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Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

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23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630
+1 949-951-2611
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Pescatore Dissappointed

Our first time at this location. My wife and I dined with some good friends for dinner. Service was excellent, prices were on the high side, but not unusual these days. I debated between the Chioppino, which is served over broth, and the Pescadore, which is served over linguini. Never had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
PaPaDave42
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Mission Viejo, California
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Mission Viejo, California
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time at this location. My wife and I dined with some good friends for dinner. Service was excellent, prices were on the high side, but not unusual these days. I debated between the Chioppino, which is served over broth, and the Pescadore, which is served over linguini. Never had Pescatore before so I chose it. It disappointed! It... More 

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Thank PaPaDave42
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Dave sorry you were not happy with The Pescatore, I will love to make that up to you soon. Please email me at peppino1@cox.net and I'll make sure it happens. Thank you, Joe Moscatiello More 

Irvine, California
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Been going here for years. Love their thin crust pizza. Food is sooo fresh and authentic and family made. The wings (crispy) not the soft ones can come plain with sauce on side. Amazingly delicious. Everything here is relished. Delicious and service is AWESOME. Go for big parties here and they will serve family style. Their chicken dishes are amazing.

Helpful?
Thank marmuit
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much & Have a Happy New Year #2016 Joe Moscatiello More 

Chandigarh
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Peppio's Italian Family Restaurant is a great place to eat Italian food. We enjoyed having dinner there.

Helpful?
Thank Mahimai
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much....Happy New Year #2016 Joe Moscatiello More 

Boulder City, Nevada
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This Italian restaurant is old school. Great food at good prices. I had heard about Peppion's for some time and I'm glad to say that now I know why people wait to get in. It's just good. Thanks Joe for a great night.

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Thank Michael G
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Michael very much....Happy New Year #2016 Joe Moscatiello More 

Costa Mesa, California
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Great Italian family restaurant in Lake Forest...ordered the fried calamari, Italian subs w/Mortadella, salami, ham, capicolla and provolone....and spaghetti for the kids..great service from Jose'....he was great great with the kids...would highly recommend it to everyone!

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Thank Richard R
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Richard very much. Happy New year #2016 Joe Moscatiello More 

California
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Okay. It's noisy... not something that I really like. But the greeter understood, and found us a table where a conversation was possible. I wasn't going to stalk out because I was late, and my friend was really, really hungry. So. Surprise. Here I am in the land of restaurants, eating in a noisy, filled-with-families and friends restaurants... A chain... More 

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Thank Michael F
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Michael I love to see you back. Yes we are a "Family" Restaurant and we do get little noisy.....Sorry about that. Joe Moscatiello More 

Lake Forest, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

WE regularly visit this rstaurant as the food and selection is excellent, and the service is good. Two Locations, origanal on Rockfield and a second on Portola. We like them both. The Portola location has patio dining and music during clement weather

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Thank Bobski22
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much Bob. Joe Moscatiello More 

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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The Pipino's has some of the best lasagna I've ever eaten. I always order two extra meatballs and then take some home. The serving is huge and you have enough for two meals. Great bar also.

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Thank JPLF248
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much!!! Joe Moscatiello More 

Newport Beach
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I took my wife, daughter and her boyfirend here in mid-September. The only good thing I can say is that the portions are large and the waitress was very nice, especially when the kitchen mistakes meant she had to keep apologizing to us. The food is overpriced for the quality, which is average for a not too discerning Italian food... More 

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Thank Frank M
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Frank I truly apologize about your experience at my restaurant. I would love to speak to you about what happened and make it up to you and your family. Please email me at Peppino1@cox.net Thank you, Joe Moscatiello More 

Mission Viejo, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Great place to take your family for some good traditional Italian food. I highly recommend Peppinos !

Helpful?
Thank BobbyMadison
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes we are a True "Family Restaurant" My Mom (71) & Dad (84) Still work there after 31+ Years! Thank you Very Much Bobby Madison! Joseph Moscatiello More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?