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Apizzo Pizzeria Napoletana - Pawcatuck, CT

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Not your run of the mill pizza restaurant ... they have a wood-fired oven! We have eaten there several times since they opened in December 2008. Our experience is better each time we go. It seems like they have quickly found their stride and have begun to introduce new pizzas ... try "The Mob" ... sausage, pepperoni, and bacon on a red sauce ... very nice ... thin crispy crust. The beer and wine list is one of the best in the area and not the same old offerings. Nice uptown atmosphere. We are hooked.

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  1. There was another bunch of posts about this place -- mostly negative, due to there being only one size of pizza offered and high prices. I liked the pizza when I went & I'm pulling for this place because Westerly needs new restaurant options.

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    1. re: coastalgypsy

      Westerly/Pawcatuck does need more restaurants, but pizza is not what we need. I wish them well but doubt it will be on my go-to list.

      1. re: lexyboo

        Oh I agree 100%. I guess I'm just thankful that their pizza is slightly different than the other 59 pizza places in town... plus they have gelato. I am realistic that my foolish pipe dream of not having to drive 40 minutes out of town for different types of food (ie. vegetarian, middle eastern, thai, indian, japanese, etc.) will not come to fruition any time soon...

        1. re: coastalgypsy

          Coastalgypsy--you don't like Thai Pepper? We love the place.
          But I agree on your other wishes. We really miss Diana in Groton for middle eastern.
          They were the best, but moved to the west coast about 15 years ago.

          1. re: Joltingjoey

            I tried the pad thai at Thai Pepper and didn't like it at all (greasy, not much flavor). Maybe I should try another dish, since you're not the first person who's raved about them...
            I go to Markos in Narragansett for middle eastern... very good, and they win quite a few awards...

            1. re: coastalgypsy

              Interesting--my wife's noodle dish last time we ate at Thai Pepper was also too greasy and lacking flavor. This is the first time I can recall a less than good dish in the 3 years or so we've been eating there or taking out. Hope it isn't a bad portent.

              And thanks so much for the Markos rec. I checked out their menu and look forward to trying it soon.

              1. re: Joltingjoey

                Thai Pepper is good.. i just wish the Drunken Noodle came with the large flat rice noodles not the small ones. I tend to think that New Haven, CT has the best Thai around, hands down. I would agree that our area does need a new mix of restaurants.

                1. re: Lausten14

                  The Drunken Noodles at Rice Spice and Noodles in Mystic, i s YUMMY!!! Wide noodles!