Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

2013

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2012

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Italian

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2011

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Best Italian

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Price: 
2
Rating: 
9.40
Cuisine: 
Pizza
Italian
American
Hours: 
Mon–Sun: 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
157 Wooster St (at Brown St.)
New Haven 06511
(203) 865-5762
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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