$$$$ Italian for encore, Ancora is an Italian restaurant in downtown Utica located adjacent to the historic Stanley Theatre, and is one of the area’s premier fine dining establishments. With its concrete-exposed high ceilings, stage lighting, custom-designed wine tower bar, open kitchen, local artwork, and seasonal outdoor seating, Ancora is the perfect blend of rustic old-world dining and urban design. The establishment features Mediterranean-inspired, mouthwatering Italian cuisine, including a signature select tapas menu. Shared with friends or cherished alone, Ancora is the ideal complement to any evening, conversation, or show.
Ancora’s “Original” Paella
Their signature dish. Risotto served with sautéed shrimp, lobster, PEI mussels, chorizo sausage, tomatoes, sweet peas, and hot cherry peppers.
Pan Seared Salmon
A great cut of salmon served with tomato, sweet pea risotto, and sautéed spinach.
Sautéed Shrimp & Calamari
Shrimp and calamari served over parmesan risotto with tomatoes and hot cherry peppers.
Tenderloin Beef Tips
Beef served over parmesan risotto with sautéed mushrooms, peppers, and onions.
Bistro Style Chicken
Chicken cooked in an herb butter with fresh rosemary and served with oven roasted potatoes and greens.
Gnocchi served with diced tomatoes, fresh basil, grated parmesan, and garlic.