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510 Route 9p, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-7252
+1 518-584-6882
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: In a city steeped in tradition, from its historic healing spas to the...
In a city steeped in tradition, from its historic healing spas to the horses, there is only one family owned restaurant that has endured for over 75 incredible, edible years - Panza's Restaurant. Panza's bakery opened its doors in Mechanicville in 1897. That was the first time Upstate New York experienced the delicious Neapolitan style brick oven baked pizza and other secret family recipes our relatives brought with them from the old country. Ma Panza and her husband Joseph were unable to speak English when they first arrived from Napoli, so they allowed their cooking to do the talking for them, and did it ever. Everyone in the neighborhood was talking about this new baking sensation called, "pizza." Ma Panza's authentic brand of home style Italian cooking became a staple in the Capital Region, and has continued in their tradition spanning more than five generations and still using the same brick oven Ma Panza cooked in. Today, we still offer the same authentic Italian fare Ma Panza made back in the late 1800s, serving guests in our restaurant and providing extensive catering services for banquets, weddings and events.
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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, Great Drinks!

If you want "authentic", come to see Panza's!! From scratch with love is how this place does it, and if you're anything like me, that's what you EXPECT from a good italian establishment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
GratefulEnergy
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Mechanicville, New York
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mechanicville, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you want "authentic", come to see Panza's!! From scratch with love is how this place does it, and if you're anything like me, that's what you EXPECT from a good italian establishment.

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scarsdale
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Good wine.....that is rarely overpriced, unless you drink just want to pay for verycheap wine out. Tasty Italian of excellent quality. We eat all over the country and live NYC area as well as own in Saratoga. We have never had a bad dish here. Once we had a bad waiter, who left soon. There are many places to eat,... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This restaurant has very good food. Very well prepared and presented. The sauce used on pasta dishes is very dark with a good rich flavor which comes from simmering over low heat for quit a while....not rushed! Not quite sure which spices are used but it is a very good sauce. Chicken Tuscany is fantastic!

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Holley, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went along on a business trip with my wife to Albany, NY a few weeks ago. My wife was looking for something away from the busy crowds that also would give us some well deserved time together. I did some scouting and asking around and was told that Panza's Restaurant was worth the travel time to get there. When... More 

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saratoga NY
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Haven't been here in a couple of years, but it was a beautiful day for a drive around the lake. Reception and service were excellent, as always. They've been there since prohibition was repealed, so they've got that down pat. Don't know how an "Italian" restaurant can be out of Campari and not have a single amaro, but they did... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Panza's Restaurant is across the road from Saratoga Lake. Four of us dined there, August 31, for the first time, late Sunday afternoon. The service was attentive and cheerful; the ambiance serene. The food was terrific. Ed had the Long Island duck, which he proclaimed "fabulous". The fig sauce was wonderful. Eileen had pasta with a meat sauce made with... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Panza's has a great story and history. The food is excellent southern Italian. There was live music. However, the night we were there, we were seated right away but it took the staff 45 minutes to take our order and bring bread and drinks. We would return but only on a night when we have time. The staff was very... More 

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West Harrison, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Traditional Italian restaurant with authentic "old country" menu and cooking. The veal Saltimbocca is particularly delicious, and the service is attentive and friendly.

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Holbrook, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very cozy and excellent food and service. Needs to be updated a little on the inside, but the food was great. Prices very reasonable, good value for you money. Very attentive wait staff. Great location, close to Saratoga. Piano player on Friday night which was very nice while having dinner.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We've been to Panza's about 12 or so times. We have literally never had a bad meal. The food is simply amazing. I've tried many things on the menu, sausage, steak, chicken and veal. They were all great. However the best thing I tried was the Ma Panza pork chops with peppers, its perfection. I've been to 50+ restaurants in... More 

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Anthony P, Owner at Panza's Restaurant, responded to this review

That's quite a few meals with us! We're so glad we've never let you down -- "simply amazing" is music to our ears. If you're ever craving perfect pork chops, you know where to find us. Until next time, Tony, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 Route 9p, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-7252
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 518-584-6882

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

In a city steeped in tradition, from its historic healing spas to the horses, there is only one family owned restaurant that has endured for over 75 incredible, edible years - Panza's Restaurant. Panza's bakery opened its doors in Mechanicville in 1897. That was the first time Upstate New York experienced the delicious Neapolitan style brick oven baked pizza and other secret family recipes our relatives brought with them from the old country. Ma Panza and her husband Joseph were unable to speak English when they first arrived from Napoli, so they allowed their cooking to do the talking for them, and did it ever. Everyone in the neighborhood was talking about this new baking sensation called, "pizza." Ma Panza's authentic brand of home style Italian cooking became a staple in the Capital Region, and has continued in their tradition spanning more than five generations and still using the same brick oven Ma Panza cooked in. Today, we still offer the same authentic Italian fare Ma Panza made back in the late 1800s, serving guests in our restaurant and providing extensive catering services for banquets, weddings and events.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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