Have you ever tried Frank Pepe’s legendary White Clam Pizza?
Well, now’s the time.
Pepe’s is highly regarded by pizza lovers across the country for its crispy, charred crust, its use of high- quality ingredients for toppings, and its commitment to doing things the “old school” way. But what Pepe’s is perhaps most known for is its mastering of a practice that seems like sacrilege to some: putting seafood on pizza.
The White Clam Defined
Pepe’s White Clam Pizza is a glorious combination of freshly-shucked littleneck clams, grated cheese, fresh garlic, olive oil, and oregano, arranged atop the pizzeria’s legendary coal-fired crust. With lines out the door on a daily basis at several of its 11 locations throughout the Northeast, particularly the original restaurant in New Haven, Pepe’s has developed a cult following. On any given day, when you walk through the restaurant, it’s clear that the White Clam Pizza is still a fan favorite!
The White Clam Pizza was most likely Frank Pepe’s own idea that was born from the fact that the pizzeria used to serve raw littleneck clams on the half shell from Rhode Island as an appetizer. The iconic pizza was created during the 1960s and has gone viral ever since. To this day, so many agree that Pepe’s White Clam Pizza is one of the best. The Daily Meal even named it #1 out of 101 of the best pizzas in America! You can view the full list here.
The delectable pie continues to see rave reviews each and every day. You might even get to try your hand at making one all by yourself with a little help from Parade!
Visit Your Local Frank Pepe’s Today
Don’t forget to stop into your local Pepe’s restaurant soon for a White Clam Pizza. DoorDash and online ordering are also available at select locations.