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Old 11-18-2013, 06:35 AM
 
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I believe Italian is the biggest ancestral group in CT.

Wooster Street is known as CT's "Little Italy". The food there is more consistent than Manhattan's Little Italy IMO, which isn't what it used to be.

Wooster Street - New Haven, Connecticut's "Little Italy" - a set on Flickr
Mulberry street in NYC's little Italy is a tourist attraction. Need to head over to Arthur Ave for real NYC Italian.

Other than New Haven I think you would have to look far and hard for an actual Italian neighborhood. Everything is so spread out now. Even in Bpt you'll find a bakery here or there but no concentrated neighborhoods.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:45 AM
 
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I have to say New haven is probably the best spot for all things Italian in CT with some of the best Italian food and especially the pizza...yumm.

I am Italian and I can tell you there are a lot of Italians in Stamford where I was born and raised too. There is a really nice Italian Center in Stamford with pools, tennis courts etc.

http://italiancenter.org/
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:48 AM
 
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Not sure why this is even up for debate. East Haven far surpasses any town/city in the state for Italian population.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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I know in Greenwich there are still south-italian communities.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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Not sure why this is even up for debate. East Haven far surpasses any town/city in the state for Italian population.
The question was about Italian neighborhoods, not cities/towns. East Haven is definitely predominately Italian but they're spread out, and the individual neighborhoods are a pretty varied mix (with a very few, small exceptions). If you want a denser Italian population in an individual neighborhood, you won't find it in East Haven. You'll find it in Wooster Square.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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The question was about Italian neighborhoods, not cities/towns. East Haven is definitely predominately Italian but they're spread out, and the individual neighborhoods are a pretty varied mix (with a very few, small exceptions). If you want a denser Italian population in an individual neighborhood, you won't find it in East Haven. You'll find it in Wooster Square.
Could you provide a link that backs up your claim? TIA.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: In a valley in the South Hills
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I have to say New haven is probably the best spot for all things Italian in CT with some of the best Italian food and especially the pizza...yumm.

I am Italian and I can tell you there are a lot of Italians in Stamford where I was born and raised too. There is a really nice Italian Center in Stamford with pools, tennis courts etc.

Italian Center of Stamford, CT ::: Outdoor Pools, Indoor Pool, Tennis, Fitness Center, Nursery School, Camps, Banquet Hall
There was a time when there were major concentrations of Italians in Stamford, particularly on the West Side between Bridge St. and West Main, with Stillwater being the commercial center - Brass Rail, Pelicci's, numerous delis and other Italian-centric businesses. The Minturese Club was on lower W. Main as the social center.

That pretty much died in the late 70s as Italians spread out.

I'm old enough to remember Nixon giving a speech at the Italian Center when it was brand new.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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East Haven, New Haven Wooster Square section, North Branford, North Haven, Cos Cob section of Greewich, parts of Middletown, Orange, Beacon Falls, Guilford, parts of Norwalk, Oxford, Southbury, parts of Stamford, parts of West Haven, parts of Waterbury, Sothington, Prospect, Upper North End section of Bridgeport

East Haven has highest in the state
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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I will never forget Famous Pizza on Park Avenue in Bridgeport just north of University Avenue. food was out of this world. an old friend of mine was actually mugged sitting at the counter back in '80 or '81. probably gone now right?
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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I will never forget Famous Pizza on Park Avenue in Bridgeport just north of University Avenue. food was out of this world. an old friend of mine was actually mugged sitting at the counter back in '80 or '81. probably gone now right?

Famous is still there.
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