Pizza Cities: New Haven

Frank Pepe's Grilled Clam Pizza. Photo: Deb Lindsey/Washington Post
Frank Pepe's Grilled Clam Pizza. Photo: Deb Lindsey/Washington Post

Two things you need to know about New Haven. Number one: if you’re in a pizza shop in New Haven, the correct pronunciation for “pizza” is “apizza.” Don’t mess that up. Number two: if you walk into a place serving apizza, and they offer a ‘za sporting clams, you order it. Don’t think twice, just do it—trust us.

Those two cardinal rules in mind, here are the eight spots worth grabbing a pie at after you drop the kids off for their first semester at Yale.

1. BAR

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Recommended pies: Go for the Mashed Potatoes Pie (with bacon)

Location: 254 Crown St., New Haven, CT

More info: www.barnightclub.com

2. Modern Apizza

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Recommended pies: Known for their Italian Bomb. It’s explosive.

Location: 874 State St., New Haven, CT

More info: www.modernapizza.com

3. One 6 Three

Recommended pie: Home of The Hannibal Pie.

Location: 163 Foster St., New Haven, CT

More info: www.one6threect.com

4. Kitchen Zinc

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Recommended pies: Get the Salmon Gravlax.

Location: 966 Chapel St., New Haven, CT

More info: www.kitchenzinc.com

5. Sally’s Apizza

Recommended pies: Try the Tomato Pie.

Location: 237 Wooster St., New Haven, CT

More info: www.sallysapizza.com

6. Frank Pepe’s

Recommended pies: Enjoy the White Clam Pizza. Trust us.

Location: 157 Wooster St., New Haven, CT

More info: www.pepespizzeria.com

7. DaLegna

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Recommended pies: Known for their Vongole—fresh little neck clams, garlic, olive oil, oregano, pecornio romano.

Location: 858 State St., New Haven, CT

More info: www.dalegna.com

8. Zuppardi’s Apizza

Recommended pies: Try the fresh Clam Pizza.

Location: 179 Union Ave, New Haven, CT

More info: www.zuppardisapizza.com