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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 - 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: 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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 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
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I'm not an Italian food aficionado or anything, but I got the lasagna with meat sauce and totally loved it. My wife got the garlic bread pizza dough thing which was really good too. I've gotten other things like spaghetti and pizza here too, everything I've gotten here has been super flavorful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Mark T
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Lake Forest, CA
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Lake Forest, CA
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I'm not an Italian food aficionado or anything, but I got the lasagna with meat sauce and totally loved it. My wife got the garlic bread pizza dough thing which was really good too. I've gotten other things like spaghetti and pizza here too, everything I've gotten here has been super flavorful totally worth getting.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Love this Peppino's so happy to be close again to enjoy. Had dinner there with my Son, he loves the pizza and we shared the Mussels in red sauce Oh so yummy. We ordered the Lasagna always a good choice. Delicious as always, Jose was our waiter he was Fabulous so friendly and funny. It was a great meal for... More 

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Always great food at Peppino's. Love the soft breadsticks, pastas, pizzas, & salads. Portions are huge. Great family restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Besides being the best Italian food it also has the best owner in Joseph Moscatiello!!! Our family and friends have always been treated like we are family. Thank you Joe for always wonderful food but for your friendship!!!

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love this original Peppino's restaurant. It's nothing fancy, just a great family run kind of place where you feel right at home. Everything they make is old-school delicious, from the fantastic minestrone soup, to the pizza, and delicious baked & pasta dishes. It is usually crowded, but the service is friendly and efficient, and the wait staff is helpful... More 

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Beaumont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Have some FB friends that did a food critic review, Joseph messaged me when I asked about the lasagna, my benchmark for a great Italian restaurant. Had the occasion to travel nearby yesterday, very nice atmosphere, excellent service, and some of the best, freshest lasagna I've had in a long time, fresh pasta, great meat sauce, lots of cheese. A... More 

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Irvine CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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 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

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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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, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?