CT Savor Last Updated: August 2023

Connecticut’s foodie scene takes the cake. From the nation’s #1 pizza and a variety of cuisines to wineries and breweries, get your fill at these spots throughout the state.

And don't miss the 2023 International Festival of Arts & Ideas, featuring the Grand Avenue Gastronomy Tour, where you'll sample multicultural taste treats served up with a side of history, as Lee Cruz takes you on the ever-popular Gastronomy Tour of one of New Haven’s most storied streets — Grand Avenue.

Award-Winning Restaurants

Connecticut's restaurants are award winning! In addition to James Beard Award finalists like CoraCora in West Hartford, Renee Touponce of The Port of Call and Oyster Club in Mystic, and Christian Hunter of Community Table in Washington, the below have been named Connecticut’s top spots.

Waterfront Dining

What's better than enjoying your meal with a warm breeze and a waterfront view? Here are some spots to find a little slice of paradise.

Apizza Glory

Connecticut's known for pizza — home to the #1 pizza in the nation, according to the Daily Meal. Not only does the state have the best pizza joint in the United States, it's a true pizza mecca with six other spots ranked in the top 50 of the 101 Best Pizzas in America!

New Haven’s Frank Pepe’s at #1, and its long-time neighbor Sally’s at #9, lead the list of Connecticut pizzas rated among the top in the country.

Winners were chosen by survey of the readers of the Daily Meal, a popular food blog among those in the know. Here are how some of our other CT Pizza Trail favorites fared:

Want to make your own? Learn to make New Haven style pizza with fun (and tasty) classes at the New Haven Pizza School!