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Where's The Very Best Pizza In America? Connecticut!

Frank Pepe's
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Daily Meal has come out with its latest rankings of the “101 Best Pizzas In America” for 2017 — and the No. 1 pizza in the nation can be found right here in Fairfield County. 

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, with locations in Danbury, Fairfield and New Haven, among others, landed at the top of the list — again. Pepe’s white clam pie is the No. 1 selection.

“This is a Northeastern pizza genre unto its own, and Pepe's is the best of all — freshly shucked, briny littleneck clams, an intense dose of garlic, olive oil, oregano, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano atop a charcoal-colored crust,” the Daily Meal said. “The advanced move? Clam pie with bacon.”

And seven more pizza places from Connecticut joined Pepe's on the list: 

  • No. 3: Modern Apizza in New Haven 
  • No. 8: Sally’s Apizz, in New Haven 
  • No. 32: Ernie’s Apizza in New Haven 
  • No. 33: Zuppardi’s Apizza in West Haven 
  • No. 44: BAR in New Haven
  • No. 63: Mike’s Apizza in West Haven
  • No. 85: Colony Grill, with locations in Fairfield, Milford, Norwalk and Stamford, for its unique “hot oil” pizzas.

The voting panel included a team of food writers, pizza bloggers, chefs and other aficionados.

This year's list included 23 states, with the most in New York, with 35 on the list; Illinois, with 12; California, with 10; Connecticut, with 8; New Jersey, with 6; Pennsylvania, with 4; Texas, with 4; and Massachusetts, with 3. 

Click here for the full list of pizzas from The Daily Meal.

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