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Frank Pepe's Manchester

9lives Dec 9, 2009 01:11 PM

Stopped in for lunch on Sat and had a great pizza. I'm always leery of "branch offices" but these guys are doing a great job.


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  1. Alcachofa RE: 9lives Dec 9, 2009 01:22 PM

    The pizza looks just like what the New Haven place produces. That is scarily close to Boston. ROAD TRIP!

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      giantmouth RE: Alcachofa Dec 9, 2009 06:35 PM

      And hit Noacks on the way back....

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        Science Chick RE: Alcachofa Dec 10, 2009 06:32 AM

        Not sure how you gauge "close"....I grew up in Manchester. It's a good hour and a half to Boston from there...*if* there is no traffic. I'm not sure the pizza is that good to warrant the drive.....and not sure about Noacks...isn't that in Meriden, which is half-way between Manchester and New Haven....

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          Alcachofa RE: Science Chick Dec 10, 2009 09:53 AM

          Given the fact I've considered driving to New Haven only to get pizza, yeah, that's close.

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            sbxstr RE: Science Chick Dec 10, 2009 02:20 PM

            Why anyone would presume to tell another what it "close" is beyond me. But, yes, the pizza at Pepe's in Manchester is as good as in New Haven, in my opinion. So if Alcachofa wants to reduce his drive time by ~33%, he's the only one to judge.

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              Science Chick RE: sbxstr Dec 17, 2009 09:22 AM

              Not judging.....just wasn't sure if Alcachofa knew how far it was. Just trying to be helpful........:)

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              giantmouth RE: Science Chick Dec 10, 2009 02:44 PM

              Yeah, I was wrong. I was thinking Manchester was on the other side of Meriden. Oh well - go there anyhow! - it's worth the drive, a candy store for carnivores.

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            fxm32151 RE: 9lives Dec 15, 2009 12:52 PM

            Eaten there many times. This is just as good as the original without the attitude of the staff at the original.

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              bewley RE: 9lives Dec 31, 2009 08:50 AM

              I went to Pepe's in Manchester yesterday and had a clam pie and tomato mozz with sausage. Both were excellent and just as good as the original in New Haven. We had to wait 30 minutes for the pies as (we were informed prior to ordering) the oven had to come back to proper temp after a busy lunch rush. We didn't care, it was worth the wait!

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                JayCT RE: bewley Jan 4, 2010 01:06 PM

                We were there last week and it was great. It is as good as the original IMHO, Jay

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