#68 Alforno, Old Saybrook, Conn. (Margherita) from 101 Best Pizzas in America 2013 (Slideshow)

101 Best Pizzas in America 2013 (Slideshow)


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#68 Alforno, Old Saybrook, Conn. (Margherita)

Not that anyone was really complaining, but Connecticut Shoreline institution Alforno in Old Saybrook got a renovation two years ago to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The New York Times noted Alforno’s bigger tables and more comfortable chairs, and a revamped menu that included several new family-style appetizers and the option of ordering allpastas as small plates. But the same New Haven-style brick-oven pizzas served by owners Bob Zemmel and Linda Giuca continue, with a menu that includes their Pizza Napolitano Vera ("True Naples Original Pizza"), which they proudly note they’re certified to serve you, but there are also Alforno’s specialty white pizzas with diced mozzarella, olive oil, and Romano, and pies with caramelized onions, bacon, broccoli, and barbecue chicken