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Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

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23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1624
+1 949-951-2611
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Anaheim, California
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice new Italian restaurant. you will feel the hospitality and warmth of the cooks and all other family members running the restaurant. All their pasta dishes and pizzas are excellent. very spacious and nicely lit. very friendly servers.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 5 enjoyed a great meal while in town from South Carolina. Authentic, hreat atmosphere and super service.

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had the pleasure of dining numerous times in three of the Peppinos Italian Family Resturants in South Orange Co. Locations are in: Lake Forest, Mission Viejo (on the Lake), and Foothill Ranch. My review here is for all three locations as they all are 5 stars. As an Italian citizen, I've eaten Italian food all over the world. I... More 

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

Wow, what a wonderful review. I truly appreciate every single word I just read. That's what keeps me doing what I do. Again thank you very very much. Thank you, Joseph Moscatiello Pres. & CEO Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant's Cell 949 233 7640 Fax 949 458 3866 Email peppino1@cox.net More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good as was the service. My wife had the best fettuccine she's had for a long time and my pizza was very good. The service was good. The only detractor was one of the patrons who complained that he wasn't being treated good enough up to the standards of his expensive wristwatch.

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

Thank you very much Derek and I will definitely keep an eye out for everyone to be happy and treated perfect!!! Thank you, Joseph Moscatiello Pres. & CEO Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant's Cell 949 233 7640 Fax 949 458 3866 Email peppino1@cox.net More 

Lake Forest, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, the flexibility in the menu options, the healthy meals that are available, and the timeliness of meal delivery.

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

Thank you very much for the kind words. I truly appreciate it. Joseph Moscatiello Owner More 

lake forest
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Very slow service I think server forgot we were there. Got our food for two in 55 minutes once they noticed we were still there he then put in for the order and it wasnt good at all. Usually this never happens but it was busy so we just got overlooked

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Thank TGunn_12
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

I apologize, can you please getting touch with me and I will make sure that your next experience is excellent. Thank you, Joseph Moscatiello Pres. & CEO Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant's Cell 949 233 7640 Fax 949 458 3866 Email peppino1@cox.net More 

Lake Forest, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Pepinos has a great outdoor patio for eating. On Friday nights they usually have some live music. Great food reasonable prices

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

Thank you very much. I am happy everyone is enjoying the live music on the patio in foothill Ranch. Joe Moscatiello Owner More 

Lake Forest, California
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This restaurant has been on my frequent list for a long time, however, a visit for a dinner tonight turn few but very strong warning signs. The food was as good as always but.... Service was terrible. I had to call the head waitress after 15 minutes of being ignored and ask him to send somebody to take the orders.... More 

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

I truly apologize and appreciate your review. I promise you I will make sure the things you said in this review will be taken care of ASAP. Can you please email me so I can make it up to you next time you come in, my email is, peppino1@cox.net Again I truly apologize and guarantee that everything will be taken... More 

North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

YOUR PATIENCE WILL BE REWARDED during your next dinner at Joe's Place! Attention ALL newcomers to Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant just discovering this Special Gem of a restaurant in our local Lake Forest Community located very conveniently near the "Y" where the San Diego Fwy (405 Fwy) AND the Santa Ana Fwy (5 Fwy) connect just before the Lake Forest... More 

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

I want to thank you very much for the fantastic review. It's people like you that make me work so hard at what I do. Again I want to express my thanks. Thank you, Joseph Moscatiello Pres. & CEO Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant's Email peppino1@cox.net More 

Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Saw they this was highly rated on TA and tried it out since I was in the area on business. The people were nice and the place is clean. The menu is extensive and I tried a lunch special, chicken parmigiana. It came with pasta and meat sauce. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great...just an average meal. Maybe my... More 

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Thank templeton1969
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

I want you to come back and I'll make sure it's "Fantastic" for you. Sorry you did not Love the first dish but I'll make sure I fix that! Joe Moscatiello More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$13 - $27
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1624
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-951-2611
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)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?