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Best Pizza in Connecticut: Our 10 Favorites!

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It's no wonder that Connecticut is known as a pizza paradise - home to three of the top pizzerias in America. All located in downtown New Haven! From the most beloved white clam pizza in the entire country to hot oil classics, it's nearly impossible to pick only 10 places to get a great pizza. Nevertheless, here are our top picks for the best pizza restaurants in Connecticut!


Vespucci's, Cheshire, CT

Vespucci's Restaurant has been serving its customers top-tier pizzas since 2004, situated in the heart of Cheshire. Using the freshest, locally grown ingredients, each pizza is cooked with enthusiasm and care. Customers rave about the restaurant's sweet and tasty sauce.

Colony Grill, Milford, Fairfield, Norwalk and Stamford, CT

Colony Grill serves up a delectable pizza with its one-of-a-kind thin-crust base and signature "hot oil" topping. Committed to providing superior hospitality, Colony Grill also contributes to the community through its civic leadership. Those who enter the restaurant will not be disappointed as it offers a unique dining experience.

Bufalina, Guilford, CT

The duo behind Bufalina yearns to serve the authentic flavors of Italy to the people of Connecticut. Their namesake pizza specializes in buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. Guests looking to experience the other offerings of wood-fired Italian cuisine are encouraged to book a reservation to not miss out.

Ernie’s Pizzeria Restaurant, New Haven, CT

Ernie's Pizza in New Haven boasts a vast array of topping choices, ensuring an enjoyable experience for everyone. Guests can customize their pizza to their heart's content with their pick of grated cheese, the works, fresh garlic, and more. Additionally, they can take advantage of the call ahead option to get their meal without waiting.

Krust, Middletown, CT

Krust is a fresh face on Connecticut's pizza scene, serving up wood-fired pies crafted with local ingredients. Diners can choose from exciting options like the sunny side pie with mozzarella, parmesan, garlic, crisp bacon, and a fried egg, or concoct their own special creation from a selection of over 20 available toppings. Complement your meal with a craft beer or special whiskey.

Angelina’s Pizza, Hartford, CT

Angelina's Pizza is well-known for its array of delectable specialty pizzas that come in no less than five diverse sizes, suitable for any-size crowd. The highly sought after pizza menu offers flavors such as the zesty buffalo chicken and savory barbeque chicken ranch. To round out the meal, Angelina's also provides delightful grinders, calzones, wings, and salads.

Savvis Pizza, East Hartford, CT

Savvis Pizza is an acclaimed place among locals, renowned for providing both thick-crust and thin-crust pizzas. From the carnivore pizza named Savvis Special, complete with pepperoni, minced beef, bratwurst, onion, bell pepper, and fungi, to the veggie and customisable pizza, there is something for everyone. Other menu items include burgers, sandwiches, and grinders.

Frank Pepe Pizzeria, New Haven, Fairfield, and more, CT

Since 1925, Frank Pepe's has been one of America's oldest and most beloved pizzerias. This national favorite offers an array of specialty pies, such as the classic white clam pizza and the original tomato pie. Customers also have the option to build their own pizza with a selection of various toppings. Served in three sizes on a metal pan, in New Haven only, the pizzas at Pepe's make for an unforgettable pie experience.

Sally's Apizza, New Haven, Fairfield, and Stamford, CT

Nutmeggers passionately debate which pizzeria serves the most delectable pies; Pepe's, Sally's, or Modern. At Sally's, customers can experience the unique white potato pizza with its tantalizing toppings of potato, mozzarella, parmesan, onion, and rosemary. In addition to the specialty pizzas, traditional and Italian tomato pies are available. Also, this is a cash-only joint so don't forget to bring some dough..

Modern Apizza, New Haven, CT

Modern Apizza, opened by an Italian native in 1934, has been providing New Haven locals with a tantalizing taste of Naples for generations. With its unbeatable pizza, the menu offers the classic mozzarella pizza with an extensive range of toppings from onion to meatball and pepper. Guaranteed to always leave you wanting more, it's a dining experience sure to satisfy the hungriest of pizza lovers.

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