Connecticut’s Frank Pepe Pizzeria Opens New Plantation Location

world famous coal fired pizza from Frank Pepe, passionate about pizza since 1925

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members of the plantation location of Frank Pepe's cutting a pizzaThere’s nothing better than a good pizza … except for a great pizza. Plantation just got a new pizzeria all the way from Connecticut that diehards say is the best in the entire country. Deco’s Alex Miranda, who likes his topped with Italian sausage, has the story.

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is a big deal. In the pizza world, they’re like A-list celebrities, so when Pepe’s expanded into Plantation, it was my journalistic duty to investigate the menu … or at least that’s what I told my boss.

New Haven has come to Plantation.

Kevin Gagliard: “We’re calling this our first palm tree Frank Pepe’s.”

With “apizz.”

Kevin Gagliard: “It’s a nice char, crispy pizza that stands straight up for ya.”

Frank Pepe’s is an almost century-old Connecticut institution, and its loyal following say this pizza is the best in America.

Kevin Gagliard: “At 7 a.m., they’re in there rolling that dough.”

Their main ingredient: this 14-by-14-foot coal-fired oven, burning at 600 degrees — and identical to the original.

Kevin Gagliard: “It’s magic.”

Those pies be like…

Nelly (singing): “So hot in here.”

They even matched the Ph balance of the New Haven water!

By Alex Miranda

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