Bocce Club Pizza
Buffalo, NY
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Bocce Club Pizza began in the early 1900s in Buffalo, New York, as an outdoor bocce ball club that served sandwiches and drinks to the players. But in 1946, employee and WWII vet Dino Pacciotti bought the club, found an old pizza oven in the basement, and began baking pizzas. It was then that bocce took a backseat to an even larger attraction: authentic Italian pizza pies. Still owned and operated by the Pacciotti family, their dedication to quality ingredients and traditional preparation remains the cornerstone to Bocce’s success. Now, as in the beginning, each pie is handcrafted from the finest all-natural ingredients in traditional Neapolitan style.

About The Food

Bocce Club’s pies strictly adhere to proprietary flour mix, dough, and sauce recipes developed by founder Dino Pacciotti in 1946. The result is a pizza that commands thousands of mail-order customers per year, all clamoring for Bocce’s thick, lightly charred crust, abundantly seasoned slightly sweet sauce (made in small batches), delightfully gooey layer of 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese, and generous smattering of toppings. Plus, consider their size; while pie diameters seem to be shrinking over the years, these cooked-to-order pizzas are a whopping 18-inches wide and easily feed four hungry pizza lovers.

Meet The Owner

WWII vet father Dino Pacciotti transformed a neighborhood bocce club into a dining destination with his classic Italian pizzas. Today, his son Jim Pacciotti proudly champions the pizza-making traditions established by his father, using the same dough and sauce recipes developed by Dino in 1946 and ensuring that each pizza is made from the finest all-natural ingredients and sent home warm and ready to be enjoyed.


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Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Bocce Club Pizza via UPS Ground service within one day, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 1-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of $ 39.95 for Next Day Air Saver upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, most packages from Bocce Club Pizza require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Service to Alaska is now available from Bocce Club. Service to Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available. Saturday delivery is not currently available from Bocce Club.

Orders are shipped on Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed by 11:00 AM (ET) can be shipped that day. The max allowable transit time for all products is 1 day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Bocce Club Pizza:

Ground Shipping (1 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 1 day, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered on the next business day after it has been shipped - by 3 PM to most addresses, by 4:30 PM to rural addresses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $39.95.

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped (or Saturday if upgrading to Saturday delivery), by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air is $44.95.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from Bocce Club Pizza is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Prep & Care

To ensure freshness, Bocce Club Pizzas are "half baked" and frozen just before shipping. They will likely arrive partially or fully thawed, so store your pizza in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it (up to 2 days). If you do not intend to enjoy your pizza within 2 days, you can freeze it for up to 2 months.