With so many pizzerias in town, here's help on how to choose
Pepe’s Pizza — “Old Reliable”
This legend was founded in 1925 by Frank Pepe in the original location of Wooster Square in New Haven. From then on, CT residents realized how special it was that Frank had brought the town of Malori, Italy to the Gold Coast in the form of Pepe’s Italian tomato pies — now a nationwide name. Pepe’s has become the reason why people flock to Connecticut for the best slices of New-Haven style thin crust pie. Food Network has named Pepe’s CT’s Best Pizza and celebrities like Bill Clinton have come near and far to taste this authentic pizza. When you come by, try Frank’s signature White Clam’s Casino! 238 Commerce Dr., 203-333-7373.
Nauti Dolphin — “Slice Above”
Don’t let its small storefront size fool you; Nauti Dolphin packs a delicious punch with their incredible pies at their location right next to the Fairfield Train Station. Popular with the New York commuters after a long day of work, Nauti Dolphin specializes in ginormous single slices that anyone can take to-go. With specialty toppings made from the freshest ingredients like sausage/mushroom, cherry peppers and the summer favorite margarita pizza- Nauti can do no wrong! 1 Carter Henry Dr., 203-256-1877.
Colony Grill — “Simple Success”
It all started in 1935 in a Stamford Irish neighborhood, since then the simplistic menu hasn’t changed one bit. With a pub-like quality that feels homey with the comforting smell of pizza crust, Colony Grill has not lost its stride since opening in Fairfield. The restaurant prides itself on having one of the shortest menus in Fairfield; it’s just the pizza. A focus on thin and crispy crusts and personal pizza sizes, Colony represents simplicity at its best. With signature toppings like the hot oil, stingers, and soppressetta style pepperoni- this place is hot! At least, that’s what our readers think- they’ve won Best of the Gold Coast Pizza every year since 2005! 1520 Post Rd., 203-259-1989.
Mike’s Pizza — “College Kid Hotspot”
An inexpensive alternative to these big name pizza places, Mike’s is smack dab in the heart of downtown Fairfield and the young people of this town wouldn’t have it any other way! 1560 Post Rd., 203-255-2292.
Pizzeria Molto — “Social Scene”
The pizza is great: brick oven, thin crust- but it’s the atmosphere that makes Molto one of the most popular Fairfield dining spots. The outdoor seating, the grandiose bar and the bustling environment- you can have your party and your pizza too! 1215 Post Rd., 203-292-8288.
Pazzo Pizza — “Multi-Talented”
Pazzo has been churning out traditional pizza since it opened, but the best-kept secret to this pizza joint is their weekly family deals. Enough food to feed a family of four for days, Pazzo gives you a daily variety of choices: eggplant parmesan, penne a la vodka and chicken piccatta can all be yours at this Black Rock favorite. 2505 Black Rock Tpke., 203-372-8660.
And check out these other great pizza restaurants...
1201 Kings Highway
1557 Black Rock Turnpike
116 Post Road
200 Tunxis Hill Rd
59 Sanford St
1244 Stratfield Rd
525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off
Southport Pizza House
295 Pequot Ave
2424 Black Rock Turnpike