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Danbury's Frank Pepe Pizzeria Is DVlicious Finalist

Tony Asencio, manager of Frank Pepe Pizzeria in Danbury. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue
A broccoli and red pepper pizza from Frank Pepe Pizzeria in Danbury. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

DANBURY, Conn -- We asked. You answered. In our hunt for the best pizza in Fairfield County, Frank Pepe Pizzeria in Danbury was selected by you -- our readers -- among the top five.

We still need your vote to crown the winner, but in the meantime, here's a "slice" of what makes this Fairfield County pizzeria so DVlicious.

Voting is open until May 22 so go here to cast your ballot. The other top candidates will be featured daily with another profile Tuesday.

Frank Pepe Pizzeria, 49 Federal Rd., Danbury, (203) 790-7373

How Long in Business: January 2011 but the family-owned business has been in operation, starting in New Haven, since 1925. (The pizzeria is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year; there is another location in Fairfield.)

Known For: The white clam pie (it was voted "Best Pizza in America" by The Daily Meal in 2013-14). 

Most Popular Slice Sold: No slices, just pies with the white clam pie consistently ranking high. A spokesperson say all pies are popular and it's "too hard to be more definitive."

Key to Success: "Pepe's follows the exact recipes as our grandfather did and uses the best quality ingredients imported from Italy," according to Gary Bimonte, Frank Pepe's grandson. The business is run by Frank Pepe's seven grandchildren in partnership with Frank Pepes Development Co.

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