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Eli’s Brick Oven Pizza

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2402 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3287 (Formerly Bimonte's Pizza Castle)
+1 203-288-1686
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Great apizza,friendly,courteous staff,very nice room makes for a nice family's nite out experience. We went on n y eve and by the end of dinner I couldn't believe the place wasn't jammed. There is nothing like New Haven style apizza.

Thank Bill C
Wallingford, Connecticut
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171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I never thought I would be writing a review about a pizza place that was as good as Modern Pizza in New Haven. I am now. The pizza ingredients are top quality. It is obviously baked at a very high temperature which imparts a delicious burn to the end crust. Not too much oil, not to thick a crust. The... More 

Thank DenGourmand
Durham, Connecticut
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My elderly father-in-law wanted to get away from his convelescent home for some good pizza. Being close to Eli's, and not wanting to bring him down to New Haven, we went for it. As a bunch of self proclaimed pizza snobs, it takes a lot to impress us, and not did it! The service during a busy time was very... More 

Thank Mike G
Hamden, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We've order takeout several times. Food is better than average. Pizza is quality. Biggest problem is that they have parking which is supposed to be for takeout customers only. But, at least half the spaces are used by someone dining in. This means no spaces available in spite of the on duty guard. A total joke. If you're not dining... More 

Thank rjcastater
Mt. Carmel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

A large variety of prepackaged meals is ready to bring home and heat up. The atmosphere is very family friendly. The service is timely and pleasant . Try the penne ala vodka with grilled chicken while the kids enjoy pizza. No one will be disappointed.

Thank 50StatesQuest
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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222 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Stopped in for a quick bite while in the area on business. Nothing too great or too poor about this spot. Looks like the locals have a good time here.

Thank KidRip
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent brick oven style pizza and prepared meals. The pesto pizza is one of my favorites and the buffalo chicken is great too! They have lots of Italian style to go meals as well.

Thank Rachel R
Ledgewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We went in for lunch and ordered 2 salads. Both were very large and very good. Their brick oven signature salad was loaded with craisins, Gorgonzola, apple slices and caramelized walnuts. We also had a slice an it was also very good.

Thank Mets86champs
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We go to Eli's every time we are in Hamden. The pizza is always spectacular, as well as the House salad with Gorgonzola, apples, craisins and candied walnuts. The staff is friendly and efficient. They even have diet Birch beer!!!!

Thank JoanieDC
Hamden, Connecticut
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Our office ordered lunch for the staff, it was a large order and we ordered it the day before. The food was very good everyone was happy with it. The only drawback was how busy it was and that even though I said I would pick up the order at noon it was not ready and I had to wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2402 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3287 (Formerly Bimonte's Pizza Castle)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-288-1686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?