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Italian >Variety Pizza & Deli
1112 Madison Ave., Albany, NY | Directions 1220842.666143 -73.791962
Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Pine Hills
The pizza can be tasty when it's fresh, but it is not always fresh. It tends to be greasy pizza which I don't mind, but that turns some folks off. The place is run down and somewhat dirty. I once saw a dead mouse in their entryway. I am not sure why I went back after that but I did eventually return. Their tuna salad has no celery or onions, or seasoning, so is a bit bland. Luckily it does not have excess mayonnaise either, but they glop the mayo on the bread even when you ask them not to. The staff tries to be friendly and personable, but at times comes off as intrusive and rude (odd, offhand impertinent personal comments). I go there for convenience and because I sort of liked the pizza. Sometimes I have a pretty good experience and really like what I get, despite the limitations of the place. Other times an annoyance or something gross will have me not returning there for months at a time.
discusting. – the pizza that is shown on the counter IS OLD, sometimes even from the day prior. they definitely focus on delivery which is probably their only saving grace. the place is gross and dingy. everything in that place is covered with grease. but what can you expect when pretty much the entire menu (minus the pizza, sandwiches, and salads) are fried (a lot of the pizza toppings are fried as well) even the shakers that customers are supposed to use with oregano, garlic (they dont even put the Parmesan cheese out because "it gets stolen") are reused spice containers covered in glue and grease. a disgrace! roaches roam freely. they defrost their chicken wings in a sink in the back that they use to wash items with detergents. they withhold tips from their employees. you can often catch the owner and his family making rude sex jokes, i'd stay away from this place.
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