Pizza is a must no matter the time or place, but, its especially comforting when it’s chilly outside. Thankfully Letizia’s Pizza in Norwalk, Connecticut has just the pizza for you! Don’t worry, if you aren’t a big pizza lover they have other delicious food items as well. Also, they have a carry-out special Wednesday through Sunday for $10 cheese pizzas!
They are third-generation pizza makers using the same ingredients their grandfather, Uncle Joe Letizia, used when he opened his first store in 1937. From steaming hot grinders to their famous thin-crust pizza, all the favorites you love are made here from the best ingredients.
Enjoy every meal from Letizia’s Pizza for pizza, salads, grinders, pasta, and more. There’s something for everyone in their wide range of Italian dishes. One of our favorites is the Carnivore Pizza, which is, bacon, pepperoni, meatball, and sausage.
They are located on the Wilton/ Norwalk border on route 7 next to the DMV in Norwalk. Letizia’s is carry out only to ensure the best quality food. Not only are they amazing for their food and history, but, they also hold a ton of fundraisers for a local charities and donate 100% of the proceeds. A few of the charities they’ve helped along the way are “Making Strides 203,” for the Fairfield County Cancer Walk and then “Filling In The Blanks,” which helps provide free lunches for children when they are on a school break.
The name of Letizia’s Pizza is part of the Northeast’s pizza history. Joe Letizia was one of the first in the region to serve it, as a weekend-only item, when he opened his Italian restaurant down on Norwalk, Connecticut’s Wall Street in 1937. This was the beginning of a tradition of authentic pizza and Italian dishes that continues to this day.
Joseph Mario “Uncle Joe” Letizia was born in Rapone (Potenza), Italy on August 3, 1893 and died on April 11, 1962 in Norwalk, Connecticut. He immigrated to the United States in 1906 at the age of 13.
Letizia’s Pizza opened in Norwalk on Stevens Street in 1991, around the corner from Norwalk Hospital, and remained there for little more than a year. Finding that space too small for the growing business, it was moved to its current location on Main Avenue in June of 1992 by Uncle Joe’s grandsons, Daniel and Dennis, and their loyal staff. As of February 2014, Daniel retired and longtime employee and cousin, David Cook, bought Dan’s half of the business. Today, David continues Uncle Joe’s tradition of serving one of Southwestern Connecticut’s premier pizzas. They still offer baked ziti and ravioli, spaghetti with marinara, and hot parmesan grinders. Those things are fine, but with pizza this good, they’re immaterial.
As is true of New Haven’s greats, crust matters immensely at Letizia’s. Baked on a screen, then further toughened on the oven’s brick floor, it is medium-thin Neapolitan-style, more chewy than brittle, with a full, earthy taste.
For more information about the restaurant, the history of the restaurant, or Uncle Joe himself visit letiziaspizza.com
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