Sometimes pizza is what you’re craving, sometimes it’s the great peace-maker when you can’t agree on what else to order. Classic, customizable, and readily available in most towns and cities, it’s never the wrong choice. Next time you’re in Groton, be sure to check out some of the following places for some of the best pizza around! Whether you’re the classic type or someone who likes to experiment with different flavor profiles and textures, you’re sure to find something to love at any of these local spots.
The Rolling Tomato is Connecticut’s own pizza-focused food truck, founded in 2011. The son of a career waitress, Robert grew up learning the ins and outs of the restaurant business, starting as a busboy and dishwasher and working his way up to line cook, then sous chef, and now owner. He has traveled the world and served his signature style pizza pies to locals, tourists, and celebrities alike, including the members of Imagine Dragons, Outkast, and the Cure, but you can enjoy it for yourself right here in Groton. We recommend Jenny’s Tail (all of the pizzas are named after beloved pets), a classic red pizza topped with baby spinach, bacon, Roma tomato, mozzarella, and feta.
New York Family Pizza – Family-owned since 1989. Create-your-own option, as well as pizza by the slice, for a truly customizable experience based on your taste preferences and the size of your appetite! We love the Artisan Special, which is topped with Genoa salami, baby spinach, banana peppers, roasted red peppers, and your choice of either classic red sauce or Alfredo.
Groton Pizza Palace was recently named one of Connecticut Magazine’s Best Restaurants of 2022, is regarded as a hidden gem by many food experts, and has even been recognized by the state’s governor for its continued excellence. The Pizza Palace has been owned and operated by the same couple since 1965, and you can still stop by and see Teddy making the pizza dough every morning. They offer a wide variety of toppings to choose from, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed, just go for their Special Pizza, which comes topped with pepperoni, sausage, meatball, onions, peppers, and mushrooms.
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