Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana to Open in Alexandria

Oct 11, 2021 486

Connecticut-based Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana will be opening in Alexandria — it's first location in Virginia. According to the restaurant's website, Pepe's has seven locations in Connecticut, three in Massachusetts, one in Rhode Island and one in New York. A Pepe's restaurant will be opening in Bethesda this winter, according to Bethesda magazine.

The Alexandria location will be at the Alexandria Commons Shopping Center, 3231 Duke Street. Frank Pepe, an Italian immigrant from just southwest of Naples, founded the pizzeria in 1925 in Connecticut after working for a macaroni manufacturer and a bakery. Pepe's family (his wife and two daughters) lived above the pizzeria. today, Pepe's grandchildren run the company and have overseen its expansion in recent years. 

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