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Zuppardi's Apizza

179 Union Avenue, West Haven, CT - (203) 934-1949
This third generation pizza parlor tucked away in the residential area of West Haven should not be overlooked by the more recognized establishments. The bivalves on the fresh white clam pizza are shucked immediately after an order is placed to ensure maximum freshness. You won't find a more satisfying seafood pizza anywhere.
100% Approval Rating (13 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
pepperoni pizza
Sausage & Mushroom Pizza
Sausage pie
Sausage & Cherry Pepper Pie
Fresh Clam Pie
Frozen to-Go Pizza
Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza
Meatball Pie
Fresh Tomato Pie

Highlighted Reviews

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Stephen Rushmore - Photos (1)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The Zuppardi family has been making New Haven style pizza in the residential neighborhood of West Haven for three generations. The white clam pizza has become a signature dish in New Haven, but surprisingly Zuppardi’s Apizza downplays their addictive pie. Don’t ..."   [Read More]
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Mark Kaupe - Photos (10)
October 31, 2010
"Zuppardi's is a little place that has been doing what it does best while the area grew around it. You cannot find them on a main street; you'll have to drive around the blocks of homes in the town of West Haven but, that said, they are easy to find. This typical ..."   [Read More]
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Nick Perna
February 20, 2009
"Zuppardi's is at least as good as, if not better than, the big name apizza places in New Haven, without the long lines. Actually, I think it is the best in the state. I'm addicted to the sausage pizza, which has liberal amounts of sweet homemade sausage with fennel ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

179 Union Avenue, West Haven, CT
(203) 934-1949

http://www.zuppardisapizza.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A member of the Zuppardi family told us they had just made 200 pounds of sausage -- a significant portion of which was spread across this ravishing pizza.
"A member of the Zuppardi family told us they had just made 200 pounds of sausage -- a significant portion of which was spread across this ravishing pizza."
Michael Stern





The fresh clam pie is shucked immediately after ordering to ensure maximum freshness.  You won't find a more satisfying seafood pizza anywhere.
"The fresh clam pie is shucked immediately after ordering to ensure maximum freshness. You won't find a more satisfying seafood pizza anywhere."
Stephen Rushmore


In 2014, Zuppardi's celebrated its 80th birthday.
"In 2014, Zuppardi's celebrated its 80th birthday."
Michael Stern


Description?  No need, the picture says it all.
"Description? No need, the picture says it all."
Mark Kaupe


An extreme close-up of crust shows one of the puffed-up bubbles with a blackened edge that makes southern Connecticut pizzas so extraordinary.
"An extreme close-up of crust shows one of the puffed-up bubbles with a blackened edge that makes southern Connecticut pizzas so extraordinary."
Michael Stern


Housemade sausage and sliced cherry peppers are a combination that I am still craving seven months after I first tried it.
"Housemade sausage and sliced cherry peppers are a combination that I am still craving seven months after I first tried it."
Bill Homan


This is a thin-crusted and dark-edged pie.  Zuppardi's pie could compete successfully in a blind taste test with the boys downtown.  Try the house-made sausage as a topping.
"This is a thin-crusted and dark-edged pie. Zuppardi's pie could compete successfully in a blind taste test with the boys downtown. Try the house-made sausage as a topping. "
Mark Kaupe


This very flavorful sausage spotlighted this pie’s savory sauce and cheese.
"This very flavorful sausage spotlighted this pie’s savory sauce and cheese."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Is this the best white clam pizza in the universe?
"Is this the best white clam pizza in the universe?"
Michael Stern


These tomato-topped pies will go to the local bars to be heated again later.  They freeze some for take-out.
"These tomato-topped pies will go to the local bars to be heated again later. They freeze some for take-out. "
Mark Kaupe


Perfect edges around the rim, typical of the pizza in these parts.  This is one delicious sausage pie.  I also bought a frozen one for another meal.
"Perfect edges around the rim, typical of the pizza in these parts. This is one delicious sausage pie. I also bought a frozen one for another meal."
Mark Kaupe


A frozen sausage pizza ready to be heated.
"A frozen sausage pizza ready to be heated."
Mark Kaupe


The lightest taste of the pizzas I tried, this simple pie was a prime one to test the crunch/chew ratio of the crust.
"The lightest taste of the pizzas I tried, this simple pie was a prime one to test the crunch/chew ratio of the crust."
Chris & Amy Ayers


If you like meatballs, this pie is for you!
"If you like meatballs, this pie is for you!"
Chris & Amy Ayers


I wish there had been more of a char on the edges of this crust.  Nonetheless, this was a truly excellent fresh clam pie.
"I wish there had been more of a char on the edges of this crust. Nonetheless, this was a truly excellent fresh clam pie."
Bill Homan


While I didn't try this eggplant pie, many of my fellow diners really liked it.
"While I didn't try this eggplant pie, many of my fellow diners really liked it."
Bill Homan


The housemade sausage on this pie was some of the best I have ever tried.
"The housemade sausage on this pie was some of the best I have ever tried."
Bill Homan


Baking in a convection/toaster oven right on the rack provides a nice crisp bottom crust.  Creating dark edges is a work in progress for me.
 The sausage is flavorful and generous.
"Baking in a convection/toaster oven right on the rack provides a nice crisp bottom crust. Creating dark edges is a work in progress for me. The sausage is flavorful and generous."
Mark Kaupe


The menu reads as if it is from Wooster Street.  The pushpins remind me of Pepe's.
"The menu reads as if it is from Wooster Street. The pushpins remind me of Pepe's."
Mark Kaupe


Some sweet temptations to bring home.
"Some sweet temptations to bring home. "
Mark Kaupe


You can get a plain or one topping pizza for $5.00.  Other frozen meals make dinner easy.
"You can get a plain or one topping pizza for $5.00. Other frozen meals make dinner easy."
Mark Kaupe


I wish I could have attended this tour!
"I wish I could have attended this tour!"
Bill Homan


The neighborhood has grown since 1934, giving Zuppardi's that feeling typical of small pizzerias throughout the region.  Delivery charge?  Just open the front door.  A recent windstorm wasn't kind to the awning.
"The neighborhood has grown since 1934, giving Zuppardi's that feeling typical of small pizzerias throughout the region. Delivery charge? Just open the front door. A recent windstorm wasn't kind to the awning."
Mark Kaupe


A true neighborhood shop, Zuppardi’s has a small parking lot off this one-way street.
"A true neighborhood shop, Zuppardi’s has a small parking lot off this one-way street."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Over 80 years as of the New England Meet-Up in October 2014.
"Over 80 years as of the New England Meet-Up in October 2014."
Bill Homan


Run by the same family for three generations, Zuppardi's keeps the 'apizza' tradition going strong.
"Run by the same family for three generations, Zuppardi's keeps the 'apizza' tradition going strong."
Bill Homan


Nestled in a residential neighborhood, Zuppardi's has a very welcoming, comfy feel to it.
"Nestled in a residential neighborhood, Zuppardi's has a very welcoming, comfy feel to it."
Bill Homan



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