Classic New Haven Apizza: Apizza or a Pizza? || Really Dough?

Published on 8/19/2019 by Thrillist
Mark and Scott are back on the road and of course they have to make a pitstop in New Haven, Connecticut, the birthplace of apizza. A typical apizza is made with a thin crust, oregano, and tomato sauce, then sprinkled with pecorino romano cheese. After Mark tries to take the driver’s seat on picking out what pizzeria they’ll visit, they inevitably go to Scott’s choice, Zuppardi’s Apizza. The duo tries clam apizza, a New Haven favorite made with coal-fired thin-crust topped with grated cheese, chopped garlic, and fresh littleneck clams. Will Mark be convinced that this apizza is a pizza?

What makes a pizza, a pizza? Lucali owner and old-school Brooklyn pizzaiolo Mark Iacono has a strict pizza formula: sauce, cheese, and dough. That’s it. But renowned pizza enthusiast Scott Wiener believes that the beauty of the slice comes from its creative customizability; even if it’s topped with cheeseburgers or constructed with paella. Scott travels all over America to spotlight the country’s most unique pies and make a case for whether these new customizations can, in fact, still be considered a pizza. This time, he’s taking Mark along for the ride on an East Coast road trip to try the craziest concoctions claiming to be pizza... but are they really dough?


Hosts Scott Wiener Mark Iacono

Guest Lori Zuppardi Cheryl Zuppardi

Showrunner Keith Cecere

Senior Producer Chas Truslow

Producer Phoebe Melnick

Director of Photography Gunsel Pehlivan

Camera Operator Carrie Stalk

Assistant Camera Lucas Young

Production Audio Nathan Bonetto

Senior Editor Chris Murphy

Editor Jordan Olds

Associate Editor Ede Bell Crowder

Colorist Gunsel Pehlivan

Post Audio Aldon Baker

Animators Fredy Delgado Megan Chong

Illustrator Jason Hoffman

Photographer Cole Saladino

Photo Director Drew Swantak

Production Coordinator Myra Rivera

Production Assistants Chanel Baker Jennifer Fullante

Programming Coordinator Madeline Concannon

Line Producer Emily Tufaro

Director of Development Leo Fernandez

Post-Production Supervisor Daniel Byrne

Supervising Producer Stasia Jones

Design Director Ted McGrath

Executive Producer Justin Lundstrom

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