Roseland Apizza

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350 Hawthorne Ave
Derby, CT 06418
(203) 735-0494

Is Roseland Apizza the greatest pizzeria you’ve never heard of? At the very least, it’s one of Connecticut’s most underrated pizzerias — and this in a state known for famous pies.

Imagine the good will of a pizzeria that starts you off with a bread basket! Now hear the words “shrimp pizza” and understand that this neighborhood parlor has been slinging pies since 1935. New Haven pizza intransigents may feel right at home at Roseland — the décor has a Formica-counter-and-crowded-booth feeling that echoes the one at the more-pilgrimaged Sally’s of Wooster Street. In point of fact, Frank Pepe opened just eight years before Roseland and Sally’s opened just three years later.

The point is that if this is your first time, you’re in the right place. Start with a plain tomato pie (no cheese). You’ll want the Roseland Special (sausage and mushrooms), the fresh-shucked clam pie (white), and one of the special shrimp pizzas (it’s said to include two pounds of shrimp — no joke). And if you really feel like splashing out, there’s Roseland’s “most elite pie,” the Ponsinella, which is loaded with lobster, shrimp, and scallops and has been known to cost $65 at market price.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

Foursquare Tips

  • Better than New Haven pizza!
  • Went here because people said it was better than new haven pizza. I can't even imagine how they came up with that. It was bad compared to chain restaurant pizza.
  • Roseland Special never disappoints! And homemade ravioli... Yummmm!
  • sausage pie antipasto arugula pie awesome!
  • poor mans pie. can't get that in nyc. ahhhhh- maze.
  • sausage is the best ever! i'm always hitting up the large sausage and mushroom pizza. really sucks that the cashiers just make up the price, i have been charged different prices for the same pizza
  • While waiting for a garlic pie, kill time by devouring ValleyIndy.org
  • The best pizza in the Valley competes with Colony and Pepe's!
  • X-large pepperoni apizza !!!
  • This place is just as good as Pepe's in New Haven! Try the white clam pizza- to die for!! Yum!
  • Get a Sausage, Mozzarella, and garlic pizza! One of their best!
  • Meatball Parm Sub is the best
  • Lobster Penne is awesome
  • If your doing take out, always add 10 minutes to the time to avoid waiting too long.
  • Spinach & Cheese Ravioli w/meat sauce = Yummy!!!