Frank Pepe Pizzeria
New Haven CT 06511
If you want to discuss the loaded topic of America's best pizza with any authority, you have to make a pilgrimage to this legendary New Haven spot. What should you order at this checklist destination? Two words: clam pie. This is a Northeastern pizza genre unto its own, and Pepe's is the best of them all (the founder, Frank Pepe, is generally accepted to have invented the clam pie, as well as the thin-crust New Haven style in general) — freshly shucked, briny littleneck clams, an intense dose of garlic, olive oil, oregano, and grated cheese atop a charcoal-colored crust. The advanced move? Clam pie with bacon. Just expect to wait in line if you get there after 11:30 a.m. on a weekend. — Maryse Chevriere
Add Your Review
Have a favorite dish from Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana? Add it here
The signature white clam pizza, a combination of fresh clams and garlic is worth the wait in this inviting Italian neighborhood on Wooster Street.
Defy convention by leaving New York to get Pizza. (Nowhere but Pepe's can justify this...)
Hello SCSY delegates! I'm impressed you made it out this far from the Yale campus - now you're in for a treat! Pizza was pretty much invented here! The white clam pizza is a specialty here
This place alone is worth a trip to New Haven! Amazing pizza - you won't be disappointed.
Pizza here is a must-do for any New Haven visit
The original location is still the best.
Best pizza in town according to the locals! The thin crust pizza baked in the brick oven is just mouth-watering!
Go to the Spot: Same delicious pizza, 1/4th the wait.
Try the Fresh Mozzarella With Basil Pizza and spot it on Foodspotting!
Holy sht that is good pizza. Make sure there is pepperoni involved in your situation.
Love it - head to Libby's for dessert :)
Order the white clam pie
Get the regular cheese pie. Its really good. If you're from New York City/Chicago, you wont think its as good. Locals think its the best pizza ever though :)
Lines are long for tables. Waltz right in, get carry out, and eat it in the park a block away!
Get the latest dining deals and reviews.
You gotta get the Foxon Park White Birch Beer. Local soda made right in CT!
Try the clam pizza!
The white pizza is mind-blowing. The oven gives the crust a smoky flavor that exists nowhere else!
Pizza was pretty good. You'll definitely eat more than you think
Be ready to order, the waitstaff comes by few and far between because of the amount of patrons. And always order a pitcher, a glass of soda is really small.
A must...the clams are so fresh in this pie!
best pizza in the entire country, hands down, no trip to new haven is complete without a stop here to get some delicious pie, well worth the long lines and wait