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Best Pizza in New Haven

New Havener | Mar 11, 2002 05:49 PM

Was sorry to read an article on this site awhile ago claiming the death of Great Pizza in New Haven, and citing only the slide of the overrated - or at least over-noted - Pepe's and Sally's as evidence. The best pizza in New Haven (and therefore perhaps the world) is at the Pizza House on Edgewood and Howe (89 Howe Street). This is not the super-thin, irregular, burnt-crust Pepe's pizza (admittedly tasty, but...). It is greek-style, with a high, very crisp outer crust and a tangy sauce, cut criss-cross rather than in wedges. The place has been there for at least thirty years and is pretty much ignored by the nearby Yale undergrad community, probably because it's dark and drab, does not serve slices, and is staffed by extremely taciturn old folks. Nonetheless it stays open due to the loyalty of true New Haveners who know where to go. In a city that makes a huge deal out of its more famous pizza establishments, the Pizza House is a true find - completely delicious and inexplicably obscure, with a take on the dish that is just distinctive enough to be exciting, without failing to satisfy the particular craving that leads one to order a pizza. I urge hounds in the area (or passing through, or making a pilgrimage) to give the place a try.

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