Welcome To Zeneli Restaurant!

“​Finally, Good Pizza Has Arrived in New Haven”


Long-time ago, in a coastal region of Albania, a happy family lived off the fruits of a generous land, rich in traditions.

The story begins in the distant ’90s when Four Brothers united by the same culinary passion and adventurous spirit, left their origins and traveled to distant lands. Their first destination could not have been more romantic and rich in culture, a city of a thousand colors, Naples.

Dividing the tasks to make their dreams come true, each brother become an expert in one specialty: Aleko is the people’s person with entrepreneurial skills; Jetmir tended the family lands and cattle to produce milk to make cheese with Jeshar, who was introduced to the secrets of crafting Mozzarella di Bufala by an old local cheesemaker; and Gazmir, the master pizzaiolo, learned how to turn dough into marvelous pies at a young age.

For over twenty years they reaped the fruits of a fantastic experience.  Their eternal love for the Neapolitan culture and for more adventure led them to make a courageous decision. If destiny is marked in the stars, perhaps it was written:

“ The time had finally come to make our skills known on American soil ”.

Giving birth to the brand Zeneli, a typical pizzeria, and Cucina Napoletana , Their true passion landed into Wooster Street in New Haven, where the menu of a trattoria, reasonable prices, excellent products, and typical appetizing recipes will entice you to come time and again.

We are based on old &
traditional recipes

We Love our Clients

I wish I could give this place ten stars. True, authentic Naples-style pizza. Just came back from Naples last week and was so happy to see that New Haven finally has authentic Napoli pizza. So delicious, so delicate, so fresh. Staff was excellent and it is truly a family atmosphere. Just perfect.
Samantha Nicolle
This is one of the best pizza places in town. I’ve tried all NH pizza places and most are just hyped. This place is new and different. Their dough is exceptional and all ingredients are fresh and made onsite. Staffs are all extremely nice and courteous. Highly recommend!
Donghoon Lee
The staff was so friendly and educated us on the history of Zeneli along with the building of the restaurant. Their pizza oven is from Naples and is beautiful! The food was out of this world! It was fresh and full of flavor. They also made a pizza bunny for my little man! We will be back very soon!!
Sarah Mrazik
Lovely place. The owner is very friendly and made us feel special. Pizzas and pasta are delicious and there were a lot of Italians dinning there, which can only be a good sign.
Hernandez Cruz
By far the best of pizza here in new haven. Zeneli’s might be new to the pizza scene but they’re brining in authentic Neapolitan technique to New Havens pizza scene. The cheese is made in house and the chefs are very experienced. Above all they are very nice and enthusiastic about their pizza. Absolutely loved my lunch here and will be coming back soon.
Osama Ahmed
This place is great! A wonderful addition to Wooster st. A huge variety of personal pizzas and everything tasted so fresh! Try this gem before everyone realizes how great it is.
Andrew Thomas

How to Find Us​

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138 Wooster St, New Haven,
CT 06511

Working Hours

Sunday to Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:30am - 10:00pm

Phone & Email

+1 203-745-4194