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1398 Barnum Ave, Stratford, CT 06614-5403
+1 203-377-2436
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tomato pie” (8 reviews)
“antipasti” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1398 Barnum Ave, Stratford, CT 06614-5403
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful surprise - I have lived in Stratford and have never eaten here - The pizza was amazing. The atmosphere wonderfully casual - even my husband's chicken cutlet was great! What a great easy family place. They don't take reservations so you will...More

Thank Moni3kids
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We are transplants from NEPA so we enjoy the "Old Forge, PA" style pizza. Always delicious. We really like the antipasto too!

Thank LuluTheCommish
Reviewed 23 December 2017

A small cozy family-type restaurant. Have been coming to Salerno's for 23 years and it has never disappointed! Food is consistently great, has tasted the same. Good variety from pizza to past, chicken parm, veal parm, etc. Great bread with the meal and Pizza is...More

Thank reedo452
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We've lived in town for 7 months and have tried many of the pizza places and every single one was a disappointment. Coming from Stamford and NYC, we never expected it to be hard to find good pizza. We were wrong. Thankfully, we found Salerno's...More

Thank crisismusicblog
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Always consistent with there menu-Wife and daughter LOVE the pizza{potato}Im sold on the Parm Dishes and the meatless lasagna during lent

Thank bobjarvais
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This special plum pie pizza is only on from mid August to mid September. I go 2 to 3 times during the month. It is the best pizza ever. The crust is very light so you don't feel full. Then they put a good quality...More

Thank bilasi
Reviewed 25 August 2017

MY wife knew Salerno's was here and she failed to tell me how good it was. NO SOUP FOR HER. Cutrafello's Cheese products ( Mozz, ricotta, ) was here in years past (1947) and that family atmosphere is still sweet in the air here, Pictures...More

Thank Ray R
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Just like mama made it, order anything just don't forget the cheese cake! Great small town Main Street felt....

Thank glwebber59
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Limited on street parking, descent service in a very old establishment. That said, the 1947 scamorza pizza is by far the best pizza around. You don't stay open for 70 years just on luck. Please try Salernos once in your life. I promise you won't...More

Thank Trafficman968
Carlo S, Owner at Salerno's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for your generous opinion. We strive to prepare most of our meals from scratch, just like my grandparents.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Having lunch at Salerno's we felt very nostalgic. My husband was raised near the Greek side of his family and I was raised near the Sicilian side of my family and a lot of or childhood memories are similar, so while we sat in this...More

Thank AuntieCricket
Carlo S, Owner at Salerno's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you! We take great pride in serving the same quality meals that our grandparents place on heir table for the family. We hope you do return.

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Daniel M
8 December 2016|
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Response from Carlo S | Property representative |
I'm so sorry we missed your question. For the future.... We are open Christmas Eve until 6pm "sharp!". ( our staff have children and want to be home with them on Christmas Eve )
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1398 Barnum Ave, Stratford, CT 06614-5403
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-377-2436
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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