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Wooster Square Tour

Sally’s Pizza

237 Wooster Street

Owners Salvatore and Flora Consiglio, c. 1950-60s. Courtesy Sally's Pizza.

Sally’s Pizza established in 1938 by Salvatore Consiglio is renowned for thin crust pizza still baked today in the same coal-fired oven that has been in use for over 75 years. Sally’s has been continuously operated since 1938 as one of the oldest family run pizzerias in the Northeast. For many years Sal and Flo Consiglio were the sole proprietors. Today Sal’s sons, Bob and Rick, still maintain the family tradition.

Sally’s is one of the cornerstone restaurants in the New Haven pizza wars (Which pizzeria is the best?). The corner of Wooster and Olive Streets bears the name of Flora and Salvatore Consiglio.

Many dignitaries, athletes and stars have dined at Sally’s over the years. Notables include Frank Sinatra, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Kathleen Turner, Don Rickles, Jimmy Durante and Gary Trudeau.


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