It's not easy to make it to number one in a city (let alone the world) where the pizzeria competition is brutal. But Modern Apizza has won many accolades since its inception in 1934. They have also received acclaim for having the freshest ingredients and friendliest service among its competitors. A must-try here is "The Bomb" variety; topped with bacon, pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, onion and garlic. A lot of flavors are sure to explode in your mouth.
Situated on Yale University's New Haven campus, Union League Cafe allows guests to savor classic French cuisine in an elegant and vibrant space that bears the resemblance of a 19th-century brasserie. The perfect setting for a romantic evening, the restaurant's vintage-themed interiors feature elaborate chandeliers, premium fabrics, sleek hardwood floors, and a traditional fireplace which lends the entire dining hall a majestic aura. The menu is well-structured and includes all-time favorites like the Crevettes Et Calamar, Canard Au Poivre, and the Lotte Au Vin Rouge. The cafe is also well-known for its desserts; especially the exquisite Creme Brulee Catalane.
Yet another first for New Haven: not only did the city introduce pizza to America, it is also home of the hamburger, introduced to the world by this diner in 1900. If you drive or walk by too quickly, you might miss this small, unpretentious, cottage-like building tucked away along the bustling street. But on the inside, New Haveners enjoy "a bomb" of a burger, so good that ketchup and mustard are no-no's. The burgers are grilled vertically for the best taste possible, and if you ask nicely, you might get a slice of cheese. Maybe. This is a classic New Haven landmark not to be missed!
For those who would like delectable fare of seafood blended with vibrant Latin flavors, a stop at Pacifico is a must. Located in the heart of Downtown New Haven, the shades of blue that decorate the entrance as well as the interiors will cocoon you in an oceanic ambiance. Relish in dishes like crispy whole sea bass, lobster quesadillas or caramelized salmon. Complement your food with some of their CT magazine prize-winning Mojitos.
This modern and trendy restaurant in Downtown New Haven serves up delicious Spanish tapas and an excellent wine list. Choose from a huge selection of hot and cold tapas like patatas bravas and grilled octopus as well as larger plates of paella or a mixed grill. Don't miss out on choosing the perfect wine pairing from their extensive list to round out the meal.
L'Orcio was established in 2003 by Francesco d’Amuri and his spouse Alison De Renzi, a couple who moved to New Haven from Florence, Italy to spread the flavors of this delectable cuisine among Americans. While dining in this restaurant you can take in the history of the Thomas Kelly House from the late 1880s, within which the restaurant is located. Relish the flavors of the delightful herbs and sauces inside the elegant restaurant or on the breezy patio. If you are not in the mood to eat, you can just stop by for a few cocktails.
If you're too busy to holiday in Mexico but craving some authentic Mexican cuisine? Then pop over at the El Barrio Latin Bar & Kitchen for some delicious Latin American delights. Start the meal with a delectable appetizer with Croquetas, Ceviche and Enchilada Verde being the classic favorites. For the mains, go in for a Camarones Gratinados or the Pollo al Ajillo. End the meal with a heavenly dessert namely the tasty Enpanadas de Chocolate which is melting dark chocolate encased in crushed almond shell. To avoid waiting, do plan on reserving in advance.
Casual and breezy, the Seven Seas Restaurant in Milford is great for a perfect brunch date. Seafood lovers will fall head over heels in love with their menu, which is extensively dedicated to fried seafood and generous portions of lobster rolls. If seafood is not your cup of tea, you can also try some of their Italian varieties or English dishes, which will leave a distinct taste on your pallet. A must try are the shrimp and scallops.
Reflecting the Japanese culture of food in the neighborhood of Milford, Connecticut, is the MoMo Sushi Bar. With a gourmet food experience, this restaurant, which was started in 2011, serves some of the best sushi and tempura shrimp. They also have something called as the tempura ice cream, which has received rave reviews from patrons over the years. Only the freshest of ingredients go into the making and the service along with the ambiance is pretty awesome.
If you're in delicious Spanish Tapas, then Village Bistro is an excellent dining option. Its a charming eatery featuring numerous European delicacies and craft cocktails. Patio seating is available for those who wish to wish to dig into delectable dishes beneath the stars. After an elaborate filling Spanish meal, settle back with a quiet drink from a plethora of options available such as specialty cocktails including Lavender Lady, Bistro Mojito and so forth. Since tabled tend to get filled up quickly, reservations are highly recommended.
Be ready to wait for at least for an hour if you are entering Papa's Pizza & Pasta on a weekend night. This local pizzeria is popular and how! Known for their brilliant New Haven style pizza’s, this place has rocked the scene since its opening and is the perfect example of comfort food. The pies are well baked and the ingredients are as fresh as they can get. Apart from this, they also serve delicious and creamy pasta and calzones, which have acquired quite a reputation over the years.
Margherita Aloi, the chef proprietor of Il Palio Ristorante brings to Shelton delectable flavors of Tuscan cuisine. Margherita, born and brought up in the Italian countryside, uses traditional recipes to create mouthwatering dishes. The menu features tantalizing fares of pasta, raviolli, lasagna and risottos. Keep an eye out for seasonal specials in their menu, that uses the best ingredients of the season. Choose from their list of white and red wines to complement your meal. For some of the best drinks, select from the restaurant's specials.