Skip to content

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
$$
“Founded in 1925 by Frank Pepe - this local pizzeria is renowned for establishing the "New Haven-style thin-crust apizza" baked in coal-fired ovens topping 800 degrees. Expect long lines with both locals and tourists, but catch it at an off hour and enjoy a real treat.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Pizza Place
$$
“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
Pizza Place
$
“One of the most famous Pizzerias in the world. Part of the famous duo (along with Pepe's) on Wooster street. My personal favorite pizza on the planet. Expect long lines and slow service. Don't go if you in a rush, but if you want a piece of New Haven and pizza history definitely go. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Truly world-famous pizza. There's always an insane line so I recommend calling ahead!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Wooster Square is a historic neighborhood with tree lined streets and a lovely cherry blossom filled center square. A safe neighborhood so taking a stroll. Walk easily to the downtown area, train and bus stations, markets, shops, and oh course the famous WOOSTER STREET!!! This Italian-American neighborhood is known as Little Italy. It boasts the number 1 rated Pepe's (Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napolrtana), The Spot, Sally's Apizza, Consiglio's, Tre Scalini, Abate's Apizza, Libby's Pastries, and so much more!!! If you visit New Haven you must visit Wooster Street. A five minute walk from the William St Airbnb. :-D”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
$
“Old school Italian pastry shop. Great stop after having pizza on Wooster St. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“fresh baked Italian pastries, best cannolis, napoleans, and zuppoli in New Haven, no sit down area”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The largest Asian grocery store anywhere nearby. All Asian products you can imagine, pretty good (and cheap!) Chinese veggies and fresh tofu in the basement. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$$
“Great specials. Always a good meal. And you can watch Goodfellas and The Godfather the whole time you’re there!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Best espresso in town. Free on street parking and located in the historic Wooster Square District. $”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“The square is very pretty and easy to walk to. Families are out with their kids and pets year-round enjoying the scenery. There is a rather popular Farmer's Market stationed here Spring-Fall”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
$$
“Amazing local chinese food place. On the weekends they serve the best dim sum.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Do you like Italian food? Then you can't miss Wooster Street in New Haven. Pick a restaurant - any restaurant. You have quite a few here to choose from - all old school Italian.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“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