There is certainly no shortage of really good Italian places to eat at in Troy, but a Collar City staple wants you to know that on Thursday, there might be a bit of a wait.  That's because Defazio's Market in Troy will be closed for the film production of an upcoming Hallmark Channel movie!

Photo: DeFazio's Facebook Page
Photo: DeFazio's Facebook Page

DeFazio's in Troy has been getting quite a bit of positive press lately - and for good reason.  It's a legendary mom-and-pop-style Italian restaurant with outstanding food and classic ambiance, and for years it was Troy's best-kept secret.

On Monday, the restaurant made famous for their wood-fired pizzas and Italian imports and meals announced that they will be closed on Thursday while filmmakers from the Hallmark channel come in and use their Troy location for film production.

On their Facebook page they announced:

"Our import store will be closed this Thursday, 2/3, while it is being used for part of a Hallmark movie production, as an Italian market in NYC in the 1950s!! Stop in our pizzeria that day if you need any of our homemade pasta, sauces, Pecorino Romano, or meatballs. We expect an increase in pizza volume that day, so get your orders in early!" -Defazio's Troy Facebook


The national recognition keeps pouring in, and Defazio's in Troy is on fire!

Over the summer, Barstool's Dave Portnoy put the little eatery in Troy on the Mt. Rushmore's of pizza places when he scored it well above average and said that he'd rather sit and eat pizza at DeFazio's than be in Napa Valley.

So, what movie is being filmed inside DeFazio's on Thursday?

The staff at DeFazio's didn't come right out and say, but it wasn't hard to figure out.  A quick Google search of "Hallmark movies that will feature a storyline from the 1950s" turned up one result that fit the bill.

According to, Hallmark studios are currently filming a movie “set in 1957 about a woman who dreams of becoming a Rockette much to her family’s dismay.”

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