Pizza Party in Connecticut as Fairfield County Pizza Shops Branch Out

23 Mar

Have you been stung? The stinger is a must have topping at Colony Grill!

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, Colony Grill, Rico’s Pizza, and Pizzeria Rosso.  Two legendary pie makers and two newcomers to the scene, all vying for your pizza loving heart.

Frank Pepe Pizzeria

Frank Pepe Pizzeria in Danbury

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?

Colony Grill

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.

Riko’s Pizza

Rico’s Pizza…see the signature pock marks?

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.

Pizzeria Rosso

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 Locations

157 (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 Locations

172 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 Locations

170 Selleck Street in Stamford, CT

581 Newfield Avenue in Stamford, CT (May 22, 2012 opening)

Pizzeria Rosso Locations

4 New Canaan Ave in Norwalk, CT
960 Main Street in Bridgeport, CT  
???? in Greenwich, CT (not open yet)

5 Responses to “Pizza Party in Connecticut as Fairfield County Pizza Shops Branch Out”

  1. peterhealy at 1:27 pm #

    Yes. Riko’s Pizza. That “K” looks so ugly. Riko’s Facebook page said someone else owns the Rico’s Pizza name so he has to use Riko’s.
    I put up some great cholesterol levels on my last blood profile. That could change after Riko’s Newfield location opens up.


    • Dan Del Ferraro at 3:21 pm #

      That’s too bad about the K issue. It’s been happening to quite a few people lately. Good luck with your chol. issue after this opening. :)


  2. Streets of Stamford at 12:35 pm #

    I know they didn’t start in CT, but Mario Batali’s Tarry Lodge now has a second location in Westport. I’ve eaten at the Port Chester location several times, and it’s very good.


    • Dan Del Ferraro at 1:00 pm #

      Yeah, that’s a good one, too, JR! :) We’ve never had the pizza there, but we’ve heard mixed things. It seems to be either great things or just ok things. We definitely have to check it out! :)



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