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About Savoy Pizzeria & Craft Bar

When it came time to name our restaurant, there were many discussions—  many of them while enjoying a few slices of pizza, often a margherita. During one of these meetings, we discovered that in 1889 (according to legend), Raffaele Esposito of Pietro Il Pizzaiolo pizzeria was invited to the palace to create three pizzas for the visit of King Umberto and Queen Margherita of Savoy.

The Queen declared that her favorite was the patriotic one resembling the Italian flag with its colors of red (tomatoes), white (mozzarella cheese), and green (basil). The pizza quickly became one of the classic pizzas of Naples and has been called "Pizza Margherita" after the Queen of Savoy. So there you have it: Savoy Pizzeria & Craft Bar.

At Savoy Pizzeria & Craft Bar, it all starts with the dough.

In keeping with the Max Hospitality tradition of using the highest quality ingredients, we turned to the centuries-old tradition of artisanal bread making to produce the best dough for Savoy's pizza. Anyone can mix flour, water and yeast to make pizza dough, but it is the exact combination of specially-milled high quality flour with the exact water temperature and a few other "secret" ingredients that give our dough flavor and rise. We then add the two most important ingredients: time and patience, as we let our dough rise and relax several times at the ideal temperature for over twenty-four hours so that it can stand up to our nine-hundred degree wood-fired ovens to produce a perfect, delicate crunch, which is the base for all of our delicious pizzas.

Also, we don’t just use any cheese. We get our curd specially from sources in Northern climates because the milk from these cows can stand up to our 900 degree ovens. We break the curds apart by hand, warm it at an exact temperature so that it just barely melts and then we form it into the balls that we use to top our pizzas.

Centuries of tradition...perfected at Savoy.

Savoy pizzeria & Craft bar

32 LaSalle Road
West Hartford, CT 06107


Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM - 11:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM - 10:00PM