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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

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$$ - $$$
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157 Wooster St., New Haven, CT 06511-5709
(203) 865-5762
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been all over and hands down, Pepe's is the very best pizza I've ever had! We had a fresh clam white pizza, as well as a regular cheese with onions and peppers with white birch beer. They were cooked to perfection! The wait is well worth it! If you have room don't forget Italian dessert a few windows... More 

Thank megsupp
Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pizza is special, but not necessarily "the best" as claimed by the restaurant. A middle-aged white waitress serving us was terrible: Very impatient, showing arrogant and condescending attitude. She kept saying, "See, I told you... ", but the fact is she never said anything beforehand. I tried to observe her a little bit to determine whether it had to... More 

Thank mlshiu
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having decided to go on a day trip to New Haven during a recent stay in New York, I researched places for lunch and this seemed to be the place to go. My husband and I weren't disappointed. We visited on a Friday lunchtime in late September and the restaurant was full. We waited in the lobby area as instructed... More 

Thank Alison C
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Get off your high horse about "the best pizza". There's a lot of good pizza in New Haven, just pick one. If you want a great tasting, well-crafted pizza pie, go to Pepe's on Wooster. If you're going to complain about waiting - think about going somewhere else. Anything good in life takes time to do well, including pizza. Line... More 

Thank Andrew S
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I never thought I'd get good pizza outside of NYC, but I ate here today and it was fantastic. Excellent. I met colleagues here for lunch, and we at a simple plain cheese pizza. It's the only true way to judge pizza, without any distractions from toppings that disguise the flavor and texture. The dough was great, thin and crispy.... More 

Thank NYC_Rock
Oxford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pepe's is classic! If you enjoy excellent pizza, this is the place to visit. It's always fresh and delicious but expect wait for a table.

Thank dritschler
New Haven, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average.. Too long of a waite. Other pizza places in New Haven are better. White Clam pizza is good.

Thank Monica R
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 9 hours on the car on he way home from NC, we saw a big sign on the highway. I told my husband I've seen them on quite a few "food" shows and their pizza is like the best in the country!! They have that title for the right reason. It was delicious! The right amount of cheese and... More 

Thank Renee C
Charleston, South Carolina
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This kind of pizza, is usually found only in the North Eastern U.S. (and in Naples, Italy, if you are lucky enough to travel there). Frank Pepe's is a typical NY type of pizzeria, no frills a few booths and a big brick oven with a big fire. Our choice was a very basic Margherita.

Thank merhabaabi
New Haven, Connecticut
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A came to New Haven from Denmark to study at Yale, and I was instantly told that New Haven is a mecca for pizza, and Frank Pepe's is the best. I went here in the spring with my danish friends and family, and we weren't impressed. It's fine - but nothing spectacular. I guess as a European who have travelled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?