Sunday, September 11, 2016

Mystic Pizza (1988)





I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of Mystic Pizza.  I had only seen it once yeeears ago and didn't remember a single thing except that it was one of Julia Roberts' first films.  I enjoy a chick flick every now and then but this coming of age tale about three young women tackling love while they serve pizza in a quaint New England town just didn't do it for me.  Luckily it was a free rental during my college years working at Blockbuster Video so I didn't spend any dough ;-).  I was in Mystic, CT for a wedding and decided to visit the locations at the very last minute with what info I could find online since I'm sure there are fans out there.  This location hunt was very unusual for me since, except for the pizzeria, I really had no clue what I was visiting!


Mystic Pizza was filmed in Mystic, Groton, Stonington, Noank and Pawcatuck, CT and Westerly, RI


Location: The Church
Address: 78 Front Street, Groton, CT

It has since been turned into a private residence.






Location: Mystic Pizza Pizzeria
Address: 56 W Main Street, Mystic, CT

The real Mystic Pizza restaurant was not used during filming but can be seen when Daisy and Charles ride through town on their date just down the hill from the church (a different church than the one seen in the opening credits)




Taken from the opposite direction from the church mentioned above:









There are two parts to the restaurant: a grab by the slice/take out section and a main dining area:



I fell off the gluten-free wagon to try some...








You can watch the movie while you wait for your table...





The exterior was filmed at 70 Water Street, Stonington, CT, and a set was constructed inside.














Jojo and Bill walk outside the pizza joint, passing this stairwell, which is still there.




Location: Kat Delivers Pizza
Address: Cannon Square, Stonington, CT

En route to delivering a pizza to her mother, Kat passes by here.







Location: Ferriera Lobster
Address: 15 Riverview Avenue, Noank, CT  Ford's Lobster





Location: Tim's House
Address: 16 Breen Road, Westerly, RI

I'm not positive about this location but Breen Road is not very long and I didn't see any house that looked similar to the one in the movie so it may have possibly been at this address.



Location: Zack's Bar & Grill
Address: 201 N Main Street, Stonington, CT





Location: Tim's Client's House
Address: 4 Water's Edge Road, Westerly, RI



Location: The Arujo House
Address: 185 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT










Location: The Barboza House
Address: 187 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT



Location: Mystic Bridge
Address: Main Street, Mystic, CT

This area is seen again later when Jojo has some words with Bill.  They turn the corner at 4 E Main Street, Mystical Toys of Mystic









Location: Hitchhiking
Address:  N Main Street, Stonington, CT

This area is just south of where N Main Street meets Pequot Trail...








Location: Windsor Family Home
Address: 53 Church Street, Stonington, CT


Location: The Country Club
Address: 60 Ocean View Highway, Westerly, RI  Misquamicut Club




Locations Visited: August 2016

2 comments:

  1. This is a great site.
    I went to Mystic Pizza almost ten years ago and had a very good pie.
    Could you publish a more accurate address for the hitchhiking scene?

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    1. Thanks, dlazarus! The hitchhiking scene is on N Main Street, just south of where it meets Pequot trail.

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