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Modern Apizza

Don’t let the name fool you—in a city that’s stamped its own style in the annals of pizza history, Modern Apizza remains one of the founding originals. When Connecticut-born, Italy-raised Antonio “Tony” Tolli returned to his birth state in 1930, he learned the baking trade from his uncle, who owned a successful pastry shop in…

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Zuppardi’s Apizza

Founded more than 80 years ago, this legendary pizzeria has been singled out on major TV networks and in travel guides as the best pizza in Connecticut. More than 80 years ago, Dominick Zuppardi, an immigrant from Italy, opened a bread bakery in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife, Angelina. By the time his son…

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Luigi’s Apizza

The owner of this Connecticut mainstay has a passion for experimentation—think hot dog and potato pizzas and triple-stacked fried pies. In 1956, Joseph Abate opened up Luigi’s Apizza (luigisapizza.com), named after his father, in North Haven, Connecticut; his oldest son, also named Joseph, was three years old. The business moved in 1960 to North Haven,…