On National Pizza Day, here’s a slice of the latest pizza news from CT

An ordinary square pie at Good Old Days in Newtown, which opened in December 2020.

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Connecticut Magazine’s food experts share their thoughts on some of the stars of the past two years, including restaurants with pizza.

At Good Old Days Pizzeria in Newtown, the square pies “make this place a destination,” said Erik Ofgang. Inspired by Detroit-style skillet pizzas, “…they feature a holy trinity of flavors made up of that light, crispy crust, golden brown frico cheese, and your choice of a house red or vodka sauce – each fantastic to taste. his way .”

At Nana’s Bakery & Pizza, “world class pizza and Mystic – that’s one thing,” wrote Douglas P. Clement. “Nana’s list of pies ranges from classic white, wild mushroom and Bolognese to specialties like a kimchi cheeseburger pizza…Julia Roberts certainly kept her promise not to ‘throw pizza’ for the rest of her life, but she might want to come back to Mystic to taste Nana’s best pies.”

Other top 25 restaurants with pizza include Little Oak Coffee in Canton (“Neapolitan style meets New Haven made in a specially built Italian Di Fiore oven”), by Rosine at Greenwich (“[Chef Jared] Falco’s menu is all about homemade pastas, crispy pizzas and creative takes on Italian classics from a chef who’s not afraid to break the mould”) and Villa Lulua new contemporary Italian restaurant in New Haven by the owners of Peaceful.