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Nostro Restobar and Lounge, Utica, NY

Nostro Restobar and Lounge

4.7
4.7
233 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Nostro connects our approach to modern Italian cuisine with the nostalgia of mid-century modern design. The Oneida National Bank lobby delivers a stylish scene starring simple, user-friendly dishes paired with classic cocktails and prosecco. Our spacious yet intimate dining room mingles alongside the lively energy of the lounge; offering cozy seating for a perfect social setting. With an atmosphere constructed of rich leathers, cherry woods, terrazzo, and a scenic backdrop of a museum-worthy bronze mural, Nostro provokes your senses and fuels your desires to make 268 Genesee St. your new gathering spot.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–12:00 am Sat 4:30 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (315) 735-2583

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Francis Pezzolanella

  • Neighborhood

    Utica

  • Cross street

    Genesee Street, Court Street

  • Parking details

    Nostro features a private parking lot on premises. There is also ample on-street parking on Genesee Street.

  • Public transit

    Centro Bus Stop

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What 233 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Contemporary Italian

  • Central New York

    Best Overall

  • Central New York

    Best Food

  • Central New York

    Best Ambiance

  • Central New York

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central New York

    Good for Groups

  • Central New York

    Notable Wine List

  • Central New York

    Romantic

  • Central New York

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Central New York

    Most Booked

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  1. AR

    ArunaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very few vegetarian choices.
  2. MF

    MuniF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute place, love the decor. Staff was engaging and fun.
  3. N

    Noname

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and overall experience was great only thing was the music was quite loud and it was hard to hear someone sitting next to me. Great restaurant overall
  4. K

    Kass

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a dining experience. This is the second time I have visited Nostro Restobar and Lounge. This visit I dined using 'The Arsenale' feature where the chefs select your meal for you for $65/per person. I was extremely happy with the result. Each dish was fantastic! The atmosphere was spectacular. The first visit with Nostro I simply ordered off the menu and even then the Campanelle Pesto pasta was amazing. Will be dining at Nostro again in the future!
  5. GB

    GailB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely time at Nostro with the Arsenale dinner. The service was exceptional as was the food!
  6. ST

    SueT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent if a bit pricey. The side dishes were ridiculously huge. I loose my appetite when the food overwhelms me. On the other hand the wine glasses were a bit skimpy. Overall we liked the place and will return. We'll just be smarter when we order.
  7. CK

    ChristopherK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in for our 17th wedding anniversary from the moment we walked in the young lady escorted us to our table we were offered something to drink our waitress Angela was fantastic we ordered the Arsenale. Mark the chef brought the food to us we had fantastic food I we would recommend this place to anybody and to get the special deals that we got more food for your money the drinks were fantastic and we loved the way the the restaurant looked. We love the way they kept the old Bank decor and highlighted it. We will be going back
  8. RL

    RebeccaL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Got the $65/person 4 course (The Arsenale) definitely worth the price. Each course was rather large and we were able to sample more menu items during each course than we expected. All the food was excellent as well as the drinks. Will definitely return and looking forward to trying other menu items.
  9. MR

    MaryR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything is nice. Food is good, but, expensive for what you get.
  10. S

    Smash

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience at Nostro!
  11. AS

    AdrianaS

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was a little slow but they were very busy which was good to see. Still enjoyed every moment and made it out on time to enjoy the show across the street at the Stanley
  12. TC

    TCar

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner with friends. Daniel the chef was wonderful and created a beautiful and memorable dinner for us. David the sommelier was so knowledgeable and kind. Vincenzo the host gave us a great table and was so friendly. We will definitely be back!
  13. A

    Annlee

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I felt like there could have been a couple different more choices for the price of the arsenals, even if just 2 of us. But, food was delicious!!!
  14. TC

    TCar

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a great hidden gem in the heart of Utica, NY! What was once a bank, they've kept details and wall frescos from that time, and then updated the space with a sleek and modern vibe. Great wine list. Great crisp calamari, amazing arancini short ribs, and the branzino was delicious. Service is great! Daniel the chef came and said hello. Such a wonderful vibe overall.
  15. JM

    JoshM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Friendly staff. Good vibe. Will definitely go again.
  16. TP

    TracyP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Was very disappointed in our meals - my carbonara sauce was tasteless, and I was told I couldnt substitute it over a different pasta. My dining partner wanted a differnt dish made with out butter and she was told it couldnt be done because it was prepared ahead. A fairly expensive restaurant should NEVER deny a customer request. Any chef worth his title should be able to make any dish tasty and accommodating to a customer with dietary restrictions. I"ve never been to a local restaurant and told they basically dont prepare their food fresh to order! The drinks and the service were good, but defintely not enough to make me go back
  17. AS

    AdrianaS

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! We cannot wait to go back
  18. MD

    MikeDodge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server Danielle was very knowledgeable and attentive. The host Elliott greeted us and was professional. The food and drinks were amazing and the chef came out and served each dish to us. I highly recommend The Arsesnale experience. Well done, Nostro!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Music was too loud. Probably last time to go there for a while. When mentioning the noise level to the waitress she said the owners have received several complaints from customers but don’t want to lower it for whatever reason. Also drinks must have been watered down, my wife had 2 different drinks and said they were both extremely weak.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better service
  21. JH

    JenniferH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best experience in a long time. The food and cocktails were OUTSTANDING. The ambience is trendy and fun. We can't wait to go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  23. DF

    DylanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails around. Was truly impressed with the diversity of the food and the atmosphere
  24. K

    Karin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Wonderful atmosphere and great servers!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were delicious & the pasta was perfect. The Campanelle Pesto was the just right amount of light but filling, and with all of the flavor. Can’t wait to go back!
  26. MR

    MauraR

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can't wait to go back! The restaurant has an open, cool atmosphere that makes the food even more enjoyable. The food was amazing - we ordered the Campanelle Pesto, the Veal Ravioli and the Spaghetti alla Chitarra for our dinners. The homemade pasta and the sauces are so delicious. We ordered the calamari and the panzanella salad for appetizers - so yummy. The cocktails were tasty and unique and our server was friendly and attentive. Love this place!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time eating here. Attention to every detail is outstanding, you’ll feel line your in NYC eating !
  28. FT

    FranktheTank

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks! The place looked beautiful and clean! Perfect for any occasion.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ll be back
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our children recommended it & we met them there for dinner along with family visiting from Florida. It was wonderful.
  31. M

    Matt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The decor is nice , bartenders poured a good drink, waitress was good but seemed stressed, the wine guy is useless, food a bit salty, place is pricey, but had a nice night , will go again .
  32. d

    datenightchick

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic! Our waiter knew it was our first time there and he explained the menu so well to us, plus made some great recommendations on food to try!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner! Excellent food! Excellent service
  34. MB

    MarkB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit with friends so we all tried the Arsenal (chef’s menu). So much food and fun way to try the menu! I would highlight favorites but there are too many — even the salad was superb. The pastas were so authentic brought back memories of our trip to Italy. We will be back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was exceptionally good. The only part of service that was slow was getting beverages but outside of that food quality was great, service was friendly and fast and atmosphere awesome.
  36. JP

    JacquelineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A really nice evening! Food was delicious and our waitress was very sweet and attentive. Very cool place, especially for our area. Music was much louder than expected for a 6:30 reservation but after a while it didn’t bother us.
  37. J

    Jasmine

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, service was great, food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!
  38. z

    zhanab

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved the environment there the music was great the staff was so friendly and understanding. The food was so delicious and I became easily full and loved everything from the food and drinks there was an amazing dessert blood orange sorbet it just made my night the calamari was light and airy went back twice again and definitely plan to go again worth it
  39. U

    Utica

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Amazing food. Takes very long to get drinks and servers rarely come back to your table. Would be better off getting takeout the next time!
  40. JT

    JeffT

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The physical setting was amazing— they modernized the building while preserving history of the space. A new favorite spot.

FAQs

Nostro Restobar and Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Nostro Restobar and Lounge

268 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Genesee Street, Court Street

  • Neighborhood

    Utica

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–12:00 am Sat 4:30 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Nostro features a private parking lot on premises. There is also ample on-street parking on Genesee Street.

  • Public transit

    Centro Bus Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francis Pezzolanella

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