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Frank Pepe In Yonkers Is Finalist In DVlicious Pizza Contest

The exterior of Frank Pepe in Yonkers. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
The white claim pie at Frank Pepe's. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Frank Pepe Pizzeria has been in business since 1925, in Yonkers since November 2009. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
The dining room at Frank Pepe's. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
The white clam pie is Frank Pepe's specialty. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick

YONKERS, N.Y. -- We asked. You answered. In our hunt for the best pizza in Westchester, Frank Pepe in Yonkers 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 southern Westchester pizzeria so DVlicious.

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

Frank Pepe Pizzeria,1955 Central Park Ave, Yonkers,  (914) 961-8284

How Long in Business: November 2009 but the family-owned business has been in operation, starting in New Haven, Conn. since 1925. (The pizzeria is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.)

Known For: The white clam pie (it was voted "Best Pizza in America" by The Daily Meal in 2013-2014). 

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

Key to Success: "Pepe's follows the exact recipes as our grandfather did. We also use 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. LLC.

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