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874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
203-776-5306
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Today
11:00 pm - 11:00 am
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 102
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    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
A top pizza in a town full of pizzas

Unlike some of the more famous pizza parlors in New Haven, I am in the opinion that it lives up to its hype. Never mind the descriptors, it's just an excellent, classic New Haven style pizza. Modern believe in keeping it simple, from the toppings to the drink menu, and it works great. However, if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Lu71t
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New Haven, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Unlike some of the more famous pizza parlors in New Haven, I am in the opinion that it lives up to its hype. Never mind the descriptors, it's just an excellent, classic New Haven style pizza. Modern believe in keeping it simple, from the toppings to the drink menu, and it works great. However, if you don't like your crust... More 

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Woodstock, Vermont
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Went to Modern Apizza mid- afternoon and was met with extremely poor service, topped off with soggy crust pizza that you could not eat without fork. Flies dive bombing the pie, no one even offered high chair for small child that was with us. Give me PEPE's any day.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There's four big names when it comes to pizza in New Haven - Sally's, Modern, Bar, and Frank and Pepe's. And in my own personal opinion, Modern is a very close second place with Sally's for their pizza. A dreamy sauce, thin and slightly-burnt crust dripping with cheese - both Sally's and Modern cause be described in this way. Modern... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I am rarely disappointed after reading reviews on TripAdvisor and visiting the restaurant. This place was ranked #1. We had already tried Pepes famous pizza and was impressed. So we entered with high expectations. The two plusses were cold beer and a great waitress. The negatives were all of the food. The pizza was greasy with minimal flavor. The salad... More 

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Inman, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A co-worker and I had dinner here on a Tuesday night after work. Parking is very limited but thankfully they had a guy out in the lot directing traffic and making sure cars didn't bang into each other while pulling in and backing out. They were fairly busy but we were seated within 5 minutes of walking in. Our waitress... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Living in NYC, people often speak of New Haven pizza as comparable or ahead, but having limited previous visits to concerts at the Coliseum, I had never really taken part. We chose Modern over Frank Pepe's today on for a natural stopping point on way up for vacation. Went on a recommendation and managed to show up when it opened... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Modern Pizza boasts the number one spot on Trip Advisor's New Haven restaurant lisst. A recent visit proved that the pizza was good, but hardly the best. Thin crust, yes, but soggy. On the positive side, the often complained of service was fast and friendly, the choice of toppings is wide and varied and the atmosphere generally pleasant. Wait time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our trip to new heaven was complete with our visit to modern apizza. Really enjoyed pizza. Very helpful staff made a wonderful visit to Connecticut memorable experience.

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New Haven, Ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

As far as I am concerned, this is the best place in CT for pizza. Way better than Wooster Street, where your only paying for the name. Modern pizza has just the right consistancy. Super fresh ingredients, sauce, cheese, etc. Also just the right thickness with the dough as well. Not like eating a burnt cracker at the Wooster Streey... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My family thought the thin-crust pizza was excellent, both basic cheese and the Italian Bomb, and the prices were reasonable. Our server was slow, unfriendly, and inattentive, especially surprising considering how busy the place was. Other than lousy service, this was a great pizza place.

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Additional Information about Modern Apizza

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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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