The town of Concord is a wealthy, historic, and rather picturesque community that has a few decent restaurants here and there, including some upscale and high-end spots scattered around town. However, even a tony place such as Concord needs to supply its residents with good pizza, and that is where the plain-looking but oh-so-good New London Pizza comes in, a spot that has been around for many years but which remains little-known outside of the immediate area. And indeed, businesspeople in suits, retirees wearing golf shirts, and artistic types in tie-dyes can all be found sitting side-by-side in this nondescript little place that is just outside of the center of town.
It should be stressed that New London is not your typical house of pizza that makes generic Greek pies; though the pizza tends to lean a bit toward Greek-style, it is rather unique in that it can't really be classified as Greek, Italian, or bar-style, instead being New London-style (hence the name), which is a thick-crust pan pizza that seems to be closest to a mix of bar pizza and Greek pizza and is typically found in Southeast Connecticut and to a lesser extent in the Worcester area and in the western suburbs of Boston. A number of toppings can be added to the pies, with simple ones such a BBQ chicken, mushroom, pepperoni, mushroom/hamburger, and pepperoni, mushroom, and hamburger perhaps being the way to go, though the tastiest combinations may be a couple that are a bit less common--a bacon and feta pizza and an artichoke and mushroom pizza. For those who don't care for pizza (are there any of you out there?), New London does make a terrific Greek salad and has some decent subs as well.
It may not look like much from the outside, but as they say, you can't always judge a book by its cover, and that is certainly the case with the very underrated New London Pizza. If you like Greek pizza or bar pies, or have had New London-style pizza in other parts of New England and are a fan of this regional item, you may want to consider taking a drive out to the beautiful town of Concord to check this little eatery out.
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