Wanna order delivery from the top mom & pop shops in Albany? That’s a capital idea!
These are just some of the outstanding places for pizza in New York’s Capital Region, a hotbed for phenomenal local pies:
Goomba’s offers a bit of everything, making it one of the Capital Region’s best one-stop pizza shops. Cheesy Deep Dish, classic thin crust, and gluten-free pizzas await, but not before you dive into their fried wedges of mac-and-cheese.
We’re not sure where PizzaRoni’s “Irish Pizza” came from, but we’re not here to hassle with too many questions. Mashed potato, bacon, mozzarella, and yellow cheddar cheese top one of PizzaRoni’s most famous pies. If you’re averse to carbs-on-carbs, there are lighter options including the Margherita Pizza and happy mediums, like the BBQ Chicken Pizza.
Since 1956, Red Front has been a Troy, NY institution for its famed COB Pizza. As in, Cheese On Bottom. The thin crust and sweet tomato sauce shine on this pie while the cheese plays third fiddle, literally and figuratively.
Using imported grain, Noho Pizza churns ultra-cheesy pizzas that are virtually guaranteed to satisfy everyone at the table. That includes a quality gluten-free pie, which can be customized with any combination of Noho’s 20+ toppings.
This family owned and operated shop knows how to get down: When their 20-inch extra-large pizza just isn’t enough, you can step it up to their 24-inch “Party 24” pie. Perfect for football on Sunday.
Solid values abound at Milano, but the pro move is to order any of their generously topped multi-topping options. That includes the standards – Meat Lovers, etc. – but also tasty picks like the Mediterranean, which comes piled high with tomatoes, roasted red peppers, feta, mozz, spinach, fresh basil, garlic, and EVOO. Oh – might want to snag a pizza roll while you’re at it.
Troy’s I Love New York Pizza offers up the NYC experience in the Capital Region with a no-frills setup, thin-crust slices, and thicker Sicilian pies. Plenty of great choices here, but we’re personally partial to their Sicilian Spicy Red Rooster with their signature spicy pizza sauce, provolone, grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, and red pepper flakes.
This is where we’d note that the menu is as thick as a phonebook…if people still knew what phonebooks were. Anywho, the point is that DC’s has every type of pizza covered, plus all types of diner fare, plus boardwalk faves. Fried oreos and disco fries to pregame for pizza? Yes, please!
Gusto’s makes a quality pizza, but no order would be complete without an order of their oversized and super-sauced wings. Get your wings on-the-bone, or boneless, but do not skip the blue cheese.
DeFazio’s Smoked Mozzarella Pizza might be one of the single best pies in the Capital District, and that’s saying a lot. If smoky isn’t your thing, don’t worry – it’s hard to go wrong with any of DeFazio’s pies, which are blessed with a gloriously charred crust thanks to their wood-fired oven.
Not sure if you want to order Pizza, Thai, or Tex-Mex? Giusseppe’s in Watervliet won’t make you choose. Their Spicy Thai Chicken Pizza might not be italiano classico, but it’s definitely tasty and reminiscent of Bangkok’s popular mashup pies. Or, maybe you’re feeling the Nacho Supreme Pizza, topped with lots of chips, cheese, taco meat, and all of the nacho fixins.
Romo’s prides itself on house-made apps, desserts, and strong Sicilian squares, making it one of the more popular shops in suburban Glenmont.