Aqua Vino-Utica

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$30 and under
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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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Bagster
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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.

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RobynA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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!!!

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JoanneA
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CarolG
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.

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Gidoo
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Valentine's Day dinner

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SusanC
New York Area
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.

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missyp
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Mgmtguy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 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.

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SandraZ
New York Area
3 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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JuliaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 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!

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vipmichaelm
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and staff

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larryb
1 review
Dined on December 28, 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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 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

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BethB
New York Area
3 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.

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Mike and staff for another fantastic dinner!

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MichelleS
New York Area
1 review
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 👍🏼

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vipnew2norfolk
Chicago
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.

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RobynA
New York Area
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!

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Lorri
Birmingham
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.

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PaulP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here before and Sarah was our server. She is awesome and remembered us from our last visit which was a few months ago. Very attentive and friendly. As usual the food was amazing. Started with the French onion soup OMG delicious! I had the lamb special that was also amazing with enough to take some home for later. Would highly recommend this place!

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vipGracie
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great dinner at Aqua Vino. The food is excellent and so is the staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My wife ordered her steak medium to medium rare, but it was pretty well done. She pointed it out to the waiter and he immediately agreed that it was overcooked and took if off the bill. So the steak WAS overcooked, but at least they didn't give us a hard time about it.

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JoanV
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

a pleasant experience! the waiter was terrific just a lovely evening!

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GrahamC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Will make this a regular spot to eat when i visit Utica. Fair prices w. Amazing portion size and taste.

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ValerieY
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

To many bugs flying around the food
Waiter was amazing.
Food was excellent

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JinH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here, especially on a summer night. The food is always amazing. The service is exceptional. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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RebeccaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steak was over cooked

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JulieS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Good food. Service was ok a little slow but good

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food isn't that great. What brings us there is the atmosphere. Water, eating outdoors, canopy, flowers and table settings nice.

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful evening on the edge of the canal. Good food. Friendly staff. Relaxing. good value.

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LeeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening to be outside with wonderful food and drink and outstanding waitress.

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MichaelE
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dining al fresco beside the canal, enhanced by excellent food & good service. A fail-safe choice among many great options in Greater Utica

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John
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect! The outdoor seating is very nice. Service was the best I’ve had in awhile.

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dinearound
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Outdoor seating is very pleasant with a view of Mohawk River. Server Lindsey was very friendly and checked in fairly frequently. Selected a blackened salmon with risotto special. A nice meal though not extraordinary. Overall a nice choice for something a bit higher end and the location a real plus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sorriest excuse for a restaurant. Food should have been cooked about fifteen minutes less-then maybe it would be edible. My dinner was some broccoli. Never again and good riddance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice enjoyable evening
Hostess and waiter Michael very friendly
Food was delicious

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Skippy
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food nice atmosphere. Alot of great menu choices.

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Trish for fantastic service and to the cooks and staff! 🥇🏆👏🏻

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KBRJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always... staff was amazing like always.