A look at pizzerias in Albany, New York
Opened in 1989, DeFazio’s is a wood-fired pizzeria where old school meets new. It offers seven crust styles: traditional white, organic whole wheat, organic multigrain, spicy red pepper, garlic and herb, Brown’s Brewing Brown Ale and gluten free. The pizza menu showcases 27 pizzas. The Broccoli and Spinach white pie is topped with fresh broccoli, sautéed spinach, tomatoes, Romano, extra mozzarella and spices. The Low Cholesterol Pizza features part-skim mozzarella, fresh mushrooms, fresh green peppers and roasted red peppers. DeFazio’s also menus house-made pasta dishes, like the Artichoke Chicken Neapolitan with marinated artichokes and roasted red pepper tossed with chicken in a special Neapolitan sauce with homemade fettuccine.
266 4th St., Troy
Anna’s Wood Fired
Named after owner John Isopo’s mother, Anna’s exemplifies the “Naples meets New York” spirit, combining old family recipes and quality ingredients. The pizza menu includes Katrina with mozzarella, wood-fired roasted tricolored potatoes, house-made sweet sausage, oregano, extra virgin olive oil and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano (no sauce). Giovanni features mozzarella, tomato sauce, sopressata, caramelized onions and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. The menu also features Uncle Louie, wood-fired roasted wings with caramelized onions, fresh garlic, hot peppers and extra virgin olive oil.
1214 Troy Schenectady Rd., Latham
The two-unit restaurant specializes in pizza, Italian dishes and salads. Its pizza menu
includes gourmet and Sicilian pizza. The Chicken Marsala pizza features chicken breast sautéed with Marsala wine and mushroom. The Caputo Pizza is topped with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, fresh garlic and mozzarella. The Sicilian Chicken Fra Diavolo Pizza features chicken breast sautéed with cherry peppers, plum tomatoes, white wine and garlic.
1675 U.S. 9, Clifton Park
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