when my uncle, Steve Zelepos opened Mystic Pizza . Hard work, family effort and a “secret reciepe” contributed to the long run success of “Mystic Pizza”. Of course the real reason behind our success is our pizza. So addicting is Mystic Pizza that the crowds grew and grew.
Incredibly, Mystic Pizza caught the eye of screenwritter Amy Jones, who was summering in the area. Ms. Jones chose Mystic Pizza as the focus and setting of her story of the lives and loves of three waitresses. The movie was filmed on location in Mystic and the neighboring towns. “Mystic Pizza was released in 1988 and was a hit, even Siskel and Ebert gave it two thumbs up!!
The little shop in Mystic could barley keep up demand. Custmers lined sidewalks, waiting to taste ” A SLICE OF HEAVEN” Menus and matchbooks disapeared in amazing quantities. Cars on Main street dangerously avoided pizza fans who straddled the yellow lines angling for photos. What could we do ? The answer brings us to the next chapter
Located in North Stonongton Connecticut we opened our doors in 1991, Our store has thrived with the same success as our downtown Mystic location. Holding steadfast to the families secret recipes we have managed to tantalize pizza enthusiats world wide for decades and decades to come.
“The Pizza That Made the Movie Famous”