Monday, January 18, 2010


As a native New Yorker, I admit that I am a huge pizza snob! I have lived in many different cities, and have never seemed to find pizza that I have liked, except for New York Pizza. Well, my jet setters, that all changed this weekend. My brother-in-law, Pete, grew up in Connecticut and has always raved about how good the pizza is there. Being the snob that I am about pizza, I never really believed it, but was still intrigued to taste what he always talks about. Yesterday, Rich and I drove with his parents to New Haven, Connecticut to Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana and I was amazed!!!Frank Pepe's is located on Wooster Street, which is often called the "Little Italy" street of New Haven. Along this street you can find quite a few Italian restaurants, Pizzerias, and Pastry Shops. I had done a lot of reading about Pepe's before we went and learned that there is often a long line outside. We lucked out, and only waited about 15 minutes before we got seated. Pepe's has been around since 1925, and cooks the original Tomato Pie. This is a pizza that only comes with tomato sauce and grated Parmesan cheese on top...oh my was one of the best pizzas I have ever tried! Their dough is thin, crunchy, crusty, a little sweet and very light. Mozzarella cheese is even considered a topping at Pepe's, so we ordered one Tomato Pie, one pie with half mozzarella and half pepperoni, one with sausage, peppers & onions...And one of their White Clam Pies... I also had read a lot about this pie, and it was delicious. If you are a clam lover, this is for you! It's loaded with big clams, which gives it a nice salty bite. Almost every pizza that we saw coming out of their oven was a White Clam Pie...this is what they are famous for besides the Tomato Pie! Slice, after slice, and none of us could stop eating! Pete, I have to give it to you, New Haven has awesome pizza! I can't believe it, but I am a New York Pizza Snob No More! :-)

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! Couldn't get into Sally's?