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Best pizza to order at Sally's or Pepe's in New Haven?

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Best pizza to order at Sally's or Pepe's in New Haven?

muncheeman | Jan 2, 2011 06:35 PM

Am hoping to try pizzas at Sally's and Frank Pepe's in New Haven at some point in the foreseeable future (have been to Modern Apizza and liked the experience very much).

Re Frank Pepe's, reports suggest two things:

-get the white clam pizza with bacon and garlic. Good choice? Is it safe to assume this means it has no tomatoes? If not, is it better to get tomatoes as well?

-go to The Spot to avoid lines. Same pizza either place. True?

Re Sally's, they sound like a truly horrible restaurant experience to get a good pie (maybe even worse than Di Fara in Brooklyn, which I've been to -- best pizza I've ever had, but otherwise poor experience). Am at present prepared to brave the hell anyway. Reports on Sally's suggest:

-getting there not on a weekend day and to be in line no later than 4:15 PM. Expect a long wait and to have "regulars" waltz in ahead of you. True?

-assuming this level of promptness, is it reasonable to guess that I'd be able to finish up in time to somehow catch a 9:30 PM train out of New Haven?

-suggestions on the type of pizza to order there seem all over the map. They apparently use canned clams, so this may not be the best choice. Which pizza is best to order here if I'm only going here once and likely never again? I'm especially keen to be ready ahead of time knowing what I want, as the folks working there are apparently very slow, unfriendly, and unhelpful to the point of nastiness.

Many thanks.

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Modern Apizza
874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511

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