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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

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$$ - $$$
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157 Wooster St., New Haven, CT 06511-5709
+1 203-865-5762
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a Friday night at 5pm actually was able to walk in and sit down with no wait! Service was on the slow side but waitress was really friendly. Pizza was good, you have to like the charcoal taste under the crust to like this place, it was not too burnt and very tasty. If the front restaurant is... More 

Thank Robin S
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is very famous place at New Haven. First Pizza house. The choice of pizzas is incredible but the size if it is more incredible. I don't think you can find in Italy something similar. The medium size is enough for four people, we did not take a big one... My favorite was pepperoni, but the clam pizza is very... More 

Thank Talgat D
Blue Hill Falls, Maine
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not worth the marathon wait and generally off-putting staff. Been here many times and the pizza just isn't enough to make me come back. It's almost as if the place thinks it can take customers for granted. Pizza is great- I just don't like the atmosphere or service...or crazy waits.

Thank HoneyBadger1972
Victoria, BC
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268 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

“Best pizza in America” is the restaurant’s claim. Best anything when it comes to food is pretty subjective, but I’d certainly agree that this pizza ranks up there in the top tier. I prefer thin-crust pizza, which is what they serve here. And I like a few, simple toppings rather than an overloaded pie – again, what you get at... More 

Thank Tripsterchick
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310 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had been 15 years since I came here and it wasn't as good as I remembered, but still worth it to try, at least for the sake of saying you tried it. That's part of the issue, though- it's quite touristy and we had to wait about 30-45 minutes, most of it outside in the cold. The booths are... More 

Thank Lauren K
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal at Frank Pepe's this weekend. We only waited 20 minutes for a table for 6 in the back building and had fun talking the other diners waiting on their tables. The service was friendly and professional and of course the pizza was out of this world!! The white clam pizza is just outstanding! We also... More 

Thank acksummer
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still one of the top 3 in New Haven. White Clam and a straight Mozz. Just enough char on the crusts.

Thank Joe J
Old Tappan, NJ
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131 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Frank Pepe's is so good that it is worth the wait - both for the table and for the pizza to cook. We had several kinds of pizza - including the clam pizza, which is delicious. The servers could not be nicer.

Thank Harriette7
Larchmont, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

White clam. White clam with bacon. Heaven. And anything, really, but this is whyI return again and again. Love everything about this place, and if there's a line, there's a reason for it and it's worth it.

Thank sylvia0214
New York City, New York
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had my eye on Frank Pepe Pizzeria since i started my Boston-Cape Cod trip. When we reached their, it took some time to find the parking lot of the restaurant. We were in queue for 15-20 mins before getting a place to sit. We were seated next to window. We were helped by Jennifer, and when she heard that we... More 

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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
USD 5 - USD 12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?