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10 Best Pizzas in Connecticut (according to Locals)

Connecticut is known for having some of the best pizzas in the country. Connecticut is famous for the New Haven-style pizza! So famous that there is always a long line outside the rival pizzerias in New Haven! We asked locals for their favorite pizza in Connecticut. Here is a list of the best pizzas in Connecticut.

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Colony Grill Pizza

Best Pizza in Connecticut

1. Colony Grill

Locals rave about the pizza at Colony Grill. We think Colony Grill has one of the best pizzas in Connecticut (we think the country). It’s a unique thin crust pizza that is unlike any other pizza. Originally a small Irish tavern in Stamford, Connecticut, Colony Grill has since become a mini-chain with multiple pizzeria locations in Connecticut and New York.

What To Order at Colony Grill

The cheese pizza at Colony Grill is to die for. So addictive! If you like spicy pizza, definitely try their famous hot oil pizza. We love the hot oil pizza with mushrooms. The bacon is our go-to topping at Colony Grill, it’s always crispy, never soggy. It’s one of the most unique thin-crust pizzas you’ll ever taste.

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

2. Zupardi’s Apizza

Some locals believe that Zupardi’s APizza makes the best pizza in New Haven. Although not as well-known as the more famous New Haven pizzerias, Zupardi’s APizza has one of the best white clam pizzas in Connecticut.

What to Order at Zupardi’s Apizza

Definitely get the white clam pizza. 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

Frank Pepe Pizzeria

3. Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana

For the best pizza in Connecticut, you need to try the pizza at Frank Pepe’s. Be prepared to wait in line at the Frank Pepe’s 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!

What to Order at Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria

Definitely order the clam 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.

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
Sally's APizza
Sally’s APizza

4. Sally’s Apizza

Sally’s Apizza is famous for having the best pizza 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.

What to Order at Sally’s Apizza

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 is another famous New Haven pizzeria. A New Haven pizzeria since 1934, Modern Apizza is known for having one of the best brick oven pizzas in Connecticut. Perfectly baked brick oven pizza with a hint of smokiness.

What to Order at Modern APizza

Try the garlicky White Clam pizza at Modern APizza. 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 

Mystic Pizza

6. Mystic Pizza

Mystic Pizza is a very popular pizzeria in Connecticut. Julia Robert’s movie, Mystic Pizza, was filmed there. Don’t be filled by the Mystic Pizza movie paraphernalia and Mystic Pizza movie running on repeat, it’s not just another tourist trap, the pizza is really good. The pizza at Mystic Pizza is not your typical New Haven thin-crust pizza. It’s a thick-crust pizza that is delicious, that’s why we think Mystic Pizza is one the best pizza in Connecticut.

What to Order at Mystic Pizza

Order the Seafood Delight pizza with shrimp, clams, scallops, and garlic.  So garlicky, it tastes like shrimp scampi.

Mystic Pizza Connecticut locations:

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.

What to Order at Carminucio’s

Get the cheese slice- you will love the melty cheese 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 has the best pizza in Derby, Connecticut. Known for its New Haven style pizza, try the White Clam Pizza.

What to Order at Roseland Apizza

Definitely order the White Clam Pizza- you will love the garlicky White Clam Pizza, with olive oil, basil, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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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