Costanza Family history of quality meat products and exceptional
customer service began in 1946, when my father, Phillip Costanza
opened a meat market on Central Park, in Rochester, New York.
1955, my dad moved to Clifford Avenue, and established “The
House of Costanza” and business flourished. More customers,
more orders, and more sausage forced us again to relocate to accommodate
our growth. Finding an empty lot just a block away, on Clifford
Avenue, my father built our new Italian sausage factory and retail
made Italian sausage for our personal use, and for family friends
who wanted to serve Italian sausage at parties and for special occasions.
Soon, the requests for sausage increased from family and friends
to commercial level customers, as more and more people heard about
our product. We needed a larger place to do business.
brother Peter, was discharged from the military after service in
Korea, and decided to join my Dad, as a partner in “The House
of Costanza.” After the death of my father, and a long time
desire to enter the business of catering, Peter, continued operating
“The House of Costanza” as a very successful catering
business. He catered to many of the Rochester business establishments
until his death in 2002.
do I fit into this history? About 20 years ago, as an avid hunter,
I decided to make venison products from my quarry. I used the garage
at my home in Webster, N.Y. and installed the equipment to smoke
my venison products. It didn’t take long for history to repeat
itself. When my friends tasted my smoked venison, they asked me
to do the same for them, and my new business venture began.
what a success it has been. It was this success that required my
move to the much larger Basket Road location, Tony Costanza’s
International Sausage Shop, where I continue to process venison
for hunters who come from all over western New York State, as well
as other areas of the country.
where I have expanded my product line to include the same quality
Italian sausage manufactured by my father Philip, and my brother
Peter, along with a variety of home made cold cuts and a variety
of sausage products made from my own recipes.
And where I continue to maintain the same quality customer service
for which the name Costanza is known. We offer, not only the best
quality of meat products, but also the best tasting meat products.