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New Haven Style Pizza new Lyme, Ct?

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aregularjoe Jun 9, 2012 06:00 AM

Heading to Lyme, CT tomorrow and would love some New Haven style pizza. Any thoughts? New haven is a 50 minute drive and probably more with Sunday traffic. Anything closer?

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    jdgall RE: aregularjoe Jun 9, 2012 08:23 AM

    Al Forno in nearby Old Saybrook Located in a strip mall on rt. 1 they offer fantastic pizza. No need to drive to New Haven.

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      bagelman01 RE: jdgall Jun 9, 2012 11:34 AM

      It's not as good as Sally's, but a very good choice> I absolutely recommend it. If you search Al Forno on this board, I believe Katty Eyes posted awhile vback with pictures of two of Al Forno's pies.

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        DonShirer RE: jdgall Jun 9, 2012 03:35 PM

        +1 on Al Forno although it's not a clone of Wooster Street Pizzas..

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        KROB RE: aregularjoe Jun 9, 2012 03:44 PM

        Al Forno's is very good.
        There is Frank Pepe's in the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville- not too far, probably along the way

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          bagelman01 RE: KROB Jun 9, 2012 04:21 PM

          KROB,
          Uncasville is way past Lyme going east and then north on I-395, a really bad drive on a summer (post Memorial Day) Sunday.
          Tolli's in East Haven is also good and saves a trip over the Q bridge if coming west from Old Lyme.

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            KROB RE: bagelman01 Jun 9, 2012 05:47 PM

            Way past lyme?
            It's like 16 miles i travel it all the time
            and 395 N is not bad in the summer .iI's 95 south thats brutal backing up from the Baldwin bridge.
            Want a really bad drive- try Mystic

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              bagelman01 RE: KROB Jun 9, 2012 07:17 PM

              sorry, it's not just the 16 miles from Lyme to Uncasville, then it's the great amount of time necessary to park (especially if you use a lot and shuttle bus), walk the distances from entry thru casino building to Pepe's and wait in a long line. Easilly more than the 50 minutes OP did not want to spend going to New Haven.

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                ratbuddy RE: bagelman01 Jun 10, 2012 08:09 AM

                Sorry, but parking is really easy at Mohegan. The Winter (IIRC) garage entrance is right by Pepe's. We've been going to Mohegan Sun since they opened and never spent any significant amount of time parking. Never had to wait for a shuttle, that's for sure.

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          aregularjoe RE: aregularjoe Jun 9, 2012 03:58 PM

          Thanks to all who replied.

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