Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spectacular New Haven Pizza

My wife and I, along with two dear friends, went to New Haven last week to see a wonderful exhibition, "Tea Culture of Japan," at the Yale University Art Gallery. My wife went online to find a restaurant for lunch, and the two consensus choices of New Havenites were pizza places. She chose Frank Pepe, which has been making pizza for nearly a century. All the pizza was excellent, but the best was the clam (!) pizza, which came in two varieties, with mozzarella or without. We preferred without, because it tasted like clams for spaghetti alle vongole sprinkled with a little parmesan cheese. The mozzarella version was excellent, too. The crusts on all both of our pies were great, thin and slightly burned in the ancient coal-fired oven. \

It turns out that everyone in New Haven and everyone who has been to Yale knows this place, but it was a revelation for us New Yorkers.
It is almost worth the drive from New York for the pizza alone.

Pending my return to New Haven, I've got to figure out how to make this, although it will certainly be a far cry from the original.

Bobby Jay


Gary Levine said...

Hi Bob, I am going to try the one in Fairfield. I will let you know how it is. There is a relly good rib place in Fairfield that I go to, (Wilsons).

Gary said...

Hi Bob, I went to Frank Pepe in Fairfield today. We had the Clam Pizza, it was Great!! Thanks

piglet said...

hi friend--Frank Pepe is closer than ever--one just opened in Yonkers on Central avenue.