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.
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
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
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
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