If you're looking for great pizza the City of Albany has a few great places for you that you won't regret.

For me pizza is life. I can tell a good pizza just from the smell I get going into the location. Personally I feel like the Capital Region here in Upstate New York has some pretty great offerings when it comes to grabbing a slice or a whole pie.

While Connecticut may always get all the praise we have some really great spots right here in Albany that deserve way more love than they get. Let's start supporting these local eateries before we've got nothing left but chains.

By now you know that I love in the City of Albany. Naturally I've got a lot of love for the places in it. When someone puts it down I've gotta defend the honor of my city, right? That's exactly what happened when we got this comment on a video talking about gross pizza someone found in North Carolina.

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Randy isn't wrong. We wouldn't put down anything in our area unless it was warranted. Instead of being negative, let's be positive and focus on the pizza places in Albany that we love.

In no particular order here are five great places you should try if you haven't already done so.

Spinners: 22 Picotte Dr, Albany, NY 12208

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Spinners has been around for years and is an Albany staple. Not only is the pizza great, but the folks who work there are amazing as well. My kids and I go every Sunday as a tradition to grab some of our favorite pizza.

The Fountain: 283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208

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Quite possibly the most unique pizza that Albany has to offer. I promise you've never tasted anything like it. Crispy yet fluffy and so much cheese.

PizzaLab: 1112 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208

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I just recently discovered this place, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think they've been open very long. However what I've tried so far is delicious. With nearly 5 stars on Google the people who have eaten there also agree this is a must try.

Paesan's: 289 Ontario St, Albany, NY 12203

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Obviously Paesan's has locations all around the Capital Region but the spot on Ontario always has and always will hold a special place in my heart. Plus, no one else is making a Brooklyn Cobb like this place.

DC's Pizza: 1182 Western Ave Ste 1, Albany, NY 12203

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Honestly one of the best pepperoni slices I've had in the area. The whole pie was full of flavor. This is a spot I usually hit up when I just want a slice or two and it never misses. Right near UAlbany, this is a great location for a hungry student.

The Capital Region's 10 Best Pizza Joints 2024 [RANKED]

In the mood for a couple of pies or a slice on the go? The Capital Region is known for its great pizza joints like DeFazio's, Dom's, Caputo's, and so many more. From Troy to Albany to Schenectady, and the surrounding towns and cities, great local pizza spots seem infinite. So to determine the best, we asked our listeners: who serves up the best pizza in the Capital Region? Here are the top 10 in the area - according to YOU! Happy eating!

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