Connecticut Dining: Frank Pepe Pizza Napoletana

August 2, 2009

Frank Pepe Pizza Napoletana
Locations: 157 Wooster Street / 164 Wooster Street (New Haven CT)

Web Site: http://www.pepespizzeria.com

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Frank Pepe Pizza Napoletana in New Haven is “The Spot” for some of the best pizza in the entire country.

As I explained in my previous post about Caserta’s in Providence, New England has a unique pizza tradition that is entirely separate, but parallel to that of New York’s. Many pizza enthusiasts agree that New Haven, Connecticut has some of the best pizza in the entire country, as it boasts some of the oldest pizzeria with coal-fired ovens in the United States. Three of these happen to have started by the same extended family — Pepe’s, The “Spot” and Sally’s Apizza, all of which are part of the same Wooster Square old Italian-American neighborhood.

Whenever you mention Pizza to a New Haven native the question of which of these places comes up, and there is a bit of a rivalry between them, much like the issue of which cheesesteak is better in Philly, Pat’s or Geno’s. However, there is one particular specialty in which Pepe’s is known to excel, which is the Clam Pie.

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Connecticut Dining: Noah’s

July 3, 2008

Noah’s Restaurant
113 Water Street, Stonington CT 06378
(860) 535-3925

Web Site: http://www.noahsfinefood.com

The sleepy little town of Stonington, CT looks like it belongs on a movie set — it’s got everything you’d want in a New England experience, right down to the old lighthouse and cute little shops. Situated right outside of Mystic, CT, it’s often lumped into the greater Mystic area, but it really has its own identity and atmosphere. If you want to escape the tourist crowds at Mystic Seaport and New London and want something a bit more serene, a visit to Stonington is the way to go.

The old lighthouse in Stonington.

If you do head to Stonington, my recommendation is that if you want to have one heck of a good meal, you go straight to Noah’s, which has been a locally kept secret for nearly 30 years.

Noah’s is not just your average New England seafood restaurant. Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.

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