Pepe’s Pizza is expanding in the Boston area with the addition of two more locations.
Arsenal Yards in Watertown tweeted Saturday morning that a Pepe’s location is headed there. The opening date wasn’t provided.
The rumors are true - legendary Pepe's Pizza is coming to Arsenal Yards! Known for their signature coal-fired crisp, charred, chewy crust, Frank Pepe?s has been a New England institution since 1925. Keep it here for official opening day details!— Arsenal Yards (@Arsenal_Yards) April 20, 2019
Meanwhile, a Pepe’s location is set to open at Burlington Mall on about June 7, the mall says.
The area’s first Pepe’s opened in Chestnut Hill in December 2015. That’s Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana for anyone wanting the establishment’s complete and formal name.
But it’s the pizza that counts for the chain’s devoted followers. The pies are cooked in a 600-degree coal oven with tomatoes, cheese, and olive oil imported from Italy. The dough is a proprietary blend.
“It’s just the combination of everything. We still adhere to my grandfather’s recipe,” co-owner Gary Bimonte told the Globe ahead of the Chestnut Hill opening.
The chain’s website lists 10 locations, including the original in New Haven, Conn., and elsewhere in that state. Other restaurants are in Rhode Island, and Yonkers, N.Y., along with Chestnut Hill. And now another next month in Burlington, and one on the horizon in Watertown.
Update: Burlington Mall provided updated information about the anticipated opening date of the Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana location there.