Popular Connecticut Pizzeria abruptly closes after more than 14 years of business
On Sunday, Mystic’s popular pizzeria, Pizzetta, unexpectedly announced its closure via social media. The establishment, a fixture on Water Street, was renowned for its artisanal, thin-crust pizzas and charming dog-friendly outdoor patio. The brief online statement expressed gratitude to patrons but shed no light on the circumstances surrounding the sudden closure.
On Instagram, their statement read: ‘Today will be Pizzetta’s last day. We cannot thank you enough for the love and support you have continued to show over the years.’
Further information regarding the pizzeria’s unexpected demise remains unavailable, as Pizzetta representatives have yet to respond to inquiries. Pizzetta’s menu encompassed an extensive range of culinary offerings, including classic Neapolitan-style pizzas adorned with traditional meat and vegetable toppings, alongside a selection of innovative specialty pizzas featuring unique flavors like chicken parmesan, mac and cheese, Philly cheesesteak, and even stuffed baked potato variations.
Additionally, Pizzetta catered to dietary restrictions with a comprehensive gluten-free menu and dedicated vegetarian and vegan menus. These specialized menus showcased meatless alternatives to popular toppings and fillings, including vegan varieties of bacon, sausage, chicken, and hamburger, coupled with plant-based options like vegan cheese and dairy-free pesto.
Pizzetta’s abrupt closure has left a void in Mystic’s and wider Connecticut’s vibrant culinary scene. Its legacy as a neighborhood staple renowned for its pizzas and welcoming atmosphere will undoubtedly be missed by patrons and fellow restaurateurs alike.