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1398 Barnum Ave, Stratford, CT 06614-5403
+1 203-377-2436
11:30 - 22:00
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140 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Limited on street parking, descent service in a very old establishment. That said, the 1947 scamorza pizza is by far the best pizza around. You don't stay open for 70 years just on luck. Please try Salernos once in your life. I promise you won't be disappointed in the food. Scamotz!!!

Thank Trafficman968
Carlo S, Owner at Salerno's, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous opinion. We strive to prepare most of our meals from scratch, just like my grandparents. More 

Milford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lunch at Salerno's we felt very nostalgic. My husband was raised near the Greek side of his family and I was raised near the Sicilian side of my family and a lot of or childhood memories are similar, so while we sat in this restaurant it was like stepping back in time. From the tin ceiling tiles to the... More 

Thank AuntieCricket
Carlo S, Owner at Salerno's, responded to this review

Thank you! We take great pride in serving the same quality meals that our grandparents place on heir table for the family. We hope you do return. More 

Ballwin, Missouri
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Once again we ordered a bunch of pies, salad and meatballs for a family get-together. And once again we were not disappointed. Salerno's has been around forever and I guess there's a reason for that. Their pizza is consistently good.

Thank Michele G
Carlo S, Owner at Salerno's, responded to this review

Thank you. 70 years strong. Yes, we take pride in preparing our meals as close to the meals our family prepared at home. Simple, abundant and reasonably priced. More 

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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Top notch, food was excellent. Employees very friendly. Antipasto salad (is enough for 3 people with no problem. Only problem is there is only street parking which can be a problem. Pasta and sauces we had were superb. Would recommend this place to everyone.

Thank Kathie P
Carlo S, Owner at Salerno's, responded to this review

Thank you for your critique. Yes, street parking only. The bright side is it doesn't seem to bother our business. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were in the area and decided to give this place a try. Friendly and prompt service. We didn't care for the pizza, we are just not fans of the darker crust. Plus they put huge chucks of pineapple on it and that made it hard to eat. The side salad was impressive and very good.

Thank mauisunset2000
Carlo S, Owner at Salerno's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will share it with my staff. In the future, should you come in again, please request how you want your pizza baked... e.g. "Light Baked, well done, etc. we will also advise the bakers to chop the pineapples smaller... Thanks again. More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I love their pizza with the works. The best pizza ever. I love going there. They have a wonderful salad too. I recommend this place for all my friends.

Thank Fabil G
Carlo S, Owner at Salerno's, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words.... Yes, our "Works" pie is a big favorite with the hungry.... More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

They have the best pizza around. I go there whenever I have a chance. I always order the pizza with the works. Amazing. Their servers are always friendly. I recommend this place for everyone who loves pizza or salad or other things related.

Thank Fabil G
Carlo S, Owner at Salerno's, responded to this review

Thank you! Yes, our works pizza is chock full of pizza goodies..... Glad you enjoy our offerings. Spread the word More 

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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Salerno's is somewhere we go periodically, either for a pizza or a pasta entree. It has never disappointed in either category. This time one of us had a white pizza with spinach and meatball, the other spaghetti and meat sauce, a half portion, and we shared a house salad. The pizza had way too much spinach, but otherwise was great;... More 

Thank Lynn F
Carlo S, Owner at Salerno's, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed our offerings....we are celebrating 70 years this year (2017). We hope you and your family can join us in celebrating this May 2017 More 

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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I'm an outlier. I think the tomato pie is average. Love most of the others though so I'm a big fan. It's a time machine type of joint. See for yourself!

Thank Tim B
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

always try to visit here when visiting connecticut. quality of food has always been very good, from pizza to pasta dishes. antipasti serves more than you would think. calzones are excellent, but need to be shared.

Thank daveTnmb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 17
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1398 Barnum Ave, Stratford, CT 06614-5403
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-377-2436
Established in 1947Salerno's first opened it's doors in May, 1947 in the Southend of Bridgeport. The war was over and the G.I.s brought back a taste for pizza. Billy and Tina worked hard to get their little place going. In 1954, the pizzeria was moved to the East End of Bridgeport and renamed The C&C Pizzeria. There, the business flourished and it was decided to introduce our family's recipes along with the pizza and grinders. An opportunity opened in 1970 to open a pizzeria in the Cutrufello Building in Stratford, CT. The family decided to rename the pizzeria. Salerno's Apizza has been in the same location ever since. Today, Salerno's in Stratford serves not only the original pizza it first served in 1947....but, a selection of homemade (from scratch) pastas and sauces, specialty dishes and offers a dining room seating 70. The decor is retro 1940s and the music is Doo-Wop. Salerno's also accepts phone- in orders for pick-up. All of our recipes are available as catering trays. Bring the family!

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