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Aqua Vino-Utica, Utica, NY

Aqua Vino-Utica

4.9
4.9
130 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Esche's Aqua Vino offers seafood, steak, American, and Italian flare, serving the Mohawk Valley since September 2007. At Aqua Vino Restaurant, we pride ourselves on sourcing the freshest, finest ingredients for our dishes. As you take a seat at Aqua Vino, you are taking a step toward eating the freshest, unadulterated food, from our home to your hearts.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30PM - 9:00PM

  • Phone number

    (315) 732-0116

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Geno

  • Neighborhood

    Utica

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal with great service

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dinner was amazing! The waitress Trish was fabulous!

  3. b

    booboo

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Trish is very articulate when describing specials. The seafood dishes our party of 4 had were excellent. We have never been disappointed with anything. Everyone there is very hospitable and welcoming.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent, they made us feel like family! Every table was full, I’d recommend a reservation. Food was delicious as well!!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Trish is the best.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding! Best french onion soup I’ve ever had. We enjoyed all the appetizers, soups & entrees. Our server Madison was fantastic too. Thank you for an awesome experience!

  7. AT

    AllThat

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always our go-to restaurant! Always a warm welcome!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Out of town family get together

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ordered from the Valentine’s Day menu which had a broad range of choices. Sea bass was excellent. Everything was. Service was very attentive without being overbearing. A lovely new of the river before the sun set.

  10. A

    Adam

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to Aqua Vino for Valentines, and had a great meal. This was my 4th or 5th time going, and it’s been phenomenal everyone. Just go with the chefs daily special and you’ll be happy.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful dining experience, delicious food, great service!!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was wonderful.

  13. DR

    DharshiR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It probably very nice in the summer when you have the outdoor seating.

  14. N

    Nonny

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was exceptional as always. Trish our server was attentive as she always is. They passed out beads and 2022 glasses. So much fun.

  15. JA

    JoshuaA

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I've had great meals from here via door dash and I've had bad meals as well. Unfortunately on New Years, it was a bad one for me a very good one for my fiance. This was our first dinner visit to the restaurant. My fiance asked for no onions on her meal and the waitress replied "Oh, I don't know if they'll do that, they get really upset in the kitchen". We watched other tables get bread and water, almost immediately. We eventually got water, never any bread. My fiance's chicken dish was excellent, whereas, my rack of lamb lacked flavor and was so tough. Probably will not return for dinner. They do an amazing job for special events, like weddings. I was disappointed.

  16. DN

    DianeN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall experience was excellent. Food was delicious, could have been hotter. Chicken dish, chicken was cold, but pasta side was hot. Steak was warm, while mashed potatoes were hot. Service was excellent.

  17. RA

    RoseAnnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was great and delivered in a timely fashion. The waitress was very attentive and efficient. We did not have to wait to get seated or served and, although the prices were higher than when I last went there (pre pandemic!}, the portions were very generous. Also, many restaurants in the area have increased prices even more.

  18. LD

    LisaD

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    ALWAYS THE BEST!!!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak is the best available in the Utica area. Service was perfect.

  20. RL

    RebeccaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite special occasion spots, Aqua Vino never disappoints! The food is always top notch! We highly recommend it!

  21. B

    Bagster

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    This was the first time that we found service to be lacking. Slow and more attention provided to bigger tables...felt a little underwhelmed. Sorry Aqua Vino.

  22. RA

    RobynA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner everyone loved their meals. We went from 4 to about 8 and they were very accommodating! It was a birthday. They were wonderful. Our waiter Mike was awesome as well!!!

  23. JA

    JoanneA

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, wonderful view, excellent service, delicious food with many tempting menu options

  24. CG

    CarolG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    This is a great place to go for a special occasion. We have excellent service and the food was very good. The spicy seafood bisque with the crab cake that accompanied the soup was outstanding. The Tomahawk steak was very tender but was absolutely huge. I would not order it again only because It was a splurge and just way too big. My dining partner enjoyed his haddock very much and the desserts were outstanding. The surroundings are beautiful and the whole experience was special.

  25. G

    Gidoo

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice Valentine's Day dinner

  26. SC

    SusanC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Large menu selection and prices for all budgets. Portions are appropriate, staff was accommodating to dietary needs. Service was fantastic. Atmosphere and surroundings were pleasant.

  27. m

    missyp

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Restaurant was amazing. Food was amazing. Waiter was beyond great!! 5 stars!!!

  28. m

    mgmtguy

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Had a lovely experience at Aqua vino on Saturday night. The Food was amazing, and I would definitely recommend for other to come and have a great experience. the only issue we had was that it was only my wife and I, and when a larger party came in about 15 mins after we had sat down, we were kind of forgotten for about 30 mins. Other than that, we had a very nice time.

  29. SZ

    SandraZ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    If we knew the drunk in clams were as good as they were, we would have had 2orders each for dinner! The tuna steak was very good with the rice. The shrimp dish was good but lacked lemon but with the sauce let from the clams poured over, it was excellent. Looking forward to our next visit. The salad was served very cold. Everything crispy. Love the raspberry dressing with crumbled blue. My husband & I travel & eat out a lot. Nowhere do we find crumbly blue added to salads.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Noise level was very high. Challenging to converse at the table. Food was extraordinary.

  31. JM

    JuliaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating my son’s graduation from college. It was the perfect place! The food was amazing as well as the service! We are looking forward to returning! Oh yeah try the greens! They are the best!

  32. m

    michaelm

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food service and staff

  33. l

    larryb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    prices were too high a mix drink should not cost 11.00 the strip stake was no better then other places it was good but not worth 42.00 because i changed the potato side only way i will come back is if i get a gift card also sit up draft beer too noise

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was very good! Parmesan crusted haddock, rack of lamb and a veal shank were cooked exactly as ordered. House made balsamic dressing had perfect amount of acidity and the risotto was creamy without being heavy or dense. No dessert as we were too full from the drunken clams appetizer that left us wanting more. It is priced for the quality of the meal. Would highly recommend Aqua Vino

  35. BB

    BethB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a 3 year old and an 8 month old. Service was quick...food was excellent and the children were good. My son in law had the tomahawk steak and said it was delicious. Will definitely go back.

  36. J

    John

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you, Mike and staff for another fantastic dinner!

  37. MS

    MichelleS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was excellent. We sat outside. Food was great. Loved everything. Will def go back next time we are in town 👍🏼

  38. n

    new2norfolk

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Very good basics. Fries, soup, burgers were delicious. There is outdoor seating on the canal which was very pleasant.

  39. RA

    RobynA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent as well as view. Waiter was busy a nd left us over half hour without drinks. But overall a great night!

  40. L

    Lorri

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Sitting by the water, we enjoyed great food in a great atmosphere. We had the greens, which to me, are some of the best in Utica. French onion soup was perfect. Salmon with risotto were also perfect. Service was great—attentive but not overbearing.

FAQs

Aqua Vino-Utica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 732-0116.

Aqua Vino-Utica is rated 4.9 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Utica

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30PM - 9:00PM

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Geno

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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