Aqua Vino-Utica

4.5
28 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(315) 732-0116
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Geno
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 28 People Are Saying
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Miami
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner and excellent service (Thank you, Michael). We started with adult beverages and Calamari which was cooked to perfection. Dinner selection was one of the evening specials - Shrimp & Scallops Fra Diavolo over linguine. The portion was enormous. It was cooked to perfection. Since this was a special occasion, we sampled the Limoncello Cake which was light, lemony & very refreshing along with the Molten Lava Cake - a chocolate lover's dream. I was very impressed with AquaVino and will definitely recommend this restaurant. In addition, the restaurant interior & exterior was so beautifully decorated for Fall. BRAVO!

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F
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Dined there several times and was very pleased however this time the service was disappointing. Unfortunately something my wife had caused her to be very sick all night.

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BO
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Haddock had metallic taste. Bisque was not blended smooth as customary. Restaurant was busy and although the server was as attentive as conditions allowed, the entrees were very slow in coming out. Noise level made it difficult to converse.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sea bass special was excellent! Cooked to perfection!

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MB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Aqua Vino and we loved it! It was recommended to us by friends and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was cozy, our waiter attentive and the food delicious and plentiful. We will be back for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

We usually get great meals, this particular visit the food just wasn't good. My dish was like eating whole chunks of garlic, my sisters too. We will go back, I think this was just a fluke.

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I love the flavor of their ribeye steaks, but a couple of times they have badly overcooked it. Service was very good and love sitting out by the river.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great. Drink prices are very high. It was my wife's birthday and I figured they would bring out some cake for her but nothing.

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SM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service as usual
Consistently good
I asked for my fish prepared with Marina sauce
Not on the menu but very accommodating
The sauce is great tasting

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BP
East Texas
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not spectacular food, quite simple

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MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Scenery was amazing being on the water. Wasn’t very busy and still waited and hour and fifteen minutes for food. People sat down after us and got food before us and we both had the same number of people in the group.

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G
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely outside dining, great flowers, great service and food on spot.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aqua Vino was excellent! I asked for a table inside with a water view for my dad and me, and the hostess went out of her way to find us one. Our waitress was patient and pleasant and the food delicious! What a gem.

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in Utica and we were fortunate to have the best waiter!

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J
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to all staff for amazing service and consistant quality to depend on. Thank you all for making this 50th Wedding Anniversary even more special! See you all again soon!

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GT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love to sit outside by the Erie Canal. Food is above average as is the service. Nice menu selections and always a creative special.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is great about this restaurant. Excellent food, impeccable service, great ambiance. Outdoor seating by the water was wonderful. Thanks for everything!

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BF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Aqua Vino's outside dining as a special place to bring our adult daughter and her boyfriend who were in town from Philadelphia for the weekend. This was a particularly busy weekend for Utica since the popular 15K Road Race was happening the next morning. We were seated immediately at 6:45pm, the time of our reservation. I was very pleased with the location of our table which was in direct view of the canal. A table of 20 had reportedly ordered right before us so we had to wait quite some time for our meals to arrive. Our waitress was very apologetic and explained the situation but I must note that we hadn't complained especially since we were enjoying drinks and the appetizer that we had ordered. Our only complaint was that there didn't seem to be any beers on tap and the selection of bottled beers could've been larger. The food was delicious and the weather couldn't have been nicer so the long wait for our meals wasn't a real issue since we didn't have to be anywhere after dinner.

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LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!! The service, food, weather and seating!!
Thank you!

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Waiter brought wrong dish and it wasn't until the next day that we realized it! The veal was chicken! The light sherry sauce was marinara! But it was very good.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top Notch,,,Great food,,,picturesque view of the canal system/waterway,,,yachts parked right next to you,,, outside seating is a must,,,but indoor seating is indeed comfy,.,.,.Food is delicious...

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KH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service was wonderful. Would have appreciated separate checks when asked.

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KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad meal at Aqua Vino! Lisa, the bartender, is always friendly and attentive! Trish is an outstanding waitress who is always on point with a keen eye for detail. The food was just incredible, and the prices are reasonable. Whenever we have guests or visitors come to Utica we make it a point to go there!

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Aqua Vino was excellent. We are always pleased with the staff, the food, wine and price.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my daughter here ( her choice) for her 19 th bday.... she brought 3 of her friends ( newbies) everyone loved it! The weather was just warm enough for a few outside photos with the waterfall in the background 😊

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p
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed with our meals or the excellent service.

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I think there was an initial miscommunication as we sat for more than 15min. and no one came to the table. We asked the bus boy to get us a waiter. We have been there many times and usually the service is excellent. Our waiter may have been new as he was hesitant at times. the food was as good as usual.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a romantic special meal. Great food, Great atmosphere, good people....

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