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May 8, 2013 07:29 AM

Clam Pizza

I'm sure we've been through this a hundred times. Looking for an update. We are coming up the I-95 corridor from NJ to Mass. Where would be the best place for clam pizza. Is New Haven still the best area. If so, where?

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  1. Some prefer the white clam pie from Pepe's, with garlic, olive oil, and fresh chopped Rhode Island clams. Others prefer the Sally's clam pie with red sauce. Bacon is an additional option at either. Modern has clams with a mozzarella base, either red or white.

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    1. re: Veggo

      Which location? The further north the better.

      1. re: shoeman

        Sorry, I'm referencing just New Haven locations.

      2. re: Veggo

        Except that Pepe's uses fresh clams and the white clam pie I had at Sally's had fishy, canned clams, yuk.

      3. Al Forno in Old Saybrook CT makes one that rivals the New Haven variety.

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        1. re: jdgall

          We went to Al Forno the other night. They did not have a clam pizza on the menu.

        2. Zuppardi's in West Haven uses whole little neck clams. I like it best.

          1. Pepe's in New Haven. No Doubt. Don't expect to just walk in there for lunch the wait can be maddening.

            But if you were to travel the mass pike 84 91 route instead, first and last tavern on maple ave in Hartford makes a damn fine clam pie.

            1. Area 4 in Cambridge MA makes a great clam pizza if that's near your final destination.