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“Fine dining with a hint of family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Panza's Restaurant

Panza's Restaurant
510 Route 9p, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-7252
+1 518-584-6882
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Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
Saratoga Springs, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fine dining with a hint of family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We go to Panza's on a sporadic basis and have never been disappointed. We attend many events in their banquet hall and find the food, service and atmosphere to be splendid.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Saratoga Springs, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Family Run and consistent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Tony Panza will literally make you whatever variation you want. The food is good Italian and on the weekends there is usually some sort of jazz.

Visited February 2013
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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
1 review
“My favorite place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I can't go more than a couple of weeks without eating at Panza's. I may be addicted to the food, service and overall welcoming atmosphere at Panza's. I have never left feeling anything other than full and happy. The fact that this family has kept it going continuously for 75 years says something especially in this town where so many other restaurants have come and gone.The portions are huge and the food is delicious. The staff is always friendly and sincerely grateful for their customer loyalty. The entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays is something extra that many other establishments are lacking. It feels like you step back in time when you walk through the door to a time when the standards were a little higher and customers are treated like friends.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
“melt in my mouth Chicken Picatta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We were out exploring the local area one sunday on our vacation, and passed Panza's. Well our stomachs rumbled at that same moment, so we stopped for dinner. We liked the diverse menu items. My husband had the duck and i ordered the chicken picatta. Have to say it was super delish! My husband loved the duck as well, crispy and the fig sauce was not overpowering! This was a great find for us, we will definiatley be back when we visit again!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
“A nice change”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Being of Italian decent and having a wife who is a incredible cook, I often hesitate when it comes to dining at Italian restaurants. Panza's was an extremely pleasurable old school Italian dining experience, from the portions to the quality of the sauce. I am a repeat customer.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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