Who Has The Best Pizza In Madison? (Poll)

New Haven-style or Greek? Plain mozz or loaded? When it comes to pizza, people who live in Madison have lots of options. Which is your favorite? And why?


When Madison Patch reader George was a kid growing up, he remembers every Saturday night was pizza night.

"As a child growing up in Guilford in the 60's every Saturday night our aunts, uncles and cousins visited and dinner was Bobby's Apizza," he said. "One uncle worked for Foxon Park, another for a dairy that was in the Chesire area, so there was always plenty of ice cream and soda too. Great memories."

Bobby's Pizza is one of several Madison-area pizzerias that continue to create fond memories for people who live in town and nearby. We have pizza places that specialize in New Haven-style pizzas with crisp, crackling crusts. Others go for more hearty fare and Greek-style pizza that melts in your mouth like butter. The options when it comes to toppings are only as limited as your imagination. And we even have a few places that deliver.

Which is your favorite pizza place? We've included a list below of places that are in Madison, adjacent to Madison, or deliver to Madison. Let us know which is your favorite and why.

Vote now! Voting closes Saturday, March 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Here's our list. Thanks to all of you who contributed to to make suggestions:

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  • Grand Pizza, Clinton
  • Ceniccola's Italian Deli & Pizzeria, Clinton
  • Pizzeria DaVinci, Killingworth
  • Born in America, Killingworth
  • Pasta Avest, Guilford
  • Naples Restaurant and Pizza, Guilford
  • Boss Pizza, Guilford
  • Carpenzano's, Guilford
  • Nick & Tony's, Guilford
  • Bufalina, Guilford
  • Bobby's Apizza, North Branford
  • Carmine's, Durham
  • Cozy Corner, Durham


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big ant February 29, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Nuzzos..nuzzos...nuzzos..nutty said
Justin Syder February 29, 2012 at 09:47 PM
So we shouldn't say anything about Nuzzo's getting in trouble with the State for Child Labor Laws?
Barry Nuzzo February 29, 2012 at 09:54 PM
That was actually Grande in Clinton if you had your facts straight!! I own Nuzzo's and am single with NO children. Here's the link if you'd like to see for yourself. http://www.necn.com/05/28/10/Pizza-shop-owners-take-state-to-federal-/landing.html?blockID=243498&feedID=4215
Jimmy Beans February 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM
I voted about 25 times for Nuzzos. And I don't even know the owner. So its not like I'm stuffing the ballot box or anything.
Tara Cherry February 29, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Petrillo's pizza is awesome! Their new place is beautiful and one of a handful in town that you can actually sit, be waited on and eat. I actually saw them give a discount to the ambulance people who were doing take out..really nice touch! I went into Nuzzo's once and they were really rude. I guess that is why they need their buddies to vote numerous times.
Lisa T. February 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Frankly, I have been to Nuzzo's and I thought the pizza was pretty good. But seeing how they seem to be rigging this poll and the comments, I'm actually a little turned off. Don't they have a better way of promoting their business?
Avery Echols February 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Nuzzos is the ONLY pizza i will eat. There is no contest.
jennifer February 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM
I take my kids to Grand Pizza in Clinton Every Friday, yes it is busy on fridays but friday is always our pizza night. I think the staff is really nice there and the pizza is out of this world. What is all this stuff on child labor in here? Yes i actually watched the news which it was on and know how to comprehend what the owners and children were saying.... obviously they weren't putting their children to work their children want to work! Its called a family business.. and when i saw those kids on the news having to deal with something like that that is ridiculous i felt so bad for that family. Anyways way off topic.. I vote Grand!
Barry Nuzzo February 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM
vote once a day, don't want to be blamed for "rigging" the poll! Thanks.
Barry Nuzzo February 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM
vote once a day, don't want to be blamed for "rigging" the poll! Thanks.
Barry Nuzzo February 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM
vote once a day, don't want to be blamed for "rigging" the poll! Thanks.
Barry Nuzzo February 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Lisa, we're not rigging this, I have no control over what other people do on their own time. And in fact am telling people to vote once per day, it's only fair that way!
Barry Nuzzo February 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM
This is my cousin's place, and ALL the Nuzzo kids grew up in one of their families pizza places. That's how it's always been!
Tara Cherry February 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Petrillo's has always given back to the community!
Barry Nuzzo February 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Tara, I'm really sorry you had a bad experience at my place. I can assure you it will never happen again!!! Please accept a $10 off coupon for the next time you come in.
Barry Nuzzo February 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nuzzos-Apizza/62438316930 over 1350 fans see this link and have the opportunity to vote, by no means am I encouraging ANYONE to vote multiple times.
Nerissa February 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM
I was thinking the same thing. For me, it will always be Nick and Tony's. They have the closest to NY pizza and are always very sweet.
jennifer March 01, 2012 at 12:25 AM
I believe Fred Nuzzo's place in New Haven right? I saw in the paper last year he passed sorry Nuzzo family for your loss prays go out to you. Grand is a legend thanks to Fred leaving it to his children to take over
Barry Nuzzo March 01, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Yes Fred owned the original no Grand Ave in New Haven. The family sold it about 2 years before his passing. Mike his son, owns Grande in Clnton, his brother Dave has one out in Arizona, and the other brother Ricky has one in Cheshire. We've all been doing this since we were kids. My grandfather was Nick Nuzzo, founder of Modern Apizza on State St. in New haven.
Beth March 01, 2012 at 12:46 AM
I vote Grand! mmm the broccoli pizza is so good now i really want to go pick one up right now! Who am i kidding every pizza is good in there!
Beth March 01, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Barry, i think there is also a Grand in Bethany Ct i work down their and the office picks it up all the time Rick owns it i think.
Wayne Des March 01, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Nuzzos just plain is the best!
Mikey Apizza March 01, 2012 at 04:45 AM
There's no need to hate here. Grand Apizza and Nuzzo's rock the Shoreline. The Nuzzo Family, Mike In Clinton, Rick In Chesire and Bethany, Dave In Arizona, Barry In Madison, and The Late Barry Nuzzo SR. were taught by The Best "APIZZA" Men in New Haven Father's First, Business Men Second, The Late "Fred Nuzzo" Original Owner Of Grand Apizza and "Nick Nuzzo" Original Owner Of Modern Apizza. Those two men left behind legendary sucessful busineses to their children.
Ronnie March 01, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Wow this Justin syder seems like a fool ! Sad that you need a bash other places to try Amd get a step ahead .
Barry Nuzzo March 01, 2012 at 07:13 PM
I really don't care that I'm losing, BUT this is def not a fair vote. That's all I have to say. If some one wants to do this for REAL, where you can only vote once a day, then that's a contest, but this for sure is nothing short of a cheat scam!! Again I don't care that I'm losing, I'd rather lose being fair!!!!!!!
Drew P March 01, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Directly under the list is a statement that says this is not a scientific vote. The reason for this is that people can vote as many times as they want. The best advertisement for a business is word of mouth, not a non-scientific poll on the patch. Not to sound mean Mr. Nuzzo, but it sounds like you are upset that you are loosing-who cares! If people like your place, then they will be repeat customers as well as tell friends and family. But coming on here and telling people not to vote numerous times a day or that it is an unfair vote makes your business look worse, than loosing to a poll...just sayin
Nerissa March 01, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I think based on your behavior in the comments and you encouraging people to vote for you on your facebook fan page, I'll never patronize your establishment. Please learn some decorum and how to be a gracious loser.
Pem McNerney (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Hi Barry. Thanks for your note. I discussed it with our technical department and my supervisors. As it turns out, you can vote more than once. An Internet poll is not the most ideal vote-collection system in the world, as we all know. That's why we always strive to be 100 percent clear with our readers at Patch that this is not in any way a scientific poll. Our readers' choice features are designed to be a fun and completely friendly expression of our collective passion for great food, great service or a great product, all close to home. It's also a fantastic way for small and medium business owners — the lifeblood of our local economy — to show how much they appreciate their customers. We take a look at comments, reviews as well as the poll, not just any one aspect, in communicating back to readers who rises to the top in readers' minds. And even if one business mobilizes more "votes" over another, everyone comes away with a lot of visibility, great displays of loyalty and, best yet, our corner of the web now has a lot more information about local businesses. We live and shop and eat pizza here too, so if anyone wants to learn more about how they can interact with their customers on Patch or have any suggestions for future readers' choice features, email me at pem.mcnerney@patch.com.
Matt March 01, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Wait, vote once per day??? How does that even make sense. A vote is something you do once. Voting again tomorrow sounds like cheating to me.
Cliff P. March 01, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I think I see a reality show in the making: "Pizza Wars" (TM). On one side- the ultra-competitive southside pizza maker- as quick with a defensive reply to online criticism as he is with one of those pizza slicer-things. Happy to encourage his loyal supporters to show their loyal support, but just a little testy when the other guy's loyal supporters turn out to be twice as loyal. And the other guy: the northender who...well...who doesn't really say much of anything...Well, we're gonna have to work on his schtick a little. Quiet and humble doesn't play well in reality TV. And the real winner of the these wars: the Patch Lady, who knows darn well that it's all about site hits ("Let's have another poll!!"). Coming soon to a cable channel near you.


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