CT's best pizza restaurants of 2022, according to Connecticut Magazine

A tomato, mozzarella, and pepperoni pizza at  Sally's Apizza, 237 Wooster St., in New Haven, CT.

A tomato, mozzarella, and pepperoni pizza at  Sally's Apizza, 237 Wooster St., in New Haven, CT.

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This year’s BEST OF CONNECTICUT picks are positively popping with Nutmeg State goodness, all picked by you and our distinguished panel of Connecticut experts. From food and drink, to activities and entertainment, to shopping and services, it’s a celebration of the great things our state has to offer.

Below are our Editors' Picks for the best in pizza, followed by the winners and runners-up from our Readers' Choice survey.

For more award-winning Connecticut food and dining, see our 2022 Best Restaurants award winners, and our picks for the 25 Best New Restaurants in 2022.

Editor's Pick

Grigg Street Pizza in Greenwich

Grigg Street Pizza in Greenwich

Andrew Dominick

Grigg Street Pizza

1 Grigg St., Greenwich

Two years ago, Matthew Watson and Jon Corbo started slinging pies in a subterranean space just off bustling Greenwich Avenue to instant fanfare. Truth is, I knew it’d be a hit when a notable chef told me, “Grigg will easily be a top 10 pizza as soon as they open the doors.” 

Big statement in a state full of great pizza. But Watson and Corbo are no strangers to the industry. Both were formerly partners in the Corbo’s Deli locations and Watson is a French Culinary Institute grad. That combination as it applies to Grigg Street Pizza results in pizza that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. 

Don’to call it New York style. Don’t call it New Haven style either. It’s sourdough. Grigg’s three-day leavened dough comes out light and crispy with char and dough bubbles. 

And as geeky they are about their dough, they’re just as committed to quality toppings. They make their own mozzarella. The fennel sausage is ground in house. The garlic-habanero honey? Also made there. The sourdough petit baguette their stacked sandwiches come on? Of course they make that, too. 

Word to the wise: this place is popping, as in, it gets slammed busy. Preordering online is the way to go almost every day to ensure you get a couple pies at a desired time, especially on Thursdays when they release specials the likes of which have been Ezzo Pepperoni with onion, basil and homemade ranch dressing; roasted onion with long hots, honey ricotta, and pecorino; and a white pie with rendered bacon béchamel, speck, roasted balsamic onions, provolone and parsley. — Andrew Dominick

griggstreetpizza.com • 203-717-1190

Readers' Choice

Hot pizza getting cut and boxed at Frank Pepe's in New Haven.

Hot pizza getting cut and boxed at Frank Pepe's in New Haven.

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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

New Haven and other locations

order.pepespizzeria.com

Readers' Choice: Runner-Up

Modern Apizza in New Haven as seen last year.

Modern Apizza in New Haven as seen last year.

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Modern Apizza

874 State St., New Haven

modernapizza.com

Readers' Choice: Runner-Up

A customer snaps a picture of a pizza just brought to the table during the grand opening of Sally's Apizza on Summer Street in Stamford, Conn., on Thursday October 7, 2021. This is the new outpost of the beloved New Haven pizza restaurant.

A customer snaps a picture of a pizza just brought to the table during the grand opening of Sally's Apizza on Summer Street in Stamford, Conn., on Thursday October 7, 2021. This is the new outpost of the beloved New Haven pizza restaurant.

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Sally's Apizza

New Haven, Stamford

sallysapizza.com