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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 250
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Best Pizza in New haven

Sallys or Pepe's? Moderns. The pizza is good in Sally's but the service sucks and the atmosphere is not great. Pepe's also has excellent pizza but it's standards seem to have dropped the last few years - it's just not consistent. In particular, avoid the location in the casino. Moderns is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Philip G
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

For a restaurant that is ranked so highly, my pizza was rather disappointing. The menu did warn that there could be a few black spots on the pizza, but mine was scarred all around with burnt spots, at places making an inch of the outside crust inedible. To the credit, the inside of the pizza was really good.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Sallys or Pepe's? Moderns. The pizza is good in Sally's but the service sucks and the atmosphere is not great. Pepe's also has excellent pizza but it's standards seem to have dropped the last few years - it's just not consistent. In particular, avoid the location in the casino. Moderns is consistent, and consistently good.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

New Haven is a Mecca of awesome restaurants. If pizza is on your adgenda then this is the place for you! Thin crust-good sauce-and awesome aroma . On the downside parking is at a premium.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Hands down, our FAVORITE PIZZA in New Haven. GREAT, great, and more great. Get there early to get a seat, everything is amazing, veggies, meat, sauce, Foxon Park Soda, pitchers of beer, just LOVE this place, can you tell?

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I used to go here all the time but the past two times I went the service was terrible. I am not a fan of heavy red sauce so I always ask for light sauce. The last two times I went they laid it on extra thick. I don't waste my time here anymore. When I want pizza I go... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I was told by several folks who have passed through New Haven to stop by Modern or by Frank Pepe's. Modern was closer and wow was that the best pizza, I mean apizza, or what? Coal-fired ovens and dinner made to order. I had a mushroom and pepperoni and it was truly an experience. Beer chaser. Apparently, Steven Spielberg ate... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been to Modern Pizza many times because of its convenient location, and because it usually produces a good, thin-crust pie. Also, it doesn't have the long waits of Pepe's and Sally's. The topping choices are good, though sometimes the choice will make your pie a bit soggy (like the canned artichokes). Sometimes your crust will be burnt. Usually,... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went after work to try Modern Apizza with several friends and was very impressed. I am not from the New Haven area and people have always told me how good the place is so I had to check it out. The dining room has two rooms and we were in the second room. The staff was very polite and helpful... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was unimpressed. We came for the vegetarian pie. Maybe it was my foodie palate, but I was completely unimpressed by how loaded the pizza was. It was almost impossible to eat and soggy. The place was mobbed, which spoke to its popularity. People do enjoy Modern, it's just not my fave.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Modern Apizza is the best New Haven pizza available without a long line !!! It is excellent quality, rivaling Pepe's and Sally's, without the wait. I have been a fan for 30 years.

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?