OT: Best Pizza in CT

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Anyone have a weird favorite pizza they custom order? Curious to hear what kind of different things people like.

For me, it's Pepe's white, broccoli, grated cheese only, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, oregano. Well done crust. (basically the traditional white clam with a broccoli sub for the clams).

Other personal favorite is margherita with sausage and a lot of basil.
This is what this thread should morph towards. How many more posts/pages are needed to sing the praises of the New Haven Four?

It is not exactly a custom order everywhere, but I like Monterrey Chicken for a change of pace.

It's a white pizza with chicken, bacon, sauteed onion, and gorgonzola. Both Giovanni's in Glastonbury and NY Family in Groton sell it by the slice. Fireside Brick Oven Creations (Gales Ferry) and The Plum Tomato (Salem and Colchester) have a sandwich version.

The go-to at Rossini's is a red pizza, so I don't know if they have a version and It's not important enough for me to look at a menu at the moment.
 

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White Pizza. Broccoli Rabe , Sausage, garlic crushed red pepper.
Solid choice. Has to pretty much reek of garlic for me. Very few places around me offer rapini (luckily two legit places I frequent do) and wife hates it so it's a rare treat. I also do like a red sauce eggplant with ricotta, which is also only available in a couple of places.

Bobby's Apizza in North Branford better though.
That "specialty pizza" section makes me weep for humanity though.
 
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Solid choice. Has to pretty much reek of garlic for me. Very few places around me offer rapini (luckily two legit places I frequent do) and wife hates it so it's a rare treat. I also do like a red sauce eggplant with ricotta, which is also only available in a couple of places.



That "specialty pizza" section makes me weep for humanity though.
Haven’t looked.

But If that makes you weep I’m surprised you haven’t put a shotgun in your mouth after a trip to Betos
 

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Haven’t looked.

But If that makes you weep I’m surprised you haven’t put a shotgun in your mouth after a trip to Betos
For a good marriage, sometimes one has to sacrifice themselves for their spouse's amusement.

Besides, Beto's pretty much only has "classic" toppings, or did when I went there a decade ago. I've actually had worse pizza, although Beto's is probably fourth or fifth on that list.
 
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For a good marriage, sometimes one has to sacrifice themselves for their spouse's amusement.

Besides, Beto's pretty much only has "classic" toppings, or did when I went there a decade ago. I've actually had worse pizza, although Beto's is probably fourth or fifth on that list.

Dude.
I hate you for even bringing a picture like this into my life. Its offensive. I will never be able to unsee it. It will haunt me for the rest of my days.

Its the Pizza thread equivalent of getting Rick Rolled.

 

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Once upon a time the BAR mashed potato and bacon pie was deemed weird, but now it's a thing.

At Harry's we used to order shrimp and bacon with jalapenos, or Hawaiian (Canadian bacon and pineapple) with jalapenos. Loved both of those but haven't found another place to make them reliably.

At the urging of my brother I tried the American cheese pizza at Modern and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. I think I got it with meatball; but the American cheese takes on a whole different texture in those ovens.
Forgot to mention our most frequent combo: red pie with artichoke hearts and eggplant. If ordering from Modern I also specify “well done, light mozz.”
 

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Dude.
I hate you for even bringing a picture like this into my life. Its offensive. I will never be able to unsee it. It will haunt me for the rest of my days.

Its the Pizza thread equivalent of getting Rick Rolled.

I needed that laugh. Been a rough day. Watched the contrast of what statesmanship was vs what it's become all morning then learned I didn't get selected for 2nd interview for a job I wanted and thought I aced the 1st interview. I'm sure it's age-related. So thanks for that.

And I couldn't help but notice that you're making everyone else in the thread look at that photo too :)

But if you're ever in town, I can take you to someplace worse. It's a place that was recommended in r/pittsburgh pizza threads. And it's the only time in my life I picked up a pizza, took a bite, then called another pizza place and threw that one in the trash.
 

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But if you're ever in town, I can take you to someplace worse. It's a place that was recommended in r/pittsburgh pizza threads. And it's the only time in my life I picked up a pizza, took a bite, then called another pizza place and threw that one in the trash.
That makes me long for the days when payphones were everywhere. Call another place (Works best if it's a chain) from the subpar "local flare" parlor, with whomever made that monstrosity within earshot.

Perfecting the science of pizza is an art. Why make it more difficult by throwing up roadblocks on yourself?
 

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He’s a quick learner, I’ll give him that. I agree with the order in which he has rated the Big Three; and I give him props for recognizing that it is nitpicking to distinguish among them.

I’m curious to see what his BAR apizza looked like. I’ve never done takeout from there and would never consider it. And they always cut them differently. My guess is that he rated it low 80s.
 
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He’s a quick learner, I’ll give him that. I agree with the order in which he has rated the Big Three; and I give him props for recognizing that it is nitpicking to distinguish among them.

I’m curious to see what his BAR apizza looked like. I’ve never done takeout from there and would never consider it. And they always cut them differently. My guess is that he rated it low 80s.
I have not been to Sally's since the night I had Monica Selles autograph a pizza box in the mid 90's. Despite living in Glastonbury, I still hit Pepe's somewhat regularly and Modern occasionally. Looks like I need to get back to Sally's again. Recommendation on topping(s) 8893? Also, Toppings at Bufalina?
 
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Ok, Pres seems to get it now, Why has nobody ever mentioned Abate's? I remember a long time ago being shut out at the others so went to Abate's. Not quite at their level but I remember it being very good. The places that never get talked about in New Haven are better than 95% of the pizza you get elsewhere.
 
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Ok, Pres seems to get it now, Why has nobody ever mentioned Abate's? I remember a long time ago being shut out at the others so went to Abate's. Not quite at their level but I remember it being very good. The places that never get talked about in New Haven are better than 95% of the pizza you get elsewhere.
Agree, its like getting a cheese steak in Philly or (and yes I know some will disgare here) a lobster roll in Maine...
 
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