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“A must in New Haven. Great everything.” 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 #3 of 453 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Tampa, Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 94 cities Reviews in 94 cities
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
“A must in New Haven. Great everything.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

On Wooster Street in New Haven's Little Italy a constant flow of people tells the tale of great food at a great price. Pizza to die for and an college type feel. It' loud and fun and you will want to come back. Have been coming here for years and still great food, drink and service...parking can be a problem.

  • Visited March 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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Hinsdale, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Still amongst the very best, but inconsistant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Seems like the food quality is slipping, even at the original location, since the expansion into other cities within CT. Been coming to Wooster for decades, now only several times a year since I live out of town, but this recent visit was especially disappointing. The crust was thick, almost like pizza bread and the red sauce lacking. Perhaps it is no wonder that locals told me they prefer nearby Modern Apizza both for better quality and lower cost. Still Pepe's is original New Haven Apizza and the lines outside persist for the eating experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
82 helpful votes 82 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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“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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