Modern Apizza

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874 State St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-5306
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 12:00am
3:00pm - 10:00pm

Established in 1934 as State Street Pizza, Modern is known for its coal-fired brick oven that still puts out pizza in the same thin-crust style. You'll likely hear it described as the place "locals go instead of Pepe and Sally's." Perhaps. The atmosphere is great — wood paneling, friendly servers, a clean feeling — but it doesn't play third-string because it's not on Wooster. Modern's pies are slightly topping-heavy with weak structural integrity. Given the topping focus, the Italian Bomb is the pie to try: it’s topped with bacon, sausage, pepperoni, garlic, mushroom, onion, and pepper.

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





  • Go to Modern Apizza and
  • "Modern Apizza is one of my favorite graduate school haunts!" --Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation
  • Best New Haven style pizza in New Haven!
  • Great pizza
  • Modern is probably the best pizza in New Haven. Try the veggie bomb!
  • Best pizza anywhere on the planet! Bacon, garlic on me! I'll take a large white clam with garlic too! Both amazing! Birch beer as well!
  • the modern white clam pizza is the best in new haven; drizzle some lemon on it and it'll taste even better... also try the tomato basil pizza
  • Pick up was not good today...outer crust burnt black, center of pie not cooked.
  • Eggplant and mushroom pizza makes the world go round
  • pepes and sallys are both for tourists! go modern or go home
  • Try the American Cheese Pie! Add tomatoes and bacon too!!
  • Modern is the BEST for pizza! No one compares!!
  • Pepe's and Sally's get all the hype, but Modern is just a stones throw from these restaurants and I prefer their pizza any day.
  • Give birth here and name the baby after your waitress.
  • Great alternative to Pepe's, and just as epic.
  • Best pizza anywhere, hands down
  • The pizza is incredible, but don't overlook the calzones.
  • Came here solo and got half Clan Casino, half Italian Bomb. Very generous portions of meat, amazingly crispy and crunchy pizza.
  • Really good traditional New Haven pizza. Delicious
  • Pie with cherry peppers hits the spot

Nearby places

157 Wooster St (at Brown St.)
860 State St (at Clark St)