Well, I finally ate at Pepe's in Manchester which is an extention of the famous one in New Haven (haven't eaten there). Now I'm a big fan of Wooster Street Pizza down the road and always changed my mind about going to Pepe's at the last second cause of my love for Wooster which I felt was the best pizza in Northern CT.
Here's my report... Pepe's Pizza is bare bones when you walk in. There's no appetizers and nothing else but pizza which made it rough cause my daughter wanted pasta (she's a toddler so don't blame her poor taste). We half regreted our decision upon sitting down due to this "only pizza" menu when at Wooster Street we could have gotten a hundred different things. Knowing our kid wasn't going to eat with us almost made us walk out but we stayed... and we're glad we did. The pizza lived up to the hype and in my opinion, edged out Wooster Pizza. We got a small cheese and a large pizza with a lot of toppings (chicken & bacon to name a few). The cheese was on the money! Although surprisingly I never heard of having to order cheese before. You could get a tomato pie which is good for people with allergies I guess. Anyway, the cheese pizza was gooooood. On the pizza with toppings, the chicken was absolutely perfect. I never had better chicken on a pizza and rarely order chicken because of that. However, if I could order again I would have gotten it without the bacon. It was under cooked and for me, didn't add anything to the pizza. It probably made it too busy along with the pepperoni, chicken and vegetable.
I went to Pepe's due to pressure from reading about it on the board and I'm not easily impressed, but I have to say it was outstanding pizza and worth it.
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