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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
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Glens Falls, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had a private party for about 40 people. The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was outstanding. We have been there for dinner before and always found it to be fantastic; but with a group this large they went above and beyond. Our servers were friendly and just did a great job with our group. I would recommend... More

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Saratoga Springs, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

THIS RESTAURANT IS FANTASTIC! The food is so delicious and the specials are usually unique and it is just so good! Staff members are friendly and they offer great service. They restaurant provide the customer with what he or she needs, and offer alternatives if items are not on the menu and if the kitchen personnel have the ingredients to... More

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Albany, NY
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

REALLY great food! Super menu, nice atmosphere and nice staff. Close to the Track and away from crowded downtown. Able to accommodate large groups. Anxious to go again!

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Granby, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Whenever we bring friends to town we take them to Pennell's for dinner, we have never (even during Track season) had a bad meal at Pennell's, and if you have to wait it is always made relaxed and pleasant in the bar area. There is a reason it's so popular with the "locals", it's that good. Bruce Cerone is a... More

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Rochester NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We recently visited with friends on a very cold Saturday evening. As soon as we walked in, you could tell this is a restaurant that is popular with the locals. The place was busy in spite of the weather conditions. The restaurant has a nice, homey feel about it. We had to wait a few minutes for our table, but... More

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Malta, NY
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is an excellent old white-table cloth Italian restaurant in a comfortable neighborhood setting a stones throw from the Casino and Thorobred Track. The food and wine are high quality and it's so nice being served by waitstaff who truly enjoy people. Portions are generous, rare when most Italian restaurants bury meat under a mountain of melted cheese. I highly... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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152 reviews 152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This place has apparently been there for over 90 years. I'm not sure why, as there are a lot of restaurants nearby. If I was to guess, I'd say the bar business keeps it alive. The food is okay Italian. The sauce is good but not "knock your socks off" good. The service was very good and attentive. I had... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We love the food at this place. We like to go here at least twice during our vacations. Tonight we were told we would have to wait 40 minutes for a table for two. Long, but worth it. After waiting for an hour and 5 minutes, we asked when our table would be ready. They told us it would be... More

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Carbondale, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Nice waitress but the food was very mediocre. Large portions of Italian food with cups of tomato sauce poured on top.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I thought the prices were very high. I paid $18 for the lasagna and it was nothing special. The dining room was extremely noisy, so loud that I was unable to have a conversation with my husband sitting across the table from me. We waited about 45 minutes for a table for two. I was first told 10 minutes. After... More

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