We had a nice lunch in Utica, NY.
We were going through NYS to Syracuse (and then Toronto) and needed a lunch stop. We found ourselves in Utica, NY with hundreds of pizza places, but by chance found a really nice place called "Cafe Bella Mia". Quirky decor, a mixture of 40-60's movie memorabilia and grapes. No, they do not serve wine.
The sandwich selection was good, with lots of hot, melt types. The food was very good and prices were extremely reasonable. A welcome respite from Big Bobs and other and other marginal Thruway venues.
Cafe Bella Mia
15 Auert Ave, Utica, NY 13502
Between Northern Rd and Euclid Rd