Cult pizza worshippers across Connecticut, rejoice. In fact, maybe lather up in some tomato sauce and sprinkle some cheese all over…it’s getting warm and toasty in here.
Frank Pepe Pizzeria
Yes, there’s the original location in New Haven that people swear is the only authentic version, but there are other locations in Fairfield, Manchester, Mohegan Sun, Danbury, and even in Yonkers, NY. That’s a pretty serious spread…when do you think they’ll open in Stamford or Norwalk? :) People need their fix of white clam pizza, ya know?
Also a legend in the Connecticut pizza scene is Colony Grill. Colony Grill pizza started baking up in Stamford, but expanded into Fairfield, Avon, and will soon be in Milford! Hot oil and stingers are the must add-on to ANY pie you order. No plain pies allowed, remember? Of the four, our favorite.
Despite the pizza-pilfering controversy when Riko’s first opened, they continue to thrive in Stamford and grow. They have taken over the spot where Frascati was on Newfield Avenue, also in Stamford, and are open. Despite our original review, we plan to try things out again now that Rico’s will only be a few minutes from our house.
Pat Pascarella has been hard at work at his Norwalk Neapolitan pizza location. He has garnered for himself quite the reputation for his pies, too. So much, in fact, that he is expanding out into Greenwich and Bridgeport. Pat told us on Super Bowl Sunday that he wanted to do something different, something more than pizza. Well, now he’s got his chance! CTbites has the info on what his new spots will be like.
Which of these four places is your favorite? If your favorite cult pie isn’t on here, what is it? Let us know!
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Locations157 (and 163 “The Spot) Wooster Street in New Haven, CT 238 Commerce Drive in Fairfield, CT 221 Buckland Hills Drive in Manchester, CT 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard in Uncasville, CT 59 Federal Road in Danbury, CT 1955 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, NY
Colony Grill Locations172 Myrtle Avenue in Stamford, CT 1520 Post Road in Fairfield, CT 315 West Main Street in Avon, CT 36-38 Broad Street in Milford, CT
Rico’s Pizza Locations170 Selleck Street in Stamford, CT
581 Newfield Avenue in Stamford, CT (May 22, 2012 opening)
Pizzeria Rosso Locations4 New Canaan Ave in Norwalk, CT 960 Main Street in Bridgeport, CT ???? in Greenwich, CT (not open yet)