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Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

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Seafood, Italian, Bar, Pub, Pasta
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23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630
+1 949-951-2611
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Come enjoy the Italian atmosphere at the Original Peppino's. You can still...
Come enjoy the Italian atmosphere at the Original Peppino's. You can still see the family working at this location: Mom loves greeting you and seating you at your table. Dad, the big flirt, loves to visit with all the customers. Be sure to stop in to Joe's Place, A Martini Bar. Happy Hour is available from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. Watch your favorite sporting events on one of several TV's. If you're lucky, you may even catch Peppino (Joe) mingling with the customers. PEPPINO'S EVENT CATERING Peppino's Catering specializes in great food & plenty of it! Whether you are having a business luncheon for twenty-five or a wedding reception for two hundred, Peppino's will do its best to make your event perfect and worry free. Our goal is to gain friends who will come see us in any of our locations, not only to cater your one time event, moreover to keep you coming back for more. (Please contact a store manager for questions and inquiries about our catering service)
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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Husband's Favorite Italian for 20 years

Family owned and run. Couldn't be nicer. Service is excellent. The food is delicious. They will make custom orders if you ask. Eat heavy or light. The choice is comprehensive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Family owned and run. Couldn't be nicer. Service is excellent. The food is delicious. They will make custom orders if you ask. Eat heavy or light. The choice is comprehensive.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love eating at Peppino's I always try different dishes and I am always satisfied. I always get great service and love when the owners Father comes by and says hello and ask's how our food is. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great family restaurant and the pizza is delicious and a good value. Great drinks, too! Nice entertainment on patio as well.

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Lake Forest, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When you are feeling Italian for dinner, this is one of the best locations & restaurants to eat what tastes like homemade (but better) meals. Heck, even their salads rock. Love this place!!! Like your momma used to say (in an Italian accent), "try it, you'll like it!!!"

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Always love to go when there is music playing. Been lucky the last few times we've been there. The music has been awesome.

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Laguna Hills, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the best Italian food in southern Orange County. We have been there so many times and will go again and again.

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Parachute, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a group of 8 people that sat in the bar. Terry the bartender is outstanding. All the staff there was attentive and pleasant. The food is AWESOME!!! Prices are pretty good for the SoCal area.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great food, great service, great people, Peppino's has it all. Lived in Lake Forest for 26 years and dined here regularly. Now that we've moved down to the San Juan Capistrano area it is still our go to place for Italian food. Love that Joe's parents are still involved and are there to greet customers and help out. Great family... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's been awhile since I've eaten at Peppino's. I was a regular at a couple of their locations for many years. They have been a small, multi-generational family-owned chain offering a great, and consistent value for locals and visitors alike. They have a diverse menu full of flavorful pasta, meat, fish and fowl selections that would accommodate most taste buds... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My family has been eating at Pepinos since they opened the business 30 years ago . The food and service is excellent.

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Additional Information about Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

Address: 23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone Number: +1 949-951-2611
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 27
Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Bar, Pub, Pasta

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-951-2611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 27
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Bar, Pub, Pasta

Description

Come enjoy the Italian atmosphere at the Original Peppino's. You can still see the family working at this location: Mom loves greeting you and seating you at your table. Dad, the big flirt, loves to visit with all the customers. Be sure to stop in to Joe's Place, A Martini Bar. Happy Hour is available from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. Watch your favorite sporting events on one of several TV's. If you're lucky, you may even catch Peppino (Joe) mingling with the customers. PEPPINO'S EVENT CATERING Peppino's Catering specializes in great food & plenty of it! Whether you are having a business luncheon for twenty-five or a wedding reception for two hundred, Peppino's will do its best to make your event perfect and worry free. Our goal is to gain friends who will come see us in any of our locations, not only to cater your one time event, moreover to keep you coming back for more. (Please contact a store manager for questions and inquiries about our catering service)
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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