Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Ron Howard Visits Frank Pepe’s in New Haven

Another famous face stopped by Frank Pepe's in New Haven for some lunch this week.

The restaurant said Ron Howard is filming a movie in New Haven and came in for lunch on Tuesday.

Howard ordered a fresh tomato pie.

Before leaving, Howard posed for a photo with two employees of the restaurant.

Howard is best known for directing movies including "A Beautiful Mind," "Apollo 13," "Backdraft," "Cocoon," "DaVinci Code," "Parenthood" and "Rush." He also starred in the popular TV series "Happy Days."

According to Frank Pepe's, Henry Winkler of "Happy Days" recommended that Howard stop into Pepe's while in town.

On Monday, former NBA and UConn star Ray Allen stopped by the restaurant for lunch.

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