DeFazio's Pizzeria

Serving Troy, NY authentic Italian wood fired pizza since 1991.

266 4th Street
Troy, NY 12180
P: (518) 271-1111
Mon-Fri: 11am - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm - 10pm
Sunday: Closed


Once they put their homemade dough in the wood-fired oven, you know you’re going to have a terrific meal. Top it traditionally, or try such variants as the white clam pizza, the fra diavolo pizza, the pesto pizza, the eggplant florentine pizza, the puttanesca pizza and the unlikely General Tso’s pizza. DeFazio’s also makes its own sausage and barbecue sauce, among other things. A Troy mainstay. Best of Metroland 2011
It's a one-stop Italian specialty shop, with pizza the star-everything made fresh and finished in a wood-fired oven-and ancillary items (sauce, sausage, you name it) sold next door. More than 50 years of experience pays off in a pie that makes time stand still. Best of Metroland 2009
A perennial winner, and for good reason. They make their own sauce (and sell it next door). They make a killer crust (they've been perfecting it for well over half a century). And they bake it in a wood-fired oven that gives the pizza an unmistakably excellent flavor. Best of Metroland 2008
It really shouldn't surprise anyone that this Troy institution would be honored again this year. And we could sit here and labor over suitable language to describe the consistently amazing pizza that has sustained us for oh-so-many years, but we'd rather just say: If you've never been to DeFazio's, you are playing a dangerous game of self-denial, my friend. One that could end up with you never knowing what it means to fall in love with a sausage pizza. Best of Metroland 2007
What can we say about this Capital Region institution that hasn't been said? The pizza at DeFazio's is legendary. Brick-oven baked, homemade sweet sausage that is perfection, and a zesty sauce that has survived through generations. This is the place, nestled in Troy's Little Italy district, where you take visitors when you want to show off just how charming the Capital Region can be-and just how tasty its gastronomic offerings. Best of Metroland 2006
Look at the store next door and you see that DeFazio's takes the business of sauce seriously. At the pizzeria, you add fresh dough and hot ovens and a talent for assembling a pie that keeps 'em flying out the door. Best of Metroland 2005
Their hours are maddening and they're a cash-only operation, but you're trading real dough for real dough. And the sauce is a not oversweetened statement of what pizza fundamentally is about. Best of Metroland 2004
The pizza scene in Troy has been heating up lately, but DeFazio's remains king, with fresh dough and crisp crusts and fillings that reinforce the belief that a pizza is an artist's palette, needing a skillful mix of colors to make the picture complete. Best of Metroland 2003
It's mainly about crust, really, and these are wood-fired and taste just right for the gourmet toppings that are liberally applied. Best of Metroland 2002
Hey! Don't throw that crust away! Don't you know that's DeFazio's pizza? At DeFazio's, the freshest chopped veggies and the most delish homemade sauce grace the chewiest, most flavorful pizza crust we've ever tasted. The pizzas are wood-fired, grease-free and topped with such savory goodies as artichoke hearts, Italian herbed chicken, fontinella cheeses, homemade sausage and spicy sliced eggplant. DeFazio's is a perennial winner of this category, and once you taste the goat cheese pizza or the fra diavolo pizza or the sausage, peppers and onions pizza-or any of the other myriad flavors of pie served here-you'll know why. Best of Metroland 2001