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Don Peppe INC

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13558 Lefferts Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11420-3602
(718) 845-7587
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to this restaurant after many years with my grandson. The baked were excellent. My 19 year old grandson wiped the plate clean with his bread. We then shared the linguine with white clam sauce. Again excellent and again we both wiped the plate clean with our bread. Our entree was the chicken scaparella on the bone with added sausage,... More 

Thank architect
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

First come, first served, small Italian restaurant with limited chalkboard menu. Food is served "Family size" with generous portion. The wait staff is friendly and professional, no credit cards accepted. On street parking only! Gorge yourself at a good medium priced Italian restaurant and save yourself the walk, wait, cramped area and cash. Go to Lenny's Clam Bar or Carmine's... More 

Thank Art J
Long Beach, New York
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259 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

This Cash only Italian Restaurant near JFK Airport is the real thing. The Baked Clams and Linguine with Clam sauce are out of this world. The Veal dishes are also superb. Bring CASH and lots of it as a dinner for 2 without drinks and desert will cost you about $100.

Thank Jgoldchain
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Good food but too rich for my blood. Can order what's on their board. Menu does not have many items that your other Italian restaurants have. Service was good - waiter was friendly. Street parking. Bring cash as no credit cards are accepted.

Thank Christine U
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

God, I loved this place. I was waiting for a flight out of JFK the next day and decided to uber to Don Peppe's. It was close to the hotel where I was staying. The driver took us in the middle of this sketchy neighborhood to Don Peppe's. There were about 20 very Italian-looking people waiting in the foyer. Every... More 

Thank J W
Woodmere, New York
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is an ectopic restaurant - if you're not sure what that means, it means something found unexpectedly out of place. You'd expect D.P.'s to be in Little Italy, but instead it's 5 minutes north of the Belt parkway in Ozone Park. You don't come here to admire the art work or the fancy linen tablecloths or floral centerpieces. You... More 

Thank theelephantman
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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261 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

The best homemade Italian food in the USA. Like Momma use to make. Great baked clams, veal, an incredible house salad...Awesome shrimp.

Thank 720garys
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you like excellent Italian food this restaurant is hard to beat. You will wait outside till your name is called, once inside it reminds you of a small school cafeteria. The lights are bright and the room is loud, if your looking for atmosphere you are in the wrong place. The only reason you come here is to EAT... More 

Thank Ken B
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145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Food was tasty but it was not easy to get a table. We had to visit an ATM and all of our party had to be together before we could get seated. No menu or wine list, everything is written on a large chalk board on the back wall

Thank Fay K
Ozone Park, New York
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015

Service is family style. Great service. Even better food. Describe the entrees and how many they feed. Had a yummy time.

Thank familytraveler310

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13558 Lefferts Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11420-3602
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Jamaica
  • Phone Number: (718) 845-7587

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?