Category Archives: Frank Pepe of New Haven

The Great Pizza Debate- To slice or not to slice a takeout pizza.

Ok, so it is probably not a great debate but it is enough of a question that servers may ask guests who are picking up their pizza, whether they want it sliced or not. I like to watch those times when the guest has a look like,” you’re kidding right?”

In the absence of any real science, we are left with comments from guests, who disagree on almost everything including the proper way to hold a slice. With that level of ambiguous certainty I’ll offer these thoughts to consider.

We all know what a great pizza looks like right out of the oven. The cheese is bubbling, steam rises off, the olive oil is more fluid than not. As the pizza slides off the peel, you can witness slide of toppings like a runner into home base and then back to their rightful spot. It is this moment in a Pizza’s short existence that some think huh, maybe if we let the pizza rest a bit before cutting, we could let the pizzas’ full potential open up, much like a nice Cabernet.We would let the cheese stiffen just enough to hold the delicious pie together.

For me, I am still playing with the idea. I’m testing the argument that if we don’t cut the pizza until we are home, then those delicious pizza juices won’t soak down into the crust making just a little soggy.

We will keep you up to date with are very unscientific studies.

Fresh Tomatoes Are Still in Season

Fresh Tomato Pies are an annual favorite at Pepe’s. Through September, while we can still get the best of crop of fresh tomatoes, we will bake our legendary pie in each restaurant. Fresh tomatoes top off Pepe’s famous crunchy. chewy crust with just the right char, deliciously. Visit Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana and try one while they last.


The 11 Best Places to Eat Along I-95, Between Boston and NYC

Recently appeared on EATER, “From baked goods to hearty sandwiches to caffeine fixes, these are your best options” by Dana Hatic@DanaHatic Jun 12, 2017, 11:01am EDT Illustrations by Sarah Tanat Jones 6 Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana New Haven is a hub for powerhouse pizza places churning out pie after pie, and Frank Pepe is among Eater’s five… Continue Reading

Online Gift Cards are available again

We were unable to process Gift Cards online last week due to summer vacation. As of today, Monday, July 24th, 2017, They are available again. To order your Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana Gift Cards click here +  To order Pepe’s Merchandise,  click here +   Continue Reading

Why New Haven Style Pizza?

The story of New Haven style pizza continues it’s ageless growth around the country and even around the world. We know that the definition of great pizza means something different to many people. It is a highly personal choice influenced by a myriad of factors including pizza makers from renowned locations like New Haven, Chicago, … Continue Reading

Fresh Tomato Pie, Summer 2017

  JUST ARRIVED: FRESH TOMATO PIE! Fresh Native Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Fresh Garlic & Basil The wait is over… now thru September, enjoy our renowned FRESH TOMATO PIE at your favorite Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana Continue Reading

February News at Pepe’s Pizza

Happy Valentine’s Day – Looking for a fun place to share your love tonight? Stop by Pepe’s. We would love to celebrate it with you!   What region has the nations best pizza? Kevin Pang on AVClubcom ,explores that question By Kevin Pang@pang Feb 9, 2017 2:20 PM Kevin Pang explores pizza styles across the… Continue Reading