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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 171 restaurants in Lake Forest
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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- Mar 14, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Lake Forest, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This restaurant is I believe the first one of the group. My wife and I have been going here since it opened. The restaurant is a cheerful open, very Italian place. The food is tasty with enough hot spice to liven up the taste buds. We particularly like diablo sauce with the (forgive the spelling) funguli (chewy lumps of sea... More

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Tustin, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been coming to Peppino's for 17 years strictly for the Calzone's. No one compares. I have tried calzones at every Italian place from small mom and pop restaurants to fine Italian restaurants from her to Chicago and Peppinos still makes the best.

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Lake Forest, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Italian food at its best. We go once a month and are never disappointed. Small Calzone is HUGE! Many delicious healthy choices. Coupons come in mail Valpak often to use during the week.

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Lake Forest, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Nothing else to say. Fantastic HOMEMADE Italian dishes, great wine selection, wonderful service. The atmosphere is perfect old school Rat Pack-type ambiance with music that is appropriate for the diner. Sinatra, Bennett, Vale, etc. LOVE this place!

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Reno, Nevada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We visited Peppino's last night. It is a family friendly restaurant with a casual environment located in a small shopping center in Lake Forest. The service was very friendly and efficient. Everyone at our table ordered something different and everyone really enjoyed their meals. I ordered the eggplant parmesan. It was delicious and different from most other restaurants because the... More

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The Villages, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We visit this area frequently and always come here for great Italian food. The service was a little slow on our last visit but was worth the wait. It is a nice family resturaunt with an Italian ambiance.

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Mission Viejo
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I love this restaurant. I sometimes pop in for happy hour and the food is terrific! The Lina Rolls are my favorite, but the Peppino Bread is not to be missed. The bartender is always so nice and welcoming. I feel very comfortable eating here alone or with friends. It's a relaxed atmosphere where I can come in on my... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great place with real old world charm. Nice people, takes reservations for larger parties, very good food and very plentiful portions. Service is a little on the sketchy side and slow. Crowded weekends but crowd moves through quickly. Great Pizza and really nice Gluten Free menu

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New Westminster
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Let's talk about your "veal picatta"..... yes, it should be tangy lemony, but not soaked in lemon juice! ... and let's talk about your pasta in white wine sauce.....It should not be a "soup"! Sorry Peppino! I love your name, your story and I loved to read about your Neapolitan background. I loved to see the pictures of your parents... More

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Mission Viejo
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Several occasions now my wife and I have gone to see a movie and then had dinner at Peppino's a short walk. Food has always been excellent, I am partial to the Lasagna, my wife always includes a meat ball with her dinner. Service is excellent and didn't tease me about the popcorn that fell out of my jacket. A... More

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