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Ernie's Pizzeria

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1279 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515-1784
203-387-3362
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 18
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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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North Haven, Connecticut
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Ernie's pizza is consistently great. I went there when I was a teenager, and have returned over 40 years later. I can honestly say it hasn't changed! The mozzarella is a treat in its self, a hint of butter (?), the dough always cooked to perfection. Pat is a wonderful person, very friendly and welcoming. It's always a treat to... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Having lived across the street for 7 years but not having tried Ernie's, I gave it a go. I ordered the Ernie's Special, which has only two toppings--mushrooms and sausage. When I opened the box, I knew I was in for real treat with all the blackened edges. Uhh, not so much. The sauce was ok, cheese ok but on... More 

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Thank Friartuck200
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

I havent been here (sad to say) in over 25 years. Shame on me. My whole experience was amazing. Pizza and staff just like I remembered. Fantastic! Just as good as Wooster St WITHOUT snobby family members running the joint. Thank you.

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1 Thank Birdie H
North Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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1 Thank Peter R
Cape Coral, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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1 Thank Debra F
wallingford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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1 Thank Barcus84
Flushing, New York
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank Lee L
Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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Thank bassaidai88
Falls Church, Virginia, United States
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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: Pizza, Italian
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?