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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

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157 Wooster St., New Haven, CT 06511-5709
+1 203-865-5762
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I think my expectations were too high. "Best pizza in the world" expectations. Had the white pizza with clam and bacon and another with tomato and pepperoni. Both were, well, ok. Rustic pizza with fresh ingredients, perhaps a bit burned. Pricey, long wait. What's the big deal here? Modern Apizza was a MUCH better experience all around.

Thank Eric R
Woodbridge, CT
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200 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I came here with members of my family, many of them from out of state and out of the country. I could not wait for them to have memories of great pizza from New Haven, and sadly Pepe's did not deliver. They didn't have hot cherry peppers, and their sausage and pepperoni were barely visible on the pizza. The dough... More 

Thank Cheryl E
Branford, Connecticut
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240 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This is number one. Always outstanding! A reputation that goes back years. It is clean, great service, wonderful true Italian pizza. If you go you will go back.

Thank Squawbrook
Guilford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I've been several times. Last time we had a large bacon and garlic pizza. This is just absolutely amazing and delish. Every human alive should experience the best of New Haven pizza.

Thank Stew P
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239 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Yes!! It was so good -- packed at 11:45 AM. when We saw the pizza we all thought it was too big to eat all. HA! all but two small pieces went. the sauce was really good- but the pizza crust was very very well made and had just the right spices etc. the little oven burned bits made it... More 

Thank shust
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111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped for an early and did not have to wait more than about 5 minutes to be seated. Ordered a small (12") white clam pizza with bacon and a liter of diet white birch beer soda to share. Our pizza was delivered fairly quickly. Thin crust- almost too thin, with nicely charred edges. We would have preferred crispy bacon instead... More 

Thank tosca1951
Stamford, Connecticut
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were taking our TSA appointment in New Haven, so we decided to take an opportunity and experience a famous Pepe's pizza on Wooster street. We were told to go outside and we will be called. The guy came out, called a couple in front of us, asked who is next... We said, the two of us,... More 

1 Thank tgw1208
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

If you're from New Haven county, you've already had Pepe's pizza. Located in the Historic Wooster Square section of New Haven, CT, Pepe's pizza is a long standing institution known for being the best of the best when it comes to pizza. They keep it simple - the only item on the menu other than pizza and a beverage, is... More 

Thank ChefLin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I visited after about a 20 year absence. Nothing has changed. The place is dingy, and could use some sprucing up. As for the pizza in this cash only establishment, overrated. Definitely not worth the long lines so often seen around the corner. The sauce was raw, I got a rash from it, the crust on one pizza was undercooked.... More 

Thank Jo B
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

It is a must for the first time visitor. White clam pizza is very good as well as others. It is very east coast style. There is usually a wait but worth it

Thank Al F

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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
US$5 - US$12
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?