Best Italian Restaurant in Utica?

Best Italian Restaurant in Utica?

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Mountain Flight

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#1 Jan 18, 2009
I'm bringing some first time visitors to my camp next month. They love Italian food so I'm trying to get the scoop on where to go in Utica. I don't need "fancy", just great food and good service. Any suggestions?

Thanx!
Have eaten there

Montgomery, AL

#2 Jan 18, 2009
Try Grimaldi's.
without a doubt

Rome, NY

#3 Jan 18, 2009
Without a doubt the best Italian restaurant in Utica is Delmonico's. Where Jack Appleseeds used to be. But if you want real Italian homemade food, go to The Franklin in Rome!
enjoy

United States

#5 Jan 19, 2009
Mountain Flight wrote:
I'm bringing some first time visitors to my camp next month. They love Italian food so I'm trying to get the scoop on where to go in Utica. I don't need "fancy", just great food and good service. Any suggestions?
Thanx!
joey's at 815 mohawk st.(utica) has great food. it's not fancy, just very good !!! i agree that franklin's (rome) has great food, also. both are excellent!! enjoy...
grease ball

Boonville, NY

#6 Jan 19, 2009
venturas, utica
Cant go wrong

Palm Coast, FL

#7 Jan 19, 2009
with any of the restaurants mentioned. If your looking more traditional italian, I would stick with Grimaldi's, and Delmonico's for chops.
your right

Chittenango, NY

#8 Jan 19, 2009
without a doubt wrote:
Without a doubt the best Italian restaurant in Utica is Delmonico's. Where Jack Appleseeds used to be. But if you want real Italian homemade food, go to The Franklin in Rome!
You're right about Franklins in Rome The Plaza has pretty good italian food too.
I Eats A Lot

Ithaca, NY

#9 Jan 21, 2009
The Hotel Franklin sucks. I've never had a meal there that I thought was any better than what I could easily make at home. For the life of me, I can't understand why so many people rave about it.

Delmonico's greens are great, but you better be prepared to sweat garlic the next morning. Overall it's my favorite in the area.

Grimaldi is a very good choice too.

Michael's in Turin is very good too.
XOXO

Moravia, NY

#10 Jan 21, 2009
The Plaza in Rome is closed down now. I used to work at the franklin and agree the ffood is good but is slowly going down hill....Venturas in Utica is very good but I would have to place my vote for Nicky and Johnny's at the Ramada in new Hartford I had an annoying ex boyfriend that was an excellant cook and he was always raving about that place so I tried it out and must say. I dream about Chicken Nicky!! I am very picky since I grew up with an excellant family of Cajun cooks! Our food was always seasoned perfectly (and no Cajun food is not all spicy, just Yankee's think that way)
tryed them all

Chittenango, NY

#11 Jan 21, 2009
I Eats A Lot wrote:
The Hotel Franklin sucks. I've never had a meal there that I thought was any better than what I could easily make at home. For the life of me, I can't understand why so many people rave about it.
Delmonico's greens are great, but you better be prepared to sweat garlic the next morning. Overall it's my favorite in the area.
Grimaldi is a very good choice too.
Michael's in Turin is very good too.
Apparently you are not use to good food. Must be you eat out of cans. I ate at Grimaldi's more than once and never had a decent meal. Their eggplant sucks, and their sauce sucks. You call that food italian!! Delmonico's food sucks too!
XOXO

Syracuse, NY

#12 Jan 22, 2009
The franklin does have good eggplant parm!
Have eaten there

Saint Johnsville, NY

#13 Jan 22, 2009
Apparently you're not going to get a straight answer, Flight.

Buy a bottle of Red and a bottle of White, and find a good recipe on the net.........AND GO FOR IT!
Outahere

Long Eddy, NY

#14 Jan 31, 2009
Joes's on Jay St. & Politary(sp) Ave. No nosense (or butter) just good food.
love italian

United States

#16 Feb 1, 2009
Have eaten there wrote:
Try Grimaldi's.
Oh yeah... Grimaldi's is authentic.
Oh Yeah

United States

#17 Feb 1, 2009
If you are going to eat italian food, go to a genuine italian restaurant. If you go to just any restaurant and order italian food, you are cheating yourself out of a real experience. Utica is full of authentic restaurants. Rome too. 40 years ago there used to be a place called Joe's Spaghetti House in Utica. Wow, that place defined it!(yeah, that dates me!). The Bella Cucina, Cafe DelBuono, Delmonico's, the list is endless. Fantastico Pranzo !!!
wondering

Chittenango, NY

#18 Feb 1, 2009
Oh Yeah wrote:
If you are going to eat italian food, go to a genuine italian restaurant. If you go to just any restaurant and order italian food, you are cheating yourself out of a real experience. Utica is full of authentic restaurants. Rome too. 40 years ago there used to be a place called Joe's Spaghetti House in Utica. Wow, that place defined it!(yeah, that dates me!). The Bella Cucina, Cafe DelBuono, Delmonico's, the list is endless. Fantastico Pranzo !!!
When we were a kid we would go to Speghetti Joes every sunday. It was a real treat. I went to Aqunios in Rome the other night and the Eggplant sucked. The sause sucked too. I was at Bella Cucina and their sauce sucks too. Their eggplant is the best around. I was at Garmones in Forestport and their sauce sucks too. Doesn't anyone know how to cook. Don't have sause at the Park House in Boonville because it is the worse sauce.
Oh Yeah

United States

#19 Feb 1, 2009
Try Cafe Del Buono.. You need to get there early if it is a Friday or Saturday. And the restaurant is small. Old world charm? Yes, you better believe it. The food is out of this world. Please post here if you get a chance to try them out. Yes, Spaghetti Joes was a classic. A wonderful and busy place and the smell was magnifico!
wondering

Chittenango, NY

#20 Feb 1, 2009
Oh Yeah wrote:
Try Cafe Del Buono.. You need to get there early if it is a Friday or Saturday. And the restaurant is small. Old world charm? Yes, you better believe it. The food is out of this world. Please post here if you get a chance to try them out. Yes, Spaghetti Joes was a classic. A wonderful and busy place and the smell was magnifico!
I'm thinking thatcafe Del Buno was located near Bella... i was wondering how their food was but was afraid to try it. went by that place a thousand times. The place always seems to have alot of cars in front of it on a week night. What are their hours? I will definitely try it this week. I will exchange it for Bella if it is any good. Seriously. I'm getting sick of being disapointed. I am an excellent Cook when it comes to Italian food. I had Chicken Parm the other night at Chesterfields and was totally disappointed. What's up with these Restaurants. It's hit and miss. The italian food just isn't consistances.
Read it here

Ilion, NY

#21 Feb 1, 2009
What about the Savoy in Rome? I've eaten there often, but not lately. They had excellent authentic Italian food.
Garlic is King

United States

#22 Feb 1, 2009
Read it here wrote:
What about the Savoy in Rome? I've eaten there often, but not lately. They had excellent authentic Italian food.
YES - Wonderful restaurant. I am glad someone remembered them. What do you think of that old fashioned bar? Very good Italian family restaurant.

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