Frank Pepe's or Anthony's Coal Fired?
- menton1 Mar 11, 2011 10:01 AM
Which one has the better pizza experience?
I am a huge fan of Pepe's in New Haven. My lone visit to their Yonkers location was very disappointing.
when frank pepe gets it right it is far superior, but since they don't always it becomes more of a personal choice as they are somewhat different in style. personally i really wanted to like anthony's and it is good for what it is , a non ny type pizza. but i definitely prefer frank pepe's which i find more of a ny style and even when not great is usually very good. and unfortunately yonkers seems to be theone with the least consistency(the closest for me )
Anthony's is good, but I have to go with Pepe's. The crust is the difference. People have said the pies at the Yonkers Pepe's are inconsistent - all I know is that in my three visits, the crust has been great every time. And it reheats really well, too, something Anthony's crust does not do.
Plus, Pepe's is a little cheaper.
To be fair, they are slightly different styles of pizza, and Anthony's does have other good things beyond pizza like chicken wings and pork ribs. But if you're judging it strictly on pizza terms, Pepe's is better.
The chicken wings are terrific, they're ten huge, meaty drumettes and wings marinated and garnished with caramelized onions. Could easily be an entree for one person. The pork ribs aren't quite at the same level, but still good.
Yes, parking anywhere in White Plains is a pain and you've got to pay. I live in WP, so I can usually walk, but in bad weather, I park at the City Center lot. There's a free lot at Pepe's, but it's tiny. Last time I went on a Friday night, I ended up having to park on Central Park Avenue.
Is Totonno's in the mix of coal oven pizzas here?
125 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710