Sally's Apizza

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Sally's Apizza
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The Sally's sign on Wooster Street
Restaurant information
EstablishedApril 1938; 82 years ago (1938-04)
Owner(s)Lineage Properties LLC[1]
Head chefRobert and Richard Consiglio
Food typeNew Haven-style pizza
Dress codeCasual
Street address237 Wooster Street
CityNew Haven
Postal/ZIP Code06511
CountryUnited States
Coordinates41°18′11″N 72°55′12″W / 41.303043°N 72.919942°W / 41.303043; -72.919942Coordinates: 41°18′11″N 72°55′12″W / 41.303043°N 72.919942°W / 41.303043; -72.919942
ReservationsNot taken
Other informationCredit cards are accepted.

Sally's Apizza is a pizzeria in the Wooster Square neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut.


Sally's serves New Haven-style thin-crust apizza, which is baked in coal-fired brick pizza ovens. By default, a New Haven pizza is a "plain" pizza topped with only tomato sauce, and Parmesan. Sally's is a small restaurant, and often, patrons must wait in line, sometimes for hours.



The restaurant was purchased for $500 in 1938 by Filomena Consiglio, sister of Frank Pepe, who was the owner of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, another Wooster Street pizza restaurant.[2] Sal Consiglio, a son of Filomena, ran it until his death in May 1989.[3] His wife Flo died in September 2012.[4] While their children Richard and Robert still operate the restaurant,[5] they sold it to an unnamed buyer in 2017.[6] Since selling, the Consiglios are less involved in the making of the food.


Sally's is one of three pizza restaurants featured in the documentary film Pizza A Love Story, directed by Gorman Bechard. The love story to New Haven's holy trinity of pizza restaurants, Pepe's, Sally's, and Modern, had its world premiere at IFFBoston in April 2019.[7] The film was released on DVD and pay-per-view on September 29, 2020.[8] In reviewing the film, Deborah Brown of The Swellesley Report called it “An important film of staggering genius that needed to be made.”[9]

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  1. ^ O’Leary, Mary E. (11 Dec 2017). "Iconic Sally's Apizza in New Haven sold to unnamed buyer; Consiglios to stay on indefinitely". The New Haven Register. Hearst Media Services Connecticut, LLC. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  2. ^ Shelton, Jim (21 July 2002). "You say Sally's, I say Pepe's Wooster street legends deliver to die-hard crowds". New Haven Register. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  3. ^ Ravo, Nick (12 May 1989). "Our Towns; Near Yale, Grief Over a Big Man Off Campus". New York Times. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  4. ^ Kaempffer, William (25 September 2012). "New Haven's Sally's Apizza matriarch, 'Flo' Consiglio, dies". New Haven Register. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  5. ^ Levine, Ed (9 March 2005). "The Sacred Art of Pizza Making, and Secrets to Perfect Pies". New York Times. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  6. ^ Griffin, Leeanne (7 Dec 2017). "Sally's Apizza Sold In New Haven". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Pizza, A Love Story". IFFBoston. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  8. ^ ""Pizza" Party Planned For Parking Lot | New Haven Independent". 2020-09-24. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  9. ^ "Beyond Wellesley: the Woods Hole Film Festival on Cape Cod, Massachusetts". The Swellesley Report. 2019-07-30. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  • Reinhart, Peter (2003). American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza. ISBN 1-58008-422-2

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