Good pie, super greasy, with a pretty strong grated cheese smell. Good crisp, slight flop, chewy crust. Football pie, all the way.
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melissa.sutphin5/29/23, 9:17 p.m.
Absolutely Delicious! The tomatoes were so fresh The owner said that three days a week they get fresh tomatoes delivered to them. So good and juicy!
ken.delgiudice5/29/23, 12:36 p.m.
Our grandchildren were over and they never had New Haven Apizza. I picked up Grand. I’ll quote them-“ this is the best pizza I ever had. I don’t ever want another kind of pizza. We got a Pepperoni and Mozzarella Pie. The char was a little light but still good. The crust (almost zero flop) combined with their sauce and mozzarella makes Grand Apizza an excellent alternative to Pepe’s.
terrence.manning3/25/23, 9:10 p.m.
Good taste. The grated cheese adds alot. Very good dough. Only complaint is the can sauce is heavy on the crust. It's good but to much.
ryan.rutherford3/4/23, 2:46 a.m.
🚨CONNECTICUT CLASSIC ALERT🚨 In 1955, the brother of the owner of Modern Apizza in New Haven, CT opened Grand Apizza in Fair Haven, CT. Along with Pepe’s, Sally’s & Modern, Grand Apizza was considered part of New Haven’s “Big 4” pizzerias. Now they have locations in Madison, Guilford and this spot in Clinton on the shoreline. An old school cash only joint, they serve New Haven style pies on the outskirts of the city with way less hype than their famous competitors. Slightly thicker and heavier than I expected, but the dough is outstanding in both texture and taste with minimal flop, a fairly firm undercarriage; not quite as crispy as I’d hoped, but beautiful char and sublimely crunchy crust, similar to Modern Apizza & Ernie’s Apizza in New Haven. The cheese blend is delectably delicious, some of the best I’ve ever had on a pizza. A combination of stringy, melty and creamy, the texture is as terrific as the taste, just a notch below Modern’s blend. The sauce isn’t as pronounced but has just enough tang and sweetness to make an impact. Even though the sauce flies under the radar a bit, it’s top quality and very tasty, just not as noticeable as the other elements of the pie. All of the ingredients compliment each other superbly with fantastic flavors flowing together in beautiful balance, working in heavenly harmony. The only real drawback is the amount of grease gushing from the butterfat in the cheese. Lots of drippage from the little pools of oil with each bite but it doesn’t produce an overly salty taste; the pie maintains its flavor integrity despite the vats of grease cascading down each slice. All in all, this is borderline Hall of Fame pizza. If the dough were slightly crispier and the grease was significantly less, this pie would climb into the hallowed halls of the 9s. Despite just missing the cut, this is definitely travel worthy pizza worth making a substantial pilgrimage. Overall, it’s just a tick below Pepe’s & Modern, but better than Sally’s and some of the best pizza you’ll find in all of Connecticut and pretty much the tri-state area.
egolise11/11/22, 7:23 p.m.
Excellent pizza. Crust was thin and crispy. Cheese/sauce ratio was just right. A little greasy, but a solid pie.
rafay.seyal10/25/22, 3:19 a.m.
We found another one of the Greats today! Grand Apizza started off in the 1950’s and was in New Haven for 50 years! Then the dad, Fred Nuzzo sold the building and moved to Clinton. The same pizza and they opened 3 restaurants, Clinton, Guilford and Madison. The dad went to Clinton and so did we. Let me just say… the pizza is so good! The sauce is top 5. Endless crispy crust perfectly made… and tasty saucy sauce. The garden pie was also quite special with just the right amount of tangy balsamic vinegar! I was super happy to meet Fred’s son, Mike. You can tell he is very humble and proud of their amazing piece of pizza history. Legendary pizza today. 9.7 solid score for the cheese. The tomato pie was a 10. Perfect 10. It’s something that can only be experienced verses spoken about. The garden veggie was an 8.3. Very good! #newhavenpizza #connecticutpizza #grandapizzashoreline #pizzacapitaloftheworld #newhavenstylepizza
john.chase18/20/22, 4:51 p.m.
Good atmosphere and great, friendly service. Pizza looked good from the top, cheese and sauce very tasty, but unfortunately the bottom was totally undercooked. No crisp at all, undercarriage tons of flop, and chewy. I feel like my pizza was an outlier because I’m usually with the community and Dave with these but I had to score accordingly. Still a nice spot to have a pizza with the family. That’s a review.
benhelpin146/18/22, 11:40 p.m.
Grand apizza! A legendary store with legendary status! While the sauce and cheese were excellent, I had to take a few points off for the overcooked dough. Still great though!
abby.pierce5/15/22, 3:19 p.m.
boyfriend said 7.4 i said 7.2.. reheated it in the oven for late night snack and that bumped the score for me definitely a very good pizza - just a little too greasy and the crust could’ve been crispier.. still a top notch pie but i wouldn’t say 8.2 level good. solid cheese to sauce to crust ratio with A+ bubbles
matthew.finn11/25/21, 2:44 p.m.
This place does it right. Crispy thin crust, delicious sauce and tasty cheese. Mike is an awesome guy and appreciated our drive down from MA to try it out!
russ.mcgill9/26/21, 1:36 a.m.
Had a clam pie and pepperoni pie. Both very good. Nice crust on both, but especially the pepperoni. Lots of tasty clams, with maybe just a tad too much garlic (I’m nitpicking now). Nice dinners too plus a full bar and Foxon Park soda (Diet Birch Beer!). 👍👍
rubiknows9/20/21, 3:07 p.m.
Excellent pizza. The sauce is great, not too greasy and holds crisp after sitting in a box for a little bit. Cash only place. There’s a few locations but this is the best.