Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is bringing the famous taste of Pepe's pizza to your home by launching a retail tomato line.
“We’ve always taken the time to find delicious ingredients and we take pride in knowing our customers are able to experience Pepe’s in the palm of their hands," said Gary Bimonte, grandson of Frank Pepe, in a statement.
Pepe's is known for it's New Haven-style pizza, and puts a lot of effort into selecting the tomatoes used for its famous pies. Their classic taste can now be brought home to recreate your own Pepe's styled pizza.
Sold in 28-ounce cans, Frank Pepe's "Genuine Italian Tomatoes" are priced at $3.50 per can and are available for purchase at all Pepe's restaurants. Three-packs of the cans are available for $10 on their website.
These tomatoes are hand selected by Frank Pepe's family members.
Once a year, the grandsons of Frank Pepe come together for a blind taste test of freshly-harvested tomatoes that come from their family's hometown of Naples, Italy. They sample the tomatoes looking for the one with the best taste, density, texture, and flavor once they're cooked.
Once they pick the best one, it's used for their pizzas.
"Our guests come from all over the world to experience the genuine taste and quality of Pepe’s pizza," said Bimonte."We’re thrilled to bring a special Pepe’s tradition to homes across the country."