It’s human nature to assume that bigger is better. We see a large restaurant taking up lots of valuable retail space and it’s hard not to speculate that it must be pretty tasty to take up so much space. There are certainly some huge restaurants that are incredibly delicious, but don’t ignore the smaller restaurants in Connecticut. There may not be too much to these places size-wise, but that doesn’t mean they’re short on flavor. One tasty-but-tiny restaurant in Meriden, Connecticut has been delighting pizza lovers for nearly a century. The Little Rendezvous in Meriden, CT doesn’t have much in the way of fancy frills, but it’s filled to the brim with delicious pizza. Read on to learn why we think this is one of the best pizza places in Connecticut.

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For more information about the best pizza in Meriden, take a look at The Little Rendezvous for more information. Feel free to follow one of the best pizza places in Connecticut on Facebook too.

After you’ve chowed at Little Rendezvous, how about working off your delicious meal and hitting a nearby trail? For ideas of where to go, visit AllTrails. We suggest exploring Hubbard Park too.

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Pizza In Connecticut

What are some of the best pizza places in Connecticut?

In addition to Little Rendezvous, here are some of the best pizza places in Connecticut:

    • Zuppardi's Apizza in West Haven: This family-run restaurant is known for its friendly service and signature clam pizzas.
    • Modern Apizza in New Haven: Since 1934, this local gem has been the place to go for its delicious thin-crust pizzas made in a brick oven.
    • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven: Enjoy specialty pies such as white clam pizza and meatball and ricotta pizza from one of the best pizza places in Connecticut and beyond.

 

For more suggestions, check out our guide to Pizza & Italian in Connecticut too.

Where are some of the best places to try authentic pizza from Connecticut?

Connecticut is known for New-Haven-style pizza. Unlike other pizzas, this pizza (called apizza) is made with dough that's been coal-fired so that the crust is slightly chewy and charred.  We suggest taking our pizzeria road trip in Connecticut to try some pizza places known for this unique pie. This four-hour journey has six stops along the way. It's no surprise that it starts at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, the spot where New Haven pizza was created. The final stop on this epic eating tour ends at Roma Pizzeria in Canaan. Here, you'll get to enjoy New York-style pizza made with the finest ingredients.

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