Before I write this next sentence, please note that if you look deep into your heart of hearts, you will agree. It is very difficult to put "pizza" and "Connecticut" in the same sentence.

Three problems that you will have if you dispute this with me:

  1. I grew up in Yonkers, New York.
  2. I am first-generation American. My roots on both side of my family are from Tagliacozzo which is a tiny hillside town in Abruzzo, Italy- 50 miles northeast of Rome.
  3. Most people agree with me on this pizza/Connecticut thing. has given the best pizza in Connecticut crown to a place in New Haven. Auguri and Salute' to Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana!

I will tell you this, this is something else that you will find hard to dispute with me. Been there, tried that, and I have to say that it's fantastic to say the least. Try it yourself and tell me what you think. There are seven locations in Connecticut, one in my hometown of Yonkers, New York, one in Rhode Island and one in Boston. The original recipe is made in each restaurant and operated by Frank Pepe's 10 great-grandchildren.

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