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Modern Apizza

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874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
+1 203-776-5306
Mon - Wed 23:00 - 11:00
Thu 12:00 - 11:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great spot for the real Neapolitan style pizza. Our favorite is the sausage, but its all good. The tourists go to Wooster St - the locals come here!

Thank LarryHall357
New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While there is usually a line by the time they open, the line goes quickly. This time there was no waiting. Very comfortable seating and atmosphere. The staff and service was excellent and the pizza! I had an "Italian Bomb" and it was "the bomb"! In a town called " The Birthplace of American Pizza" it was one of the... More 

Thank Bruce S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pizza is not available everywhere. But in Connecticut and New Haven it's difficult to find bad pizza. Modern leads the pack among some very good competition. Their pizza would even be great on Italy!

Thank MJLSr
New Haven, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the three classic New Haven pizza places, and (since it is not on Wooster St), perhaps your best chance to get in without a long line (although there is still often a line) After you have been a few times for pizza, try the calzone.

Thank Steven B
New Jersey USA
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I finally feel complete now that I'm finished trying the Grand Dames of New Haven Apizzas- I need to include Zuppardis- not exactly New Haven and not always included in others' lists. I came solo, summoned by the gravitational pull that happens anytime I'm within 20 miles of The Elm City. Modern was the most modern (ha) of the other... More 

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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service but felt the bottom was too black to completely enjoy. Prices are on par with other New Haven pizza spots. Good selection. I'm told that pizza varies but since there are other options on the next block that's my preference.

Thank Elizabeth S
New Haven, Connecticut
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best pizza joint in new haven. They always have great service and actually answer the phone when you try to call in an order. Longest wait has been 30 min.

Thank Jim Y
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've heard modern pizza is great and I wanted to try as they've been companies to Pepe. In my opinion the pizza was wet rushed and not good. I was not impressed at all. It was lunch time a little busy but not good. I was surprised they used can bell peppers and onions. Will not be back.

Thank Felicia H
Budd Lake
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not just the pizza that's great! The chicken parm was delicious, especially the sauce. The bread to mop up the sauce was great. Even the salad was delicious. It's hard to say whether this is better than Pepe's, because the styles are different. Modern has a broader menu, so there are other things to order besides pizza.

Thank Marian T
Killingworth, Connecticut
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222 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As reviewers had noted, pizza comes out fairly quickly, a thin crust and servers are pleasant. First bites on the 1/2 mozz, 1/2 plain with sausage and I thought "Oh, boy, this is really good." But as pieces were eaten, I tired of it. Ordered a small white clam pizza but not before asking the server if the clams were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
23:00 - 11:00
23:00 - 11:00
23:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3925
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-776-5306

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?