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Aug 4, 2009 06:30 PM

Pizza in Norwalk CT [moved from Manhattan]

Does anyone remember the thread about the best pizza in NYC and someone said it's in Norwalk, CT? I need to be there and wanted to try it. I have been searching endlessly and can't find the post.
Any help is so appreciated.......Thanks!

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  1. are you sure it was Norwalk, and not New Haven?

    1. New Haven is knows for its pizza. For info re: which place is best there, I suggest you post on the Tri-State board.

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      1. re: RGR

        thank you for your replies. yes norwalk, he was specific that in his opinion it was better than NH. Have had NH pizza many times so I was intrigued.....frustrated with myself that I didn't write it down........any ideas? I was searching nyc pizza and that was where he wrote that this place was better than all the nyc pizza he's had and it was norwalk...........he even told another poster how to take the train to get there.....I appreciate your help!

      2. OK Norwalk pizza includes:

        - Fat Cat - cracker crust bar pie, really good
        - Strada 18 - pizza is served along with other italian dishes; jfood likes a lot
        - Match - pizza the best part of this snooty place that is going on reputation versus food quality
        - Letizia - very sloppy and most people really enjoy, jfood likes the other three better

        1. There was a report on a Ct , not NY, pizza thread that Gourmet Magazine had annointed Letizia's as better than NH.

          here's the Gourmet piece by the Sterns (of

          1. jfood listed the 4 that I'm most familiar with. Of those, I like Fat Cat the best. As he said, it is very thin ("cracker crust") and very delicious. A few other reasons I give them high marks: 1) they give you a very eclectic array (8 kinds if memory serves) of spices (i.e. "Turkish Seasoning") to put on your pizza, 2) if you're in to wine I can guaranty that no pizza joint you've been to has better wines by the glass -- the owners also own the excellent wine shop Fountainhead in Norwalk, 3) their salads are killer -- all organic greens with grilled vegetables, nuts, cheese, prosciutto. 4) they have a cheese selection provided by Darien Cheese one of the best fromageries in the state.

            Leitizia's would be my second choice -- the pizza is very different than Fat Cat -- jfood accurately describes it as "sloppy". It is very casual (you can bring your own wine) and the toppings are standard (vs. some of the more unusual Fat Cat toppings). My biggest complaint is that sometimes they undercook their pies (on busy Saturday nights for example) and then "Sloppy" becomes "Mushy". However, when cooked the right amount of time, these are very delicous (and very filling) pies...

            Strada 18 is over priced imo. Match is good, but they're kind of full of themselves.....

            As for whether any of these are better than Sally's or Pepe's in New Haven, they are not in the same league, in my opinion....

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            1. re: 1CTHound

              John's Best Pizza on Rte. 123 in Broad River makes very, very good pizza. Thin-crust, great sauce, just the right amount of cheese.

              Also give Bru's a shot in East Norwalk...very tasty pies, paper thin crust (similar to Colony & Vinnie's in Stamford).

              1. re: CTburgerlover

                I so agree about JB! Forget their other locations though.

                1. re: amanda3571

                  John's Best in Mt. Kisco was one of the worst pizzas I ever ate. Is Norwalk different? What is it like?

                  1. re: wincountrygirl

                    Never been to the Mt. Kisco location, but as I previously wrote, the Norwalk John's Best make a really good pie. My favorite is the Little John...personal size. The crust is very thin, nicely charred. Great salads too (antipasti, scungilli).

                    Have not noticed a change in quality for the 20+ years I've been going there.