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Its A Utica Thing Kitchen + Bar, Utica, NY

Its A Utica Thing Kitchen + Bar

4.7
4.7
17 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Our family roots reach back to a small family farm. A farm that provided my parents a hard working existence – nourishing the land to produce the freshest quality of fruits and vegetables. Our childhood lessons included the benefit of hard work and personal sacrifice, so when it came to food we never cut corners and a passion for simple but really good food began.

All my recipes reach back from my grandmothers to my mother, and today to you. We take personal pride and dedication to serving you quality food with only the best ingredients prepared our own way.

We at ‘It’s a Utica Thing’ treat our customers like our friends, our friends like family. If you have enjoyed our food tell a friend and bring them in to join our family.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (315) 738-8946
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Utica
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

17 Reviews
  1. Tony

    New York State

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at It’s a Utica Thing. The food was great and the staff treated us like friends. The restaurant was delightful and our server, Hannah, was excellent! We enjoyed our time there.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!! So good and such reasonable prices. The Bruschetta and Clam Vincenzo appetizers were fantastic. Riggies, Filet and chicken francaise were all out of this world. Service was excellent and it’s beautiful inside.

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  3. robc

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service was very good. Nice bar menu and dinner menu.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress told our table the price of special. Then when the bill came it was $7 higher. She said yea sorry. Then charged us for someone else’s bill. And never took the $7 per order off like she said she would after talking to her manager. We all just paid the extra seven and left.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I will start by saying I will give this place another try. The owner or manager came over a couple of times to check on us and was very apologetic about the wait time. We had a reservation and we were seated right away but it took a long time to get water and place drink orders… then another wait to order, and the food took a long time, as well. We were there for two hours. I think the manager/owner handled it well, she was apologetic and offered us drinks/dessert on the house and when we declined she brought out a big piece of chocolate cake for my son packed to go. That was very nice. Her efforts are why I would give it another try. The food was very good. We had pastini soup, wings, chicken parm, the pork chop, the filet sandwich, the chicken riggies and the eggplant/spinach pizza. We all agreed that all of our various food choices were very good. The atmosphere is a little confusing… the decor is on par for a high end atmosphere but the lighting was super bright and in combination with the booths felt more like a diner than a nice restaurant. Some dimming of the lights and some candles would really improve the ambiance, in my opinion. Also they had live music for a Saturday night which I usually enjoy but it was very loud. It made our family dinner conversation difficult and it was difficult to hear the waitress. Overall, I think this place has a lot of potential. Give it a try!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience. The food was fabulous, ambience inviting and the service was the best. This is a special family run restaurant with attention to making everyone feel welcome.

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  7. NicoleM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Staff were very nice. We were a very large table and had no issues at all.

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  8. KeithW

    Poconos

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First-time visit - Great food, great ambiance, and outstanding service! Will be back on my next visit to Utica.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. Service was on point. Chicken parm was by far the best I have ever eaten. It was a perfect evening

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The renovation of the inside was very well done! Food was delicious! I love the chicken riggies. The server worked hard to make sure everything was to our liking!

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  11. LisaM

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful! I will definitely go back again

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  12. DanaZ

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service were amazing. We can not wait to go back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous new place! Food was amazing. Service was great, very personable. Decor was adorable. Will def be back!

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  14. Jacque

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good. Calamari appetizer was excellent. Haddock Oreganato was very good. Bolognaise was ok, chunks of hard carrots and overall bland. I can make better at home. Lemon Cake was awesome, nice large piece to share. Great service. Wine list is short and few options. In Utica most restaurants have horrible wine choices. Usually, all California and something a liquor salesmen would recommend. If I owned a restaurant, I'd hire an expert for a nice selection of wines. Music was a little loud to carry on a conversation. Also, if your there for dinner why would the hostess seat you in the bar area. Unbelievable.

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  15. JohnS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New restaurant but staff was amazing. The pizza crust was crispy and perfect.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous and atmosphere was very trendy. Please support this new restaurant.

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  17. michaelm

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great family, great food, great drinks, great job on the new restaurant, a must stop on your list

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FAQs

Its A Utica Thing Kitchen + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 738-8946.

Its A Utica Thing Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Its A Utica Thing Kitchen + Bar

350 Leland Ave, Utica, NY 13502

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Utica
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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