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510 Route 9p, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-7252
+1 518-584-6882
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    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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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

THIS PLACE SHOULD BE CONDEMNED. Dirty Martini had fruity flavor and that was after it was sent back. Clams Casino filled with sand, our waitress served the wrong meal after she was explicitly asked about a reccomendation. Upon returning with "VEAL MARSALA" it just got worse. Three medallions of over cooked rubber tasting salisbury steak like meal, with a sauce... More 

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Mechanicville, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 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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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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