Apizza

Apizza is a style of pizza that has its roots in the New Haven, Connecticut area, particularly popularized by various pizzerias in the region. The term “apizza” is said to be a local pronunciation derived from the original Neapolitan dialect. New Haven-style apizza is characterized by a thin, coal-fired crust that is typically crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. The toppings are often simple and include ingredients like tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, and Pecorino Romano cheese. One of the most famous variations of apizza is the “New Haven clam pie,” which features clams as a key topping along with garlic and other seasonings. The distinct crust and minimalist approach to toppings contribute to the unique flavor profile of New Haven-style apizza, making it a regional specialty with a dedicated following.