Central New York's rich Italian heritage and excellent restaurants has earned it the title of "Little Italy of the North". In addition to incredible Italian food, the area also has other delights from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Or dine on American standards…from perfectly prepared beef and seafood to All-American hot dogs and apple pie. There’s no reason for anyone to go hungry during their vacation at Wellnesste Lodge & Nature Sanctuary.



Featuring Mediterranean-inspired, mouthwatering cuisine, including a signature select tapas menu, Ancora! will have you begging for more. Shared with friends or cherished alone, Ancora! is the ideal compliment to any evening, conversation or show. We look forward to serving you!

Distance from Wellness:te: 35 minutes

Address: 261 Genesee St., Utica, NY.13502

Phone: 315-724-4815

Aqua Vino Restaurant

Aqua Vino Restaurant offers seafood and American fare. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday, and offers lunch, dinner, and occasional live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Situated along the historic Erie Canal.

Distance from Wellness:te: 35 minutes

Address: 16 Harbor Lock Road, Utica, NY.13502

Phone: 315-732-0116

Avicolli's Pizza

Best darn pizza around in Central New York. Mom & Pop style pizzeria located just 8 miles from Wellnesste in the quaint village of Camden. Offering pizza, subs, garlic bread and good 'ol American pizza pie!

Distance from Wellness:te: 10 minutes

Address: 78 Main Street, Camden, NY 13316-1338

Phone: (315) 245-4100

Captain John’s

Famous for Jumbo 1 LB. Lobster Tails- The Captain's favorite is Lobster N Seafood Fra Diavolo- a bountiful platter of lobster tails, clams, shrimp & scallops sauteed in our red marinara sauce and served over linguini...EXQUISITE!

Distance from Wellness:te: 15 minutes

Address: 1424 Main St. Sylvan Beach, NY 13157

Phone: 315.762.9949

Coalyard Charlie’s

Rome’s original Erie Canal Tavern. A dine-in family restaurant serving USDA Choice Steaks, Seafood, Sandwiches and more for more than 50 years. Lunch and dinner Monday – Friday. Saturday dinner only.

Distance from Wellnesste: 15 minutes

Address: 100 Depeyster Street, Rome NY, 13440

Phone: 315-336-9940

China Moon

Family owned and operated, this small restaurant offers the best and freshest take out and sit in Chinese food, and you can't beat it. They offer the best of dishes and are excellent chefs!

Distance from Wellness:te: 10 minutes

Address: 48 Main St. Camden, NY 13316

Phone: 315-245-1500

Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine

Mistune has built it's reputation for serving the highest quality sushi. Their head chef has over 10 years of culinary experience as a head sushi chef in Japan, and they produce the best Japanese cuisine in the area.

Distance from Wellness:te: 20 minutes

Address: 1790 Black River Blvd N Ste 25, Rome, NY 13440

Phone: 315-820-8006

Nicky Doodle's 

This small grill and ice cream joint is All American- serving grilled and fried foods that are perfect for summer, and ice cream sundaes that you can't beat. Kids love Nicky Doodles, it's a true CNY classic!

Distance from Wellness:te: 15 minutes

Address: 1313 Erie Blvd Rome, NY 13440

Phone: 315-339-5395

The Phoenician Restaurant 

This family owned restaurant serves top quality Lebanese food, and has been bringing Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to the area since 1982.

Distance from Wellness:te: 40 minutes

Address: 623 French Rd. New Hartford, NY

Phone: 315-733-2709

The Station 

The Station Camden's local diner and cafe, featuring weekly specials, classic american dishes, and great specials. They serve specialty panini, burgers, salads, homemade soups, and desserts!

Distance from Wellness:te: 15 minutes

Address: 44 Oswego St. Camden, NY 13316

Phone: 315-820-8006