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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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Dock Brown's

Great place to sit outside for drinks and enjoy the view. On the lake, right across 9P from Panza's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to sit outside for drinks and enjoy the view. On the lake, right across 9P from Panza's.

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Portsmouth NH
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After sitting for quite a while someone finally came over and asked us if we were waited on. Once the waitress said she would take us and a few attempts to locate a bottle of wine that was in stock, things got better. Food was very good and came out promptly. Salad was tasty as was the pasta dish. Others... More 

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Richmond, Vermont
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We held a 50th anniversary party for about 30 people at Panzas. The service and the food were excellent! Our waitress went above and beyond even asking us if we would like a special song played by the piano player. We had appetizer platters with clams casino, shrimp and bacon, and calamari as well as antipasto to start. All of... More 

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San Pedro, CA
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went for dinner on a weekday evening. The dining room was not at all crowded but the bar was full (and had live music). Service and food were both outstanding. My husband said that his steak was 'the best on this roadtrip' and we have been on the road for three weeks...I had the 'beans and greens' for an... More 

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Malta, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The new bartender has no service experience and appears to have limited experience behind the bar. My friend tried to order a cocktail, he didn't think he had the ingredients, so she ordered a beer, she was served an open bottle, no glass. My wine was splashed in to a glass and shoved in front of me. Gone are the... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I went there on a whim. Heard they had some decent entertainment and great food. We were not disappointed in either. The pork special was awesome. Food was great, the service was great ... interior decor left a bit to be desired ... somewhat outdated .. but we came for food and entertainment and were not disappointed... More 

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Greenwich, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband wanted to try one of the restaurants around Saratoga Lake so we picked Panza's. I had been there years ago but couldn't really recall what it was like. This visit was very disappointing. For starters, it is very overpriced. I had Shrimp Sorrentino. The four shrimp were tough, and there was no prosciutto to be found. Husband had... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Ok to be fair I have eaten in the restaurant portion of Panzas years ago and it was quite good maybe we caught them on a bad day. Ok to start the buffet was just plain bad , it would be great if this was a greasy spoon diner but this is supposed to be fine dining. The salads were... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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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
13 restaurant reviews
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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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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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