Pepe’s Pizza of New Haven ranked number 9 by TripAdvisor

NEW HAVEN, Conn (WTNH) — If you live in or around New Haven, you know there is a sense of pride when it comes to Pizza. One that primarily comes to mind is Pepe’s, which comes in at number 9 on a new poll by TripAdvisor. The top five U.S. pizza restaurants according to that poll are:

1: Julian’s – NYC
2: Pizza Time – Florida
3: Moose’s Tooth – Alaska
4: Keste – NYC
5: Tony’s – California

News 8 photographer Tom Parrant talked to one of the seven grandchildren of Frank Pepe’s pizzeria, Gary Bimonte. Bimonte says he is honored to be on TripAdvisor’s list. He states:
“We try very hard to keep our standard of pizza high. We’ve been here for 90 years, this year’s our 90th anniversary, we’re always committed to giving a quality product at a reasonable price.”

When asked if he was surprised that Pepe’s did not make the top five, he responded:
“Everybody has their own opinions, the internet could be a good thing and it could be a bad thing, as far as we’re concerned it’s a good thing, once they try our pizza, they’ll know who the best is. I want to thank everybody who voted for us.”

Do you think Pepe’s should have made the top five? Let us know on our voice of the people hot line at (203)-212-9864.

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