Sometimes pizza is what you’re craving, sometimes it’s the great peace-maker when you can’t agree on what else to order. Classic, customizable, and readily available in most towns and cities, it’s never the wrong choice. Next time you’re in Stonington, be sure to check out some of the following places for some of the best pizza around! Whether you’re the classic type or someone who likes to experiment with different flavor profiles and textures, you’re sure to find something to love at any of these local spots.
Stonington Pizza Palace is a local gem, founded in 1986 by Angelo and Agathi Koukoularis as a small, family-friendly pizzeria. Today, the restaurant remains welcoming but has grown in elegance and has expanded its menu to include fresh-caught seafood, free-range chicken, and a selection of local beer and wine. Still, their pizza remains front and center as their primary specialty, including one of our favorites – BBQ Supreme, with BBQ sauce, chicken, red onion, cilantro, smoked gouda, and a blend of cheese.
Woodfellas Pizza & Wings can be found nestled in the Velvet Mill in Stonington Borough and is home to some of the best New Haven Style pizza around. The son of a career waitress, Woodfella’s owner Robert has grown up knowing the ins and outs of the restaurant business, starting as a busboy and dishwasher and working his way up to line cook, then sous chef, and now the owner. The founder of several successful delis and pizzerias including the Rolling Tomato, Connecticut’s own pizza-focused food truck, Robert started Woodfella’s Pizza & Wings in 2018 and has served his signature style pizza pies to locals, tourists, and celebrities alike, including the members of Imagine Dragons, Outkast, and The Cure. We love the Ms. Bella, which is a classic cheese with Roma tomatoes, bacon, and fresh basil.
Pizza Lady has been a staple establishment for over 35 years in Pawcatuck, the village in Stonington that borders Westerly. This small family-owned and operated business has been reviewed by the New York Times and attributes much of its success to the family’s secret recipes, dating back to the last century. Named after the affectionate moniker bestowed upon the owner’s great aunt who began by making pizza in her own home and then selling it to door-to-door, the Pizza Lady is known for its Sweet Pizza, made with homemade dough, sauce, and dusted with Romano cheese. Naturally, this is the one we recommend, but if you haven’t had a pizza made with Soupy – “the Cadillac of sausage,” as the restaurant boasts, then you may have to order two.
Christo’s Pizza is a little light on details when it comes to when it was founded and what their backstory is, but we couldn’t leave them off this list given all the rave reviews they’ve garnished over the years. Fresh dough, premium ingredients, cooked to perfection, Christo’s Pizza is known for being a cozy spot for a quick bite. We recommend their Taco Pizza!