Ancora!

4.7
331 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

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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.
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vipBrendaW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
5 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
3 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
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
28 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
7 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
17 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.

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

Great food, great service as always. Perfect evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

For the area, it was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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vipTBogaert
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall 10 Stars. Service (Katie) was awesome as usual. Started off with Drinks and Calamari. Entrees were NY Strip and Cavatelli. Finished off with Creme Brulee.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out and fabulous food!

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AJs1st
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal , always a great time and the owner is just fantastic!

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GregM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Ancora! It was excellent and affordable. My wife’s steak was excellent and the Paella is what I will be ordering every time I go there. The wait staff are personable and know when to leave you to enjoy your meal also. We will definitely be going back!

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Kristy
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was ok. I had the hot chicken riggies which were very good and my husband had the lamb special. We had greens for an appetizer and it was pretty bland.
We were looking for a fancy night out. The atmosphere was cute?... I would recommend it for younger couples on their first date.
Our server, Pat, was excellent.

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ChantelB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining nice atmosphere and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience yet again! The food never disappoints and the drinks were spot on. Service was amazing as always! Can’t wait to go back.

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Ancora and I made reservations for my sisters Anniversary Dinner. Everyone had a great time. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Thank you Ancora for making my sister's dinner very special.

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vipBrendaW
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! The maple glazed pork chop with the butternut squash risotto was exceptional. Delicious Fall meal.

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JordanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good. Filet was awesome. Felt very crowded to today’s standards but they have a small space and they have tried hard to make it work. Overall it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Well done

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NLFord
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance always 5 stars! ALWAYS! Very consistent and of all the years I've been going there, I never once had an issue!

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vipTBogaert
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine. Casual date night includes bottle of red, charcuterie platter, stuffed mushrooms, filet, and pumpkin ravioli. Topped off with a 50 shades of crepe.

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kathyh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious as always Ancona is one my very favorite restaurants. There’s always something different to try and a good selection of beer and wine

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vipBrendaW
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my granddaughter’s First Holy Communion at Ancora was such a special time! Beautiful night to enjoy outdoor dining with family. Everything was excellent, as always.

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LauraP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always very good, along with the service! We had another great dining experience at Ancora!

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Nancy
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value, great service!
Thank you

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vipmidd85
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Paella for two, several gluten free options for my wife, fantastic service. Quieter than last visit due to operating at reduced capacity due to COVID restrictions. Great dinner out. Blueberry Mojito needed a bit more lime and too sweet, reasonable prices on wine menu

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vipJoshuaA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had another good experience at Ancora last evening. The service is fantastic and very good pricing for the food.

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Tanya
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic. Wait staff attentive and great selection of wines and cocktails. Gorgonzola potatoes, meatballs, arugula salad and gnocchi are our favorites.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice ambiance. Outstanding food and a fantastic server. Can’t wait to return.

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BarbaraF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The presentation of all food items was exceptional but the dessert (creme brûlée) was a piece of art!

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 4.7 stars by 331 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.