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Grand Apizza founder, Frederick Nuzzo, a WWII fighter pilot, started making pizza in 1948 when he started working for his brother, Nicholas who owned Modern Apizza in New Haven, CT.  In 1955, after nearly a decade working alongside his brother, Fred opened the doors to his own Grand Apizza in a Fair Haven, CT neighborhood.  Fred and Rosemarie Nuzzo, pictured below, owned operated the original restaurant for 50 years on Grand Avenue in Fair Haven.


They built a successful business by word of mouth, not by advertising, and their pizzeria became known as a wholesome, great gathering place in town.  Fred was also known as the “go-to guy” who was very supportive of local schools, churches and little league events in the community.  Fred was a modest man that never bragged about anything... except his children and he worked almost every day until
he was over 75 years old.


Today Mike Nuzzo continues to carry on his father’s legacy by owning and operating three successful Grand Apizza locations in Clinton, Madison and Guilford, Connecticut. Now his sons Michael and Christopher are working in the business with their dad, just as Fred taught Mike when he started.

From .50 cents for a small pizza in 1955 and three
generations of making pizza, the Nuzzo Family is proudt o celebrate over 60 years in business and we look forward to serving you!

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