Zuppardi’s Apizza, West Haven, Connecticut:
The story of Zuppardi’s began with Dominic Zuppardi. Dominic learned the trade on the southern coast of Italy. He came to America and was a master bread-baker in New Haven throughout the 1920’s. Then he worked in a variety of bakeries making artisan Italian breads, as well as “abeetz.” In 1932, he decided to open his own shop, Salerno’s Bakery, on Donnelly Place in New Haven. Two years later, in 1934, Dominic moved his business to Union Avenue in West Haven. Today Zuppardi’s makes one the best pies in the world.