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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

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$$ - $$$
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157 Wooster St., New Haven, CT 06511-5709
+1 203-865-5762
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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Victoria, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

“Best pizza in America” is the restaurant’s claim. Best anything when it comes to food is pretty subjective, but I’d certainly agree that this pizza ranks up there in the top tier. I prefer thin-crust pizza, which is what they serve here. And I like a few, simple toppings rather than an overloaded pie – again, what you get at... More 

Thank Tripsterchick
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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been 15 years since I came here and it wasn't as good as I remembered, but still worth it to try, at least for the sake of saying you tried it. That's part of the issue, though- it's quite touristy and we had to wait about 30-45 minutes, most of it outside in the cold. The booths are... More 

Thank Lauren K
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal at Frank Pepe's this weekend. We only waited 20 minutes for a table for 6 in the back building and had fun talking the other diners waiting on their tables. The service was friendly and professional and of course the pizza was out of this world!! The white clam pizza is just outstanding! We also... More 

Thank acksummer
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still one of the top 3 in New Haven. White Clam and a straight Mozz. Just enough char on the crusts.

Thank Joe J
Old Tappan, NJ
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131 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Frank Pepe's is so good that it is worth the wait - both for the table and for the pizza to cook. We had several kinds of pizza - including the clam pizza, which is delicious. The servers could not be nicer.

Thank Harriette7
Larchmont, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

White clam. White clam with bacon. Heaven. And anything, really, but this is whyI return again and again. Love everything about this place, and if there's a line, there's a reason for it and it's worth it.

Thank sylvia0214
New York City, New York
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had my eye on Frank Pepe Pizzeria since i started my Boston-Cape Cod trip. When we reached their, it took some time to find the parking lot of the restaurant. We were in queue for 15-20 mins before getting a place to sit. We were seated next to window. We were helped by Jennifer, and when she heard that we... More 

Thank JaynanA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in New Haven and always new we were considered the king of pizza, world famous! However it wasn't until recently that I finally tried Pepe, because my family from out of town wanted to go. Can't believe I waited this long to experience this delicious pizza!!!

Thank j2dagee68
New Jersey
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a Yale game we decided to check out the "Best Pizza in America" at the Original Frank Pepe's". It was a crisp fall day late in the afternoon. We found a parking space on the street - Wooster Street which has it's own ambiance. We approached the pizza restaurant and saw a huge line outside for both locations!! One... More 

Thank flagsup
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Growing up in the New Haven area meant you knew Pepe's. It was great pizza with lots of stringy cheese and generous amounts of toppings. I recently visited with my daughter since she wanted to go to the original restaurant which pretty much looks the same as it did forty years ago. After talking it up, I was rather disappointed... 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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: +1 203-865-5762

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?