Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac Student Choice Awards 2023

2023 Winner

Recognizing the area’s best

New England is well-known for top cuisine, and the greater Hamden area is no exception. Our students voted and these are their favorite local places to visit for a pick-me-up.

Check out the 2023 Quinnipiac University Student Choice Award winners in each category below.

Student Choice Award favorite restaurant to go with friends 2023 video

Favorite Restaurant to go with Friends

Some of the best memories are made over a meal, and if you're looking to enjoy a special meal with friends, these are some great options.

Student Choice Award favorite New Haven pizza restaurant 2023 video

Favorite New Haven Pizza Restaurant

New Haven is widely considered to be one of the best places in the world for pizza —affectionately called apizza in these parts — for its charred, thin crust. Try it simply with "mootz" or the world-famous white clam pie.

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Plan a Visit

2022 Winners

Coffee Shop/Café

  • Cheshire Coffee
  • Common Grounds
  • Whitney Donut

Lunch Spot

  • The Corner Deli
  • Fresh Greens and Proteins
  • Ray and Mike’s Dairy & Deli

Restaurant to go with Family

  • Eli’s on Whitney
  • Viron Rondo Osteria
  • Wood-n-Tap

Breakfast Spot

  • The Breakfast Nook
  • Funcle’s Café
  • Whitney Donut

Local Pizza

  • Cheshire Pizza & Ale
  • Eli’s Brick Oven Pizza
  • Tonino’s Pizzeria

Ice Cream Spot

  • Ashley’s Ice Cream
  • Kelly’s Cone Connection
  • Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream