Sally's Apizza

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Sally's Apizza is New Haven royalty, operating from the same location where they opened in the late 1930s in New Haven's Wooster Square. In truth, if it weren’t for nearby Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Sally’s would probably be talked about with similar reverence. Their pizza is traditionally thin crust, topped with tomato sauce, garlic, and "mozz." Of course, the pies at Sally’s look pretty similar to what you'll find down the street at Frank Pepe, because the man who opened Sally's (Salvatore Consiglio) was Pepe's nephew.

Sal passed in 1989, and his wife Flo followed in 2012, but their children Bob and Rick carry on the tradition of terrific pies (cash only and no reservations) Wednesday through Sunday (starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and at 3 p.m. on weekends). Since then, there have been reports that Sally's is for sale, but New Havenites need not panic, New Haven Register's Mark Zaretsky informs us that Bob and Rick have "made it clear that any deal, if it comes, would likely involve them staying on."

Sally's staff have been known to admit that Pepe’s clam pie is better, but the tomato pie here (tomato sauce, no cheese), has the original beat.

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

 

 

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  • Pssst, pizza better than New York
  • Try the Pizza - New Haven tradition since 1938. Worth the epic wait and rude staff.
  • Is it bad form to say that Pepe's is a dump compared to this place?
  • the lady behind the counter was suuuuch a bitch!
  • Get the "plain" tomato pie with garlic and some grated cheese. You'll be sold. New Haven has the country's most solid, simple pizza.
  • the best.. literally THE Best
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  • It's a flavor explosion only if the unique sauce met the cheese on tongue. Come in before 5pm and you're more than likely to get seated within 20 minutes, after that... don't say I didn't WARN you. ;)
  • Here's the best tip that has nothing to do with pizza....... Order the white birch beer! That's some good soda.
  • Among the first in line when it opened. I'm probably still waiting when you're reading this: so go to Pepe's, wait in the line and you'll still eat before me. Send for help.
  • The best. Absolutely worth the wait.
  • Plain with just sauce grated cheese and garlic. Awesome
  • Best pizza I've ever had. Say hi to my cousin flo, the little old lady who sits it the front, she's the owner.
  • Do the Sally's/Pepe's taste test. Get takeout and judge for yourself which famous New Haven slice is better. - CBS CT
  • Have the best pizza in the entire world. They close for a month every summer, don't open for lunch, only take cash, and you'll have to wait an hour. IT'S WORTH IT.
  • Great pizza! It's my second favorite in New Haven. But beware, they do not take credit card. Cash only!!
  • Don't waste your time... Keep walking down the street to Pepe's and you will not be disappointed. The service at Sally's is slow and the pizza is not worth the wait.
  • Had a great time with my daughter, long wait inside, to go orders was slowing up our dinner. My favorite out of the Big 3.
  • I've tried the big 3 of new haven and therefore the world. Sally's being the last on the list. Sally's pizza wins. Hands down. Food coma ensues.
  • The white pizza with zucchini, garlic sauce, tomato and onion is delicious. Cherry red peppers for any meat pizza is key; def two kinds of meat is important.