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“Lives up to expectations - if Pizza is all you want.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Ranked #2 of 551 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
NE
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lives up to expectations - if Pizza is all you want.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

"World-Famous" Pepe's Pizza in New Haven lives up to expectations as a great neopolitan Pizza restaurant. Be prepared to wait in a line to get in almost anytime. Evenings, in warmer months, the line can take on monumental proportions. It is the best pizza int he area (though Sally's and Modern are able rivals) if you like your pizza thin-crusted with almost anything you want on it. Just know that this is a Pizza place and nothing more. There is nothing else on the menu. But, it is the BEST Pizza around.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Southbury, Connecticut
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Old reliable - still very good pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very busy place, even on a Monday evening. Lots of college kids and couples and families. Ordered large cheese and got the usual great pizza with the strange slicing technique; all different types of slices. Had some nice Italian Birra and wine (very reasonable). Service was great considering how many customers come in and out. Prices very reasonable. Now that Sally's is closed this place must get chaotic when the crowds descend. Parking is tight. There is a lot adjacent but you often have to hunt for a space. There is also a great pastry/gelato shop just next to the parking lot for dessert

Visited March 2013
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Killingworth, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Best Clam Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

The pizza is always incredible. The fresh clam pizza is my favorite. Nothing better then wood fired pizza.

Visited January 2013
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New Haven, Connecticut
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Consistently Good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Pepe's is the hot spot for pizza in New Haven. It's a tradition to wait outside in line for your seat at one of their green booths. The pizza is traditional Italian Neopolitan and worth the wait.

Visited July 2012
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NYC, NY
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309 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Pizza nirvana! YUM! Sooooooooooooo good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We are frequent customers of the Yonkers, NY location, so we had to stop for our first visit to the original Wooster Street location. We got there about about 20 minutes before the doors were due to open on Presidents' Day and there were already a few groups of people ahead of us on line!!! You know you're in for a great meal when all of the locals are already queued up.

By the time the doors opened, the line was down the street and the restaurant quite literally filled up instantly. It was impressive!! The decor of all of the other locations is identical to the original.

Service was fast, friendly and the pizza was DELICIOUS and worth the wait. We WILL be back the next time we're in the area. Pizza nirvana.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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