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Ernie's Pizzeria

1279 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515-1784
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Ranked #60 of 497 Restaurants in New Haven
Price range: $10 - $15
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
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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English first
Florence, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

My son pickup two pizzas for take-out! At home I open the boxes it was a hot burnt mess. Poor business practices.I would have never let anyone leave my shop with that mess.

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stopped into Ernies last night. Had not been there in 30 years. Was not sure what to expect. Well, we were very happy we did. The restaurant is still owned by the same family. The menu consists of Pizza , salad, wine and beer. The pizza was great. The staff was very friendly and the service was also great. Can't... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Ernie's pizzeria is a very nice family owned and run business that makes a very good pizza. The ingredients are always fresh, the service is friendly and efficient and the prices are reasonable. One downside, if you like to save the crust til afterward and eat it on its own, you won't like Ernie's, his dough is bland (needs some... More

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