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“Long wait, greasy pizza”
Review of Modern Apizza

Modern Apizza
Ranked #1 of 560 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Quaker Hill, Connecticut
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Long wait, greasy pizza”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Have heard rave reviews about Modern & was finally able to try it on a recent Sunday evening. We had never been there before & got our name on the list to be seated. We were a party of 6 and there were several parties ahead of us. The staff said the wait time would be approx 20 minutes. Great. So we waited... and waited...and waited....while the staff continued to proclaim to all entering customers that the wait time was 20 minutes& seating them ahead of us. We were finally seated after 1 hour. It was very frustrating to have never been told that they only have 2 or 3 larger tables. We would have GLADLY taken 2 smaller booths. If you go with a party larger than 4, ASK if smaller tables are available. Staff really didnt seem to care about that miscommunication.We were also never told that we were to pick up our take home pie at the window ourselves.When we asked our waitress about our take out order, she said "yes" & hurried away. At Pepe's they bring your take out order to your table.
The pizza itself was very greasy & the toppings very sparse. one person in our group liked it greasy. The "vegetable bomb" pizza was loaded with veggies, but the crust was black.
Once was enough Modern for me.

  • Visited May 2013
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Collinsville, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Served 1/2 a pizza that was burnt black beyond acceptable!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Went for the first and last time to Modern Pizza in New Haven. 1/2 the pizza was burnt black, beyond acceptable to anyone! I will admit we ate the other half and it was good and they credited the two beers to offset the 1/2 burnt pizza.

Way too many excellent pizza places in New Haven/West Haven to bother ever going back to Modern Pizza. I won't recommend they to anyone either.

I've been to all the legends in the New Haven/West Haven area and also Roseland in Derby CT...My favorite is still Zuppardi's in West Haven............

  • Visited April 2013
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Best pizza around”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Pepe's has the name, but lousy pizza. Modern serves the locals the do not listen to all the hype other places receive. Modern by far is the best pizza in New Haven. Nice crispy crust. Good cheese, Great toppings.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Josh L
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“Simply the BEST”
Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Onion Pizza thin sweet onion on the most delicious crust in the world. Modern Pizza does burn its pies but that is what so great about them! Enjoy, go during the week no waiting.

Visited April 2013
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New Haven, CT
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Great pizza”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Modern is often overlooked in the competition between Pepe's and Sallys - if you can't make up your mind - check out Modern - you won't be disappointed and you may evenf forget about the "other two".

Visited March 2013
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