You can't visit New Haven without having New Haven-style pizza - paper-thin, crispy crust that's blackened on the bottom by coal ovens. Deservedly, Pepe's is New Haven's most-acclaimed pizzeria.
On a recent visit, my wife and I had the white clam for the first time. The clams were unquestionably fresh, while the sauce was rich with garlic. Though we ordered carry-out, the restaurant evoked a cool diner atmosphere, with two large rooms with ample booths and tables and a large, open counter in front of aforementioned coal ovens. Calling-in our order was easy, with the service both friendly and brisk.
A must visit if you're looking for pizza in New Haven!