Salerno’s in Stratford, CT
Dining at Salerno’s certainly takes you back in time to a mom & pop shop which adds to the overall experience. The pizzeria interior has old radios and seating booths and a tin ceiling. Got there on a Friday night around 6pm. We had a 5 minute wait until we were seated and then were promptly approached for drink orders. The waitress handed us a menu that looked more like a newspaper that cleverly hid the menu inside. We ordered a pizza with hot cherry peppers. The pizza came out in about 15 min but we had drinks and tasty bread to hold our attention until the pie arrived. The pie was good but the first thing I noticed was the that there wasn’t much sauce on the pie. The crust was flaky and did not have the usual charr or chewiness one would expect from an apizza establishment. I had a great experience at Salerno’s but compared to the other big name pizzerias in the area it didn’t quite measure up. I will say the service was outstanding as everyone was pleasant and accommodating.
Tip: Try the seasonal plum tomato pie. There pizza is made in a regular pizza oven so if you are looking for coal-fired pizza move on to Sally’s Apizza or Modern Apizza.
Atmosphere: Good Atmosphere