New Haven Connecticut has a long tradition of fine pizza since the American Pie was born here. By far the most well known places are Sally's & Pepe's of Wooster Street. Presidents and Performers can often be spotted in the area, some seeking the limelight others quietly waiting inline.
During his presidential campaign Ronald Reagan satisfied himself with a Pepe's Pie and when Bill Clinton comes to town he enjoys putting on an apron to make a Pepe's Pizza before sitting down at The Presidential Table. When Robin Williams stop by to see if Pepe's could take care of him he was whisked off to table 10 where he graciously signed autographs while awaiting his feast. Bill Murry, Danny DeVito & even the Fonz prefer Pepe's.
Ol' Blue Eyes was a Sally's fan but not because he was a ladies man, Frank Sinatra's personal assistant was Sal's brother Tony. Sally's attracts other members of the musical crowd including Glenn Miller & Michael Bolton.
The New Haven Debate as to which is better, Pepe's or Sally's will never end. I'm not a fan of long lines and slow service so when in New Haven my selection is Modern! Being a native of New Haven County I can find a good pizza in most of the surrounding towns. Growing up in West Haven one of the favorites was Zuppardi's. To this day I still hear stories passed down to the children about an early date with my wife. Being a guy with a hefty appetite I always ordered one size - Large! Well, my wife wasn't much of an eater and one slice was her portion, of course being the practical & thrifty type I couldn't let it go to waste. Since we were heading out for a movie after dinner boxing it wasn't an option so I finished it myself.. Never expected it to be considered an Amazing Feat!
On the other side of New Haven I used to stop at Sorrento's in Hamden or Angelo's in North Haven but after moving into a new buildings I don't think they retained their original quality. Bilmonte's Pizza Castle was another Hamden favorite but sold out to Eli's, only been there once.
That gives you seven choices for pizza around here. Enjoy!