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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lake Forest, California
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167 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've greatly enjoyed the Peppino's in Foothill Ranch, but the Lake Forest location ambiance was not as appealing. Furthermore, my veal piccata wasn't as good as I expected, especially for the price - a 2.5 stars really. The veal was swimming in a thin brown broth rather than a yummy, lemony sauce to which I am accustomed. The broth was... More 

Thank kooikermom
Laguna Woods, California
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been a customer of Lake Forest Peppino's for almost 20 years; I love the place, the extensive menu, the sauces...everything ...including the fair priding. The servers are great;I just cannot complain about anything at Peppinos except the parking has not improved despite the renovation of the shopping center.

Thank arnold s
Newport Beach, California
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not "five star" dining, but it's a five star experience. Great traditional Italian family style food, friendly and efficient service, and reasonable prices. Each location has an adjacent cocktail lounge called Joe's Place, names for the founder, Joe (of course). Joe's father, Carlo, is often found in the restaurant, greeting the guests, as well as his mom, being an... More 

Thank Ralph S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Food is always amazing, service is great - staff is personable, helpful and friendly. If you visit often they treat you like family... prices are fair and portions are generous.

Thank Deborah B
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We tried a pasta dish and a pizza and both were very good. We ordered on line and still had to wait for our take-out order more than 20 minutes after the promised time. If I were the manager, I would have thrown in an appetizer or dessert as an apology.

Thank Tiz108
Laguna Beach, California
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215 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Peppino's is an Italian family restaurant, old family photos over the walls. Very noisy and stuffy, reason I can not give a higher rating. It is a pity as food is very flavorful. There is a bar next door with music during the weekend evenings. Wine selection is average. Service is friendly.

Thank Kelly R
Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We had drinks and appetizer bread plate after the movie. It was excellent. The sauce reminded me of my grandma Filicetti's

Thank Jstecher
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I love the pizza here also pasta dishes good great big menu to choose fromlso can be crowded well known

Thank marilyn k
Irvine, California
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185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The food, the atmosphere and the service are all very good. Some different items at a very fair price.

Thank Ed P
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

My wife and I met some friends for dinner at Peppino's. I have to say that the food was excellent. Everything that we ordered was delicious. I had the canneloni with meat sauce and my wife had a meatball sandwich. Our friends had a works pizza. Now I know why this place gets really good reviews. The only bad thing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $27
Seafood, Italian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?