Frank Pepe Pizzeria to open first MD location in Bethesda

Frank Pepe’s Meatball and Ricotta Pizza. Courtesy of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

Connecticut-based restaurant Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is bringing their widely popular New England pizzas to Bethesda’s Westfield Montgomery Mall early 2022.  This will be the first of the company’s DC Metro area locations.

“Our guests are an extension of the Pepe family, and we’re thrilled to
finally be a part of the exciting dining scene in the DC Metro market,” said Francis Rosselli, Grandson of Frank Pepe.

Frank Pepe plans to recreate their family-friendly, homely atmosphere in their new location. The restaurant will have painted wooden booths with vintage accents and antique-styled decor. A large brick oven where guests can watch expert “pizzaiolos” create made-to-order masterpieces will also be at the front of the store.

Frank Pepe’s White Clam Pie. Courtesy of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

“Our guests deserve to have an authentic Pepe’s experience every time they walk into one of our restaurants, which is why we’re so passionate about creating a warm, familiar, and family-friendly atmosphere with each new location,” said Angela Kenyon, Chief Development Officer of Frank
Pepe’s Development Co.

Frank Pepe’s plans to offer customers their signature New Haven-style pizzas in 12″, 16″ and 18″ sizes. The restaurant’s menu includes White Clam Pizza, Spinach Mushroom and Gorgonzola Pizza, Amanti Della Carne Pizza, and Pepe’s Salad. Non-alcoholic drinks as well as an assortment of imported and domestic craft beer will also be offered.

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