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10 Best Pizzas in Connecticut

The state of Connecticut is known for having some of the best pizzas in the country. New Haven-style pizza is famous all over the world, always receiving accolades and being listed among the best pizzerias. When visiting Connecticut, you must sample the famed white clam pizza. Here is a list of the best pizzas in Connecticut.

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Best Pizza in Connecticut

10 Best Pizzas in Connecticut

1. Colony Grill

Hands down, Colony Grill has one of the best pizzas in Connecticut (we think the country). Locals rave about the pizza at Colony Grill.

Originally from a small Irish tavern in Stamford, Connecticut, Colony Grill has since become a mini-chain. It’s one of the most unique thin-crust pizzas you’ll ever taste.

The cheese pizza is to die for. They are famous for their hot oil pizza. Get the hot oil pizza with mushrooms. You can’t go wrong with bacon as a topping; it’s always crispy bacon, never soggy.

Colony Grill locations in Connecticut

  • Colony Grill Stamford at 172 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT. Phone: 203-359-2184
  • Colony Grill Fairfield at 1520 Post Road, Fairfield, CT. Phone: 203-259-1989
  • Colony Grill Milford at 36-38 Broad Street, Milford, CT
  • Colony Grill Norwalk at 515 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT
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Colony Grill Pizza

2. Zupardi’s Apizza

Zupardi’s APizza makes some of Connecticut’s best pizzas. They have one of the best white clam pizzas in Connecticut, despite not being as well-known as the other renowned pizzerias in New Haven.

Zupardi’s white clam pizza is in a class by itself. Served on Neapolitan-style pizza, they only use freshly shucked littleneck clams, liberally strewn on the pie. It’s the best white clam pizza you’ll ever have.

Zupardi’s APizza at 179 Union Avenue, New Haven, CT. Phone: 203-934-1949

3. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

For the best pizza in Connecticut, you need to try the pizza at Frank Pepe’s. The clam pizza is perfection- little neck clams, cheese, and minced garlic with a drizzle of olive oil. The pepperoni pizza is also a must-try at Frank Pepe. You can’t go wrong with the cheese pizza.

Be prepared to wait in line at the Frank Pepe New Haven location. Fortunately, they have since expanded and are now a mini-chain of pizzerias, so you don’t have to travel all the way to New Haven for a slice of the famous Frank Pepe pizza!

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana locations in Connecticut

  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria New Haven at 157 Wooster Street, New Haven, CT. Phone: 203-865-5762
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Fairfield at 238 Commerce Drive, Fairfield, CT. Phone: 203-333-7373
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Danbury at 59 Federal Road, Danbury, CT. Phone: 203-790-7373
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Manchester at 221 Buckland Hills Drive, Manchester, CT. Phone: 860-644-7333
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria West Hartford at 1148 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT. Phone: 203-236-7373
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Waterbury at 130 Reidville Drive, Waterbury, CT. Phone: 475-235-2145
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Mohegan Sun at 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT. Phone: 860-862-8888
Frank Pepe Pizzeria

4. Sally’s Apizza

Sally’s Apizza is famous for having one of the best pizzas in Connecticut. Located in New Haven’s Little Italy, Sally’s Apizza is down the block from its famous rival, Frank Pepe’s. Like Frank Pepe’s, Sally’s Apizza is known for its thin-crust, New Haven style pizza.

Try Sally’s signature pie, the Tomato Sauce Pie, with Sally’s famous tomato sauce topped with grated Parmesan cheese. It’s pizza perfection.

Sally’s Apizza Connecticut locations:

  • Sally’s Apizza at 237 Wooster Street, New Haven, CT. Phone: 203-624-5271
  • Sally’s Apizza Stamford at 66 Summer Street, Stamford, CT. Phone: 203-599-0066

5. Modern Apizza

Modern Apizza has one of the best pizzas in Connecticut. A New Haven pizzeria since 1934, Modern Apizza is known for having one of the best brick oven pizzas in Connecticut.

A perfectly baked brick oven pizza with a hint of smokiness. Try the garlicky White Clam pizza. Meat lovers will love the Italian Bomb—sausage, bacon, pepperoni, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Veggie lovers will love the Vegetarian Bomb—spinach, broccoli, olives, peppers, mushrooms, onions, and garlic.

Modern Apizza at 874 State Street, New Haven, CT. Phone: 203-776-5306 

6. Mystic Pizza

Mystic Pizza is a popular pizzeria in Connecticut because of the movie, Mystic Pizza (starring Julia Roberts). The pizza is actually quite good, so exceptional that we included it on our list of the best pizza in Connecticut.

The pizza at Mystic Pizza is not your typical New Haven style thin crust pizza. It’s a thick crust, pan pizza. The Seafood Delight pizza with shrimp, clams, scallops, garlic is a must-try.  So garlicky, it tastes like shrimp scampi.

Mystic Pizza Connecticut locations:

Mystic Pizza

7. Letizia’s

Letizia’s is one of the best pizzerias in Connecticut. Located in Norwalk, Letizia’s serves one of the best Neapolitan-style pizzas in Connecticut. You’ll be hooked the moment you bite into the juicy, cheese pizza.

Letizia’s at 666 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Phone: 203-847-6022

8. Carminuccio’s

If you are looking for the best pizza in Connecticut, then you need to try the thin crust pizza at Carminuccio’s. Rivaling New Haven’s best pizzerias, Carminuccio’s pizza is a must try. Get the cheese slice, where the cheese stays cheesy on the crispy crust.  Garlic lovers must try the peppers, garlic and sausage pizza.

Carminucio’s at 76 South Main Street (Route 25), Newtown, CT. Phone: 203-364-1133

9. Roseland Apizza

Roseland Apizza is a popular neighborhood pizzeria in Derby, Connecticut. Known for its New Haven style pizza, try the Connecticut classic, garlicky White Clam Pizza, with olive oil, basil, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. There is also Italian-American fare such as veal Parmigiana and lasagna.

Roseland Apizza at 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT. Phone: 203-735-0494

10. Stanziato’s 

Stanziato’s has one of the best pizzas in Connecticut. The pizzas at Stanziato’s are baked in wood-fired ovens at ultra high temperatures of 800°F and up. The pizzas bake in less than 2 minutes. The result is perfect pizza: crispy on the outside with a hint of smokiness, yet light and airy inside.

Stanziato’s at 35 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT. Phone: 203-885-1057

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