Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana – Yonkers, NY location

by PizzaSnobo on March 9, 2011

Multiple locations

Frank Pepe Pizzeria, established in 1925, is one of the oldest pizzerias in the country and helped place New Haven, CT on the map. (Yale being there doesn’t hurt either.) It has also sparked a lot of debate over which pizza is better, the New Haven version or New York’s. It is similar to the debates we see between Red Sox and Yankees fans … why bother? Unlike Sox fans, Pepe’s might have realized if you can’t beat them, join them as evidenced by their addition of an outlet in Yonkers, NY.

The best part arguably is the cheese which has a slighty salty, sharp taste. Although the crust is good, it doesn’t quite match up to some of the better spots in the city – props to you Co.! Pepe’s crust is flat and the outer crust fails to rise. The outer lip is the most charred part. There were plenty of tomatoes, though the zing factor was limited. There is no shortage of oil on this pizza, that’s for sure. Frank Pepe pizza comes in three sizes: small (individual), medium (individual plus to share) and large (share to share plus). On this occasion, a pair of PizzaSnobos polished off the large ($15.50). If you don’t want the plain pies, the white clam pie is legendary up north.

We’ll be getting up to New Haven this spring to review the original Pepe’s, but the Yonkers location will do just fine for now. There are also four other locations scattered throughout Connecticut. Hopefully, Pepe’s will come to NYC soon. Because that’s where the big boys play.

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