Frank Pepe’s to light coal-fired oven prior to grand opening

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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

NEW HAVEN, CT – APRIL 15: Cooks prepare and bake pizzas at Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 in New Haven, Connecticut. New Haven, home to Yale University boasts many cultural offerings that attract visitors to the city. (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in Warwick is getting closer to opening.

While there is no date set for the opening, a spokesperson said the restaurant’s new coal-fired oven is close to completion.

She said it takes 10 weeks to build the oven and it is modeled after a blueprint of Pepe’s original oven in New Haven. The oven heating process begins weeks before any pizza is served.

The restaurant is known for their use of the oven to make their pizza.

Frank Pepe’s announced they would be opening a restaurant in Warwick back in January.

The pizzeria is moving into a location on Universal Boulevard in Warwick, next to Smokey Bones and Olive Garden. It is known as one of the most famous pizza places in Connecticut.

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