At last, Frank Pepe, the legendary Connecticut-based pizzeria whose chewy-crisp, blistered, coal-fired thin crust practically defines the New Haven-style pie, has crossed the border into Massachusetts and strategically opened its doors in the Shops at Chestnut Hill amid throngs of college students and shoppers. The company’s eighth outpost—one of potentially dozens that will dot the Northeast in coming years—is a close replica of the Wooster Street original, down to the booth decor, fresh-shucked clam topping and killer Foxon Park cola. The biggest difference? You can shop while you wait for a table or takeout.
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana The Shops at Chestnut Hill, 199 Bolyston St., Chestnut Hill (617-964-7373) pepespizzeria.com