutto such that I thought there wasn't much. It was just not evenly distributed over the flatbread. Perhaps having less arugula or having it a bit more on the side might make the presentation better and show the toppings better.
Food is good at this busy restaurant and service was excellent. The noise level is tough but it is what it is on a Saturday night. I would return.
I love Ancora because their food is always consistent and delicious. I order the salmon dish almost every time, it comes with risotto and spinach. The portions are great and prices are very reasonable for the great quality food and service. The ceasor salad is like no other, always fresh and delicious it must be homemade dressing because it is like no other. The dessert cannot be beat, I can’t leave without my peanut butter chocolate crepe.
We celebrated our anniversary and happened to get there right after the crowd left for a show at the Stanley Theater next door so we were the only ones there for a little while. It's a nice setting, especially if you can get the window seat. Food was great as always and our service was great. They even brought out two glasses of champagne as an anniversary toast!
Always a great meal. It was lunchtime so not that hectic, but still a great vibe. Ancora is one of my top places to eat. Had the roasted beet salad with chicken, usually have it with salmon, which is always very good. The chicken was a little plain, will go back to the salmon!
First time in Utica, and Ancora! was recommended. Made reservations online (easy and convenient!) Utica greens were fantastic!!! Fabulous paella and bananas foster crepe delicious! Highly recommend!
The food for the 5 of us was very was very good except for the NY Strip Steak. Small, tasteless.
Greens Ancora are the best in the city.
The restaurant was very bright, too bright.
Service was very good.
Great as always! One of Utica’s best!
Fabulous as always! Highly recommended Ancora for any occasion.
Ancora was excellent! Our food was delicious as it has been every visit! Service is above expectations! We will return! Thank you!
Wonderful, eclectic menu with something for everyone.
Great meal, along with great service
The service was amazing. Food was really good. They turned down the music when we asked.
Food was good. Waiter turned down the music at our request. I would like to see more choices on tapas menu.
Yes, in fact we are making reservations for this Thursday with friends.
Absolutely love the place!! The food is delicious, and I think you have the best greens in the area. The drinks are great and our waitress was wonderful. She was very polite, had a smile on her face, and was there for whatever we needed.
On our own during a trip to the Madison-Bouckville Antiques Show
A beautiful summer evening in downtown Utica. Excellent waitstaff. Outdoors was the place to be even with some rowdy young folks in rice rockets and cycles (where are the police for crying out loud?). Beet Salad and Apple Walnut Salad were superb. Unfortunately, for our taste Salmon was overcooked and what's with the tomato sauce on the Tenderloin Beef Tips? Would definitely dine here again should we find ourselves in Utica. Based on the menus we reviewed from other local restaurants, this is the place to go.
It was wonderful!!! We were celebrating a special occasion and everything was fabulous!!
We had a great dinner at Ancora. Delicious meal, original entrees and attentive service.
Shrimp in two separate pasta entrees was way overcooked, and the linguini was also overcooked. Despite the availability of many empty tables, we were put in an unfavorable location.
Basically bar food and not very good at that either. Our server was pleasant but we made the mistake of asking one of her colleagues to move us to a different table and he was outright rude.
Tonight we dined at Ancora. We started at the Bar and Tim the Bartender was just awesome from the start. Wonderful bartender. We decided to dine at the bar tonight. Started with Stuffed Mushrooms, went on to Mediterranean NY Strip with garden salad, and for my wife, Pesto Gnocchi with Shrimp. Both entrees were delicious. We finished our meal with the 50 Shades of Crepe for dessert. Just order it!! Always a pleasure to dine at.