Last month, The Daily Meal reported that Frank Pepe Pizzeria owner Gary Bimonte told Connecticut Magazine he would be opening a Pepe’s location in the Boston area this fall, although the location still remained a question mark. Well, it’s official: Frank Pepe, the number one pizza in America, according to The Daily Meal, will be opening at the mall at Chestnut Hill in Boston this fall in Newton, MA.This is exciting, and a well-deserved anniversary present for Frank Pepe, which has been celebrating coal-fired pizza (especially their famous clam pie) for 90 years.
“The Pepe Family couldn't be more excited about opening in Chestnut Hill,” says Gary Bimonte, the grandson of Frank Pepe, who, along with other members of the Frank Pepe family, continues to run the business to this day. “It’s a great area with savvy diners who will appreciate world class pizza in their hometown.”
Why the Boston area? According to Bimonte, many of the out-of-state Pepe’s pizza fans hail from the Boston area, so it made sense as the pizzeria’s next location. The 3,200-square-foot, 85-seat space is right now being outfitted with a custom-made oven identical to the one in the original Connecticut location. Look for Frank Pepe Pizzeria later this fall.