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787 Lansing St, Utica, NY 13501-1847
+1 315-732-8381
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Cold Brook, New York
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is why I will not go to chains anymore. I had the Italian platter w multiple pastas sausage meatball and my wife alfredo dish. Prompt friendly service and mid range pricing. Homemade sauces so good. Found a new place in the city

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Belmar, New Jersey
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Ventura's recalls those great Italian-American restaurants of yesteryear. Guests are greeted by the owner and coats are whisked away to a closet. Mandatory pictures of Sinatra and DiMaggio adorn the walls. A full bar stands in a room apart from the main dining room. There's a certain 1950s elegance about the place.Service is polite and very good. As most Utica... More 

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Thank Dave S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

First it took 10 minutes for someone to come to my table. I ordered a house salad which was very skimpy. Next i ordered the Broccoli one of the house specialties, it had to be the toughest piece of meat i have ever eaten. It was so tough that i could not cut some of it with a steak knife.... More 

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Utica, New York
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1,782 reviews
557 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 675 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

It's a classic Italian-American restaurant with pictures of Yogi, Whitey Ford, Joe DiMaggio and other sports stars... if you're lucky you'll get one of the two tables near the photos! But you should go there for the food. The lunch menu offers a large array of sandwiches but both us did the steak sandwiches ... we've been waiting to find... More 

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Thank RonL40
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I returned to Ventura's for the first time in 35 years, having grown up in Utica. but having been away for a long time. I was back for a one day visit and decided to get a take-out order to bring home. I had a lovely discussion with the owner (Ventura's is now a third generation family-owned restaurant) while my... More 

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Thank Jeff L
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Had Baked Lasagna excellent. Made with regular lasagna noodles not frozen sheets, as most restaurant use. Friendly host and employees. My favorite place to go.

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Thank Sally P
Manlius, New York
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Heading back from Albany and wanted some chicken riggies so a stop in Utica was a must. Venturas was one of the few places open so we decided to give it a try. It's tucked into an old (but not bad) neighborhood and has parking next to and nearly next to the building. Very traditional atmosphere; white table clothes, waiters... More 

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Thank biztraveler999
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My dinner was excellent and had left over for next night. Was carefully wrap not to spoil. As always every one was friendly and service was great. Love to go their as they treat you as family not as a customer.

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Thank Sally P
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Best Italian restaurant in Utica area. Food is excellent and nicely presentation. Clean and always White Table Cloths & napkins. Friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Sally P
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant...locally owned and operated for over 60 years. I ordered their greens. Beautiful presentation. Perfectly cooked with good texture. I found them delicious.....but TOO HOT! Burned going in and coming out..... If you like em hot, these are your greens.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 Lansing St, Utica, NY 13501-1847
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-732-8381

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?