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“Perfect simple pizza” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
157 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511-5709
(203) 865-5762
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Ranked #2 of 502 Restaurants in New Haven
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 restaurant reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Perfect simple pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Damn this is some good pizza. It's simple, it's no-frills, it's something people seek out and drive out of their way for. So that should tell you something. Tucked on the "Little Italy" street in New Haven, there's a parking lot and plenty of benches outside in case you can't get inside (super long waits!). We called ahead to order, then picked up our large tomato pie (with cheese!) and ate on benches outside.

This isn't crazy big-city artisanal stuff. This isn't stuff you get in Naples. It's just really filling, comforting and delicious thin pizza. The tomato is just the right amount of tart. The cheese is chewy and filling. The dough is so good you'll want to finish all your crust. Not much else to say, just worth the detour on 95.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“This is a GREAT place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Great pizza that lived up to the hype. Great customer service which is amazing because of how must and crowded they get and just a great experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great pizza, and it's the place to take out of towners for the authentic New Haven Pizza. Do be aware there are long lines almost all the time. You can try the Fairfield branch, or head to Modern or Bar for pizza that's just as good (sometimes better) and no lines:)

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Avon, CT
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“Deservedly Famous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My family and I enjoyed a pizza here yesterday. Being a holiday early afternoon, the line was very short and we waited for only about 10 minutes. We had a large sausage, mozzerella and roasted red pepper pizza. I wanted to try the famous fresh clam pizza but was outvoted. The pizza was delicious. Its most outstanding feature was the crust, slightly charred from its famous coal-fired oven. The sausage was good but not the most flavorful I've had, the red sauce did not quite have the freshness of Modern Pizza, and the roasted red peppers were exceptionally good. Friendly service, basic atmosphere. Foxon Park sodas are an added bonus. If the line is not too long a visit here is a delight.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

You have not experienced the best onion pizza, until you've tried Pepe's in New Haven! Their pizza is definitely worth the wait. YUM!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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