We ate here for the first time last night. I don't know why we waited so long! We had out of town guests, and wanted to try somewhere new for dinner. The extensive menu has something for everyone. It was busy for a Tuesday evening, but our server was efficient and friendly. This was really a great experience. Two of us ordered off the price fixe menu, one from the regular menu. We were all well pleased. The calamari came out hot and crispy - done just perfectly. The soup was decidedly homemade, and wonderful. Our pasta dishes were done to perfection, and the sauces chosen were excellent. We will be back soon. Thanks for an awesome dinner experience! More...
Love their Utica greens. Meat balls are a hit. I alway want to try the fried meat balls to see if the place is real italian. This place is REAL
Best greens and most accommodating staff! Drinks are the best!
My wife and i were in the area for our daughter's soccer game at nearby SUNY Poly. We are pretty picky Italian Food junkies so we were aiming to find a nice place that specialized in Chicken Riggies and Utica Greens. On our trip we had our 7yr old small dog with us. Not only did this hidden GEM have patio seating to accommodate us all but the food was absolutely incredible. We opted for the Georigio's Utica Greens which had fried potato, salami, greens, cheese and crouton. It was unbelievable and such a huge serving. We also each ordered the Chicken Riggies which were by far the best i have ever had. The portion size was enough for dinner and two lunches to follow. Our waitress was also very nice, and an awesome server. Not only will we be going back to this place, we will be making special trips to eat here again.New Hartford has got a GEM in this place. 5-STARS!! More...
There's nothing like this place, the food is amazing.
Tiffany is the best!!!
Love the greens. Always did
Food and service was wonderful! Very friendly and attentive.
Food was delicious and nice to sit outside! Our server was wonderful!
Awesome! Food was delicious , service we great!
The food and service were excellent.
Newcomers to the area and all we can say is Georgio's is AMAZING! We popped in for a quick cocktail and from the moment we walked in we were welcomed and treated like VIP! Kayla was amazing, kind, and a great bartender. We plan on coming back for date night! FIVE stars for Limoncello martini!!! More...
Great food and service
Joanna L Boyles
Great food Great atmosphere
Hands down, best food and service around. Even before I started bartending here part-time, this was always my go-to spot. If you haven’t tried it, you are certainly missing out
What happened to the homemade hats pasta? We got rehydrates pasta and we came here just for that. With that said, the chicken francaise was cooked perfectly and the greens was amazing as usual. The calimari was over cooked and chewy. More...
Absolutely Fabulous!!! i live in nyc, itailan food here better than there. My favorite restaurant ever.
Consistently good. The deal saltiness is to did for. Try it.
I stopped by for lunch because I knew there was a good buffet. We were seated on a Wednesday at 1230pm right away. I like that there is outdoor seating, a smaller sitting room and a large sitting area. The larger sitting area has more ambiance but the crowd in there was a little loud.We sat near the buffet. The buffet was excellent and well attended. It was small but packed a good punch, it hit all the right spots.There is also a salad buffet as well that was good, the croutons were there weakest link.The service was excellent. There is parking in the rear and on the street. More...
Food was very good and reasonably priced but dining room and bar were very loud
Love the greens!
Delicious! The staff was warm and welcoming and the food excellent! Stunning spaghetti and clams in white sauce. Prices were very reasonable.
It was super busy there tonight, but they got us right in and the service and food were excellent as usual.
The food and service is always great. Have to get greens everytime.
Great food, great specials Tuesday-Thursday.
This is a very special place. Every dish was a winner. We all especially liked their sauce as it was not overpowering the other components of each meat dish that we ordered. The veal was tender and seasoned well. The ziti in sausage sauce was a favorite at the table. The bread that was served was used to soak up the sauce on all of our plates. Service was terrific. Utica is known for its food and service. Giorgio's is a shining example of this. Raspberry cheesecake and cannolis finished things off. Amazing desserts. There is a full bar and thoughtful wine list. Clap! Clap! Clap! More...
hands down the absolute best!! It would be ten stars if I could
Stopped in for lunch on a weekday and the place was packed! We waited about 10 minutes for a table before being seated. Though I heard they're known for their greens, unfortunately, they're not my thing. I ordered the wet mozzarella and tomato salad to start, which was so fresh and delicious! It was loaded with tomatoes, which tasted fresh from the farm, and slices of fresh mozzarella covered in olive oil. For my entree, I ordered the pasta fagioli, which was served in a huge bowl. It was so good and super filling! It was loaded with pasta and came already topped with Parmesan cheese. I highly recommend it for lunch! More...
Phenomenal as always. Michelle is the bomb... (waitress)
Eccellent food good prices
Very tastey and large portions
G William Hatfield
Very noisyBut great foodService is excellent
Always order the greens . They make the best greens around weather you get the regular greens or my favorite the georgios greens ( with fried potatoes). Honestly havnt found anything on the menu that I wouldn't recommend. More...
Delicious food, excellent prices
Came here for a lunch and boy was it not a disappointment. Place was pretty crowded for a weekday. The menu is very reasonably priced and they have a buffet for $9.95. I had the buffet which had pizza, Utica greens, pasta and meat sauce. There was also a salad bar included. The food tasted very good and service was great. I will definitely be back More...
Love your food truck! Oh, and your food! ❤️
Good prices good food good atmosphere! Nothing to not love about this locally owned family eatery!
Very nice lunch buffet.
The greens here are to die for!!
Best greens around!!!!
Always an amazing time here. Great food, great portions, great staff
Visiting area on a college tour with twin sons. Late dinner on a Friday we snagged the only available table in the packed, vibrant dimly lit dining room. Super attentive server explained Utica Greens and we ordered them as an app. Fantastic mix of flavors and textures. Great to slap some onto their plentiful oven-fresh butter-drizzled bread. Chicken riggies was a perfect mix of white meat chicken, al dente pasta, some hot peppers and some kind of reddish sauce that melded it all together. Son had a white wine sauced chicken and other son had the clam chowder. Salad with reddish house italian was so good. Soaked up that dressing with remaining bread. Waters always filled. Even bus boy thanked us for coming. Place is a gem. They epitomize the team concept. Tipped huge to recognize server's excellence. More...
LOVE it here! Great food, HUGE portions, great staff! No reservations so go when they first open, but if you do have to wait, it's less time than they tell you, and the bar is spacious with quick service!
One of the best italian restaurants in an area that is rich with good Italian food.
Very busy. 40 min wait on a Tuesday. Call ahead? Excellent food. Great service. Ultimately worth the wait.
The best food and experience, have a drink or 2 while you wait to be seated and then order multiple appetizers and a great entree, then finish it off with some amazing dessert. Worth the wait always and not expensive at all. More...
Worst pasta I've ever had, overcooked, little flavor
Best broccoli and hats and greens in the valley.
Best greens in town. Great friendly staff, excellent food. Not the cheapest restaurant but worth it
Very fine dinning
Warm cold chicken is the best!!!!!!!!
Great food!!!! So delicious!! I had the pasta and peas❗️
Buffet! nice weekly selection
Joanne Paul DiNardo
I had the filet mignon and it was so tender . The greens for our appetizer were also quite yummy!
Food is very good. Long wait for scheduled 40 min pick-up though. But very good food.
Food is always good I have never had a bad meal
Try the veal it's awesome
Very good food. Some very unique menu items. Went for the lunch buffet recently. Very good, great value and food was as good as always. I will do it again soon.
We get takeout from Georgio's pretty much once a week. Great food and super convenient!
Very good food and the bartender Kayla was very personable...as was her trainer
Good food, service,.and atmosphere.
Yum you know what I mean!
New Hartfords finest Italian Restaurant
Having grown up in Brooklyn and having what I consider the best place for great Italian restaurants - gotta admit Georgio's is on par with the best of them!
Nice place, great staff. 9/10 on the chicken riggies.
Love Georgio's especially there wine tasting events, from Seneca Liquors!
The Fallen Angel
The food is phenomenal! It is pricey, however that is to be expected when you want quality. Busy place, which to me means they are not going anywhere anytime soon....
Absolutely fantastic, my favorite place to go
Kathy Roberts Trudo
The service was great and our meals were wonderful! I’m taking my leftovers home...to North Carolina!! We’ll be back in April!
Food and service were great!!
Lisa Cacchione Grieb
Order Village Greens. Best. Ever. Worth the drive from Syracuse
Always delicious n wonderful!
Joe DellaRocco Jr.
The best restaurant in Utica.... My favorite place for greens and riggis... the lunch buffet is awesome too... and I'm from Albany and stop whenever I'm in Utica..
Darlene Damore Hertel
Delicious.. Broccillette was very good.. village greens the best ...
Their buffet is a fantastic deal. The inside is very high class. We didn't know this and stopped here after a camping/hiking trip in the ADK. They still welcomed our less than classy attire and gave us great service. Very accommodating to a vegetarian diet More...
Best Greens in Utica! Whenever I visit upstate New York I have to get my fix of Georgio's greens. I haven't tried anything else on the menu besides the greens and I honestly never will. This place has a niche of perfecting how to cook greens and nobody has even come close. More...
Food is sooooo good, the village greens are just amazing and the warm cold chicken appetizer is to die for!!! Love this place
4.5 stars! This was our first visit to Georgio's and we found the food, atmosphere and service to be FANTASTIC. There were four in our party and three of us had the lunch buffet. The other person had a delicious salad. The buffet food was well prepared, served hot and was very tasty. I had the Village Greens, Chicken Riggies and meatballs and everything was great. I'm not a veggie lover, but the greens were amazing and I would have them again in a heartbeat. The only reason I'm not giving a full 5-star rating is that we only ate the buffet and so are sampling of the menu was very limited. This is a great place, reasonably priced and well worth your time and money to visit. More...
Love this place. Great food, great staff and great atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and the place is immaculate!
Incredible food and service
Had the pasta and peas for lunch, it was very good.
Excellent food and service
Great FoodGreat ServiceGreat Atmosphere If you live in the capital district take a ride to Georgio’s in Utica NY well worth the drive
Excellent italian food, atmosphere, and price..
Get there early fills up fast.
Love the greens!
You have to try the filet!!!!
The food is always great. I was visiting today from Orlando and the quality was the same as when I was visiting 4 years ago. I miss the great home cooking! Go Utica Greens!! Delicious! More...
Food is always great. And our server Deanna is amazing, so personable and attentive.
Best combination of value and great meals you can find in new Hartford. They compete with almost any other restaurant in the area, but are far more reasonable. It's a weekly dining option without question More...
Gina Kennedy Kerr
Ate here Saturday! Excellent, attentive server. All our entrees were delicious!! The greens were excellent!! We waited about 50 minutes for a table. But, the food made up for it! I only wish they took reservations!! I also think they were a bit stingy with the amount of wine they serve!! When I order a glass of wine, I want a glass of wine, not a couple mouthfuls! Other than that, everything was great! More...
I enjoy Georgio's and there are certain things I order that they are consistent with, like the greens and and the pasta and beans. Delish. I've had their chicken dinners as well which are pretty good. The only that keeps me from going back more often is the noise. It is the noisiest restaurant due to acoustics. Don't go if you want to have a QUIET drink and meal. More...
Michele Fusillo Ryan
Great food, great service. I had enough left overs for lunch and dinner the next day!
Faith Perkins Burke
Great service, Great food, Great place!!
I ate at Georgio's for the first time today and I absolutely loved it. The greens were the best I've ever had. I will definitely go again.
We had a very large group for a retirement dinner. Debbie and the staff did the best they could to seat us and take care of all our requests. They nailed it. The food and drinks were spot on. It's not easy to please, seat and feed a table of 20 plus, they did it with their experience and people skills. I have been there a couple times wirh.any negative experiences. Thank you and I will be back. More...
Friendly staff, service was great, food presented pleasing to the eye and delicious, nice atmosphere and owner visiting customers was nice
Me and 2 coworkers ate there last night.. food was great, big servings, and the service was excellent. We were all from out of town but it was highly recommended by Maria and Anthony at DFAS Rome.
Barbara Brewer Bellstedt
Love the Georgio’s food truck at Mohawk Wines and Spirits in Herkimer on Thursdays! Though I usually forgot, I was driving by trying to decide what to have and there you were! Dinner served! Yum!
First time here with my wife for our 33rd anniversary. The best greens I have ever had and the service was great . Think i have a new favorite restaurant.
Susan Hooper Evans
The food was absolutely fantastic,all the wait staff were phenomenal,one young lady even stopped to see my little granddaughter in her carrier and gave my daughter some names of things to get! Absolutely love the lunch buffets!
I have been coming here for 15 years at least. Food and service is always consistent. I am a Pescatarian and they even make adjustments for me. Prices are beyond reasonable. My only complaint is I never have room for dessert. Ha! If you dont like Geogios there is something seriously wrong with you ! More...
I absolutely love this restaurant. My fiancé and I order from here at least once a week. I have celiacs disease, which makes it very difficult when eating out in this area. Georgio's is conscious of the allergy and offers their famous greens without breadcrumbs and they carry gluten free pasta! They also have several other GF options. I am entertained by the reviews that complain of the noise level, clearly you have never attended an Italian family function. The noise level is something I enjoy, it makes me feel as though I'm with my own Italian family, while enjoying my meal. Hands down a five star restaurant! Great atmosphere, great staff & delicious food.
It would be SUPER awesome if you guys considered getting gluten free bread crumbs for greens upon request!! More...
Georgios catered my wedding on 8.11.17 along with our rehersal food the day before. I don't even know where to begin. The service! Judy and Chris. What an amazing service you offer. Our food ....every last little thing was a bite of perfection!!!!! Just to name a few. The sunshine salad at the rehersal!!! Everyone went crazy for it. Sweet and savory! Sausage and peppers and the greens on point as usual! The eggplant at the wedding was a huge hit !!! Along with the meatballs. Thank you Chris for helping with the table clothes that I missed at the last minute. Thank you to the two wonderful lady's who served. Wow! Above and beyond! So incredibly nice. The guest mention them several times for being so professional and sweet. And I'm super excited to give a shout out to Josh Topolski for an excellent job in making some of our food!!!!! People went crazy over riggies balls! You truly played a huge part in our special day Georgios! We both come from a family of good eaters and everyone was blown away. More...
Great service! Went on my lunch break and when i walked though the door i was impressed with the atmosphere.also welcomed by not one but to host.(not knowing inhad already been helped by another work) Some where you can go to have a quick drink or a special dinner. Seating inside and out. Highly recommended by my friends to try there greens.....A1 A+ Gerorgios wins for thr greens!! Will be stopping here again vary soon. More...
It was very good I I love it I will go back
If you're looking for the best local dishes, look no further. I brought my girlfriend and we had Greens, garlic bread, two salads, two glasses of wine and two massive orders of riggies that we both took home for $65 tip and tax included. Maybe a little pricy, but so worth it. More...
Easier to say what I don't like about Georgia's.That I can't go there more often.
The village and the georgio's greens are some of the best in utica.
Best greens in Utica area--snd that's saying something!
Very good food. Lovely staff
Some of the best Italian food in the Utica area! I've been impressed with everything I've eaten from there!
Great food and service along with a consistent experience. I never miss an opportunity to eat here when in town.
Busy place well worth the time.
Lee Ann Kelley
Wonderful food. Staff was very nice to my energetic and inquisitive three year old grandson. I will definitely return.
This is probably the best Italian restaurant in central new york, whether for lunch or dinner.
Great food Great Service Always
We love Georgio's! Great food! Great Service!
We attended a private party and the food was very good service was very good we had a very enjoyable time.
Was there for a private party. Good food. Nice place for small gatherings.
I'm from the Chicagoland area so we have a lot of restaurant choices. This place had great food and even better service...Tiffany was awesome. Next time I'm in central NY, I'll be back! More...
Always great! Love the greens. Can't wait to go back.
Greens to die for!!!
Superb Veal Valante
Always get the crab stuffed filet, always great. Could have a little better lighting and a clearer path to get to the dining area. Other than it's a great experience. More...
Very good food.
Michael & Rosemarie Scanlon
Excellantally prerared dinner!
Great food great prices great service but a little noisy
Great food more of an adult atmosphere
Food and Service great. You have to try the greens!
Greens are great.great noon buffet.
Food was excellent! Service too!
OMG amazing italian food
Food was delicious Quick Service very satisfied
A Very Chic/Hip place to dine. Great Staff/Service. Great selections, pearings and desserts. Generous portions, reasonably priced. Our fave server is Deanna ... knows our likes/dislikes and is the Friendliest Kindest Women In the biz !! More...
Was very busy but food was excellent
The vodka sauce is to die for!!!! Seriously. Like no vodka sauce I've ever had. Not creamy, lighter than your average vodka sauce and chock full of procuitto and a just right out of onion. Freakin' Wow!!
Best place in the world
Awesome. Gets it right every time. Great service, delicious food, comfortable environment. This place is a must go.
Greens....the best hands down. Georgie, the best. They pride themselves with service, consistency cleanliness.
Best place in town.
Excellent local restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff is friendly. Service is always fast although there can be a wait on Friday and Saturday night to be seated as they don't take reservations.
Great food super service get there early good size portion try their special
You looking for great apps and drinks at a decent price then this is your spot. The greens are amazing as everyone raves about.
It's Italian, It's Family, It's Good!
Always amazing food and excellent staff
Excellent meal here! We were a large party and waited about 20 minutes for a table. Had drinks at the bar while we waited. The vibe is great and we enjoyed our wine. Once seated, the service was fantastic and the food was excellent. The menu is extensive and i feel like we need to go back again to try more things. Tried the vegetarian greens dish that was so yummy! Our entrees ranged from pasta to chicken and fish at the table. Everyone was pleased and we had plenty of leftovers to bring home. Yum!! More...
Food was delicious and hot but the highlight was the bartender, Andrew! He made the meal delightful and was prompt even though he was swapped. Overall, a wonderful atmosphere and great service!!! More...
Stopped here while passing through from Rochester to Albany. I'm not sure what I loved more...the food or the friendly people I met while dining at the bar. We were planning our next trip back just to dine here before we left!! More...
Lunch buffet was great! We went there on a friend's recommendation and we were not disappointed! We will definitely go back.
Best place on earth. Hands down. Lived in cities all over the country but always come back to this gem.
Only because I don't think anyone really reads long reviews anyway, I'm just gonna tell you this...if you haven't done so already you absolutely positively have to go to Georgio's Village Café. The service, atmosphere, and food are all OUTSTANDING! I strongly recommend the Georgio's Greens and pretty much every pasta special they offer. You will not be disappointed. More...
Amazing food and fantastic service. Still dreaming of the chicken riggis and greens. Love the cozy atmosphere, too. Come here for lunch or dinner - you'll be glad you did!
While staying in the area overnight, I followed the recommendations on Yelp and was not disappointed. We dined outside which was quiet and relaxing. The waiter was very attentive to our table and the food was delicious. The portion are fairly large so you will probably go home with leftovers. More...
Georgio's will now be my go-to place when in Utica, NY. I visited last week due to multiple local recommendations.I ordered the stuffed mushrooms, which was a big serving for an app, and they tasted great!! Following my app was bread, salad, and chicken riggies. I've never had chicken riggies until that night, and I must say, my mind was absolutely blown away. The riggies were insanely good, I was given a huge portion, which my skinny self couldn't finish.By the end of my visit, I couldn't believe how low the bill was. How can such good food be served at such an affordable price!? That's damn near unheard of!I'd give this place a 6th star if I could. I highly recommend everyone visits Georgio's More...
Food was AMAZING! Place is quaint and cozy upscale. Wait staff was friendly, and even for a Wednesday evening the place was full. I highly recommend this place, and as the locals say "try the Greens!" It's a must. More...
Must EAT GREAT FOOD
The food is incredible and abundant, but it does get crowded and uncomfortable sometimes. I think that means that they are doing something right. The servers are very friendly.
Love the food, our server was very nice.
The best Italian food in town
Delicious! Loved the greens!
Food was excellent. Quick service. Will go again!
Delicious entrees and specials. Nice waiting area with seating and bar. Long wait time on Saturday evening, but worth it. The haddock oreganato was perfect.
Have gotten catering for work a couple times from here Georgio's and it's been very good. While I don't live in the area to say how their sit down service is, I would rate the food 5 stars.
Very good food and they always give you a lot
Love love love it here. Food is awesome, great atmosphere
The food was great. Waitstaff was friendly.
Always a good choice. Great food with reasonable prices. I love the chicken marscarone; it isn't on the menu but they can always make it. Best greens in town!
Not to be missed!!! If you're within 100 miles EAT HERE!!!!
Great Italian restaurant. I love there pasta viola. The greens are amazing. Prices are very reasonable.
Amazing food. Great prices
Amazing place to dine with family or friends! Food was delicious and price was perfect!
Absolutely love this place! I visit every time I'm in town for the georgio's greens. Food is always delicious.
Ever since I moved to the area everyone kept recommending that I go eat here and get the greens. So my expectations were high walking in and they were completely met and exceeded. The food was amazing! I can't wait to go back and try different things on their menu. I didn't like the Stuffed Riggies that I ordered, but the calamari and greens we got as an appetizer more than made up for the lack luster meal. I will definitely try something else next time. More...
Always a good meal here every time. Best greens in town and the chicken riggies are to die for. You can ask for them "mild" if you hate spicy stuff like me!
The village filet is simply outstanding! The greens are great! It is a class act and very affordable! I recommend it greatly, it is a classic Utica tradition.
LOVE their greens! IMHO, they are the best in the area.
First experience with Greens here and it was very good. Appetizer portion is more than enough to share for a big table. Big plates for reasonable prices.
It's unreal. If you don't like it, there is something wrong with you, not the restaurant or the staff.
People call me boring because I always get the chicken or veal parm whenever I visit an Italian restaurant. well, I'm happy to say that Georgio's delivered on the traditional dish with a huge portion and attention to the flavor profiles I was expecting. The place felt intimate yet friendly. The staff was amazing and the price was great considering how much food you get. I even ordered the mini fried meatballs which were delicious. This is certainly a place I want to return to next time we're in the Utica area. enjoy! More...
Georgio's is one of Utica's local Italian spots. Really, it's in New Hartford. They've recently added some outdoor seating during the summer. It's a small joint but it will give you all the feels. Bar on one side, dining on the other. Low lighting, nothing really that fancy. The Village Greens are the most delicious greens you'll ever have. Utica, NY is the only place you'll find greens like this. So if you're from out of the area you MUST try them! Overall good Italian food in a local small business. The staff is always great, very friendly. The bartender knows our faces and our drinks - an old fashion, and Jameson and ginger ale. The staff will accommodate your meal to your liking. I see people complain that it's loud in the restaurant, but if you're actually Italian you know that you are loud, your whole family is loud, and it feels like home. It does get noisy but it's because people that go to Geoegios actually put down their cell phones, talk to each other, and have a great time over some great food. More...
Has to be one of my favorite places here in Utica! Alfredo sauce is amazing. I don't think I've ever had a dish here that I didn't love. The bar area is fantastic too. Everyone is very friendly. More...
I went here with my boss while in town on business. The food and service is excellent and the decor is very nice too. Whomever owns this business know to run a restaurant. Compliments to the chef because our food was delicious. Home Run! More...
By far one of the BEST places for dinner in New Hartford / Utica. Excellent chicken parm, scallops, pizza, dirty salad, greens, chicken riggies and much more!
This place was really, really good! My only complaint was that we were given an inaccurate wait time (ended up being double what we were told) but once we were seated the customer service was excellent! The bread was warm and nicely seasoned. We had village greens as an appetizer which were delicious--the portion size was huge and they came out super fast. For my entree, I had chicken riggies, a local and very tasty favorite. This portion size was huge (again!) and ended up being two meals for me (and I have quite an appetite!) Overall, this place is very reasonably priced for the amount of food they give you and the ambiance is fantastic. More...
Outstanding! A bit noisy, but the food is outstanding -- flavor, value!Their "greens" are superb. Note, if you haven;t hd them, its a cornucopia of vegetables, with lots of cheese and topped with crumbs, baked to a gooey, golden plateful of delicious. Spicy or mild, its as delicious as it is rich and filling!This was our second visit, and it was just the two of us for a late dinner, so a plate of the greens plus the local favorite chicken riggies was perfect! The sauce was perfect -- not too sweet; full of flavor and a perfect combo with the greens.Also saw lots of fresh fish and seafood go by -- all looked great!Its 10 min, from downtown Utica, depending on where you are staying. No reservations so gauge accordingly (Friday night at 9:00 was not an issue, although the restaurant was still pretty full)!Come hungry! More...
Excellent service and the food was top notch. Will defiantly make a return visit.
Best steamed clams around
The Greens are a must!!!!
I want to be fair. We had Village Greens and they were delicioussame goes for the fried Calamari The quiet not 5 stars mainly is for the Chicken Franchisee, definitely needs improvement, next, Salad Dressing straight from a bottle not cool... Not cool..( for this nice looking restaurant) Other than that I have to say I'm going back to try other items on the menu!!! Of course I need to mention the friendly staff!!!! More...
Had an early dinner on a beautiful Friday afternoon, because for one we were hungry and also because we wanted to dine outside. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess that sat us immediately at a quaint sidewalk table. Perfect for enjoying a meal while watching the cars and pedestrians pass by. We ordered the greens and what can I say, best I've had in a long time. Perfect combination of bread crumbs and olive oil. We each had a tossed salad with crumbly blue cheese, and even the salad was 5 out of 5, cold, crisp, and fresh. I ordered the chicken franchise and I wasn't as pleased as I expected, not horrible just not fantastic. My guess is that the oil they fried it in was not hot enough. My wife had the chicken riggies...those were fantastic! I recommend them if you eat here. All in all, an excellent dining experience. P.S. To parents that allow your child to RUN around the tables when people are eating, either grow a pair and stop them or don't bring them to a restaurant like Georgios; go to McDonalds. More...
First time to Utica and I went on a recommendation. Had the village greens and they were delicious, and there was plenty of them. Staff was awesome and at tentative, definitely will go again if/when I'm back in the area. More...
Georgios is by far my favorite restaurant in the 315 the staff is amazing on my last visit I tried the vodka riggies via the suggestion of the young male bartender and as always order the greens both out of this world my complements to the chef I greatly appreciated the food and drink suggestions from the bar tender he is always a pleasure to have wait on me always quick with a drink and great with conversation
My husband and I both agree this is one of our favorite restaurants. We have dined here many times, and the food never disappoints. On Friday 04/17/15 we arrived and sat at the bar, because there was going to be a 30 minute wait. There where two male bartenders, younger of two was late twenties , other late thirties. The younger of the two walked past us a couple times, only to run to the corner and speak to a few people there (While there he was very loud, using countless vulgarities and the "f" word on several occasions.) The other bartender stopped, said be with you in a couple minutes, we asked for a drink menu, the bartender came up apologized for any wait, we still undecided on beverage, he suggested the lemoncello martini, EXCELLENT!! The bartender was charming, and made excellent drinks. He also suggested the village greens, with potatoes and they where out of this world! Our waitress, Courtney was also very charming, did and excellent job and we loved our riggies! If we could rate the staff, our bartender 5, our waitress Courtney 5, hostess 3, other bartender with foul mouth, -2. More...
The only reason I give Georgio's 4 stars is because I don't care to eat there. Very crowded, very loud and waitstaff could definitely be friendlier and provide faster service. HOWEVER, the village greens are OUT OF THIS WORLD and hands down the best greens in Utica. They are also priced right. They give a decent quantity as well. They will keep me coming back for more (takeout at least). More...
Wow this is one of the best original Italian restaurants but I've eaten that. The food here is unbelievable and the service is excellent I would highly recommend having dinner here five stars all the way
Somehow always forget about Geogio's--but it's my new favorite place to grab lunch in the Utica area. Stopped it for an antipasto salad and an order of greens--both of which were phenomenal! Good atmosphere, friendly waitstaff, and the to echo other's sentiments--the best greens!! More...
Loved the greens. Never had them before but because of the reviews ordered and they were out of this world. Great, friendly service. Can't wait to visit again
Dirty martini Italian America food. Prices not bad at all... Veal chop shrimp Riggies must have Georgia greens and stuffed shrooms
B Michael P.
The very best lunch in the area (the greens) for a ridiculously low price. I'd pay twice as much and be just as happy.
A gem of New Hartford. If you haven't bee here - what are you waiting for Food was excellent and best place to eat Utica Greens.
I give Georgio's 5 stars for their food and 3 stars for their atmosphere. I've eaten at Georgio's on several occasions and have tried nearly every variety of food on the menu. Hats and broccoli, riggies, angel hair pasta, rigatoni stuffed with ricotta. It's all delicious. The one thing that sticks out in my mind though is their vodka sauce. It's top-notch. As for the atmosphere, there are several areas they could improve. 1) It's too loud, and maybe that's just because of the acoustics of the place. I always feel like in shouting at the people I'm with and struggle to hear what they're saying. This isn't helped by their unfortunate choice of music that pollutes the atmosphere even more. (The last time I was there I remember hearing the song "Lean On Me," which nobody should be subjected to anymore...including Guantanamo Bay detainees.) 2) I don't understand what compels restaurants like Georgio's to mount television screens on the walls. Georgio's has two of them (both in the bar area), and on my most recent visit, one was showing a Guy Fieri marathon and the other was showing some show on ESPN that didn't make any sense without the audio. Why would a restaurant show the Food Network? It's showing their patrons images of delicious food that they can't have. I lost my appetite for pasta! I want whatever delicious tacos that spikey-haired idiot is making on television!!! But it's not on the menu!!!!!!!! Ahghggggggghhh!!!!!!!!!!!!3) The waitstaff was ok, but they could be a little less chatty with each other and a little more attentive to their tables. It's a decent waitstaff, and they're nice and knowledgable about the menu. Overall, Georgio's is a wonderful restaurant and each time I go there is a special treat. You can look to spend about $25-30 per person if you include drinks/apps/tip. I always bring out-of-town guests here and Ventura's when I take then out for Italian food. More...
At 5:52 on a Thursday night, the place is already packed! Managed to get the last open table. Service is good despite the crowd. It is a bit noisy, but it is packed after all. The bread arrived warm and tasty! It's pre-oiled, tasted like olive oil...and parmesan?I ordered clam casino for appetizer and it took a little long for it to arrive, my waitress did apologize for the delay. The clams came very hot, and the stuffing includes tiny bits of red pepper, that's my first and I enjoyed it. Dinner came with salad, and nothing special about the salad or the dressing. The entree was shrimp scampi, the sauce was light, just enough to bring out the flavor of the shrimps...and the shrimp was cooked perfectly, and very tasty as well. It came with a bed of eggplants, delicious combination with the shrimps. The only thing I would recommend is work on the button mushrooms a little, give them a little taste somehow... Oh, it also came with ziti or baked potato... I had the ziti and the sauce is good, but a few pieces of the pasta are slightly under cooked. Overall, it was a very good meal. More...
Fantastic cuisine! Everything on the menu is great sometimes the wait is a little long but its worth the wait and they have a bar area to wait in and enjoy drinks. Also prices are very reasonable
Finally got back here since they remodeled. It is so nice! Makes you feel like you're in a metro area. Love the brick wall. The food is the same as always - delicious! We've been coming here forever and their food is always the best. If you haven't tried them yet, get the greens. And the chicken riggies. Actually the whole menu is amazing. They really have the best service as well. Our waitress was so efficient and described the specials to a t. Don't know how they remember all that! LOL. More...
Georgio's has nice decor, homemade pasta and fantastic greens. It is one of the best Italian restaurants in the area and the service is always attentive and kind.
What a great experience we had at this restaurant !!! We were in from NYC and took the advice from yelp-the atmosphere was beyond our expectations and the food was second to none.The best surprise of all was the prices !!! The greens are a must and don't forget the calamari-I had chicken santina which was outstanding,my wife had a pasta dish and my friends both had different veal dishes that they said were greatComing from the city where the food is the best-I wish they would come down hereMake Georgio's a stop !!! More...
I am a local and I have to say this really is a nice place, the atmosphere the service and the food deserves the four stars. Like other reviews The greens are very good, in my opinion I have had better greens in the area, but these do rate with the better ones. If you order the greens be. advised they do have hot peppers, you can order sweet only if you wish, Do yourself a favor if your in the area stop by I assure you you will not be disappointed More...
Loved this place. Navigated the not-so-well-plowed streets of Utica down to New Hartford for a late dinner on a weeknight and found a decently crowded Georgio's Village Cafe. Inviting interior when you first walk in to the bar area, then the dining room is to the left out the back of the bar. It feels nicer than the price point, once you look at the menu and see most of the entrees are only about $10. Delicious garlicky bread while we waited and a super-reasonable Saranac on draft were just the ticket while my girlfriend and I waited for dinner. After our salad, I had the chicken riggies for the first time, and I loved them. Lots of flavor and big chunks of chicken in a delicious creamy tomato sauce. The perfect thing for the cold or really, any night. I was tempted to return again the next night to do the riggies again. And the leftovers for lunch the next day were even better than the night before. Loved the vibe and the food. Highly recommend More...
Best food in the area hands down
Georgio's was a lucky find on a business trip. I was with a few colleagues, and we wanted something new, a culinary adventure, around Utica, so we Yelped a few places. Georgio's was one of the few places that was liked by all patrons regardless of their familiarity with the region. When one walks into the establishment, one is enveloped by a warmth that is created by the decor. Although there is no fireplace in the restaurant, our table began to talk about another place that had one because the ambiance was relatively the same. For us, a bunch of Florida transplants, many of us miss the fireplace setting, so we really enjoyed the care that had been taken to transport us to a warm environment. As for the food, it was good by my standards, but gourmet by the standards of the region. I had the chicken parmigiana, which was cooked well and topped with a good marinara sauce. I did think that the chicken could have had more flavor, but I was not disappointed. My colleagues tried various pasta dishes, and no one was disappointed. The limitless bread did not hurt either. The service was another aspect worth noting, as we were not rushed and well cared for. I would definitely return. More...
First time at the new location. Waited for about a half hour, even on a Tuesday. The decor is much nicer than prior, and a bit more modern for sure. The food was great as always- Riggies and greens are never a disappointment. The one drawback to this place is the noise level. Its extremely loud at dinner time. If you are looking for a quiet place to eat, this is not it. More...
I took my daughter here for dinner after reading about it on Yelp. The reviews are right in the mark. A pleasant atmosphere, nice staff and an excellent Italian dinner reasonably priced.
When the better half and I travel, we use Yelp! to scout out a good dinner somewhere along the way. Yelpers didn't let us down!No reservations. No frippery. Just a small, intimate restaurant with a small dining area and a bar tucked out of sight around the corner. We were amazed at how fast the place filled up. We arrived at about 5:45 and by 6 there wasn't a table to be had and the waiting list was growing by the minute.We started off with steamed clams and it was the first indication that we weren't going to be disappointed. Steamers are one of those dishes that seem incredibly simple, but so many places get wrong. Steam clams too long and they're rubbery. Over season the water and you lose the natural flavor of the clam. Forget to let them sit for just the right amount of time in clean water before cooking and you get a mouth full of sand. If the clams are even ever so slightly short of fresh they come out very fishy. These were, frankly, perfect. I'd give Georgio's five stars for these alone. Especially given that they were serverd in New Haven, New York and not a seaside fishing town. No easy feat.Dinner itself was fantastic with my filet coming out a perfect medium-rare (so many places over cook it to medium or under cook it to just barely warm and still very rare) and there was no monkeying about with it. They let the quality of the meat speak for itself. No seasonings or rubs or other 'enhancements'. A wise choice. You can choose other versions of the filet with toppings or stuffing and what not, but a straight piece of meat says a lot and this had a lot of good to say about the kitchen's attention to preserving the natural flavor of the meat.The better half went with Pasta Viola, a veal and pasta dish (homemade pasta thank you very much) dish that proved not only to be packed full of flavor, but also generously packed with tender veal. The pink sauce was fantastic. The portion was o generous in fact that a large portion made its way with us to our final destination (we carry a cooler, just in case).Dessert wasn't something we were originally contemplating, but when confronted with the amazing selection of goodies on the dessert tray, we went for a Lemon cake with a homemade marscapone filling that was unbelievably good.What might have been most impressive, however, were the prices. $1.25 for a cup of coffee. Other than places with big golden arches, who sells $1.25 coffee? Or a $17 Filet for that matter. The better half's overly generous Pasta Viola came in under $13. All told, our bill slid in under $50 and we had food to spare and nothing was merely 'good'. It was all exceptional.Georgio's Village Cafe now has a permanent place in the GPS under "Road Trip Restaurants" a group that has fewer than 10 entries over the past 3 years. More...
Love Georgio's, never had a bad meal there, everything is delicious. Despite the fact I live right around the corner I don't tend to go there very often just because it's so packed and cramped constantly and hard to hear anything that's going on. Love to see Georgio's in a new location where they can expand!!! More...
Went here for lunch. Salad was very good with fresh ingredients. The home made ravioli were in a good tasting red sauce and were were also quite good. I had tiramisu for dessert which was excellent. Service was quick , pleasant and efficient. I was here on a Tuesday right around noon and it was quite busy. Would recommend. fer sure. . More...
Scott J Carpenter
First time in new restaurant! Busy night! Dinner, as always, was great! Worth the wait, great job with new location!
There's no place better!
Always a pleasure to dine here! Staff and food is above par every time!
We had our Valentine dinner as we do every year at Giorgio's and it was absolutely FANTASTIC on every level!
Best Italian restaurant in the area hands down. Always delicious food at a fantastic price. Georgio's has a superb wait staff along with a fun atmosphere. You don't stay in the restaurant business as long as they have and not consistently offer all of the above. I eat there once a week and have never been disappointed More...
I agree with all of these positive reviews. Except I normally get take-out, so not sure on wait staff. But food is always perfect, just how I ordered it, and fairly priced. Usually my once a month treat!
Two Words: Georgio's Greens. I like them mixed with light-hot but if you're a spicy fan you can go whole-hot or not so into spicy - no hots. If you aren't from Utica forget everything you've ever heard (or haven't) about greens - these aren't southern style and these aren't par-boiled sadness. These are delicious greens with breadcrumbs, garlic, thick slabs of salami, cheese, roasted potatoes, sweet/hot peppers and they are simply fabulous!Georgio's also makes homemade delicious garlic bread, riggies to die for, and well pretty much everything here is tasty. The service is spot-on, though sometimes it gets busy. One of my favorite places to go for lunch at home. More...
Everything is superb. Specials are unique and change nightly. Home of the best greens in the area which would naturally mean in the country, since greens is a area specialty. Price is right. Out of towners will be amazed at what they can get for a small sum of money. Village greens and portobello mushrooms as appetizers is a good start. More...
Actually gets four and half stars because its crowded and wait times can get excessive but this is a minor gripe. This place lives up to the hype, food is excellent all around. The greens are habit forming and are hands down the best in the world no debate end of discussion. More...
Wow! What a find thanks to Yelp! We were on a driving trip and wanted to stop around the Utica area. I would have to agree with fellow Yelpers that this place is a fantastic value and the food was very good. First time I ever tried greens and they were delicious. Bottle of wine very reasonable-- In fact I think the entire meal with greens, two entrees and a bottle of wine with tax and tip was about 60. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Ps--- service was fast and friendly More...
Our party of 4 arrived just before 5pm on a Saturday and we walked right in. The service was amazing! I found the prices to be beyond reasonable compared to where I live in CA. The greens were out of this world! They had a few different kinds, but we ordered the village greens were not disappointed. The bread was hot and they kept it coming! The bill was about $80 with wine, entrees, a shared appetizer and plenty of left overs. Great evening, I will be back for sure! More...
This is one of my Utica favorites. Lunch consisting of Village Greens and Steak sandwich. All food served hot and very tasty. Good service. Restaurant tends to be very noisy. Better to eat outside, weather permitting. More...
Just went there for my very first time. Excellent food at a great price with awesome service with a smile! Highly recommend! Going back often since I just opened up a "Marriage Coaching" business just up the street at 115 Genesee Street. More...
Yikes, and I mean that in a very good way!This place was out of sight. The service was on point and the food was all out of sight. We had the Chicken Scampi, Veal Valente, Chicken Riggies, and Friday Fish Fry, along with two different orders of greens. All was amazing. Towards the end of the meal, Georgio himself came out to our table and asked how everything was.Here's the best part: 4 entrees, 2 apps, 1 bottle of wine, 4 beers - $109. This place gets the five stars for a combo of: price, authentic atmosphere, service, and excellent food. More...
Georgio's has great food and great service. The greens are out of this world and the vodka riggies are spectacular. If you're looking for great food at a decent price, here's your place to go!
I give Georgio's a 4 because it exceeded my expectations, which were not that high. The greens were awesome, really tasty, and I would say a must at this restaurant. My husband had veal which was pretty good, but my stuffed riggies were quite bland. Waitress was really nice, even though service was a bit slow, but that's cuz it's so busy. More...
Would give 3.5 stars. This restaurant used to be really good, but then they changed the way they make their pizzas, and now it's just above average. Their greens save them; haven't found another place that can match their greens. Pasta is mediocre, pasta sauce is ok, and salads are ok. Service can be hit or miss, wish they had more interesting drink options. More...
For Italian in Utica, this is it. I had one of my best dinners ever here. I ate the special, the waitress recommended a wine that made me actually gain an interest in wine, and I had the greens, which were fabulous.
I am fairly new to greens but I am a big fan and have had enough to know what pleases my taste buds most. Georgio's Village Cafe has the best greens I've had thus far...I'm still dreaming about it. It had the right consistency and the right amount of spiciness.The garlic bread they serve at the beginning of the meal was pretty good. I tend to stuff myself on the bread regardless of whether it's good or not...and then I'm too full by the time I get my entree. I love garlic bread and it was actually good here so I was more than happy to binge on it.Their fried calamari was really fucking good! Perfect crispiness and a great sauce to go with it.My linguini with white clam sauce was nothing special. They serve you a pretty generous portion and I like to consider myself a champion eater but I was already so stuffed by the time it was placed in front of me so I only got to eat 3/4 of it...which is still pretty good for a girl my size!Overall I was very satisfied with my dining experience at Georgio's Village Cafe. I think I would've given them 5 stars if it weren't for the mediocre service. I wasn't crazy about our waitress - she seemed dumb and was kind of annoying. We also had to wait a little while to get our entree. More...
I think I have a new fave Ital restaurant...I know its been here for years but I really enjoyed my last 3 visits to Georgio's (esp for lunch). The decor is simple and fine but the reason to go is the delicious food and local renowned dishes. You CANNOT beat the Greens, Beans & Greens, Pasta Fagiola and other delicacies at lunch...until I had the Georgio's Greens. If you can turn it to 11 they do here. The Georgio's Greens adds in I think some salumi and potatoes to the greens dish which knocks it outta the park. In addition their pasta dishes are homey, rich and flavorful. This will be on my sort list of local faves.Oh yea chicken riggis...to die for! More...
If you are travelling through the area, I highly recommend stopping at Georgio's for a great meal. They serve a regional dish called Greens (see Matt's review below), and the description does not do it justice. I had the stuffed filet and it was also fabulous. I was in Utica for a business trip, and after bombing out on two other restaurants, we thankfully ended up here. I would say it's definitely the best bet ior dinner in the area. More...
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! I always make a point to go there (if the wait is under 2 hours) every time I go back home. They have by far the best greens I have ever had in my life, I find that if the wait is too long that I just place an order to-go and eat them in the car as I am driving back to my family's house!!
I would eat at Georgio's every week if I could, even though they don't serve fresh pasta and they're an Italian joint.The Vodka Riggis (rigatoni with a smokey, not-as-creamy vodka sauce filled with caramelized onions and pancetta) are so AMAZING here that I carried an order onto the plane and all the way back to California with me. The greens here are also quite delicious, and I really enjoyed the fresh baked house bread dipped in some marinara sauce. I also loved the "Hats & Broccoli" dish (orecchiette pasta with brocolli florets) , which had a simple but delicious sauce that reminded me of chicken pot pie.The only con I can think of is that although I liked that the calamari was fried in a nice, light, crispy batter, I was disappointed to find only rings and no tentacles.It can get very crowded at lunch, so arrive early, but regardless, the food is well worth the wait! More...
Chicken Riggis were invented here ! great place to eat quality food. You can go for lunch for a deal, less than 20 bucks. Greens and beans and other quality italian food....Go and you will be satisfied. you have to wait and there is no bar, otherwise it would have five stars. put your name in and if it is a hour wait run to cavallos for a drink. More...
Georgio's has always been placed in the upper echelon of lunch hot spots in New Hartford, and for good reason. Sure, the clientele might be your typical hoity toity New Hartfordian, but when the food is this good, who cares? The serve two different types of greens - for the non-CNY-educated, that's sauteed escarole with bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, hot cherry peppers, salami and potatoes. Intoxicatingly good! They also have seemingly boring but blow-you-away amazing dishes, such as hats and broccoli. Service is alright - nothing that will have you out of your seat and cheering. Tack that onto the fact that your typical lunch will run you at least an hour and that further makes the meal about the food and little else. But if you're looking to "learn" what Utica food is about, look no further than Georgio's. More...
Excellent food, service is fair, take out service in not very good.... Excellent food worth the not so good service.
What a great place we go there almost every friday never had a bad meal! George always has time to great his coustumers he is a great cheif my favorite is pork chops ala pizziola there great! but he doesn't always have chops. try this rest its the BEST! thank you BigMac. More...
The greens here are worth the waiting for a seat