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May 23, 2024

On House floor, U.S. Rep. DeLauro declares New Haven ‘pizza capital of the United States’

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on the House floor declaring “New Haven the pizza capital of the United States.”

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on Wednesday took to the House floor to enter an official statement into the Congressional Record declaring “New Haven the pizza capital of the United States.”

DeLauro led a delegation of more than 100 pizza makers from around Connecticut to Washington, D.C. to showcase the state’s pizza industry.
The official proclamation looks to settle a long-standing debate over where the best pizza is made, and honors the thousands of families and workers who have devoted their lives to crafting America’s best pizza, DeLauro said.
The state’s more than 1,300 pizza-making establishments are the highest portion per capita and produce over 150 million pizzas, equaling $3.5 billion in sales per year, the proclamation said. New Haven’s 75 pizza-making establishments support thousands of jobs and over $100 million in sales, feeding 2 million customers annually.
“Many things are debated in the Halls of Congress and Washington, D.C., but one thing that’s not up for debate is that New Haven has the best pizza in the country. Our local pizzerias are local, national, and international destinations,” said New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, who was on the trip along with the Connecticut pizza delegation, including Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Sally’s Apizza, Modern Apizza, Pizza at The Brick Oven, Next Door, Big Green Truck Pizza, BAR, Est Est Est Pizza & Cast Iron Chef Chop House.

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