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Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1671
949-951-2611
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Ranked #1 of 172 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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VA, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have been visiting Peppino's in Lake Forest, CA (near the merging of I-5 & I-405) for close to twenty years. My parents lived in Laguna Woods Village about two miles away from this restaurant and it was one of their favorite restaurants. Whenever we visited from the East Coast, we would make it a point to have a family... More

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Laguna Woods, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I really loved this restaurant...very family friendly and the staff is excellent. The food is so good I tend to want to bring another dish home with me :)

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Is it the ambience? yes! Is it the attentive staff? Yes. Is it the fine selection? Yes. Is it the easy if seating? Yes, yes and yes but most importantly it is the cuisine. A plethora of choices from appetizer to digestivo and truly authentic Italian selections with a touch of today's fusion. Don't pass on this - it will... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I don't care if it's New York, Chicago, Milan, Rome, or wherever this is the real deal! You want down-home Italian cooking with Frank Sinatra on the side - then Peppino's is for you. Nuf said - eat here. Quality, quantity, and value. I've eaten here since 1984 shortly after the restaurant opened. Joe and Carlo and the family make... More

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Long Island, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The 6 page menu can be a bit overwhelming but the food was delicious and the portions huge! You may wind up with enough food for 2-3 meals! Service was polite and very attentive. You won't go broke dining on some good Italian food at Peppinos

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Lakeland, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I went to Peppino's due to the Tripadvisor reviews of others and I have to say that I was not disappointed.. Excellent Italian food.. Had their Carlo's special pizza which I shared with friends who went with me. I also had the "large" Ceasar's salad and that was a mistake.. It's not just large, it's HUGE!!! Taste was also great... More

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Hawaii
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100 reviews 100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have been coming to Peppinos at this location which I believe was the orginal restaurant for over 15 years and the food is exactly the same, quality, extremely tasty italian food. The staff is always friendly. Some of my favorites: Linguine with fresh clams (white sauce of course), Canneloni with alfredo sauce....the pasta is so delicate. The shrimp far... More

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Lake Forest, California
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Peppino's on Rockfield is by far the best Italian restaurant we've had the pleasure of dining in. The service has always been attentive, the food is always hot and appetizing, and drinks are good, too! I've ordered the Masticolli (you have to ask if they still make it) and have NEVER been disappointed. The meat sauce is very flavorful, with... More

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SoCal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been eating at the original Peppino's on Rockfield for 30 years. I have tried almost every dish and have never been disappointed. In fact, this is the food that I compare to every meal I've tried in countless other Italian Eateries throughout the world. None of them compare to Peppino's.....it is that fantastic. My personal favorite is the Linguini... More

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Atlanta
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I've been told this is the oldest Peppino's location in Orange County. It's got a real homey. neighborhood feel to it. A friend and I dined later on a Saturday night. All I wanted was pasta with meatballs. I wasn't disappointed. To me, pasta is pasta for the most part. The meatballs were outstanding! Big and full of flavor. The... More

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