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The Spot, Frank Pepe Pizzeria

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163 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511-5709
+1 203-865-7602
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17:00 - 21:00
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Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 21:00
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Boone, North Carolina
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The line for the main restaurant was out the door and down the block, but a local advised me to just go next door to The Spot and order to go. Did that, and had my pie in about 20 minutes. Plus, I got to watch pizzas being made and going into and coming out of the oven. Mine was... More 

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Thank Christina M
Oakland, California
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I had heard about Pepe's a week ago when I was in Bristol. Now I understand why people from all over the state rave about this pizza. The Quatro frommagia is just awesome. Thin but super tasty crust with just enough sauce and cheese that makes it easy eat an entire pizza in one go (I left one slice as... More 

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Thank Jill F
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were back for university class reunion after many years. Frank Pepe pizza from stone ovens provide thin crust pizzas unlike anywhere else. Friendly service, great topping selections and that "Italian" ambiance were all that he remembered from years ago

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Thank NEToppy
Montezuma, New Mexico
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Our pizzas were, as always, delicious. We had a variety, including something that our vegetarian guest could be happy with. The service was friendly, but in a way that was more than friendly. She looked like she was enjoying herself.

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Thank philargyry
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The Spot is the original although you can't go wrong at Frank Pepe's at the front of the street (or even at Mohegan Sun) always consistent for their taste and quality. Excellent service at the Spot. Friendly and they keep the pies coming and the tables turning. About 20 minute wait today- not bad for a beautiful warm early Fall... More 

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Thank ACKluv
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Spot isn't open all the time, but if you happen to stop by when they are open then you should definitely top in. This is the original Pepe's location - check out the oven in the back left corner. The pizza is always terrific and the exposed brick is very cosy.

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Thank traveler_sec_2015
New York, New York, United States
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Super friendly service; casual place and solid pizza with local soda! Tips: If there's a wait at the original Frank Pepe, stop by the back Spot in the parking lot to see if there's a free table there! If can't decide on what type of pizza to get; no sweat, just go halfsies on a medium or large size. Skip... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Driving through New Haven in our way to NYC we stopped at Pepes for dinner Servers were friendly Lovely pizza, great house salad a very cold beer and a happy family ( they have something for all).... A good time

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Thank Japando
New Haven, Connecticut
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The line at Pepe's was incredibly long, so we wandered to the back of the parking lot to The Spot, the Original Pepe's, and found a table for six. The Spot has the exact same menu as Pepe's. You say you don't like either sauce or cheese but your family wanted to go out for pizza? Ask them to make... More 

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Thank Devorah33851
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I am from California, born and raised. I came to Connecticut to visit my boyfriend, who was born and raised here. When my boyfriend took me to Pepe's, well.....there is no other way to say it but, he RUINED all other so called pizza for me! He just wrecked them for me! I no longer ate any other pizza, decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511-5709
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-865-7602

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?