Reviews of Cardona's Market (Butcher Shop)

340 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209, United States

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This Butcher Shop is included in the category of Italian grocery store.

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REVIEWS OF Cardona's Market IN Vermont

Jann JC

I ordered a tuna sub and it was horrible. The bread was hard and the tuna didn't have any mayo mixed in it! I called the store about it and the guy that answered couldn't care less. Basically he told me sometimes it has mayo and sometimes it doesn't, it depends who makes it. Really! That was the most ridiculous response to give a customer. Poor customer service for sure. I won't go back after this..

Kate McLinden

Perfect for fall and winter is a big bowl of Cardona's homemade soup! I especially loved the Harvest Spicy Quinoa! It was the best! Super great flavors and hearty for a chilly lunch or dinner! Bring it on!

Allen Lawrence

Nate Pendelton

Lois Vascellaro

Great place,great food and friendly service.

Michael Bruce

The best classic Italian grocer in Albany.

David Rogers

Slow and very rude check out girls. Always get order wrong. I have never been to a place where the cashiers yell at a customer.

Tatiana Diaz

Awesome family store! Great food, nice atmophere!


First time here. Delicious, fresh subs and a great price for what you get! So tasty and great, quick service. These guys are doing it right

Ken Vastola

Great little market. Excellent cheese selection. The prepared foods are a great way of grabbing a quick and delicious lunch or dinner. Hidden way in the back is an old fashioned butcher shop where they will hand cut any of their meat or chicken on the spot. Also top quality cold cuts.

Carney Harper

Amazing food!

Brian Chia

This was my first experience at an Italian style deli and I was blown away! A convenience store, grocery store, restaurant, and deli all rolled into a small cozy location with reasonable prices and great service. I had some fantastic Chicken Marsala with baguette along with minestrone soup. The food was awesome! There is limited seating though, as I think most people get food to go or just stop by for a quick bite. Too bad there aren't any places like this where I'm from!


Anyone looking for quality Italian food, including meats, prepared foods, sub sandwiches, cheeses, pastries etc, should look no further than Cardona’s. Don’t even bother getting a sandwich or prepared meal to go anywhere else - this is the best in the Capital District. And the staff? Wow!, they know what they’re doing. Vanessa and Alyssa are so polite and hustle big-time when you ring up your items. It’s busy but friendly and always a good experience. Anthony Cardona runs a top notch place that a lot of people know about. But if you haven’t been there, go now! You will return again and again.

dylan spring

Dave Digits

Michael Mazzella

The hot lunch buffet is awesome! The employees are very friendly and the cheese section makes it worth the visit.


Jim Alt

Aramis Vazquez

Great place to get Italian food to go when you don't feel like cooking.

John Whalen

Great food! Wonderful store. Nice, helpful staff.

m eisgruber

High quality everything.

Debra Bailey

High quality food!

Lauren Cestone

Yummy chicken meatballs. Only reason for 3 stars is that the ziti florentine was bland and in a pool of oil


Amazing market! Delicious sandwiches and soups! Friendly staff! Must visit in albany!

Denise Best

The extensive selection of cheeses are very flavorful. Pleasantly surprised

Jackie Coleman

Love this place

Nancy Gagnon

Awesome subs! Fabulous deli!

tishone mallory

Love it

Bruce Kennard

Pricey but great.

Chris Langworthy

Jeanie Schepisi

Authentic Italian deli. The subs/sandwiches are excellent. The pasta salad was very good. The selection of items for sale (dates, cookies, varieties of cheese, soup bar) is great! Staff are helpful and friendly.

John Mastriani

Always great food and helpful people

Julio Galindo

Amazing selection of cheeses, food, and produce.


Excellent food and people....the desserts are to die for....i've been a fan for a couple of years now

Susan Gottfried

Great sandwiches! Awesome butcher! One of the few places around to get beef ground when you order.

Giselle Figueroa

The broccoli rhabe was extremely salty. Which was ashame because the greens were otherwise cooked perfectly.

Michael Pirozzolo


Andrew Sicko

Great food! If you don't like Cardona's, then you just don't like food.

Julie Maynes

Always great

Nicholas Johnson

Authentic italian eatery and market. This place is a gem!

Eric Fish

Awesome food, great artsy atmosphere, prices on the high end of reasonable

James MacDonald

Best Italian food in Albany, great selection, great prices, large portions. Best bang for your buck.

David Bub

Brenda Knight

Great food and staff

Melissa Gold

I used Cardona's to cater a party last night, and it was *perfect*. The food was delicious, but in addition, the staff was incredibly nice and helpful. Alyssa worked with me to figure out how much to order based on an estimated number of guests, and it worked out great -- we had some food left over, which means we had more than enough for our guests, but not an overwhelming amount. Just right for a day or two of leftovers, but no waste. We also had a pastry platter that was a perfect mix of items that would appeal to everyone, and they were delicious and fresh. Finally, the gentleman who delivered the food was great. He was exactly on time, set up sternos and chafing dishes, and left us all ready for a party. I would absolutely go to Cardona's again for catering. Thanks, guys!

George Mealer

Fresh meats and fine prepared food, quality cheeses, olives, various ingredients, pasta, fresh bread

Chuck Coon

Excellent place for deli sandwiches and subs. Also good selection of salads.

Mark Tarr

Nice looking place to get some good food for lunch.

Anne K

The meat & cheese departments are FANTASTIC! Everything is so fresh!

Gregory Barrett

Good food. Great staff, always helpful.

Edilio Polanco

I've tried hot subs, cold subs, soup, desserts.....I've yet to come across something that doesn't taste authentic and delicious....highly recommended.

Colin Marcom

Incredible Italian market, deli, cheesery, food ready to go, their own stuff frozen, like pesto & chicken meatballs. An amazing selection of treats from around the world and of course their own fabulous pastry selection.. You can eat a sandwich or have a hot soup there -- or take a hot ravioli and chicken to go! You can taste any of their 50+ cheeses.

Hal Sossner

Best looking prime meat I've seen in the Capital District in a long while.

Stephanie Daly

Great hard to find foods. Friendly too. We love it here.

Beverly Farrell

Excellent food.

max miller

Don Dude

This place is fantastic! A total hidden gem. A classic old school Italian deli/market with the old school counter service for sandwiches, pasta/antipasta favs, and bakery items to boot. The sandwiches are the real star in my limited experience, though I think many of the locals will argue with me on that. Again if you want a hardier meal they have meatballs, pasta, etc as well as a tastey salad selection. The Santini was remarkable (my recommendation), and the Big D is the heavy weight on the menu. Bread was super fresh and crusty outside but soft delectable inside. Baked treats were delish. Super friendly staff and street parking all around. You don't need to take my word for it. All the clientele in line will tell you that you are at the best sandwich shop in all of Albany!! DO NOT PASS UP.

Saikat Ray Majumder

Lavaunia Vernon

Always fresh and quick but call if you want hot food so you don't have to wait... the girls that work there are great and funny..


What a great place. Nice little home feeling right when you walk in. I tasted the variety of cheese they had and it was better with each bite. I had the fuh getta bout it sandwich and holy freshness batman. One of the best sandwiches ive ever had. Everything fresh and just plain delicious.

David Paul

Excellent, friendly, great butcher, brings back memories of the Mom & Pop Italian corner stores in my youth!

Brian Plante

Thomas Bovard

Wow wow!!!! Really like being in NYC Little Italy or better yet,felt like I was in Italy. Serious Italian food prepared like it's supposed to. Will definitely be back for more

Lou Goitz

Great food great service and value ..and ambience!

William Lauer

Had chicken parmesan and a piece of tiramisu. Both very good

Tony Zallo

Awesome food great service and friendly atmosphere....

Amber Fields

freshest of fresh food! awesome staff, great prices!! fresh fresh fresh!!

Ardy Borrelli

Steven Snow

Quality goods. Wide variety Italian.

Linda Hallenbeck

Can't say enough. It's a perfect place for lunch and/or to pick up delicious food.

Lance Skaarup

The best lunch !!

Sam I am

Delicious food

Bhargav Bellam

I often get my lunch here.. People are friendly and food is very fresh and it is right every single time.. Their breads are exquisite.

Redd Mcrae

great food always

Kristine Cipperly

This market has been a staple in the Delaware Ave neighborhood forever. Always clean, friendly and amazing food. All "Home made" deliciousness... You have got to stop in and try their sauce...yummmm

Marie Josée Drouin

This is a fantastic place where all the personnel is nice and patient! The food is fantastic, we had pasta, chili, several types of sandwiches and they ALL tasted fantastic! You can see that they are taking care of how they make their food! A little bit of onion, a special type of mustard, a bit of time in the oven to warm it up. Small attentions that makes the food taste like home made and delicious!


It takes places like Cardona to make an area/neighborhood special. This is a gem. Buy some speciality items, take something to go, and while you are at it try one of their lunches. They have seating.

Alyssa Murphy

Leonora S Hurst

They have the best soups.

Luke Kiley

Best meatball parm I've ever had. Great vibe.

Zeeek 58

This is an outstanding "old school" Italian market/deli with absolutely delicious food. The staff is extremely cordial and personable. You really need to take a ride to Cardona's and experience the atmosphere, food and staff

Alex Bockstein

Great Food

David Poach Sr

Awesome food, awesome people, awesome catering, lots of homemade and prepared foods to pick from, great hot and cold subs, a must place to go

Dave Tuttle


Suzann Kipp

Amazing variety of food. Excellent staff


They have everything Italian. Love the choices.

Alex Vargas

One of the best Italian markets I've ever been to. Friendly staff. Amazing food and very reasonable prices.

Paulette Johnson

This Christmas was the first time I ordered from Cardona’s catering menu. I ordered 2 half roasted vegetables and one eggplant parm ( recommended by a friend). I was disappointed in the roasted veggies. They were more steamed in an aluminum pan then roasted. Very soggy. The eggplant didn’t have enough marinara sauce. I think some extra sauce included would have been nice....just saying. These two items would not be a choice we would make again from the catering menu.

Michael McGean

Great staff. Delicious pre made dishes. Amazing butcher. Fresh produce.

Vicente Peralta

El arros está mogollón y el servicio es regular los empleados sedan un gran puesto para atender a una persona omg .. en la bodega de la morton ave son los mejores

Tina Marie

This place is Amazing

Kimberly Jones

Great good, high quality, and courteous staff,

Ray South

Hands down #1food in and around albany.all Robert's family and employees are so kind and friendly

Hans Krijnen

Before we went to the movies at Spectrum 8 we had a bite to eat. Great sandwich, fast and friendly service. The salads looked amazing. The cheese assortment is out of this world.

Andrew William

Was shown this place the other day and wish I knew of it earlier. Great local business with amazing food choices and very friendly staff. If you love Italian products then this place is definitely a place you want to stop at. Great deli and food counter.

Roberta Lawrence

One of the reasons I love my neighborhood. Come for lunch and enjoy the hot bar or order a sub. Get takeout at dinner. I feel like I'm in Italy when i go to Cardona's and I don't have to pay the air fare. Don't expect anybody to rush but it's worth the time it takes. Remember, you're in Italy!

Ivy Morris

Cardona's is my favorite place in Albany. It has every thing you can imagine and it's all delicious! The staff is phenomenal!

Libora1050 .

Always great. Always fresh. This is the real deal.

Zuze Bee

Excellent take out. Wonderful cheese selection. Friendly staff.

Horace Wilbury

Mike Reinhart-Marcucci

I cannot say enough good things about Cardonas, always fresh always opened and completely eaten before I return home. All easy going great people and atmosphere is great, parking in rear or on Delaware always available, now I'm hungry! ;)

burt mccumber

Andrew Shimkus

Love all there food!

Teresa Lewis

delicious foods!

Rob Morton

Love this place, makes it difficult to leave the neighborhood when you can get most of what you need in a week from here.

Gregory Hughes

Great local market for speciality and general Italian food needs. On the pricier side but worth the convenience and local friendly faces.

Jay Stokes

Came across this place while looking for lunch after going to spectrum 8 to see a movie.... so glad I did! Awesome food! Cheese samples! Full deli and menu! Cute little bar to sit at. Nice people!

Reginald Lacy

Joshua Adams

Great Food and fast service!

Kyla .


mick obryan

Brian MacCue

An absolute must for anyone in the area. The hot food section has great food. The subs are the best in the area. The people are super friendly. It's my every Friday after work stop. You're missing out if you've never been there.

Gilbert Bolo

This place is da bomb!!! Everything about it is awesome!!

Mark Hathaway

By the by the Pound buffet is excellent and I've been there a number of times for it also the cheese selection is excellent with free samples to test

Sarah Cavanaugh

Great experience, mother's day toward their closing time and at no time did I feel rushed. Vanessa was so gracious. While it was my first visit, it will not be my last.

joseph b

Traditional Italian deli. So very surprised at all they had to offer. My new favorite place in Albany

Dwayne Heath

The Best Italian Store in Albany

Diana Yankulina

Great food as usual.

Michael Murphy

Super quality product along with friendly service

Natalie Bell

Great atmosphere polite customer service as well as customers

Joe Diamond

Catered my wedding. Could not have been happier with the result.

Eddie Birk

Best sandwiches. I make a point to stop there whenever I'm in town

Stephen Shore

We are in town for a baseball tournament. We live in East Texas, so we are a little out of our element at a place like this. But.....i am sure glad we stopped in for lunch. The staff is friendly and glad to explain the food and even let us have samples of some of the food. After that kind of service how could you pick a bad dish....and we didn't! Don't miss this place when in Albany.

Jules Sparrow

Cardona's is amazing! I've been going there for years and have not been disappointed once. Also the staff is really nice, especially Vanessa who always says hi to me and my parents and sister. Cardona's is quick and not too expensive, and the food is phenomenal.

Adam Gicewicz

The food it very good and the service is quick. The market has some interesting selections as well. Good for lunch.

Brooks Brown

Robert Smith

Awesome food!

Brittney White

love love love their food and desserts

Chris Rivera

Sandwich was gooooood

Jeffrey Travis

Simply the best!

John Hodgens

A little trip to Italy. Takeout buffet is awesome.

Joseph Guy

Excellent food. Attentive and courteous staff. Great neighborhood market Excellent cheese selection.

John Dennehey

Louise Rauh

Absolutely delicious! Visiting from Iowa made me yearn for the authentic cuisine of my upstate youth.

Kellie Downes

Always an excellent selection, All meats cut right to order, very friendly staff and knowledgeable..

Darrell Gipson

They have the best meatballs in town.

Matthew Guzinski


Janet Her

It is very busy but worth the wait as the food excellant.

Larry O'Brien

Always a pleasure! Friendly staff and delicious hot food!

Matthew Miller

Food was outstanding as always. Service was very rude. They gave away our food and then told us too bad for the bread that is supposed to come with our meal because they were busy and out... too bad...

Lavonna Harris

Always delicious

andrew zampariolo

Best Italian market north of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.

Jessica Havens

Great food every single time!

Cathy Laverty

Very clean immaculate store professionalism with a smile well that works there works very hard provides good customer service

do think

Excellent service. Reasonable price. Delicious subs.

Eamon Millar

Amanda Hart

Terrific food, good prices, and friendly staff make for an A+ experience. Never diaspointed.

Zachary Hess

Steve Weisse

Spectacular Italian market! I hope the residents of Albany support them well, because they are AWESOME. The cheese selection alone is worth the visit, but they've got so much more. More varieties of stuffed ravioli than I have ever seen. (Pumpkin, lobster, shrimp, butternut squash, etc...). Huge selection of Italian canned good, pastas and deli selections. Delectable pastries (the homemade sugar cookies are amazing). And it's all organized and nicely lit...just an aesthetically pleasing experience overall. Will definitely go back!

Tina Snide

Zachary Coburn

Chad Albert

Great takeout, but for some reason whatever I pick up there always seems really salty. Desserts are fantastic, and the best cannoli in albany

Ryan Boyle

I've visited Cardona's many times over the years. I've always had excellent food and excellent service for takeout at lunch. The selection of imported cheeses (and everything else) is top notch.

Kathi S

My favorite place. The absolute best place for subs! It brings me back to my childhood in Brooklyn reminds me of the Italian delis and markets.

Giovanni Cassano

fantastico, una vera bottega di alimentari italiana.


Yeah. This place is amazing. The only true Italian deli in Albany, yet it is easily comparable with those at Arthur Avenue in Little Italy. Chicken meatball subs are the best in the game. Very happy to see they bottle their own sauce for you to purchase. Everything from the hot food and sandwiches, fresh meats, and take home dishes are all the best.

Rita Hadeka

Great food, reasonable prices. Friendly service.

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