Lanzis on the Lake
1751 State Highway 30
Mayfield, NY 12117
  +1 518 661 7711
Lanzi's on the Lake
 

About Us

The Lanzi Family Welcomes you to Lanzi's on the Lake!

The best waterfront view on the Great Sacandaga Lake – Lanzi’s is successfully run by three generations of the Lanzi Family.

A warm ambiance greets diners as they enter the primary dining area boasting high ceilings and natural wood with an outstanding vista of the Great Sacandaga Lake. The bank of dining room windows leads to an outdoor deck which seats 135 guests – affording them all a spectacular view of the Sacandaga.

Fall Hours:

Thursday - Friday Open at
4:00 P.M.
Weekends Open at
11:30 A.M.

518-661-7711

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Lounge Bar

The cool bar lounge is a haven for cocktails with casual seating for up to 40 guests. In the evening guests can call in for a relaxing drink with no need to dine in the restaurant..


Bar Lounge Features

Choice of chicken or beef marinated in thai herbs served with peanut sauce and cucumber salad.

  • Company Picnics
  • Happy Hours (08:00 AM to 04:00 PM)
  • Holiday Parties
  • Corporate Catering
Take away

Choice of chicken or beef marinated in thai herbs served with peanut sauce and cucumber salad.

  • Free Home Delivery
  • 24x7 Service
  • 20% Discount
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The Lanzi Story

When we were seven years old, we started helping out: mopping floors, peeling potatoes, washing dishes," says Lou Lanzi. "My parents always said, 'A little work will never hurt you.'

That simple approach has carried four generations of Lanzi's to success in the restaurant business. And nowhere can you see the success more clearly than at Lanzi's on the Lake.

"Everything's Homemade" including the family's own salad dressing. "We've had it since 1957," Chris Lanzi, executive chef, explains. "My father had just opened up Lorenzo's, and he wanted something unique to draw people in. My brother Lou first made up the dressing; my father tasted it and said, 'Geez, it has potential.' It's kind of a creamy Italian, but we threw a few other things into it, and there's really not another one like it." Salad devotees can buy bottles of the special dressing, not only at our restaurants, but also at Chatterbox in Amsterdam - owned, naturally, by two Lanzi sisters.

The reward for such outstanding cuisine comes from the patrons. "I get tons of comments," says Lou. "Just last Friday, we served people from New York City that have a camp near here. His job is entertaining clients in Manhattan, so he goes to all the best restaurants. He told us our food was as good, if not better, than any restaurant in Manhattan. That was quite a compliment."

Creating all this success began with the ingredient that carries it to this day: hard work. "When our grandfather came over from Rome, he worked on the railroad and in the carpet mills," Lou recounts. "He worked two jobs because he wanted to own his own business." In about three years, he realized that dream by buying a small store. From that humble start, he eventually owned a Prohibition-era speakeasy and Amsterdam's only banquet house complete with professional boxing in the back room.

Growing up in those circumstances was Lorenzo, who learned the trade at his father's restaurants and shared his entrepreneurial spirit. "In the '50s, Dad wanted to get out on his own," Lou says, "so he broke away and opened his own restaurant" - the same Lorenzo's that delighted Amsterdam patrons for years. True to his upbringing, Lorenzo set his own nine children to work in the new restaurant. The result? His five sons: Lou, Chris, Tony, Joe and Larry now operate Lanzi's on the Lake, Sport Island Pub, Partner's Pub,and Lakeside Tavern and marina - not to mention a flourishing off-premises catering business.

And then there's the work of passing on the business to the next generation - a process that, according to Lou, is already beginning. "When my son was eight - he put the apron on, wrote the specials down, took water to the tables, and set up. He's very serious about it. One day, 'Dad, how old do you have to be in order to be a busboy?' I said, 'Thirteen.' He said, 'Darn it!"'

Not to worry. His day will come - because the Lanzi legacy should continue pleasing patrons for generations!

" "When our grandfather came over from Rome, he worked on the railroad and in the carpet mills," Lou recounts. "He worked two jobs because he wanted to own his own business." In about three years, he realized that dream by buying a small store."

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Gift Cards

We offer the best deal in the area! A Lanzi's gift card is redeemable at all 4 of our area restaurants!

Ask about the Lanzi's reward program!
Earn Points whenever you dine-in or take out! You will earn one point for each dollar spent. (Excluding service charge, tip, coupons or other discounts)
Every dollar spent equals 1 point. 25 points equals one dollar in food and beverages. Points do not expire, and can be used any time while dining at any of our three restaurants for food and beverage only,


  • Partner's Pub and Grill
  • Sport Island Pub
  • Lanzi's on the Lake
  • Lakeside Tavern and Marina
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Our Location

4 Lanzi Family Restaurants for your Convenience


Lanzi's on the Lake

1751 State Highway 30
Mayfield, NY 12117, USA
+1 518 661 7711

Sport Island Pub

108 Riverside Boulevard
Northville, NY 12134, USA
+1 518 863 2003

Lakeside Tavern and Marina

306 Woods Hollow Road
Gloversville, NY 12078, USA
+1 518 883 5253

Partner's Pub & Grill

21 S. William Street
Johnstown, NY 12095, USA
+1 518 762 2337
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Catering

We love Parties and Weddings and have many options to choose from!

Buffet

Offering everything from brunch to full dinners - on or off site!

  • Company Picnics
  • Company Lunches/Dinners
  • Holiday Parties
  • Corporate Catering
Party Platters To GO

Unique platters are the perfect choice for hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, or simple platters for group events of any size.

Weddings & Parties

A Party overlooking the Great Sacandaga Lake will be remembered for years to come! We offer on and off site menus and options!

  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Birthdays
  • Baby Showers
  • Holiday Parties
  • Corporate Catering
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Testimonials

I've been to Lanzi's both as a dinner guest and to host wedding receptions.

" Such a super spot with great flexibility and nice folks to work with. It helps the food is out-flippin'-standing too! Last weekend's dinner was delish and I cannot wait to come back on Aug. 22 for another great wedding. Nice folks with a smile at Lanzi's indeed. :-)"

Mark Brenneisen Glens Falls, New York

Such a gorgeous view!

"Ben and I had dinner on the deck last night. Food was awesome and a terrific wine list. Such a gorgeous view! We love it here on full moon nights. We sit and enjoy as long as we like. The staff is very accommodating and you can always count on a friendly greeting from a real Lanzi!"

Cindy Close Northville, New York

We recommend Lanzi's for a wedding

"My wife and I had our wedding hosted by Chris Lanzi, and could not be happier. Chris took care of all of our concerns and left us to enjoy the most special day of our lives. We recommend Lanzi's for a wedding to anyone who wants high class taste at an affordable bottom line. "

A Google User

Best Restaurant Around!!

"Lanzi's is simply a must try! The food is exquisite with options to satisfy any taste buds and the portions are plenty big to make sure you're full and often have leftovers. The indoor and outdoor seating is beautiful boasting you views of the Sacandaga Lake as you sit 60feet from the waters edge. Marina with docks to arrive by boat in the summer for the ultimate dining experience in the area! It can be busy on summer weekends, call ahead on weekends for a reservation. Huge capacity though, so a big crowd doesn't take much for Lanzi's to handle. The staff were friendly and attentive on all of my visits and the owner Lou Lanzi is someone you will most likely meet during your visit. He is a wonderful man who adds to the overall experience! "

LLupstateNYYahoo

The best place to eat in all of upstate NY!!

"I have thoroughly enjoyed every meal that I have ever eaten here. My wife and I try to come here at least once a month!! Beautiful restaurant inside and out. The outside deck overlooks the Sacandaga and in those cold winter months, the interior is very inviting with a nice warm fireplace on the right wall. Wait staff is always friendly and takes care of you. Now for the food!! Even the breads ticks and salad are way above average. The house dressing is out of this world and you can buy it by the bottle when you leave as well!! For appetizers, the chicken wings are extremely good and the shrimp cocktail, even though a little pricey is very good. The shrimp are so big it feels like you are eating a lobster tail or something. My favorite meal by far is the NY Strip steak. I have it cooked medium and it is always done perfectly!! The seasonings are perfect as well. Usually after the salad and breads ticks I can only finish half but the other half will be just as good the next day!! The filet mignon is the most tender piece of meat you could ever ask for. Very soft, you can cut it with your fork. I enjoyed it but it lacked the seasoning of the NY strip, that is of course just my opinion but if the filey just had a little more spice I think it would have been out of this world. The lobster ravioli are also a top pick for me. It doesn't look like much when you are served but these homemade ravioli are so packed of lobster you do have trouble finishing off the plate. Lanzi's also has one of the best prime ribs that you will ever taste!! You will not be sorry here no matter what you order!! "

Jamie McLaughlin Yahoo

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Have Your event at Lanzi's on the Lake

Lanzi's on the Lake is the perfect spot for your next event!

We love Weddings, Parties and Events!

Tent Events

On -site weddings

Anniversaries

Reunions

Birthday

Meetings

on and off site catering

Call us for menu,
catering and other event options!

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Contact Us

We would love to hear from you!

   1751 State Highway 30, Mayfield, NY 12117
P.O. Box 239
43.149263, -74.224322

  + 1 518 661 7711