Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, also called “Pepe’s Pizza,” opened its first South Florida location this week at Plantation Walk, 341 N. College Dr., Suite 800. Frank Pepe established the eatery in New Haven, Connecticut in 1925. Pepe’s Pizza is the creator of New Haven-style “apizza” (pronounced ‘a-beetz’), characterised by a signature crispy but chewy, barely charred crust.
The Plantation website appears to be like just like the New Haven location by emphasizing its consolation, familiarity and custom. The three,072-square-foot, 106-seat restaurant in Plantation incorporates a 14×14-foot, 104,000-pound oven, in addition to a “paddle space,” the place professional pizza makers craft made-to-order pies on an oak wooden desk utilizing 16-foot-long paddles to put them within the oven.
In its 97 years in enterprise, the family-owned and operated pizza eatery focuses on sourcing the best high quality substances from begin to end, with the Plantation location utilizing the identical custom.
“From Connecticut to Florida, we purpose to create a heat, acquainted expertise for our visitors, whom we take into account an extension of the Pepe’s household,” Jennifer Kelly says, granddaughter of Frank Pepe. “We by no means deviate from our household’s authentic recipes cooked in our signature coal-fired, hand-built brick oven that features iron castings from the New Haven restaurant.”
Pepe’s Specialty Pizzas embrace the unique White Clam Pizza, a mixture crafted by Frank Pepe himself that includes contemporary clams with Pecorino Romano, proprietary oil mix, contemporary garlic and oregano; Spinach Mushroom and Gorgonzola (mozzarella and Pecorino Romano) and the Amanti Della Carne (crushed Italian tomatoes, mozzarella, meatball, pepperoni, sausage, bacon and pecorino romano. The restaurant additionally provides a conventional “Pepe’s Salad” (seasonal greens, grape tomatoes, cucumber, shredded pink cabbage, Kalamata olives, Pecorino Romano, and balsamic French dressing) or Caesar Salad, together with a number of pink and white wines by the bottle, glass, or carafe. Non-alcoholic drinks and numerous imported and home craft beer may even be obtainable. Genuine Italian desserts embrace tiramisu, limoncello mascarpone and gelato.
“South Florida has a big inflow of Northeasterners, lots of whom know and love our model,” Wilfredo Duran says, basic supervisor of Frank Pepe’s in Plantation. “We look ahead to introducing the remainder of the neighborhood to actual New Haven’ apizza.’”
Along with South Florida and Connecticut, Frank Pepe’s operates in Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. A second South Florida location is about to open in Delray Seashore in 2023.
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