A Family Tradition

Proudly serving Albany since 1945

Cardona’s is a family-owned Italian foods market and catering company serving the Capital Region since 1945. We take pride in offering top quality Italian products with family-friendly service. The original market was opened by Augusto Cardona Sr. over 75 years ago. Recently, Robert Cardona Sr. passed ownership of the market down to his sons, Robert Jr., Anthony, and August who now operate the store – extending the family tradition! Cardona’s Market is now expanding with new locations in Latham and Saratoga Springs!

At Cardona’s, we take pride in home-cooked meals where the whole family gathers around the table and we hope to help make those family-style dinners more accessible and convenient. 

If you want to make your own special meal, you will find everything you need from all-natural beef, poultry, and house-made sausage in our butcher shop to spices, crackers, condiments, pastas, and other imported pantry staples throughout the market. Our produce section is stocked with the freshest ingredients and cheese, olives, and a variety of jarred specialty products fill our shelves. Our collection of homemade sauces are all made fresh from our kitchen with only the finest Italian ingredients. You will also find home-cooked grab-and-go meals, including lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, and meatballs. 

If you don’t have the time to cook, then Cardona’s is the place to stop. Our steam table has become well-known for offering over a dozen different hot food items to choose from, featuring classic Italian family recipes as well as daily and seasonal specials. You will find quality Boar’s Head products and home-cooked meats for slicing in our deli. Fresh-made subs, artisan salads, Italian bread and aromatic soups are also available. Homemade desserts, cannolis, cakes, and other specialty baked goods are made in-house daily. 

Our catering services can help you plan for any special occasion or business event. All our food is prepared in-house, with the freshest ingredients, using our family recipes.

Cardona’s Market recently received special proclamations from Albany County Legislature and the City of Albany recognizing 75 years of service to the Albany community!