Sally’s Apizza Opens New Location In Stamford

Sally’s Apizza, one of New Haven’s top pizzerias, has officially opened a new location in Stamford. The 4,000 square foot restaurant opened on October 7, at 66 Summer Street in the heart of downtown Stamford.  

The new space features a double height bar dining area and a mezzanine, along with a designated area for takeout and delivery. One of their most popular pizzas is the White Clam Pie with fresh clams, grated pecorino romano, garlic, oregano and olive oil. 

Similar to the rivalry between Pat and Geno’s Philly Cheesesteak Restaurants in Philadelphia, Sally’s has a rival of its own. Many Connecticut, and specifically New Haven, locals have a strong and unwavering devotion to either Sally’s Apizza or Frank Pepe’s Pizza. Although Pepe’s was established first in New Haven, Sally’s receives equal praise locally and nationally. However, it seems the art of creating great pizza runs in the family, as Sally’s was founded in 1938 by Sal Consiglio, a nephew of Frank Pepe. 

“We believe the distinctive pizza that Sal Consiglio created decades ago is like classic Coke; you don’t mess with it. We are keeping everything the same, from the exact recipes to the same cooking techniques. We have also diligently engineered our new pizza ovens to be brick-for-brick identical to the original on Wooster Street,” said Sally’s Marketing Director Krystina Nataloni in an interview with Hartford Business. 

Sally’s has always been run by a tight knit group of family members, but in 2018 the business was sold to Lineage Hospitality. Lineage hopes to bring this great pizza from a local level to a national one with upcoming locations in Fairfield, Wethersfield, and the SONO Collection in Norwalk. However, Sal’s sons, Rick and Bob remain on the team as consultants to ensure the same great quality of product and integrity of the business. 

“These exact same recipes, techniques and ingredients are still how we make the pizza today, in our original location, and now in Stamford. Everything’s the same, even the oven,” said Rick Consiglio in a statement for the Stamford Advocate.  

If you decide to check it out, don’t forget to try their signature pizza, the “Classic Tomato Pie.”