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Ernie's Pizzeria

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1279 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515-1784
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Bethany, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There truly are no words for how much I adore/crave/dream about Ernie's pizza! Not initially from CT, it took me years to come around to the thin-crusted, brick oven-style New Haven is known for and this one leaves the Wooster Street institutions in their dust! Pat, the owner, is friendly as can be - as is all the staff -... More 

Thank jmp3274
Orange, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love good pizza. I have lived in the New Haven area for almost 60 years and get pizza at least a couple times a month.I have been going to Ernie's since they opened 45 years ago, along with others like Zuppardi's, Pepes, Modern, Roseland, Sally's, etc. The difference with Ernie's is the pie has not changed at all over... More 

Thank capecodangler2016
Wallingford, Connecticut
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75 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Best New Haven Pizza, love it better than Modern. It is more flavorful and consistent. Sausage pie is my favorite. Give them a try if you are in westville.

Thank John R
new york, ny
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A cousin of mine has brought us here several times, and it's become a real 'go to' for us since moving to Woodbridge. Being from Brooklyn, NY, I'm a bit of a pizza snob, so we're happy to have found this little gem.

Thank candacesax
Bethany, CT
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Ernie's is a classic. Been around forever - I've been going there for nearly 30 years. The pizza is always consistent and always delicious. Nostalgic place to take the kids for pizza - like traveling back to the late 70's early 80's.

Thank Lisa G
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Have been ordering pizza here for quite a while and NEVER disappointed ! A true hidden gem in Westville, please note if you think Papa Johns, Pizza Hut and Dominoe's is good pizza then your taste buds don't deserve ERNIE's !!! That is All

Thank Jeffery R
North Haven, Connecticut
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank Spoiledjean
New Haven, Connecticut
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Friartuck200
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3 reviews
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.

1 Thank Birdie H
North Haven, Connecticut
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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 

1 Thank Peter R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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