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Modern Apizza

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874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
203-776-5306
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu 12:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 291
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If You Love "Apizza", You'll Love Modern

"Apizza" pronounced "ahbeetz" is the name for the very thin crust New Haven style pizza. You can skip the lines at Sally's and Pepe's and head over to Modern, which is larger so usually not as crowded and still very, very good. There's more on the menu than just pizza - there are calzones... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Teri W
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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

"Apizza" pronounced "ahbeetz" is the name for the very thin crust New Haven style pizza. You can skip the lines at Sally's and Pepe's and head over to Modern, which is larger so usually not as crowded and still very, very good. There's more on the menu than just pizza - there are calzones, salads, dinner entrees and salads as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great thin crust pizza and baked ziti with meatballs Cons. Imitation crab called crab seafood supreme. Ordered crab on pizza and was dissappointed However manager removed it from our bill. Selection of craft beers could be better Too heavy on IPAs for our taste. Overall would recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Hands down best pizza In the country. Their bacon pizza is like no other. Cooked to a crisp, dough just perfect. Best part is the best is so close to home

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

OK so in 53 years of living in New Haven, modern pizza should be in your top 3 pizza spots in little italy with no doubt. Milder on the charcoal brick oven flavor , tomato sauce perfect and toppings are sizable. Priced for the middle class but very very often worth it. Trust me and go see for yourself. Takeout... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our family lived next door to Modern from 1956 to 1969. We remember Nick and the great pies he made. The new owners have lived up to Nick's standards. Sausage and mushroom is my favorite. Modern has helped me become what I am today: about 100 pounds overweight!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped for lunch recently on our way to Vermont. The pizza was spectacular, but some of the staff could use some training in how to handle intrusions. In the middle of our meal, a man came in off the street with a trumped-up claim about something in the parking lot. When he got belligerent, a waiter told him AND our... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

No doubt, the pizza is one of the best in town and good reviews stet a the truth. So, why not 5 stars? Service is good, fast and efficient. But not remarkable. The boots are a bit worn, similar to some other pizza places. But the place lacks the character and style of other pizza/brewery kind of places. Even if... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I love this pizza especially hot right out of the oven- they also have foxon park soda. It is really good with galozza (not sure of spelling) it's like Italian ginger ale. The salads are okay nothing spectacular just lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives but go for the pizza it's terrific!!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If this review sounds like I am biased about New Haven style pizza, then it's true I am. Being raised in New Haven I was blessed to be around great pizzerias like, Pepe's, Sally's, etc. Modern Apizza is on that list of great pies. If you pass by the restaurant on the weekend you'll see a line that wraps around... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been going to Modern Pizza for over 30 years. As I know longer live nearby I do make it a point to eat there whenever I can. This trumps Pepe's and Sally's in my opinion. Parking can be a challenge! Service is quick even with lines!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-776-5306

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?