Alforno, Old Saybrook
1654 Boston Post Road
Lucky for us, we have direct access to some of the best pizza in the US, right here on the Shoreline. And even luckier, this family-friendly trattoria, known for their New Haven-style brick-oven pizza, has now raised the bar by offering a sublime pie made in a 250 year old tradition (which requires certification to produce – no joke!) called Pizza Napolitano Vera. The caputo flour dough rises for two days at room temperature and is topped with house-made slightly sweet, light tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and ribbons of basil. The crust? A perfect ratio of chewy to char. (If you’re planning for lunch, call ahead to make sure the dough has risen.) Gluten-sensitive pizza lovers will be happy to know about their rice flour crust, an entirely worthy substitute. A bright, peppery arugula salad topped with shavings of parmigiano reggiano makes it into a meal.
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tags: pizza, New Have style, crust, Pizza Napolitano Vera, gluten-free, Old Saybrook, trattoria