'I literally have never had better pizza': Paul Giamatti praises New Haven apizza (again), this time on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Feb 22, 2024 1753

BY: Abby Weiss

Paul Giamatti reaffirmed his loyalty to New Haven-style pizza on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday night. In his interview with the late-night talk show host, the award-winning actor and Yale University alumnus discussed how growing up in the Elm City made him a dedicated fan of apizza, the dish that has given the city its reputation as the "pizza capital of America" — at least according to Gov. Ned Lamont.

"I literally have never had better pizza. I'm a snob about it. I've gone to Italy and been like, 'No, this isn't good,'" he told Kimmel, generating a laugh from the audience. This comes on the heels of his guest spot on comedian Marc Maron's his podcast last month, when Giamatti named Frank Pepe Pizzeria as his favorite pizza place in New Haven and, praised one of its inventions: white clam and bacon pizza. 

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SOURCE: https://www.nhregister.com

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