Anyone who’s tried nailing an oven-fresh pizza pie to a wall knows that pizza looks better briefly propped on a five-finger pedestal. Put pizza back where it performs best with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 of pizza, Italian fare, and drinks from Abate Restaurant on Wooster Street. Supposedly a favorite pizza provider for both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush during their days at Yale, Abate Restaurant is nevertheless a family-friendly Italian restaurant with an extensive menu beyond its dough-derived delicacies, featuring classic Italian eats like stuffed clams, specialty pastas, and meat dishes. A delicious warm crust is the backbone for the ponderous bulk of sauce and cheese on the classic mozzarella pizza ($7.50), while the Abate special specialty pizza ($11.50), freighted with meatballs, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and mushrooms, has proven a favorite among those who can lift it.
Wooster Square / Mill River
129 Wooster St.
New Haven, Connecticut 06511Get Directions