Carminuccio’s

Italian | Pizza | Sandwich Shop
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We slightly disagree with Carminuccio’s motto, which is “A Little Slice of Heaven.” We say it is a quite a large slice of heaven. In Connecticut, home of America’s most delicious pizzas, this house by the side of the highway serves some of the very best.

When you walk in, it doesn’t seem much to look at. The interior consists of an order counter and a small array of bare-topped tables. But look closely, and towards the back you see the stuffed breads of the day arranged in a case. They are a beautiful sight: long, savory loaves wrapped around such ingredients as ham or capicola, pepperoni and cheese, broccoli and sausage. Served steaming hot, one of these breads is a soulful meal every bit as satisfying as a pizza.

As for pizzas, the Carminuccio repertoire of toppings ranges from basic cheese to escarole & beans, barbecued chicken, sautéed spinach, and a knock-out “BLT” combo of pesto sauce, bacon, cooked escarole, and roasted tomatoes. Near the cash register, you can watch the pizza man stretch the dough ultra-thin and slide it into the ovens. About ten minutes later, out comes a pizza that has a chewy rim of crust all around the circumference and a brittle undercrust with just enough grit from the oven to give it real character.

What to Eat
Carminuccio’s, Stern Special
Stern Special
Must-Try
A plethora of roasted garlic, red peppers, and sausage make this my favorite of all Carminuccio's pizzas. In fact, I have ordered it so much over the years, the menu now refers to it as the 'Stern Special.' I am honored!
Carminuccio’s, Roasted Garlic
Roasted Garlic
Must-Try
Roasted garlic, applied in abundance, has cooked long enough to to become soft and gentle-flavored. Genuine comfort food.
Carminuccio’s, Stuffed Bread
Stuffed Bread
Must-Try
Got meat? You will if you order one of Carminuccio's stuffed breads.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday10am - 9pm
Monday10am - 9pm
Tuesday10am - 9pm
Wednesday10am - 9pm
Thursday10am - 9pm
Friday10am - 10pm
Saturday10am - 10pm
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Price
$
Seasons
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
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