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1279 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515-1784
203-387-3362
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great american pizza

As an Italian, I've great expectations when it comes to pizzas. I've had the luck to try this place many times and I've gotta say...I like it! I really like the dough, which makes the difference, and I can't wait to come back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
Barcus84
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Florence, Italy
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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North Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had been told by family and friends to try Ernie's pizza, they all indicated that it was very good. We purchased our first pizza last week, finding the the ingredient, sauce, pepperoni, cheese was of high quality, and the pizza was cooked properly, not too rare or burnt.. Only issue we had was with the crust, it appears that... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We moved to Florida 10 years ago from CT, there is no pizza here to even compare with New Haven area pizza. I am very happy here in Florida, except for PIZZA. I love Ernies,and always head for pizza as soon as the plane lands. Ernie's was the closest to where we lived, it was always so good and great... More 

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wallingford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Old School pizza best broccoli rabe pizza ive ever had.every pie there is pure quality.Immaculate clean and one of the nicest guy in business. why go to Wooster street when you have Ernies?

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Florence, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

As an Italian, I've great expectations when it comes to pizzas. I've had the luck to try this place many times and I've gotta say...I like it! I really like the dough, which makes the difference, and I can't wait to come back!

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Flushing, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I grew up in NYC, which makes it hard to find good pizzas anywhere else in the US. Ernie's in New Haven solved that for me. Thin crust, just spicy enough sausage and plentiful toppings. Great family staff that really is welcoming.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've been patrons of Ernies Pizza for almost 50 years now...and taking a bite of a pie today brings back memories of eating pizza as a kid! High quality cheese and meats make a great pizza. We tried the grilled green pepper and sausage pizza and my wife who doesn't like green peppers now has a new favorite pizza. We... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were visiting a friend in Middletown, CT and wanted to try New Haven pizza for the first time. My wife and our friend could have gone anywhere, but my search led us to Ernie's and the possibility of quality, gluten free pizza. When we arrived, we were greeted with the type of hospitality that you hope to experience at... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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158 reviews 158 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I Ordered a small mozzarella and mushroom pizza. It came quickly and it was Quite a generous serving, can easily feed 2. Ingredients, especially cheese and mushroom, were of very good quality. Crust is crispy. A bit overcooked. Would have like a little extra salt. But I miss the wood oven fired pizza flavor. So, in its kind, a good... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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159 reviews 159 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Good pizza - tough to compete in New Haven for pizza but Ernie's does it very we'll... We had a pizza with half mozzarella and sausage and half broccoli and sausage... Try it..

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Northern California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Everyone has different preferences for pizza. This was average. Not bad, but not great. Yes, ingredients are fresh, but just so-so tasting. Agree with earlier comment, dough needs a bit of salt. Service was very pleasant. We were near Yale and saw reviews for various pizza places in that area, but decided to try Ernie's. Hm...should we have stayed downtown?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1279 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515-1784
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-387-3362

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?