shared a small white clam pie and a small salami pie with a friend today at pepe's. both pizzas were very good: clams were freshly shucked; garlic plentiful and the crust a joy to view, feel and eat. sauce on the salami pie was sweet from the tomatoes, not additives. the oven imparts a wonderful char that few pizzerias can match. we washed all this goodness down with a few cold morettis.
i had heard that pepe's had gone downhill (the place was less than half-full at 2 p.m.), but if today's meal is any indication then this joint with its royal lineage is well on the path to redemption. service was both pleasant and attentive.