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“The Original”

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Ranked #2 of 558 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Norwalk, Connecticut
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“The Original”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Pepe's is iconic. I prefer the plain mozzarella. Don't overlook the white clam or clams casino pie either, although the latter is not listed on the menu.

Keep in mind, however, that the quality of Pepe's pizza can vary from day to day. Pepe's on an off day (and they do have them) is still better than most other locations on their best day. That's why I've been eating pizza at Pepe's for over 40 years.

In addition, I have eaten at Pepe's newer Danbury and Fairfield locations and can report that remarkably, Pepe's has not lowered its standards for the sake fo expansion.

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English first
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“This is it!”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

The best pizza on the planet, really delicious.Makes it worth a trip to New Haven.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good but not the best”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Napoletana maybe, but not like Napoli. Too much oil on the pizza. Enjoyable, but not as great as they make it out to be.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You gotta try the white clam pizza”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

The title says it. This is the best pizza in the US of A bar none.

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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good Pizza”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Great pizza but a little too "bready" for me sometimes

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