... in 1973 when the Zelepos family opened Mystic Pizza. hard work, family effort and a "secret recipe" contributed to the long run success of Mystic Pizza. Our recipes addicting flavors have drawn crowds from near and far for decades.

The Day


Incredibly, Mystic Pizza caught the eye of screenwriter Amy Jones, who was summering the area. Ms. Jones chose Mystic Pizza as the focus and setting for her story of the lives and loves of three young waitresses. The movie was filmed on location in Mystic and neighboring towns. "Mystic Pizza" was released in 1988 and was a hit, even Siskel and Ebert gave it two thumbs up!



...the little pizza shop could barely keep up with the demand. Customers lined the sidewalk, waiting to taste "A Slice of Heaven." Menus and matchbooks disappeared in amazing quantities. Cars on Main Street dangerously avoided pizza fans who straddled the yellow lines angling for photos. What could we do? We answered the hungry demand and opened Mystic Pizza II in North Stonington. This shop thrived, but it still wasn't enough to satisfy nationwide pizza fans.


A frozen pizza that doesn't taste like a box! For years, we were asked, "Do you deliver out of state?" And so, in response to the demands of our valued customers, we developed a line of frozen pizza that matches Mystic Pizza's recipe. They are now available in various stores nation wide.

And so the story goes...

"The pizza that made the movie famous."

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