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Panza's Restaurant

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510 Route 9p, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-7252
+1 518-584-6882
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank Hoosierphilly
Saratoga Springs, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Thank Nick J
Marion, Indiana
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Tim F
saratoga NY
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2014

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 They've been there since prohibition was repealed, so they've got that down pat.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 

Thank ferryspotter
Guilderland, New York
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kathleen N
Forest Hills, New York
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165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

Thank Gingerbreadjoe
Harrison, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Daniela V
Holbrook, New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank Donna L
Saratoga Springs, New York
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank five1three
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 

Albany, NY
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179 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

A mainstay of the area for 75 years, this restaurant is located across the street from Saratoga Lake (no view from within), a short 30 minute drive fom our house. We dine here several times a year with the food and service always good. What I noticed is, if I don't purchase a Groupon or use the Entertainment coupon, it... More 

Thank 14alnjan
Anthony P, Owner at Panza's Restaurant, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that the food and service never disappoint! It's great that you and your wife make the trip our here several times a year for the food. While we know our prices can be more expensive than your average restaurant, we always use the freshest high-quality ingredients we can get our hands on to make sure you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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