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Don Peppe INC

13558 Lefferts Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11420-3602
(718) 845-7587
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Ranked #6 of 259 Restaurants in Jamaica
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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English first
Daniels, West Virginia, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you find yourself laying over near JFK, treat yourself to some of the best Italian you will ever have. Great menu (on the wall). Ample portions, family style. Fresh bread and their own wine and you can't beat the service. I always stay at the Hampton Inn (JFK) and for just $14-$15 you can get a town car to... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Although it's acceptable Italian food, it's not good enough to go out of your way for. Hit or miss with the wait staff as well. I've been there and the server was on the money. I've also visited and the waiter acted like we were an inconvenience. They flatly refuse to give you olive oil to dip your bread in... More

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Lake Luzerne, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very happy with our experience here...great meal, modestly priced,excellent service in an authentic Italian atmosphere. The wine was very nice too.

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Jamaica, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Be hungry because foods aplenty. A large venue 2 miles from JFK AIRPORT and the RESORTS WORLD CASINO at Aquaduct RACETRACK.Food is served family style and waiters have been there for years and are very friendly.Home made wine is excellent as well as the pasta.Prices are reasonable and parking easy.Only drawback is no credit cards accepted-cash only.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

For the non-italian americans out there: this is neapolitan-american food. The preparation of this food is not "simple", it is uncomplicated. And they do it right. Not over garlicked; not overly olive oiled. The baked clams properly little necks; pasta with the shrimp marinara al dente; orders big and priced fairly; service better if you tell don't ask. This would... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

And I mean this in the best way possible…mi famiglia!! (hah - I'm not Italian but that's ok - when you are Don Peppe's you may as well be) We were on a one-night lay-over through JFK and had to stay locally to catch our 8 a.m. flight the next day. We arrived on time but had a nasty time... More

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We were in between flights and staying at an airport hotel so not expecting much but this restaurant was a highlight of our New York trip. It isn't glitzy but full of atmosphere. Its' family run and the meals are freshly created. Be warned, portions are huge! I loved everything we ordered and the waiters were fun too. Great experience!

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The food was good, nothing super special, who doesn't love pasta soaked in olive oil. I was there for work and eating solo. This is a FAMILY STYLE, no exceptions. IT would have been nice if they offered a side salad. I basically ordered a pasta dish for 4. I really wanted a salad but didn't feel like wasting more... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had a non remarkable meal there last night. Service was sub par because our being a customer seemed to be inconveniencing our server who seemed to prefer chatting with the other servers who were not providing service to their tables either.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

might be a cultural shock for non-new yorkers visiting the city but to experience the real thing go out to Queens and Don Peppe. Two cautions; bring cash and don't over order. The portions will feed four so order a couple dishes and enjoy. The waiters are not your friends but they will take care of you and if your... More

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