There are a few truly great pizza places on this earth, and after the few truly greats, there are the "fairly" great pizza places. Modern Apizza is in the latter category. Sidebar: New Haven has some sort complex about its pizza. Every place in town is trying to be the best in the world or something. But they can't all be truly great. Modern Apizza is just fairly great because it's the same pizza and service experience that you can get all over the place. I felt like I was in Brooklyn, or in one of several other pizza places in New Haven. Crowded. Lots of fancy t-shirts. Long lines. Rude / sassy waitresses with piercings and tats. Everyone so proud that they're eating DA BEST PIZZA! Ok, so I got that off my chest. The pizza at Modern Apizza is really, really good. But it's not special. It's not transcendental. But go, go, visit the place. You might feel great about yourself as you smirk and walk out past the super long line. Just remember to buy a t-shirt. Yoink!