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Amici's New Haven White Clam Pizza

Posted 22 July, 2007 at 6:23pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food)

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, a pizza chain in Northern California, sticks out in my mind as one of the few pizza joints that I know of that regularly serves clam as a topping. They have two clam pizzas, the Manhattan Red Clam Pizza (clams and garlic with tomato sauce) and the New Haven White Clam Pizza (clams with garlic and bacon without tomato sauce). I had both pizzas a few years before and found them really disappointing. They had a sparsity of clams and and flavor - more like a plain cheese pizza with light sprinkling of clam. Yesterday, I had the New Haven White Clam Pizza for the second time. I felt it was time to give it another try and this time it was really good! The minced clams and crumbled bacon were perfectly distributed on the pizza and the flavor was just right. It was nothing like the first time and I'm guess that I just had some bad luck the first time around. The only problem I had with the pizza (and this is a general problem with Amici's pizza) is that the thin crust pizza get brunt in some places (I mean really burnt - black and bitter).

2 comments to Amici's New Haven White Clam Pizza

Dave, July 27th, 2007 at 1:24 am:

  • Dude that pizza was delish but I have to say I seriously assploded the next day. I guess it could have been something else but my hunch is those clams pwned my colon.

Michael Chu, July 27th, 2007 at 7:44 pm:

  • Yeah, that would be no good… I did not have any ill effects (that I recall), so perhaps it could have been that you didn't eat any salad!