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Help me find a Connecticut pizza place.

Thanks for the guess, PerryM. But that's not it. If it wasn't for my picture I'd think I hallucinated the place. It's just not coming up on any radar.

I've been scouring CT pizza directories endlessly with no success. My last hope is that I still have the directions shoved into some compartment in my car. I'll update you guys if I find anything.

Dec 30, 2009
mgce in Southern New England

Help me find a Connecticut pizza place.

Hi yogiinct,

Thanks for the suggestion. I looked at some pictures and it's definitely not Zuppardi's:

- The location of the mystery place is much more rural.
- It's not close to the ocean like Zuppardi's. It's definitely north of Interstate 95.
- The Zuppardi's parking lot is on the side. The mystery place's lot is in the front, between it and the road.

But thanks for the tip. I'll consider Zuppardi's if I can't figure this one out.

Dec 30, 2009
mgce in Southern New England

Help me find a Connecticut pizza place.

Ugh. In case anyone misses that super-tiny thumbnail at the bottom, here's another link to the picture:

http://i.imgur.com/1w0xn.jpg

Dec 30, 2009
mgce in Southern New England

Help me find a Connecticut pizza place.

Hi guys,

3 years ago I drove through Connecticut on the way home from a New England road trip. I stopped at a great and noted pizza place whose name and town I simply cannot remember. I'll be driving through CT again tomorrow and would love to visit again. Can you help me identify it?

Here's what I remember (it's vague, so this'll be a challenge):

- It's *not* in New Haven.
- I believe it was a short driving distance west of New Haven (30 minutes)? I don't remember if I was going down I-95 or one of the parallel parkways.
- It's in the outskirts of its town, i.e. definitely not an urban area.
- The pizza was excellent. I know good pizza and this was good pizza.
- I believe it had only opened recently, but was staffed by some known folks from the New Haven pizza scene.
- It was tiny. More of a takeout place than a restaurant. There might have been one small table. I got my pie to go.
- There was a small (5 spaces?) parking lot in front of the shop, right off the road.
-I found it from some "great pizza in CT" ranking on some news site that I can't remember.

I've also attached a picture before I consumed it in my car.

So, does this ring any bells?

Dec 30, 2009
mgce in Southern New England

Coming to NYC 1/31 - 2/3, and need specific suggestions...

You'll probably love Patsy's. It's an authentic old-school New York experience that, due to being in East Harlem, doesn't get the tourist invasions of Lombardi's, Grimaldi's, etc. I used to practically live there (visited 3+ times per week) and thought it was the best place in the city. Unfortunately my last 6 or so visits haven't been as impressive, so I can't say definitively it's *currently* the best. But you still can't go wrong here.

It's at 117th St. & 1st Ave, about a 20 minute subway (including walking) or a 15 minute cab ride from your hotel. Don't get confused by the other "Patsy's" restaurants that have nothing to do with the original. They're not bad, but they're not what you're looking for.

Jan 08, 2007
mgce in Manhattan

Coming to NYC 1/31 - 2/3, and need specific suggestions...

Day One:

While Di Fara is indeed an experience, it's a huge hike out of your way, so you may want to consider closer places.

Stay away from John's at Times Square. Major tourist trap. Terrible pizza.

Try Grimaldi's (under the Brooklyn Bridge) over Lombardi's. The two are often compared with each other and Grimaldi's usually wins out. Lombardi's has declined majorly over the years.

Una Pizza Napoletana is excellent. Just be aware that it's authentic Italian Neapolitan-style pizza, NOT New York-style. So if you're looking for a "traditional" New York experience, this isn't it. That said, I'd love to have a birthday dinner here.

Keep in mind that (except Di Fara), these are all table service restaurants with large lines and no reservation policies. So be prepared to wait and be thankful we're having such a mild winter this year.

Jan 05, 2007
mgce in Manhattan