Category Archives: Stories

We are fortunate that people share their experiences about Pepe’s Pizza. In case you have missed those stories, we have set up this area of our blog to celebrate their experiences with you.

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 Tomato Pie, Summer 2017



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

National Pizza Day 2017

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Tripping over the World post on East Coast Eateries

Jim Dalrymple II shared a story at Tripping Over The World, a travel blog about all things travel, modes of transportation, accommodations, special  B&Bs, restaurants, and things to do, visit and see. The blog, covering locations in Europe, North America and South America, is enhanced with visuals that chronicle pleasant travel experiences and lure us in for more. Founded in 2010, the… Continue Reading

The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Pizzas in America 2016

Best Pizzas in America! For the fourth year in a row, The Daily Meal has assembled a panel (55 members in all) of outside experts, in-house experts as well as, “…a blue-chip, geographically diverse list of pizza panelists — chefs, restaurant critics, bloggers, writers, and just plain pizza authorities ”  to consider “800 spots in every… Continue Reading

Aw Shucks!

The conversation about clam pizza always starts here at Pepe’s. The Tasting Table had a chance to speak with Gary Bimonte, Frank Pepe’s grandson, about the start of the White Clam Pie and how it’s like no other! Check out what they had to say here and see just what makes a clam pie so… Continue Reading

High Praise from RoadFood!

Jane and Michael Stern are the creators of Roadfood, a “good-eats guide to authentic regional eats,” which is now celebrating it’s 10th edition and has made it’s way online. For over 40 years, the pair have driven across the US seeking out regional American dishes, ensuring that when visitors travel to a new place, they’ll… Continue Reading