Not sure what anyone is thinking. But the frozen pizza that Dave reviewed shouldn’t be that high. Yes it’s better than grocery store bought pizza, but this is a 5 all day. Too greasy, lacks flavor in the sauce. Carlos in Atlanta is Way better.
brad.marcus1/8/24, 11:29 p.m.
The New Haven place to go for people who live in the area. Great pizza from a great local, family-owned business
ian.pinkosky11/12/23, 11:28 p.m.
New Haven is the gauntlet when it comes to pizza, finally got to try Zuppardi’s today. Reminded me of Modern in a way, it was so good.
d.dorazio11/3/23, 5:34 p.m.
Excellent pizza. Everything you want New Haven style pizza to be. Thin, crispy charred crust. Sweet and savory sauce and cheese. The only thing holding this back (for me) is that it's a little too salty. I'm pretty sensitive to salt, most people would probably disagree with me. I really enjoyed this pizza though. Ive been meaning to detour off 95 on my way through CT for a while now. Glad I did today.
sebastian.merkatz10/7/23, 6:19 p.m.
Pizza was delicious and had a good crunch. It was quite oily and took a while to come out, but overall it was worth the wait.
cjaquilino9/18/23, 7:40 p.m.
Day before I came here, Zuppardi's was at Apizza Feast run by A Taste of New Haven/Colin Caplan, New Haven pizza historian. And to be honest, they were serving premade, frozen personal pies with a 20 minute wait at the feast when everyone else, including Pepe's, Grand, and Big Green Truck/Next Door were serving fresh pies/slices. I gotta say, shame on them. It's not the worse thing in the world. But I wasn't the only one there disappointed. On my way back home though, Zupp's just happened to be the easiest pizzeria to try on the way back to New York, it's not far off of I-95. I didn't want to eat another plain (mozzerella) pie or spend a ton of money, so I looked for a spot that sells a good looking tomato pie. Zupp's was a mad house when I got there. It had probably the best real neighborhood vibe I've ever gotten seen at a pizzeria, especially on considered a best in the country. The kitchen probably had 12 people in a 12 by 20 foot space with constantly pickup orders and new people coming in to order on top of folks dining in. People even came in to buy their frozen pies, which, in fairness, I hear are good. Zuppardi's dough must be the lowest hydration of any New Haven spots I've tried. The crust is bordering on that dry, crunchy, thin crust. Stoolies who have Portnoy's exact taste in crust will like it. It was decent for me. What has me contemplating putting this in the high 7s is the lack of strong flavors in the sauce. In one bite I got a hint of garlic, but otherwise it lacked salt and even the grated cheese (pecorino romano) lacked that sharp, salty bite to it. The bake of the crust was good, thin, and more crispy than crunchy. Loved the cheese sauce ratio on the tomato pie, it looks like it has mozzarella on it, there's so much. If you get the tomto pie, definitely add the optional garlic. I feel like it needs oregano too. So far, I think Pepe's has the best tomato pie. So how to score this…it's worth travelling to, particularly on the vibes. It's a good pizza. But I can't see myself scoring it higher than an 8.0.
joe.jazz9/14/23, 8:12 p.m.
Had sausage and cheery peppers 8.6, Cheese was 8.4, and Clam was 8.3. This pizza is top notch without the line
greg.nye8/21/23, 12:15 a.m.
Amazing flavor. Just a really old school pizza in a middle class neighborhood. It has a clean flop and the crust was cooked perfect.
chris.hatzis8/13/23, 10:37 p.m.
Sausage, 1/2 mushroom. Best sausage I ever had on a pizza! Outstanding tasting pie!
john.yelton8/7/23, 11:56 a.m.
Good slice, not really New Haven style but that doesn’t mean everything
ken.delgiudice7/27/23, 11:03 p.m.
You definitely know you’re eating New Haven style Apizza when you go to Zuppardi’s. The crust had unbelievable crunch. The undercarriage was a little light but very little flop. The sausage was excellent. My only negative was the mozzarella was a little to soupy when I opened the box.
flipspizza7/23/23, 6:45 p.m.
Guest vendor at Hartford yard goats game. Great surprise. Soooooo much better than their stadium pizza. Hard to score gives it’s not fresh out the oven. That said, excellent crust. Good flavor. Nothing wrong with it.
pizza.dink7/15/23, 4:39 p.m.
First time trying pizza in New Haven and it did not disappoint! This place knows how to keep a pizza in the oven, perfectly crispy crust. 😋