Ancora!

4.8
356 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.
What 356 people are saying
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vipCynthiaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Great food and ambiance.

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Anne
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great server… Cocktails are inventive and tasty..

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service here is always on point! Great menu with something for everyone. Nice selection of beer,wine,and mixed drinks as well. Definitely recommend

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vipChantelB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a friends birthday and everything was perfect. Food was hot and tasting great! Our server was prompt and polite and most importantly the birthday girl enjoyed her evening!

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TamaraS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere, great food and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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DebDempseyScialdo
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, another great night of excellent food, drinks & great atmosphere! Kudos to an amazing staff!

Deb Dempsey Scialdo

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MandiK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing overall, as always. Food was hot and fresh and tasted wonderful. Service was fast, friendly & great. Excellent prices as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food experience!!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here. Ancona! did not disappoint. While we were staying in New Hartford ( our daughter goes to Hamilton College), this was worth the short trip and there was plenty of parking. My daughter and wife started with salads and had the mussels appetizers as entrees and there was plenty to eat. I had the homemade cavatelli pasta which was delicious.

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Ferenc
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my brother and his wife from Philly there. Her first time having "Greens" and loved them. They are among the best around. Their signature "Paella" was excellent and very generous, but my brother managed to consume it all and some of her beet salad which she said was also really good.

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PeggyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were excellent. Bartender actually came to our table joking with us about our drink order. Great time!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The large salad was small and the chicken was not good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dining experience at Ancora! Charcuterie board, fried meatballs, chicken riggies - all were great. Service very good and attentive. Top it off with delicious crepes. We celebrated a birthday here and Ancora did not disappoint. We will be back for sure.

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GregB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NY strip was cooked to order. Chicken francaise was tender and juicy. Calamari app was lightly breaded and was light brown in color indicating fresh oil was used.

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Missy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night at Ancora. Delightful drinks and appetizers, followed by an amazing meal. If we didn’t have so many leftovers , we would have ordered a crepe for dessert, they looked out of this world! The bartender and staff were top notch. Thank you Ancora!

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Robinseeker
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was delicious, the service was excellent.

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vipBrendaW
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Always a recommendation for any occasion.

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midd85
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food fabulous service

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vipJoshuaA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Ancora!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere.

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Gardengirl
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and fairly priced. We loved the greens, really fresh tasting, and the calamari tender. We also enjoyed the chicken riggis and the salmon special. We would dine here again when in Utica.

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Sfelder
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food was not good at all! The service was great and the cocktails were amazing but the food could have been much better

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down5717
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Ancora to celebrate a birthday and it was an excellent experience. Our waitress was in training, but did a great job! Attentive without being over bearing. The gorgonzola potatoes and fig flat bread made excellent appetizers and the paella for two was an amazing amount of food that we will be having for lunches the next few days. Excellent all around experience and can't wait to go back.

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JenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, wine, atmosphere, and the staff was so friendly and patient with those of us who tend to linger. I would recommend.

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BrendaW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a terrific way to celebrate my grandson’s 16th birthday! Everything was perfect, as always. The service was excellent as was everyone’s meal.

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Ronnie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there.Always great food.Would definitely recommend eating there.

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CharlieT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second time to Ancora. This time with 6 people and they did not disappoint. The Utica Greens are top notch and the Chicken Riggies - another specialty of Central NY was over the top - the portions were amazing and the quality was superb. Staff was friendly and professional and we had a great time.

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Eric
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is wow! The Food was fantastic! Never had Utica Greens like that before, so good! The chicken riggies were the best I've ever tasted and the NY Strip was phenomenal! SO GOOD! Would definitely go again!

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TomF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Had calamari appetizer, the shrimp and penne, and whatever the haddock special was, all just perfect. Don’t go through Utica often (we live near Buffalo), but might detour for dinner here sometime!

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MelissaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was yummy. Best rice balls ever
and great service. We relaxed and didn’t feel rushed.

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vipTBogaert
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure! Cocktails, Mussels & Greens for Apps. Chicken Francaise and Filet for Entree. Finished off with Creme Brulee.

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JeffT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table ready and waiting. Server was great. Food and drinks amazing.

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GraceP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent very informative and knew his menu well

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was spectacular! A definite must!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server forgot my risotto ☹️

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DeniseL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We recently enjoyed a nice Valentine's Day dinner there. The service and food was excellent. Their Chicken Riggies are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, great food, out server Greg was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. We will be back again

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vipJoshuaA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend and her children for Valentine's Day (2/13). The service was amazing and the food was excellent, as it usually is.

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 356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.