The Pizza Place Inspired By a Movie, "Mystic Pizza"

The Pizza Place Inspired By a Movie, "Mystic Pizza"CONNECTICUT - Mystic, Connecticut, is known for its world-famous pizza. The place inspired a movie, "Mystic Pizza," in 1988.  Mystic Pizza is filled with memorabilia of the movie that made it famous. Visitors can eat their pizza in a room with remembrances of the town's history.

The Pizza Place Inspired By a Movie, "Mystic Pizza"
Mystic Pizza - Connecticut's World-Famous Pizza

The restaurant is still in operation, and the movie made it famous. Its popularity grew so much that a second location was opened in North Stonington.  The menus are the same, but the location has a more intimate atmosphere. Most customers are tourists visiting the town, not locals.

The Mystic Pizza restaurant features an extensive menu that will please the entire family.  In addition to pizza and calzones, the restaurant serves soups, salads, wraps, and desserts. The restaurant also offers online ordering. The restaurant is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Zelepos family started the restaurant in 1973.  It grew to become one of the most popular restaurants in town and was known for its secret sauce. After a screenwriter used the restaurant as the setting for a movie, the business took off. The movie was a hit and was praised critically.

After the movie, the location of the restaurant became well-known all over the world.  It had a considerable following in Connecticut even before the movie Mystic Pizza aired. Despite the fame, the restaurant is still a local favorite.