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.
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!
We always have a great dinner at Aqua Vino. The food is excellent and so is the staff!
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.
a pleasant experience! the waiter was terrific just a lovely evening!
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.
To many bugs flying around the food
Waiter was amazing.
Food was excellent
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.
Steak was over cooked
Great outdoor seating. Good food. Service was ok a little slow but good
The food isn't that great. What brings us there is the atmosphere. Water, eating outdoors, canopy, flowers and table settings nice.
Beautiful evening on the edge of the canal. Good food. Friendly staff. Relaxing. good value.
Wonderful evening to be outside with wonderful food and drink and outstanding waitress.
Dining al fresco beside the canal, enhanced by excellent food & good service. A fail-safe choice among many great options in Greater Utica
Food was perfect! The outdoor seating is very nice. Service was the best I’ve had in awhile.
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.
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
Nice enjoyable evening
Hostess and waiter Michael very friendly
Food was delicious
Great food nice atmosphere. Alot of great menu choices.
Thank you, Trish for fantastic service and to the cooks and staff! 🥇🏆👏🏻
Food was amazing as always... staff was amazing like always.
Great food, great atmosphere, great service!
Went their for our anniversary and had a great time. Food was great and being on the water is always a treat. Aqua Vino is our favorite in Utica!
It took 2 hours for our food to arrive.
Based on prior visits, this was a predictably enjoyable experience for our luncheon group.
The service was remarkable and the food was delicious.
Fantastic outdoor seating and ambience and delicious food with a great menu selection
another great evening at Aquavino, it is a raw place, on the water and really outstanding food.
They have excellent gluten free chicken riggies
I wouldn't feel comfortable recommending them to a friend, but I would give it another chance. We got seated right away for our 5:30 reservation, but the hostess forgot to assign us a server. After 10 minutes of not being acknowledged by any of the numerous passing staff, I questioned the hostess. She admitted to her mistake and apologized. Our waiter was there 2 minutes after I questioning her. Waiter was great. Drinks, appetizer and salads all came out with perfect timing. Entrees were another story. We waited 45 minutes from the time we finished our salad. After looking around the dining room I realized that no one had any entrees either. I was surprised on the delay in the kitchen being so early in the night. Waiters kept offering more bread to all the tables trying to distract them. Gave me and my wife some entertainment while we waited. Entrees were presented very nice. My wife's filet was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I ordered the Veal chop special, but was very disappointed how underseaoned it was. It was cooked nicely, but completely ruined by the lack of seasoning on a 3 inch thick cut of veal. Assumed that for $48 it would be close to perfect. The other disappointment was the side offering. Each steak came with the potato of the day. This was salt potatoes, which gave me a laugh. I would expect that from a bbq joint, not a semi high end restaurant. Three mushy salt potatoes accompanied my $48 chop lol. I can only blame myself for taking a chance on knowingly overpriced special, but being a Chef myself im a sucker for a nice cut of meat. Even after the disappointment I left our waiter a $30 tip and would give Aqua Vino another chance. Next time I think we opt for a beer and some appetizers on the deck Lol.
Delicious dining to have outside when the weather is good!
great food and lovely atmosphere and reasonable prices by the canal outside on summer evening and enjoyed ourselves, but the waiter must have been stretched thin, he was good at first but forgot to bring bread, and then absent. had to flag down another waiter for water refill and for check at the end as well. We were not in a rush so not a big deal but service could have been better
We always have a great dinner at Aqua Vino. The sevice is always excellent.
Of 6 dinners, 3 were pretty bad. Left over 75% and no boxes desired. Slow service more interested in talking to the server at the bar than giving us a check. Surprise at bill time that the pork chop special was 49.95! My husband ate less than half. So this place is a bit overrated and if they charge 50 dollars for one entree they might also be faking their open table reviews? Just saying.
Hey Karen, We're so sorry to hear that your experience was less than ideal. We would love to speak with you more to get to the bottom of these issues. Our only menu item that is close to $50 would have been the Tomahawk dinner, not our pork special. That being said, we would love to speak with you further to figure out what might have gone wrong during your visit. We greatly value the honesty of our reviewers and would like to make things right. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org m
Very reasonably priced wines for the quality. Tomahawk steaks as good as we’ve had anywhere. Very attentive staff to our family celebration
Always a great experience! Loved everything about our dinner.
Thanks so much! We hope to see you again soon!
One vegetarian dish on the menu. It's a pasta. Eggplant parmesan offered by the waitress as an off-menu option. They were mediocre, but delish because we were hungry after a long drive. Neither support a low carb option. Small dining area had very strong smells of fish that overwhelmed all six of us. Ambience in serious need for an update. Dark and dingy may be favored by some. Light preferred. So many other Utica restaurants to choose from. We recommend you do so.
Visiting from NYC and i can honestly say that we experienced 5 stars in every category!
Can’t wait to return!
That's wonderful to hear! We love reviews like this because that means out-of-towners are joining us for a meal! We hope to see you soon (maybe on our patio once its warm out)!
Food was outstanding! Our server Michael was wonderful!
Gina, that's great to hear! We will pass along the review to Michael and hopefully we'll get to see you soon!
We chose Aqua Vino for location with a view. It was a mid way meeting point for both parties. Reservation was accepted; we were seated quickly on the water level but in a confined space. Since we wanted to catch-up with our friends, we requested a table change to a more suitable area for conversation. Server was outstanding- clearly enjoys her job- knowledgeable, patient, had a good sense of pacing. Can't wait to get back and enjoy the open view of the canal--and the chicken riggis!.
That's great to hear, Jane! We love a good review and we love to share our beautiful little getaway with you! Hope to see you and your friends soon!