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Best Pizza Slice around Milford, CT?

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johnpops1 Jan 12, 2009 08:17 AM

Moved up from NY to Milford a few years ago. Still can't find a decent slice anywhere. Franco's by the train station is not bad but TINY! I don't even bother. If I am in Bridgeport, I will go to Pizza Time on Madison. That is good, but a little far for me to just "pop in".

Any place in Milford/Stratford/Orange/West Haven?

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    Brklynbobby RE: johnpops1 Jan 12, 2009 08:47 AM

    You need to go to New Haven: Sally's or Pepe's on Wooster Street, Modern on State Street. Oh yes, in West Haven, there's Zuppardi's. They are all terrific.

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      bblanc RE: johnpops1 Jan 12, 2009 08:48 AM

      Pepi's and Sally's on Wooster St, and Modern Pizza on State St all in New Haven are as good or better than any NY pizza (I grew up in NY so I should know). All thin crusty Italian pizza made in brick ovens.

      1. cheereeo RE: johnpops1 Jan 12, 2009 08:53 AM

        See my review with picture for Michaelangelo's on the Post Road in Milford, next to Jeep dealership. New Haven equivalent. Excellent IMO. Let me know what you think if you go. They have a great take out selection including slices and ready made fare. Also, cannoli's and sfogliateles (sp). Yum.

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          johnpops1 RE: johnpops1 Jan 12, 2009 10:04 AM

          Quite aware of all the mentioned places. Been to all of them and all are good, however I don't think any of them sell by the slice. Looking to grab a quick slice (Like NY!).

          Michaelangelo's does, but the turnover for slices are low (They mostly do whole pie's) and the slices do not look fresh. The regular pie at Michaelangelo's was delicious. We got a whole Sicilian pie there another timeand is wasn't very good. Not enough sauce or cheese.

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            lsnhc RE: johnpops1 Jan 12, 2009 10:19 AM

            Correct - none of the "big 3" - Pepe's, Sally's and Modern - sell slices.
            I was in Milford on Sat and thought I'd run into Michelangelo's for a slice and eat it at "the counter" (like the West Haven location), but there is NO counter - only table service, so the optioh of ordering slives and "eating in" does not exist.
            Bummer....because the West Haven location sells a lot of slices and it is very conducive to ordering, eating, and running!

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              johnpops1 RE: lsnhc Jan 12, 2009 10:36 AM

              Wasn't aware of the West Haven location (only the milford one). I'll have to try it.

              Peter Pan's on the Green has slices but the time I went in there, the slices looked like they were cooked in the morning and were sitting there all day. Just not enough turnover to justfy fresh slices.

              What about New Haven by Yale or the Hospital. Nobody has slices? (That is decent)

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                lsnhc RE: johnpops1 Jan 12, 2009 12:19 PM

                West Haven was the original. They rebuilt after a fire and opened late in 2008. I assumed that the Milford location would take the place of the original, but it was, in fact, another venue.

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                  danieljdwyer RE: johnpops1 Jan 13, 2009 01:07 PM

                  Most of the decent pizza places in Downtown New Haven only serve slices at night when the bar/club crowds are around. That's essentially the only time they stay busy enough to serve them fresh. The exception to this is BAR, which is too busy during the day to serve slices (the oven is pretty much continuously full from open to close 7 days a week). I think Bella Haven (on College Street, between Chapel and Crown) might do slices all day. Most people I've talked to seem to think they make great pizza, but it's not to my taste. I have really enjoyed slices at Aladdin Crown Pizza (next to BAR), which serves them all day. However, I've never eaten one sober, so I can't confidently vouch for the quality.

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                  cheereeo RE: lsnhc Jan 13, 2009 07:28 AM

                  That's bizarre. The day we went in for slices, the pie was whole so must have been recently made; it tasted fresh. And. . . we sat right down at one of there tables with our East Haven sodas (birch and cream), and they had absolutely no issue with us doing that at the Milford location.

                  Here's the link to the original post with pic of a recent pie: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/508816

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                doughboy RE: johnpops1 Mar 10, 2009 07:22 AM

                if you want "good" italian pizza then you buy a whole pie.
                if you want a slice go to pizza hut , domino's or some other off variation of a real pizza.
                zuppardis is hit and miss at best for pie. sallys and pepes are way way overrated. modern is real good.
                suprised to hear you dont like francos a very good pie! sorry to hear they actually stoop to making slices available.
                one of the very best italian brick oven pizzas in all the milford through new haven area is pappa's pizza #2 near the milford hospital. i doubt they do slices though.
                there are no really good pizza places in bridgeport unless you want that inferior cheap cheese with all the extra oil packed into it.
                maybe you set your sites to high ? want not try chucky cheese ? they do slices !

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                  johnpops1 RE: doughboy Mar 10, 2009 07:55 AM

                  I didn't say I didn't like Franco's. I said they were not bad but tiny in size.

                  You seem to be "Anti-Slice". Nothing wrong with a whole pie but to say that the only way to get good pizza is to buy the whole pie? If you grew up in NYC (The Bronx) like I did, then you would know and appreciate that pizza by the slice is "real pizza" too. Maybe YOU never had the option to get good slices in CT except from "Domino's" , "Chucky Cheese" or "Pizza Hut" but there are 100's of places in NYC that make good slices.

                  I hope this doesn't turn into a whole pie vs slice snobish debate. They are both good.

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                    Science Chick RE: johnpops1 Mar 10, 2009 09:01 AM

                    Ha-ha....i don't even think you CAN get slices at those chains!!

                    ;)

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                  KAMeriden RE: johnpops1 Mar 10, 2009 07:45 PM

                  Amazed at the responses, i will give you some suggestions as someone who works in the hospitality business and has helped open over 50 pizza joints in CT.

                  For the best pizza around, it's not slice but, they only sell personal pizzas and their is counter service, go to "Famous Pizza" on Park Avenue in Bridgeport. Small Pie goes for $6 and arguably the best pie in the state. I'm sure the New Haven elite do not like that statement but Famous Pizza is well "famous" to all who have come there.

                  For good Sicilian slices, try Jerry's Shakespeare pizza on Stratford Ave. in Stratford.
                  For great slices, small gem in Bridgeport, calle Nino's Place on intesection of Fairview Ave/Lindley street not far from Hospital

                  Also high on the mark is Two Boots Pizza Downtown Bridgeport, Whole pies and Slices with a New Orleans Cajun theme is very good.

                  Finally Massimo's Pizza on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport in Plaza. Great for slices and all other Italian dishes. Fairly priced.

                  Pizza Time is good as well but inconvenient to get too.

                  BTW, Famous Pizza is my bet for best in state. #2 Colony Grill in Stamford CT, #3 Modern Pizza in New Haven. (Take that Pepe and Sally lovers, they are good, just not top 3)

                  1. Scargod RE: johnpops1 Mar 11, 2009 01:56 PM

                    Roseland Apizza is considered very good. The owner cares about quality and uses herbs from her own herb garden. Considered by some to be comparable to Wooster Street apizza. Good Italian food. Large following. Stand in line! This is in a residential area and not well marked. Slightly hard to find and easy to miss. Not open for lunch. Same distance as Pepe's from central Milford.

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                    Roseland Apizza
                    350 Hawthorne Ave, Derby, CT 06418

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                      johnpops1 RE: Scargod May 2, 2009 06:36 AM

                      I was finally in Derby to try Roseland. FANTASTIC. Waited about 35 min to get in (on a friday night). We are big eaters. The 2 of us polished off an extra large Roseland Special which has mushrooms, homemade sausage, and Mozz. Cooked excellent and the flavors were great. Currently my top pick for New Haven Pizza.

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                      louds911 RE: johnpops1 Mar 13, 2009 02:36 PM

                      Peter Pan on the east end of the green in Milford has a decent slice.

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                        ceegee13 RE: johnpops1 Mar 21, 2009 09:30 AM

                        I can't believe that no one has mentioned "Papa's Pizza" on Naugatuck Ave. It has New Haven style brick oven pies. It's fabulous! They now also have another one near Milford Hospital. If you do a web search on it--you'll read many raves. Here's the website:

                        http://www.papaspizzaonline.com/

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