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White Clam Pie Anyone? Frank Pepe's In Yonkers Is DVlicious Pizza Finalist

Frank Pepe's in Yonkers is famous for its white clam pies.
Frank Pepe's in Yonkers is famous for its white clam pies. Photo Credit: Submitted
Frank Pepe's in Yonkers relies on old family recipes.
Frank Pepe's in Yonkers relies on old family recipes. Photo Credit: Instagram
The dining room at Frank Pepe's in Yonkers.
The dining room at Frank Pepe's in Yonkers. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Bright plum-tomato sauce, puddles of melted mozzarella, a perfectly charred crust … does life get any better with the perfect slice in front of you? We think not.

Poll
Who Has Westchester's Most DVlicious Pizza?
Reader Results Voting Closed

Who Has Westchester's Most DVlicious Pizza?

  • Johnny's Pizzeria, Mount Vernon
    44%
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria, Yonkers
    7%
  • Sal's Pizza, Mamaroneck
    44%
  • The Parlor, Dobbs Ferry
    5%

Four finalists are vying for Westchester’s DVlicious "Best Pizza," each of which is being profiled this week.

Click and vote for your favorite – you have until 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27 and you can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.

But before that, grab some Parmesan and read on.

Frank Pepe Pizzeria, Yonkers

What Makes It Good: Touted as “America’s Best Pizza” by The Daily Meal, one of the “Incredible American Pizza Joints You Need to Eat in Before You Die” from Culture Trip, and featured as a “Constitution State Staple” as seen on the Food Network, Pepe’s remains true to its concept -- deeply rooted in family and in history.

Its coal-fired Neapolitan style pizzas are beloved from here to New Haven and still use the same family recipes that patriarch Frank Pepe grew up with in his town of Maiori, on the Amalfi coast of Italy. Folks drive out of their way for the pizzeria's crisp, chewy crust, yearly taste-tested Italian tomatoes that go into their sauce, and the highest quality toppings. The white clam is a perennial favorite.

Grab a Slice: 1955 Central Park Ave., (914) 961-8284, www.pepespizzeria.com/

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