For Two Months of the Year, the Best Pizza Is in Connecticut

Sep 03, 2019 343

In this social media-ed age, it’s hard to believe that one of the greatest regional specialties in the United States could live on for decades in relative obscurity. But such is the case with Connecticut’s native tomato pizza, made for just two months of the year in and around New Haven County.

Unless you grew up nearby, you’ve probably never heard of this pizza, even though the pizza in this region is unquestionably famous. That is a travesty, because when you do find a pizzeria that makes a native tomato pie — meaning a pizza topped with summer tomatoes from Connecticut, which has been producing excellent summer tomatoes since southern Italian immigrants began planting them there at least a century ago — you are by default eating some of the very best pizza in the world.

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