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Pennell's Restaurant

284 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5158
518-583-2423
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Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Bangkok, Thailand
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352 reviews 352 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you are in the Saratoga Springs area, you want to visit Pennells for some of the greatest Italian food. During racing season, Saratoga Race Track is within a stones throw of the restaurant, it will be very busy, even very crowded. If at the race track, ask for directions since it is difficult to give directions based on where... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Had dinner with a large group . I ordered cheese ravioli, nice serving, full of flavor. I left satisfied. Others order lasagna and steak dinners. I couldn't believe how big the lasagna portions were. The steak was huge and reported to be very good.

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Cazenovia, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you like traditional Italian cuisine - this is the restaurant for you. The menu, ambiance, service and even the bar is the same that it has been for years. I can think of many other Italian restaurants in the Northeast that have the same feel. Been here for years and people keep coming year after year so why change.... More

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Avon, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have been here a few times during racing season over the years and went back this year with my wife and a friend of ours. It was the last Thursday of racing season and the place was busy (as expected) but not overcrowded. It is bigger than it looks from outside. Service was good and the food was excellent.... More

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South Glens Falls, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have always heard good things but never had visited. I decided to go with another couple and we had an amazing dinner. Portions were good service was excellent and the atmosphere was very good also. Prices were reasonable on the dinner menu but appetizers were a little pricey. I will definitely return!

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Ny
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very enjoyable dinner on a Friday night during track season. It was very busy, but we were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The portions are quite large and make wonderful leftovers. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Definitely rates a return trip!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Upset digestive ever since dinner there. Iced tea was made with bleach water. Tasted like the hotel swimming pool. Yuck!

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Greenfeild Center
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stopped in on an August night (racing season) and was surprised it was so quiet. Then, ordered a draft beer and a glass of wine at the bar. Price $18. Way, way overrated place.

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Clifton Park, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Although it is track season and the busiest time for restaurants in saratoga,we dined here last night and it was very good.we were at a table that the people around us were very loud and they moved us right away.i had a special that was sausage,broccoli rabe,cherry peppers over penne pasta and it was excellent. Our friends had two different... More

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Frankfort, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Large portions of authentic Italian food; virtually unable to carry on a conversation with dining partners with out almost yelling due to noise.

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