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Things to do in Wooster Square, New Haven

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pizza Place
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“Long considered the one of the top 5 if not number 1 pizzeria's in the country, Frank Pepe's Pizzeria is a must visit. Unsurprisingly, Hyatus recommends the White Clam Pizza. Invented at Franke Pepe's (they also invented their coal-fired pizza ovens which are still in use today), the white clam pizza is made with fresh clams, garlic, cheese, olive oil, and is just absolutely delicious.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you are visiting New Haven you might already know that New Haven elevates pizza to the next level. Sally's is a cornerstone in New Haven's pizza lore. Every pie is hand made and baked in their famous coal fired ovens. The pizza is thin crusted, large, and slightly charred. If you are in the mood for something simple, go with the delicious plain mozzarella pie. For something a bit different, try their famous White Potato. Be aware of the wait. Especially on weekends, expect to wait an hour. But the pizza is worth it. Notable fans include Frank Sinatra, Al Gore, Kathleen Turner, Don Rickles, Jimmy Durante and Gary Trudeau.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This is my personal favorite pizza place in town, and that's saying a lot. New Haven pizza is rated the best in the country! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Truly world-famous pizza. There's always an insane line so I recommend calling ahead!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Original Italian neighborhood retains its old world charm. Original Pepe's Pizza (Famous New Haven Pizzeria) and it's oldest competitor Sally's Apizza (that's how it's spelled!) =) Old school Italian restaurants and beautiful parks and churches”
  • 8 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Old school Italian pastry shop. Great stop after having pizza on Wooster St. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Best espresso in town. Free on street parking and located in the historic Wooster Square District. $”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great specials. Always a good meal. And you can watch Goodfellas and The Godfather the whole time you’re there!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The largest Asian grocery store anywhere nearby. All Asian products you can imagine, pretty good (and cheap!) Chinese veggies and fresh tofu in the basement. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Hawaiian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Great Italian food. Not as well known as Goodfellas, Tre Scalini, or Adriana's, but the food is the real deal. The atmosphere isn't the best, but the menu is always interesting and well done.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Yep, that's what your looking at out the east windows. The black washable blanket is folded by the bathroom door, on top of the picnic basket - don't lose the wine key.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Perhaps the best, most established real Italian restaurant. Reservations recommended.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing local chinese food place. On the weekends they serve the best dim sum.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Long considered the one of the top 5 if not number 1 pizzeria's in the country, Frank Pepe's Pizzeria is a must visit. Unsurprisingly, Hyatus recommends the White Clam Pizza. Invented at Franke Pepe's (they also invented their coal-fired pizza ovens which are still in use today), the white clam pizza is made with fresh clams, garlic, cheese, olive oil, and is just absolutely delicious.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“If you are visiting New Haven you might already know that New Haven elevates pizza to the next level. Sally's is a cornerstone in New Haven's pizza lore. Every pie is hand made and baked in their famous coal fired ovens. The pizza is thin crusted, large, and slightly charred. If you are in the mood for something simple, go with the delicious plain mozzarella pie. For something a bit different, try their famous White Potato. Be aware of the wait. Especially on weekends, expect to wait an hour. But the pizza is worth it. Notable fans include Frank Sinatra, Al Gore, Kathleen Turner, Don Rickles, Jimmy Durante and Gary Trudeau.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This is my personal favorite pizza place in town, and that's saying a lot. New Haven pizza is rated the best in the country! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Truly world-famous pizza. There's always an insane line so I recommend calling ahead!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great specials. Always a good meal. And you can watch Goodfellas and The Godfather the whole time you’re there!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Amazing local chinese food place. On the weekends they serve the best dim sum.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Italian food. Not as well known as Goodfellas, Tre Scalini, or Adriana's, but the food is the real deal. The atmosphere isn't the best, but the menu is always interesting and well done.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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