Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana 2016 White Clam Debate

The history of Frank Pepe’s signature White Clam Pizza is a highly debated topic, even within the family. In the beginning, Pepe’s served raw little neck clams from Rhode Island, on the half shell, as an appetizer. We believe the idea of the White Clam Pizza came about naturally through time. But, at exactly what time did this inspiration occur? Gary Bimonte believes it was the 1940s, but Jennifer Kelly believes it was the 1950s. What do you think?