Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza a day, which is why pepperoni has trumped oil as the nation's most precious resource. Celebrate a surplus with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of food and drink at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in Yonkers.
Originally established in 1925 in New Haven, Connecticut, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana employs fresh, imported ingredients to continue its 86-year-old tradition of handcrafting New Haven–style thin-crust pizza. Pepe's skilled pie practitioners use replicas of the restaurant’s original coal-fired ovens and horse-drawn pizza cutters to populate a menu filled with classic fare, such as a medium Original tomato pie customizable with 16 toppings, including mozzarella ($2.50), salami ($2.70), red peppers roasted on site ($4.20), and imported Italian anchovies ($2.80). Fresh clams make their bed on Pepe’s signature white-clam pizza ($19.50 for medium), and native tomatoes party all night in the summer home next door on the seasonal fresh tomato pie ($17.40 for medium). Pepe’s salad presents a medley of seasonal greens, grape tomatoes, cucumber, shredded red cabbage, kalamata olives, and romano cheese tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette ($3.95).
To wash down all the gooey goodness, Pepe’s has proudly served Connecticut’s own Foxon Park soda ($1.75 for 12 oz. bottle) since opening its doors and removing its cloak of invisibility eight decades ago. A selection of bottled and draft beers, including Moretti’s Italian Lager ($4.25/bottle) and Long Trail Ale ($4.25/pint), can satiate adult-size thirst.
Menu prices subject to change.
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.
1955 Central Ave.
Yonkers, New York 10710Get Directions