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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

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157 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511-5709
(203) 865-5762
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 484
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  • 219
    Very good
  • 88
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  • 29
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pizza !

For legendary New Haven pizza Frank Pepe's can't be beat! The clam pizza is my favorite. Even if you just get pepperoni you'll enjoy it. Order ahead and save time waiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Nelson5454
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

For legendary New Haven pizza Frank Pepe's can't be beat! The clam pizza is my favorite. Even if you just get pepperoni you'll enjoy it. Order ahead and save time waiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Last time we came to this restaurant was over 5 years ago. It was an eye opening experience. After 5 years, we waited outside over 45min, and had the same white clam pizza, I didn't get excited as much as before. Dough was not so crispy yet soft inside as before anymore- it was still crunchy though. For the first... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Pepe's pizza once again was excellent. Awe we t straight up cheese (large) and it was thin piazza oven grilled to absolute deliciousness. Are new rule of thumb is to measure pizza taste cheese versus cheese. As my daughter says a pizza place has to master the cheese pie before tackling any other pie. I agree and so has Pepe!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We waited 90 minutes in line, but there was none of your usual grumbling since everyone in line knew their reward was coming. Extremely fast service once your order is placed. Our large party ordered 5 small pizzas: tomato pie, margherita, white clam, shrimp/spinach, and mushroom/onion. For all the praise it gets, the white clam was our least favorite since... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

No better pizza no where, no how, no way. White clam pie in a class by itself. Tomato-mozz heavenly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Been eating there for 40 years. Always great only problem long line of waiting to in in the place but you can also try there other place in the back next door. Same pizza but usually no big line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was very impressed. I am quite picky about the quality of Neapolitan pizza, but this crust amazed me. It was perfectly thin, but somehow stayed crispy rather than soggy (and certainly not dry crispy like a cracker crust). Fantastic job!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The pizza in this place it's really good thin crust really good sauce, chesse and fresh ingredients. The house salad it's really good they service it's really good also. but the place it's so popular that the waiting it's so long sometimes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate at the original building. There was a man helping with parking and we parked right next to the building. Arrived at a good time( Saturday 5:00) and only waited for about 10 minutes. Service was very good and the waiter was friendly and helpful. We ordered the original and also one with everything. The wait after the order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had just returned from southern Italy two weeks before eating pizza at Pepe's, and were pleased to have pizza reminiscent of the Neapolitan style we enjoyed in the old country. The crust was remarkable--crispy, yet soft in the middle. My adult son and I split a large Margherita, which is very big. We finished it though--it was that good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 157 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511-5709
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 865-5762

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 12
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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