Friday, April 16, 2010

New Haven's Little Italy

This is the archway that greets you on Wooster Street as you enter the two- or three-block enclave in New Haven, Conn., that is called Little Italy. I was here yesterday, enjoying pizza at Frank Pepe's and then a cannoli and coffee at Libby's Italian Pastry Shop. Pepe's pizza is baked in a coal oven, and it has made pizza that way since the 1920s.

It seems that every local has his or her favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. Last night, as I strolled the area, the smell of garlic was wafting in the air. Heavenly.