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Carminuccio's

76 South Main St., Newtown, CT - (203) 364-1133
Carminuccio’s makes not only its own very wonderful Italian bread for submarine sandwiches (the steak and cheese is grand!), but also stuffed breads: long savory loaves wrapped around such ingredients as ham or capicola, pepperoni and cheese, broccoli and sausage. Served steaming hot, one of these breads is a soulful meal every bit as satisfying as a pizza.
80% Approval Rating (25 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (10)
Roadfood.com Editor
"We slightly disagree with Carminuccio’s motto, which is A Little Slice of Heaven. We say it is a quite a large slice of heaven. In Connecticut, home of America’s most delicious pizzas, this house by the side of the highway serves some of the very best. When you ..."   [Read More]
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Alan Morringiello
July 22, 2008
"I am a transplanted New Yorker who has lived in Connecticut for twenty years. I am perplexed as to how Connecticut can claim to have the world's best pizza (Pepe's included), when parts of Brooklyn and Queens in NY have a local slice joint comparable to if not better ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

76 South Main St., Newtown, CT
(203) 364-1133

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Jackson Pollack couldn't have created a more beautiful tableau. Pizza #14 on the Carminuccio's menu is a vivid melange of caramelized roasted garlic cloves, intensely flavorful roasted tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese, pesto sauce and fresh spinach leaves. All that atop a chewy-crisp crust that is at once elegant and supremely satisfying. Put this pie in the Pizza Pantheon!
"Jackson Pollack couldn't have created a more beautiful tableau. Pizza #14 on the Carminuccio's menu is a vivid melange of caramelized roasted garlic cloves, intensely flavorful roasted tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese, pesto sauce and fresh spinach leaves. All that atop a chewy-crisp crust that is at once elegant and supremely satisfying. Put this pie in the Pizza Pantheon!"
Michael Stern





I currently have two slices of this pizza in my refrigerator and am debating whether to have them cold or warmed up. Despite the plethora of garlic, peppers, and sausage, plus cheese and sauce, the crust on this work of art remained crisp and sturdy.
"I currently have two slices of this pizza in my refrigerator and am debating whether to have them cold or warmed up. Despite the plethora of garlic, peppers, and sausage, plus cheese and sauce, the crust on this work of art remained crisp and sturdy."
Michael Stern


This is a
"This is a "stuffed bread." In addition to massive amounts of cooked broccoli, it contains pepperoni, sausage, and cheese."
Michael Stern


One of our favorite pizza combos at Carminuccio's:  peppers and mushrooms.  Normally, we get meat on a pizza, but these peppers and mushrooms are so delicious that they stand by themselves as topping.
"One of our favorite pizza combos at Carminuccio's: peppers and mushrooms. Normally, we get meat on a pizza, but these peppers and mushrooms are so delicious that they stand by themselves as topping. "
Michael Stern


Two sizes of the Buffalo chicken wing sandwich are available. This one is
"Two sizes of the Buffalo chicken wing sandwich are available. This one is "small" -- a six-inch grinder roll loaded with ingredients. "Large" is twice as big. What is not visible in the photo is all the blue cheese dressing atop the shredded lettuce: an inspired companion for the zesty chicken."
Michael Stern


Slices of fresh tomato are strewn across a field of mozzarella.
"Slices of fresh tomato are strewn across a field of mozzarella."
Michael Stern


A simple tomato sauce and mozzarella slice has soulful crunch to its crust and a fine, delicate texture in the toppings.
"A simple tomato sauce and mozzarella slice has soulful crunch to its crust and a fine, delicate texture in the toppings."
Michael Stern


While we were waiting for our steak sandwich to be made, this beautiful, individual-sized pizza emerged from the oven. The bacon was still sizzling.
"While we were waiting for our steak sandwich to be made, this beautiful, individual-sized pizza emerged from the oven. The bacon was still sizzling."
Michael Stern


One of the stranger items on the menu:  a basic cheese pizza is served heaped with iceberg lettuce salad.  The menu describes this strangely satisfying item as
"One of the stranger items on the menu: a basic cheese pizza is served heaped with iceberg lettuce salad. The menu describes this strangely satisfying item as "Carmine's creation.""
Michael Stern


Carminuccio's is on a strip of highway not famous for great eats.  But to those in the know, it's the place to go.
"Carminuccio's is on a strip of highway not famous for great eats. But to those in the know, it's the place to go."
Michael Stern



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