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Frank Pepe's...Fairfield

Fairfield Foodie Mar 7, 2007 06:41 AM

Does anyone know if they serve salad? Asking for a friend, and I can't remember from my last visit there.

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    Dcemont Mar 7, 2007 07:35 AM

    how does this new location compare the original? Is it like the rich suburb version of it cause owners live there or something?

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      nrxchef Mar 7, 2007 07:46 AM

      People grumble that it's not like the original, but the pizzas ARE JUST like the original -- same coal oven, same ingredients, same crust, same pizzaioles. What's missing is the Wooster street vibe. The clientele are mostly families with kids, so that's kinda different--not a lot of people drinking pitchers of beer, etc. And the site is less than cute--it looks a bit like a converted tire-store or something. Bland, inoffensive, charmless. We're coming up from Westchester, though, so we love that the Fairfield branch is only a 40 minute ride and not a 60 minute ride, plus, there not a huge wait for tables. We've never encountered a wait, whereas you know the deal at the original--you're lucky if you only have to wait 1/2 hour outside in all weather. So we're thrilled with Pepe's Fairfield. Here's a link with menu:

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        laylag Mar 7, 2007 09:02 AM

        They do serve salad although not an exciting one - some iceberg, tomato, cuke. Very basic and not very large either. It doesn't substitute for someone who doesn't want to eat any pizza at all. In our case it was a person who was kosher and on a diet so the salad accompanied a tomato pie sans cheese. We haven't been to New Haven but think Fairfield is fantastic with respect to pizza.

        Unlike nrxchef we have had to wait every time with the length of the wait depending on the hour but it wasn't generally unbearable with the worst obviously being in the heart of family dinner time on the weekend.

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          KarenNYC Mar 12, 2007 11:52 AM

          the other thing about The original Pepe's is the obnoxious wait - how does it compare to Fairfield???? better?

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            laylag Mar 13, 2007 07:02 AM

            See my post above.

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            Fairfield Foodie Mar 12, 2007 04:41 PM

            Yes, significantly. The wait in NH is interminable. I've never waited in Fairfield, though I've not been in a couple of months.

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              shellyesq Mar 18, 2007 11:06 AM

              My husband went to the one in Fairfield last night to get us take out. He was there around 7PM and said there was no wait. I think the pizza is on par with New Haven.

              Our best luck at the NH location was going as soon as they open on the weekend. I think it was 11:30AM. We skipped breakfast, got right in, and stuffed ourselves.

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