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Modern Apizza

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874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
+1 203-776-5306
23:00 - 11:00
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Mon - Wed 23:00 - 11:00
Thu 12:00 - 11:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Kent, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

First time to New Haven and taken here for lunch. Great service by Sami and really good pizza. Thin good toppings, great value and lovely atmosphere.

Thank sooze29
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Hi there. I have been a fan of New Haven pizza since first being introduced to it in the mid 80s. Sally's was "it" for many years, but Modern just gets it. Fair treatment of waiting customers (no "secret society" favoritism), efficient and friendly service that actually makes you feel appreciated rather than they're doing you a favor. Finally, the... More 

Thank Jay F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We ate here not that long along on a quest to figure out which was our personal best pizza, and sorry to say it is not Modern. Very good pizza, loved the crumbled sausage. The salad was iceberg lettuce...we enjoyed our meal and we will return, it is not the best in New Haven. In our opinion.

Thank anise B
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

A strong competitor to Sally's and Pepe's. Often overlooked by out -of- towners. Great straightforward thin crust pizza which can't be beat. Service, can at times, be indifferent and quite slow. Plenty of seating..not a fancy place..typical "pie parlor" style. On weekends best to come early...on occasion they have a long line of pizza lovers. Also, don't be surprised by... More 

Thank Alexander S
Milford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

You don't have to say more than white clam pie... outside of New Haven area, everyone says Pepes or Sallys, what do they know? Modern is the best pie in New Haven..

Thank Lou B
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The pizza is excellent as well as their grinders. My wife fell in their parking lot due to poor lighting and bad driveway. Poor follow up on problems. We were not looking to sue just have problems repaired. Poor follow up from owner Bill. We won't go their again until problems fixed.

1 Thank Phillip B
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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149 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The wait says it all, and Im not complaining!! Best pizza pie and great quick service once you are in! I feel like I am always a pizza tester as i have had many from various places including out of state and countries. Modern is close to the true pizza in Argentina. We also felt adventurous and tried the clam... More 

Thank Barbie C
New Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Very much a let down and a complete understudy to Sally's and Pepe's. I got it for the Super Bowl one year and it was terrible so everyone told me it's bad when you get take out and better when you eat it there so I tried it there.... No. As over rated as it comes. You want the best... More 

Thank bdev51
New Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

In a town that takes great pride in its pizza, Modern stands out as arguably one of the best. Thin crust, great flavor! Don't miss it if you are in town.

Thank Maurguy
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

I expected a lot from Modern. For years I alternated between Peppe's and Sally's. I tried the gamut of offerings at Modern from the signature meat pie to white eggplant, white clam with mootz and without... And left disappointed. Where others describe the dough is chewy, I felt it was rubbery, clams were plentiful but fishy and not sufficiently soft.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
23:00 - 11:00
23:00 - 11:00
23:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-776-5306

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?