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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

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157 Wooster St., New Haven, CT 06511-5709
+1 203-865-5762
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neither the pizza or the setting could be better, this is as old school as it gets and the pie is fantastic. If you're visiting take the time to eat at the original location. If you live in the area the spot works too.

Thank Tim K
Calverton, New York
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza here is the real deal, made the same way since 1925. Coal fired, thin and crispy crust made simple with good ingredients. We arrived around noon on a Saturday and there was a small line starting but the wait was not long and we got good service with a smile from non other than than Frank Pepe's granddaughter... More 

Thank Jeff F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a bit overrated in my book, unfortunately (especially considering we drove up here from Stamford). When we got there, there was a short wait, and we were eventually seated in 15 minutes or so. Be aware that there is no system for waiting--it's just who came first. There's no name taken down or no pager given--you just wait... More 

Thank adscram14
Greenville, South Carolina
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is decent but no one will make a fuss over you. The pizza is everything you were told it is. In the summer, get the fresh tomato pizza

Thank hokiepokie95
Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After hearing about it for so long we were really excited to try the pizza here but thought it was good but nothing to rave about. You never know, maybe it was an off night.

Thank WorldView2
Hamden, Connecticut
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to make my way to Pepe's they never let me down. The line was long as it usually is but that gives you a clue of how good their pizza really is. I had the original pie and what a treat. Nobody do it like Pepe.

Thank Neet201428
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frank Pepe's pizza is the best in Connecticut. We had to wait for about 35 minutes on a Friday around 3ish, but it was worth the wait. Finding parking was kind of difficult too, we had to park a few blocks away.

Thank Shoshanna S
Staten Island, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

what a place! what pizza! what staff! the food is as Authentic as you can get. still a line out the door at 1pm. place was packed! have to list this place in the top 5 best pizza i had in the USA. i wish them all success and to remain open for another 80 years!!!!

Thank mario B
Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

I grew up in New Haven, and our family only ordered Pepe's. Now as an adult living in Norwalk CT I still only eat Pepe's NEW HAVEN. Avoid the Fairfield CT location; to many kids who do not care about the brand. Most likely you will have to wait in line unless you go when they first open, but is... More 

Thank Adrienne L
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Rarely do I hand out a 5. This one deserves every bit of it. I am from out of town and had heard the rave reviews. We waited outside for probably 30 minutes on a nice but chilly evening. Larger parties may have been even longer waits, but it was a non-issue. People were happy and waiting to get their... 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
US$5 - US$12
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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?