If you are a child of the 80’s, you probably saw the movie Mystic Pizza starring Julia Roberts, but did you know it was based on an actual place?
Mystic Pizza® caught the eye of screenwriter Amy Jones, who was summering in the area. Ms. Jones chose Mystic Pizza as the focus and setting for her story of the lives and loves of three young waitresses. The movie was filmed on location in Mystic and neighboring towns. “Mystic Pizza” was released in 1988 and was a hit, even Siskel and Ebert gave it two thumbs up!
We eat there almost every time we are in Mystic and I actually have posted about it before, but the post was deleted (long story), so I am writing about it again!
The inside the restaurant was decorated with all sorts of movie memorabilia.
And, of course they played the movie while we ate:
Chris got a bacon & feta pizza:
I got a BBQ chicken pizza.
We shared and they were both awesome! I’ve never had a bad pizza there.
Mystic Pizza is located at 56 W Main St in Mystic, CT!