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 "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 alot 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.
Will be coming back tomorrow and not sure where we will be stopping on the way down. It depends on the timing.