Restaurants in Connecticut
Perhaps Connecticut's best restaurants are also its most humble ones: seaside shacks serving lobster rolls and fried clams and pizzerias. It won't take long visiting the state before you will come to learn how strongly some of its residents feel about their pizza. One pizzeria famously made its way onto the big screen, Mystic Pizza. If you haven't seen the film starring Julia Roberts, it chronicles the lives of three waitresses at this little pizza place by the drawbridge in Mystic. Despite its turn on the silver screen, the owners didn't let fame go to their heads and continue to sell their calzones and pizzas in this decidedly low-key restaurant. In New Haven, home of the best pizza in the world according to some, white clam pizza is the local specialty—locals have strong opinions about whether Sally's or Pepe's makes a better "pie." New Haven, Hartford, Greenwich and other Connecticut cities have haute options as well. The Union League Café in New Haven has long been a special occasion destination, with chef/owner Jean Pierre Vuillermet serving classic French dishes.
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