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“Simply the Best Pizza”

The Spot, Frank Pepe Pizzeria
Ranked #21 of 575 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

I said simply because pizza and salad is all that is served. Do not hope for pasta or Italian sandwiches - not here. Not fancy either - this is a joint. But the pizza is outstanding - the place that made New Haven pizza legendary. The specialties are white pizza with clams, white pizza with gorgonzola, and pizza with fresh tomato - all among the best pizza you will ever have. The coal-fired pizza oven has been in use since before you were born (literally) and imparts a seasoned flavor you will not find anywhere else. Why else would people line up down the street for pizza?

Thank CTManny
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Authentic Pizza with delicious taste. It is worth the money we pay. The issue is only Pizzas available there.

Thank Krishnamoorthy G
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is the original building of Pepe's and we feel the pizza is better here. The wait is shorter. We get it as take-out on our way back from New York City. Just call at least a half hour before you will be there, we have been given wait times of 40 min or more.

Thank Kris91
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We got to the pizza place about 5 minutes before it opened at 1 pm. It was completely full within 15 minutes. Great pizza - one of the best. Thin crust, baked to perfection. Toppings were generous without being overdone. The waitress was perfect. This little pizza place in in back of the bigger, nicer restaurant - but the same pizza. The restaurant is plain, no frills at all. The only criticism is that the tables are small, it is crowded together and the pizza (which is huge for a large), takes up the whole table, so it isn't exactly comfortable. But the pizza is worth it.

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Thank NikkiS909
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The pizza is still as great as it was when I lived in NewHaven as a child in the 60s. Quick. Air conditioning excessive though. Easy parking In lot. Sometimes local fairs which are fun. The pies are great!

Thank Dukecurran
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