by • November 14, 2010 • Uncategorized • Comments (0)1307

New Haven, CT: Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana

Born and raised in New York City, I’ve always believed the best pizza was from NYC. Until Jane Stern of, urged us to try Pepe’s in New Haven, CT. We had to try their white clam pizza. Since we were in the vicinity, we made a quick detour and stopped by. Confused because there were two Pepe’s next to each other, we went to the smaller white building. One had a long line in front, and the other was just as packed, without a wait. After asking a couple passerbys, none of them were locals, both were owned by the same family, and had the same menu. So, of course, we headed to the smaller Pepe’s and ordered the white clam pizza.

Yup, it’s their pizza box

Sitting patiently for my pie to cook, I spent time reading their menu.

Interesting tidbit:
Frank Pepe established America’s first pizzeria in the heart of New Haven’s Little Italy in 1925. 

White clam pizza, $12.50
Finally, the pizza came fresh out of the oven. The aroma of clams and fresh garlic was tempting me to just pick up a slice and eat it without waiting for it to cool down. This was a delicious pizza pie! The thought of it seems odd, but excellent concept. I highly recommend it, if you like clams.
I haven’t tried the other pizzas but from eyeing everyone else’s pizza, it looked good. 

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