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.
Ancora's "Original" Paella
Our signature dish! risotto w/ sautéed shrimp, lobster, PEI mussels, chorizo sausage, tomatoes, sweet peas, & hot cherry peppers
Crispy Fried Calamari
fresh lemon & horseradish cocktail sauce
parmesan fries & topped w/ a brandy peppercorn sauce
The dinner was delicious, the service was excellent.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Always a recommendation for any occasion.
Great food fabulous service
Another great dinner at Ancora!
Excellent food and great atmosphere.
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.
The food was not good at all! The service was great and the cocktails were amazing but the food could have been much better
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.
Good food, wine, atmosphere, and the staff was so friendly and patient with those of us who tend to linger. I would recommend.
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.
Love it there.Always great food.Would definitely recommend eating there.
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.
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!
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!
Food was yummy. Best rice balls ever
and great service. We relaxed and didn’t feel rushed.
Always a pleasure! Cocktails, Mussels & Greens for Apps. Chicken Francaise and Filet for Entree. Finished off with Creme Brulee.
Table ready and waiting. Server was great. Food and drinks amazing.
Our waiter was excellent very informative and knew his menu well
Food was delicious, service was spectacular! A definite must!!
Server forgot my risotto ☹️
We recently enjoyed a nice Valentine's Day dinner there. The service and food was excellent. Their Chicken Riggies are the best!
Awesome place, great food, out server Greg was amazing!
Delicious meal. We will be back again
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.
Great food, great service as always. Perfect evening!
For the area, it was good.
Fantastic food and service!
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.
Great night out and fabulous food!
Never a bad meal , always a great time and the owner is just fantastic!
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!
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.
Great dining nice atmosphere and the food was delicious!
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.
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.
Outstanding as always! The maple glazed pork chop with the butternut squash risotto was exceptional. Delicious Fall meal.
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.
Great food. Well done
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!
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.
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 4.6 stars by 340 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.