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Pies Worth the Trek at Roseland Apizza

The gorgeous red pie with mozzarella at Roseland. Slick with oil and deliciously cheesy.

The gorgeous red pie with mozzarella at Roseland. Slick with oil and deliciously cheesy.

When Stephen, Margo, and I decided to make the 20-minute trek out to Derby to visit Roseland Apizza, we knew we were in for a treat. This neighborhood joint has been extolled by none other than Roadfood guru Michael Stern, who calls Roseland “one of the great pizzerias in Connecticut, ergo one of the best on earth.” Although acknowledging Roseland’s myriad temptations—”honest bread with old-time character,” fried calamari with a “shattering-crisp crust,” and pasta specials ranging from lobster ravioli to a classic spaghetti and meatballs—Stern concedes that this is first and foremost a pizza place. “Whatever else you eat, you must eat pizza when you come to Roseland.” Continue reading

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