West Albany Italian Benevolent Society

West Albany Italian Benevolent Society The WAIBS is an Italian social club and banquet facility for all of your special occasions. We are open to the public on Fridays for pizza and other fare.
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Operating as usual

08/10/2020

Hi everyone! We want to thank everyone who came out to support the club over the last month. We value every one of you! Unfortunately, with the current restrictions, we aren’t able to remain open for the rest of the summer.

We will be working on a plan for reopening indoors in the fall. Check back for updates in September.

We have made some adjustments to our menu and pick up times. Orders can be placed over the phone from 2:00-6:15. Pick up...
07/31/2020

We have made some adjustments to our menu and pick up times. Orders can be placed over the phone from 2:00-6:15. Pick up times will be from 4:30-6:30. Call early to reserve the time slot that works best for you!

Thank you to everyone who has come out each Friday to support the club. We love seeing you!

We had an amazing turn out last Friday! Thank you to all of our loyal customers! We hope to see you again tonight!Place ...
07/17/2020

We had an amazing turn out last Friday! Thank you to all of our loyal customers! We hope to see you again tonight!

Place your orders over the phone for take out starting at 3:00. If there’s a specific time you’d like your order, call early to be sure there is a time slot left for you! Orders can be picked up between 4:30-7:30.

Our menu is a little different than previous summers. Be sure to check out our pizza and wing specials!

Today is the day!! We will be accepting takeout orders over the phone beginning at 3pm!Our pick up times will be 4:30-7:...
07/10/2020

Today is the day!! We will be accepting takeout orders over the phone beginning at 3pm!

Our pick up times will be 4:30-7:30. You must order over the phone, we will not be taking orders at the counter. Please wear a mask when picking up your order.

We can’t wait to see you later today! 🍕🍕

Mark your calendars -- Friday, July 10th we will be opening!As of right now, we will only be offering takeout.Our pick u...
06/30/2020

Mark your calendars -- Friday, July 10th we will be opening!

As of right now, we will only be offering takeout.

Our pick up times will be 4:30-7:30. We will begin taking orders over the phone beginning at 3:00. You must order over the phone, we will not be taking orders at the counter. Please wear a mask when picking up your order.

We have missed seeing you all every Friday night! COVID-19 has been difficult on many small businesses, including ours. We are going to do our best to bring you the food you've been missing for the past few months. We are grateful for all of the messages of support we have received from you and look forward to seeing you next Friday!

Feel free to share this post so word gets around that West Albany's best pizza is back!

03/16/2020

In order to keep our members and customers safe and healthy, we will be closed this Friday, March 20th. We will reopen when the government and health department give us the okay to return to normal business hours. Stay safe, everyone!

03/02/2020

The club will be closed next Friday, March 13th.

We will be open this Friday, serving up pizza and fish fry specials for Lent!

01/02/2020

Ring in the new year with your favorite pizza and wings tomorrow night! Dining room and lounge are open at 4:30!

12/26/2019

Wishing all of our members and customers a very merry Christmas! We hope you were able to spend time with your family and loved ones. 🎄

Take a break from the leftovers and join us this Friday, December 27th! Our dining room and lounge open at 4:30pm. Call 518-482-4731 for takeout orders! 🍕

11/27/2019

We will be CLOSED this Friday, November 29th.

See you all on December 6th!

11/06/2019
11/06/2019
Whether you like your pie loaded or light, we’ve got a pizza for you! Try our works pizza, our white ricotta, or add any...
10/18/2019

Whether you like your pie loaded or light, we’ve got a pizza for you! Try our works pizza, our white ricotta, or add any toppings you’d like to your own creation! What pizza will you be ordering from us tonight?! 🍕

ALCS will be on in the lounge! Come grab a drink and cheer on the Bronx Bombers in Game 5!

Dining room and lounge open at 4:30. Call 518-482-4731 for take out orders.

09/24/2019
09/11/2019

On Friday we will be back inside! Join Mary and Kay in the dining room, or hang out with Heather in the lounge! We open at 4:30.

This year, we will feature ricotta cheese as an additional pizza topping. Add it to your favorite red or white pizza, along with any of our other toppings!

For take out orders, call 482-4731. 🍕

Join us this Friday as we wrap up the outdoor season! This will be your last chance for some of your summertime favorite...
09/02/2019

Join us this Friday as we wrap up the outdoor season! This will be your last chance for some of your summertime favorites: steamed clams and beer bucket specials!

Grab your family and friends and come on down for dinner, drinks, and a little bocce to end your night!

Cash only. Take out orders: 518-482-4731

08/16/2019

We survived the storm WITH POWER! Come on down for your pizza and beer! 🍕🍺

07/17/2019

Due to the very high temperature expected for Friday night, we will not be opening for dinner.

Stay cool and we will see you on July 26th!

It’s another beautiful Friday! We had a huge turnout last week, let’s do it again tonight! We are open at 4:30. Takeout ...
06/07/2019

It’s another beautiful Friday! We had a huge turnout last week, let’s do it again tonight! We are open at 4:30. Takeout orders can be placed at (518) 482-4731.

What a night! The lines at the bar and food counter didn’t stop from open to close! Thank you to everyone who joined us ...
06/01/2019

What a night! The lines at the bar and food counter didn’t stop from open to close! Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight. See you again next Friday!

It’s Friday!! Our pavilion opens at 4:30, and the forecast says sunny and 75! Bring the family down and let us do the co...
05/31/2019

It’s Friday!! Our pavilion opens at 4:30, and the forecast says sunny and 75! Bring the family down and let us do the cooking for you! 🍕

It’s pavilion season! We will be outside at 4:30 tomorrow night serving up your favorites: pizza, wings, steamed clams, ...
05/23/2019

It’s pavilion season! We will be outside at 4:30 tomorrow night serving up your favorites: pizza, wings, steamed clams, and beer buckets! See you then! 😎

For takeout orders call 518-482-4731

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just meeting up with friends, we can accommodate your needs! We are wrapping up...
05/14/2019

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just meeting up with friends, we can accommodate your needs!

We are wrapping up our last couple of weeks inside before heading out the pavilion on May 24th.

Our dining room opens at 4:30 on Friday. See you then!

We will be open on Good Friday! Join us as we help you kick off the holiday weekend with your menu favorites and of cour...
04/16/2019

We will be open on Good Friday! Join us as we help you kick off the holiday weekend with your menu favorites and of course our Lenten specials!

Dining room opens at 4:30pm. Call 518-482-4731 for take out orders.

See you on Friday!

03/15/2019

Mother Nature is begging you to get out tonight! ☀️ Come on down for your favorite menu items, or try one of our Lent specials listed below:

Fish Fry and French Fries - $7.50
Fish Fry, French Fries, and Manhattan Clam Chowder - $9.95

Small White Pizza with Ricotta & Fresh Basil - $7.00
Large White Pizza with Ricotta & Fresh Basil - $13.50

Our dining room opens at 4:30!
Call 482-4731 for takeout orders!

03/08/2019

Our lent specials are back in action! In addition to our regular menu, we will have the following specials tonight:

Fish Fry, French Fries, and Manhattan Clam Chowder - $9.95

Small White Pizza with Ricotta & Fresh Basil - $7.00
Large White Pizza with Ricotta & Fresh Basil - $13.50

Our dining room opens at 4:30!
Call 482-4731 for takeout orders!

02/02/2019

We had a great first night back! We were so busy I didn’t even have a chance to take a picture of the next phase of renovations that were completed! Hope everyone will join us again next week! 🍕🍻

We are back open this Friday, February 1! We’ve missed having a lounge full of friendly faces. Can’t wait to see you all...
01/31/2019

We are back open this Friday, February 1! We’ve missed having a lounge full of friendly faces. Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow night! Doors open at 4:30!

For takeout orders, please call 518-482-4731.

The IBS will be CLOSED January 18th and January 25th as we undergo renovations. We look forward to seeing you again on F...
01/14/2019

The IBS will be CLOSED January 18th and January 25th as we undergo renovations. We look forward to seeing you again on Friday, February 1st!

In the meantime, keep drooling over some of our favorite menu items!👇🏼

12/28/2018

Tired of leftovers? Let us do the cooking for you! Our dining room opens at 4:30!

His bride couldn’t stay away from him for long! Our deepest condolences go out to the Coluccio and Guerro families as we...
12/27/2018
Obituary for Lois M. Coluccio | Cannon Funeral Home

His bride couldn’t stay away from him for long! Our deepest condolences go out to the Coluccio and Guerro families as we say goodbye to our sweet Lois. ❤️

https://secure.funeralwebhosting.net/cnu/notices/Lois-Coluccio

Obituary for Lois M. Coluccio | COLONIE- Lois, M. Coluccio, 77, of West Albany, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of December 26, 2018, six days after the loss of her beloved husband, James T. Coluccio. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Louis Guerro and Margaret Piomb...

West Albany lost one of the great ones. Our love goes out to the family and friends of Jimmy Cack Sr. ❤️https://www.cann...
12/22/2018
Obituary for James T. Coluccio | Cannon Funeral Home

West Albany lost one of the great ones. Our love goes out to the family and friends of Jimmy Cack Sr. ❤️

https://www.cannonfuneral.com/notices/James-Coluccio

Obituary for James T. Coluccio | Albany – James T. “Cack” Coluccio, 79, of West Albany, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 20, 2018 at Albany Medical Center. He was born in Albany and was the son of the late Salvatore and Margaret Coluccio. Jim was a US Army veteran. He had worked f....

Whether you’re in the mood for a pizza or something on the lighter side, we’ve got what you need every Friday night! The...
12/05/2018

Whether you’re in the mood for a pizza or something on the lighter side, we’ve got what you need every Friday night! The dining room is open at 4:30. See you then!

For take out orders call 518-482-4731

The club will be CLOSED this Friday, November 23rd.From the IBS family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you stay a lit...
11/21/2018

The club will be CLOSED this Friday, November 23rd.

From the IBS family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you stay a little warmer than Del Griffith!

11/16/2018

WE ARE OPEN!!

Winter Storm Avery can’t slow us down! West Albany needs its pizza fix! We will begin serving tables at 4:30. See you then! 🍕

Address

50 Exchange St
Albany, NY
12205-3345

Opening Hours

Friday 16:30 - 21:00

Telephone

(518) 482-4731

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My father and grandfather along with myself were WAIBS members. My father passed away in 2015 and myself living in another state dropped my membership but in the 1980's and early 1990's volunteered for free at the club whenever they needed something along with my father. Remember in the early 1980's would attend the international day and Italian days held at the government plaza downtown Albany. I helped setting things up for the events and worked the soda machine as other club members sold Italian sausage sandwiches and lemon ice. Those days all the members were from or near west Albany area so it was several generations that built the club after the Italians immigrated from Italy mostly in the early 1900's and a few more in the 1950's and 1960's. Most worked at the west Albany shops repairing and building trains, Tobin's meatpacking plant, farms around the area, large stock yards located in West Albany or they started their own businesses to support the people that worked and lived in the area. They grew the labor union and actually built it up into a powerful force, Italians constructed the west Albany catholic church, the WAIBS hall and many other endeavors it was in the day a American/European hybrid and a very special time and place(1900-1950) As all things nothing is forever.....
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*****NOTICE***** The WAIBS will be closed tonight due to weather conditions.
Best pizza good plaace to get together with friends and to rent for an event you may be planning
This will always be my home. The atmosphere and the members have been my friends for years. I love everything about this place.