Casual Spots and the Pizza Wars
New Haven pizza is world renowned but we've also got lots of history too, hosting the place where the hamburger was invented!
A New Haven must! The official birthplace of the Hamburger. Since 1895, Louis' Lunch in New Haven, CT has been serving a classic hamburgers to customers from across the world. DON'T ask for ketchup or mustard!
The infamous Pepe's! A lot has happened since Frank Pepe starting baking "ah-beets" nearly 100 years ago. Pizza has gone from an obscure ethnic dish to become a mainstay of the American dining scene. But what hasn't changed at Pepe's is the family's commitment to the tradition of food quality and commitment to the community at large that Frank Pepe envisioned in 1925.
Famous for our distinctive tomato sauce and chewy, crispy crust with an iconic oven-kissed char, Sally's Apizza was founded in New Haven by Salvatore "Sally" Consiglio in 1938. Sally's draws pizza fans from around the world.
Brick- oven, thin crust pizzas and a few Italian classics served in a roomy, unadorned space.
Buzzing bar and dance club with indie rock shows staged in industrial-chic environs with cozy nook. Must try their Mashed Potato Bacon pizza (yes, you read that right) and their craft beer made onsite!