It's all about our family roots that reach back to a small family farm outside Utica, NY. A farm that provided my parents a hard working existence - nourishing the land to produce the freshest quality of fruits and vegetables. Our childhood lessons included the benefit of hard work and personal sacrifice, so when it came to food we never cut corners and a passion for simple but really good food began.
The lessons I learned as a boy continue to hold true today
All my recipes reach back from my grandmothers to my mother, and today to you. We take personal pride and dedication to serving you quality food with only the best ingredients prepared our own way.
Utica has been known for delicious Italian food since the early 1900s.
Original dishes like Utica Greens, Chicken Riggies and Tomato Pie were created there inspiring thousands of outsiders to get off the New York State Thruway to get lunch, dinner or simply a slice. Today, It's A Utica Thing! Kitchen and Bar features the Utica classics, family recipes, and delicious Italian style dishes with the Utica touch.