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Mar 11, 2011 10:01 AM

Frank Pepe's or Anthony's Coal Fired?

Which one has the better pizza experience?

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  1. I am a huge fan of Pepe's in New Haven. My lone visit to their Yonkers location was very disappointing.

    1. 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 )

      1. 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.

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        1. re: kdgchow

          Yeah, I also see on Anthony's menu some chicken and sausage dishes cooked in the coal oven. Sounds terrific, but how good is it?

          Also, parking at Anthony's/White Plains is a bear, isn't it?

          1. re: menton1

            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.

            1. re: kdgchow

              There is a parking lot on main street by the Citibank. $2.00 to park for Anthony;s.

              1. re: kdgchow

                Have you tried the wood fired roast beef sandwich? That sounds really good to me.

          2. Is Totonno's in the mix of coal oven pizzas here?

            125 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710

            1. Is there a wait for Pepe's/Yonkers at weekday lunch?

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              1. re: menton1

                i've been there later 1 or 2 and no problem, but i think it may be a bit of hit or miss, so far i have not seen the really long waits like in new haven.