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1398 Barnum Ave, Stratford, CT 06614-5403
+1 203-377-2436
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11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Connecticut
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salerno's is somewhere we go periodically, either for a pizza or a pasta entree. It has never disappointed in either category. This time one of us had a white pizza with spinach and meatball, the other spaghetti and meat sauce, a half portion, and we shared a house salad. The pizza had way too much spinach, but otherwise was great;... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm an outlier. I think the tomato pie is average. Love most of the others though so I'm a big fan. It's a time machine type of joint. See for yourself!

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Thank Tim B
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

always try to visit here when visiting connecticut. quality of food has always been very good, from pizza to pasta dishes. antipasti serves more than you would think. calzones are excellent, but need to be shared.

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Trumbull
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130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The plum tomato pie has been a bucket list thing for me. Arrived very early (5pm) and barely beat the line! We scored a great booth in a little corner- the atmosphere & decoration brought me back to the Bronx! The house salad was simple but fresh. There was complementary hot focacchia. I didn' t understand the pasta fagiole-it was... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place puts out a plum tomato pie from mid august into late September that you have to try!! The other food here is very good and worth the trip but this pie is outstanding!!

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Thank Joseph B
Trumbull, Connecticut
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The annual pilgrimage to Salerno's for their seasonal plum tomato pizzas is on. If you like fresh and juicy plum tomatoes, pesto and Italian cheeses, these pies won't disappoint. Always a hit with our family. Don't wait too long, the season only lasts 3-4 weeks.

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Thank garyostereo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Just had a fantastic dinner with friends at Salernos. The Pasta Carbonara was delicious- best I've ever had! Everyone of my friends raved about their meals also. Great atmosphere; just like I remember from the old neighborhood. Wonderful food and even better service.

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Thank David B
CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is one of my favorite local restaurants. Great Italian dishes, grinders and pizza. One of the very best things, ( maybe to go with your pizza or your meal), is the antipasto. Delicious!

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Thank CTconnie
Stratford, Connecticut
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

LOVE their plum tomato pie. I think they have it in May? Get ready to wait for it to be ready but it is worth it! We get take out almost weekly. Husband gets salami or sausage pizza, I get their Eggplant dinner which comes with a salad. Their basic iceberg salad comes with celery and other old timey salad... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

LOVE their plum tomato pie. I think they have it in May? Get ready to wait for it to be ready but it is worth it! We get take out almost weekly. Husband gets salami or sausage pizza, I get their Eggplant dinner which comes with a salad. Their basic iceberg salad comes with celery and other old timey salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1398 Barnum Ave, Stratford, CT 06614-5403
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-377-2436
Description
Established in 1947Salerno's first opened it's doors in May, 1947 in the Southend of Bridgeport. The war was over and the G.I.s brought back a taste for pizza. Billy and Tina worked hard to get their little place going. In 1954, the pizzeria was moved to the East End of Bridgeport and renamed The C&C Pizzeria. There, the business flourished and it was decided to introduce our family's recipes along with the pizza and grinders. An opportunity opened in 1970 to open a pizzeria in the Cutrufello Building in Stratford, CT. The family decided to rename the pizzeria. Salerno's Apizza has been in the same location ever since. Today, Salerno's in Stratford serves not only the original pizza it first served in 1947....but, a selection of homemade (from scratch) pastas and sauces, specialty dishes and offers a dining room seating 70. The decor is retro 1940s and the music is Doo-Wop. Salerno's also accepts phone- in orders for pick-up. All of our recipes are available as catering trays. Bring the family!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?