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Modern Apizza

874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
203-776-5306
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Ranked #2 of 495 restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza, Soups
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

OK, that's a fine pizza at a fair price and decent service, but there was nothing really extraordinary about it. I thought the dough was too crisp (a bit burned on the edges actually) and toppings were good. The place was packed so it is definitely a hot spot in New Haven.

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new haven, ct
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Modern is my go to pizza place. It's a typical New Haven pizza place. Great pie with many different varieties to offer. Service is quick. Be prepared to wait for a table on the weekends. It's all part of the experience. You won't be disappointed.

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Derby, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I never ever thought I could write a bad review about Modern. I have been going there for close to 30 years and have never had a bad pizza there. Normally when my husband and I go there we do not even need a menu since we always order the "bomb". It has a little of everything. Meat and veggies.... More

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Kent, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Thin crust, coal or wood fired oven, and the perfect balance of sauce and cheese to crust. Simple as that. Did a little survey, of locals, during a stay at YNHH, and about 80% said Modern has the best Pizza in town. In my opinion, they were correct. Simply the best!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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262 reviews 262 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

For a large family gathering, we ordered a wide selection of about ten pizzas to go. All were excellent and arrived hot & tasty. Everyone was satisfied, both the vegans and the omnivores. And the pizzas (the two that were left) were equally wonderful the following morning. You won't go wrong at Modern.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the pizza my husband loves. I like it but he loves it. Recently they have drastically improved their salads, very good now. My daughter loves the calzone with meatballs. Best to go between normal meal times to get a table. Long lines form outside waiting for a yummy pie.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wife and I ordered two small pies. The undersides were completely black, not dark but burnt black. Left in the oven too long. Waiter told us to send them back but we decided to go elsewhere. First and last visit and we're local!

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Trinity, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went to Modern Apizza today based on other reviews, Wow! Best clam casino pie ever. Thin crust, lots of clams, bacon and peppers, beautifully baked. Had clam pizza at Pepe's (Fairfield, CT) last week and there was no comparison. Pep's had fewer clams, large areas of dough with no cheese, and crust wasn't up to their usual. Service also great.... More

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ThatdudeinHouston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Came in from Houston and hit this place with my family and brother. We had four pies (plain cheese, pepperoni, clam, and the Italian bomb) and loved them all. I think we over ate but it was worth it.

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Brooklyn
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you love a great, thin sliced clam pie and your local neighborhood does not meet your needs then stop at this place on any trip south on 95 or 91. A few miles off the highway and well worth the trip. I would imagine it gets rather crowded. We waited about five minutes at 8:30 on a Saturday night... More

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