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Don peppes

135-58 lefferts Blvd, Ozone Park, NY
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Ranked #1 of 62 restaurants in Ozone Park
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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31 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
East Stroudsburg, PA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I've been going to Don Pepe's Vesuvios since 1957, when they were on Liberty Ave. in Brooklyn (I was 7)! When I started dating my husband in 1967, I brought him to Liberty Ave. and told him not to expect atmosphere, just good food. It is now 2014, we're living in Pennsylvania and can't think of any place we'd rather... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have been in the area for most of my life and just love getting a chance to get to Don Peppe. My favorite is the Veal Don Peppe, it's so good, it'll ruin you for anything similar at any other restaurant. The other choices are just a good. I like this spot so much that I try to talk... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The New York City metropolitan area includes more than a million Americans of Italian heritage, and hundreds if not thousands of Italian restaurants. This traditional neighborhood Neapolitan trattoria just might be the best. In business since 1942, it is a cash-only establishment. There is no wine list - just house bottled carafe wines, but they also have Italian beers. But... More

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New York City, New York
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275 reviews 275 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is an institution in New York. Other than they only take cash and probably are crowded on the weekends for dinner this is a mecca for northern italian cooking. The portions are all family style which means big. The cooking is like your italian grandmothers except she is not there but the same chef is. You may also see... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

my family took me out for my birthday to don peppes. we were recommended by others who have dined there. we also saw the reviews from the reviewer websites such as yelp, zagat and tripadvisor. we were disappointed on our experience. we can start out with the nearly 3 hour wait.we initially were told it would be about a 30... More

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Howard Beach, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The food is prepared with meticulous care for you . The family style is great for sampling various dishes which are all delicious! I am in love with the taste of veal with tomatoes & onions.. The linguini with red clam sauce is the best. And the zuppa de clams are very fresh. All in all the food and food... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

sickest italian you will ever have. i know friends that drive from jersey and connecticut to have this meal.. baked clams... shrimp louch.. linguini in white clam sauce.. artichoke.. roasted peppers.. eglant rolitini... chicken don peppe.. chinese chicken.. chicken and egg plant.. i can just go on and on everything is insane at this spot.. o and there wine ..... More

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Bethpage, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Eating here since I was a Boy! Stuffed Artichoke, Baked Clams,Calamari Arabita. Veal Don Peppe,Chicken Scaparrello, Linguine White andPenne Ala Vodka with Schrimp. Salad and Se Deserts with Black Coffee! Wish my Mom was around, she loved the place. This meal fed six Happy Italians, Enjoy there is no better place on the Planet! !!

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Brooklyn, NY
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174 reviews 174 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Four of us had a terrific dinner at this local restaurant just a stones throw from JFK. Portions are huge and easily serve 2 or 3 people. Baked clams, chicken caccioatore, Chinese chicken and some veal dishes are standouts and especially the linguine with white clam sauce. . The light bodied wine is served cold by the liter or half... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Don Pepe's is the place to go for great Italian food. You will certainly not be disappointed by their Seafood Salad. There are no menus on the table. Everything that they serve is on a large blackboard that is visible fro every table. All the items on the menu are served family style. Don Pepe's is a bit on the... More

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