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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
In 1909, Frank Pepe immigrated to the United States from his native town of Maiori, Italy. He was poor, illiterate, and just 16 years old—but he had a strong work ethic. After a stint in a New Haven factory and service as an Italian solider in World War I, he settled down for good in New Haven with his wife, Filomena, and started a bakery delivery service. But because he couldn’t read, he had trouble deciphering the orders. So he started having his customers come to him, and in 1925, he and Filomena added a simple item to the menu: Neapolitan-style pizzas.
To this day, the staff still heats up coal-fired ovens to bake the original tomato pies that Frank and Filomena first made famous. They can also add toppings such as bacon, Italian-imported anchovies, and house-roasted red peppers to their pizzas, or create specialty pies such as their signature white clam with olive oil, fresh garlic, and oregano. Diners can pair their pies with Pepe’s salad, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette, or have the server tap draft brews such as Sam Adams Boston Lager and Peroni. They’ve served Foxon Park soda since 1925, so diners can request bottles of cream soda or diet white-birch beer made from only the sveltest birch trees.
What some people are buzzing about:
What makes this place so great is the fact that they do not compromise their integrity.Melissa Sara Lopez, Examiner.com, 6/5/10
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana makes a great pizza one of the best I have had in a long time.The new couple in town, My Manchester, CT, 11/8/10
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Great if you like the New Haven style.”
“Awesome favorite the meat lovers pizza pie!”
“Great pizza, better then driving to New Haven”
221 Buckland Hills Drive
Manchester, Connecticut 06042