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Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1624
+1 949-951-2611
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Italian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1624
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant has been in business for years. The food is authentic Italian and the service is great. I have dietary needs and they offered to cook my food to meet those needs. Something unheard of in other restaurants.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank peltierdave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're on TripAdvisor looking for the BEST Italian restaurant. Look no further! I've been eating here since 1988! The food is always amazing, always consistent, and the service is always the best! My son and I just went to Italy for two weeks this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is delicious, the portions are large, and the service is excellent. It is our favorite restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Elaine C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Since eating at Peppinos we grade all italian restaurants up against Peppinos. None have fared like Peppinos. The amotsphere is fantastic. The food is better!!!. Have been a patron since the old days when they just opened!!! The new upgrades always have been great for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank riverdude1950
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

One of our family favorites! We all have our go to items and we are never disappointed. They are always on their game with customer service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank clahayes
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Went there Sunday evening and the place was crowded. Both Dad and Mom were there to ensure all was running smoothly. The food was excellent as was the service. It’s our favorite local Italian restaurant and never disappoints.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank happytravelerjohn
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Peppino’s is our family’s first choice among many in Orange County. There is an our family to your family “feel” in a friendly, hospitable environment and that has been the case since they first opened their doors. The founder, Joe, frequently greets diners at table....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Consistently voted as one of the top Italian restaurants in Orange County, how could we not want to try out Peppino's :) Without a doubt Peppino's is the best Italian food I've ever had and the ambience is very family oriented. I live in Lake...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Barry K
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Fabulous family owned business which NEVER disappoints!! Everything from the delicious Lina Rolls, to the pasta, to the pizza are amazing and 100% authentic Italian. Service is always phenomenal, and the portions are great for the price. The spaghetti & meatballs, as well as the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank teripenniston
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Short walk from hotels near by. Family owned restaurant and very friendly people. Had a nice meal and staff/owners were very accommodating.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cpeachv
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Linda P
January 28, 2018|
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Response from lkumar64 | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t seen a specific children’s menu but they may accommodate you if you asked them for smaller portions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $27
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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