From Don L., Yale, Class of 1978
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
157 Wooster Street
New Haven, CT
Best pizza in America — acclaimed by bipartisan consensus (look for photos on the wall of both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton enjoying a Pepe’s pizza). Glorious thin-crust is crispy and chewy at the same time, with strategically placed accents of tangy burned-spots from the massive wood-fired brick oven. Toppings so hot and fresh the roof of your mouth will be in clear and present danger, but it’s worth it. When you get the check, your jaw will drop at how cheap your life-changing meal was. Even if you don’t end up going to Yale, you’ll come back to Pepe’s.