Growing up Mystic Pizza was one of my favorite movies. In fact I have it on DVD to this day. When we found out that Jamison was going to be coming to Connecticut to teach a class for work, and Lex and I would be tagging along for the ride, I knew I wanted to actually go to Mystic and eat at the original Mystic Pizza.
A few years ago I stumbled across one of their frozen pizzas and I have to admit, though I’m not normally a fan of frozen pizzas, this one wasn’t bad. The frozen pizza however did nothing to prepare me for the real deal. This pizza is fabulous!
The inside of the restaurant is completely charming too. There is an entire wall of Movie memorabilia (intermixed with other pictures of stars) and a flat screen playing the movie:
Alexis told them as we were leaving that we’d be back next summer. I don’t know where she came up with that idea, but hey it sounds good to me!
Now what did we eat??
After reading several things online I decided to go with the House Special Pizza, which is topped with pepperoni, meatballs, sausage, green peppers, onions and mushrooms, because the general consensus was that all the pizza was good, but the House Special was the best. Lex got her standard pizza with black olives:
The crust was perfect, the sauce was amazing and the toppings were just right! Luckily our room has a kitchen so we were able to bring back the left overs and put them in the fridge! The service was really great too.
Mystic itself is beyond charming as well, in fact I’ll just go ahead and admit I’ve fallen in love with the whole state of Connecticut! The people are so friendly, it’s absolutely gorgeous and it just has an essence of charm that permeates the air! I could totally live here!
We were lucky today in that the rain didn’t start until we were getting ready to leave. Lex had a ball playing on the board walk next to the Mystic River. We also strolled up Main Street as well on our way to Mystic Pizza and stopped in at a bookstore along the way.
Tomorrow it’s supposed to be miserable rainy so we’re staying in and catching up on lessons. On Thursday Alexis and I plan to venture over to New Haven and check out Yale. Adventures are so much fun!
I hope you all are having a fabulous week! I know we are!