Our History

Ritz On Union History Michael Anthony Paul Joe Schenectady NY

Michael, Anthony, Paul, & Joe

Fifty years in the restaurant business encapsulates the strength and wholeheartedness of an entire family to share its love of food with its community. From our humble beginnings in the early ‘70’s with Home Style Pizza & Submarine on the corner of Van Antwerp Road in Niskayuna, the Ritz Restaurant on Van Vranken Avenue, and Home Style Caterers on upper Union Street, providing our customers a unique and satisfying experience has been our lifelong goal.

Family patriarchs of the Bennice and Adonnino families dedicated their lives and their entire extended family to serving the finest, richest Sicilian and Mediterranean dishes perfected over many generations.  Now another chapter in the tradition of providing the freshest, locally sourced food of the highest quality and most exquisite tasting food is created with The Ritz On Union.

The owners of The Ritz On Union welcome the residents of The Greater Capital District to discover what everyone else who has met us already know. For the finest food, exceptional service and value, and the proud product of three generations, The Ritz On Union is the answer to your next special event. Call 518-688-1004 or 518-701-4501 to make a lunch or dinner reservation, book your next party, or to request catering. Thank you to our loyal customers for your many years of patronage and we welcome new customers to come in and experience The Ritz On Union.