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“Great food, shame about the service.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Don Peperone

Don Peperone
Ranked #533 of 923 Restaurants in Montevideo
Cuisines: Italian, Latin, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We are not a restaurant.We are fast food.Pizzas
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great food, shame about the service.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

We went to Don Peperone Ciudad Vieja twice this week as we are tourists in the area and needed meal options suitable for a travelling family. Both visits were much the same. The service was poor. On the first visit the waitress was playing with her mobile phone while a number if tables were waiting for service. On the second, we waited a long time to order and had to call for service more than once. The only reason we went the second time was because the food was great. It was fresh, the kids enjoyed it and the salad nicoise was a hit. I guess we hoped the poor service was a once off. Overall, great food, but a real shame about the service.

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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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233 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“On the edge of "Very Good"...great location; great service, very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Nice for late evening, casual environment. Very good service, better than average food.

Good drinks...enjoyed the beers
I had a hot sandwich, the Don Peperone, and it was very good!
Friendly personnel.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Houston
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good franchise, bad place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Don Peperone Pizza is good, the recipes from the franchise are nice and satisfying.

Yet at the branch in Ciudad Vieja (the corner of Sarandi street), they managed to steer a well setup pleasant experience into a frustrating one.

Service with the "I'm doing you a favor attitude", getting cold food when reminded by the clients, and that with several waiters all over the place. You could see late mixed plates at the others tables, and then be grateful that your order at least was right.

In short, clearly a management problem, where waiters are out of control, possibly interacting with the kitchen on their own, kitchen doing whatever they please but the already made recipes -or just mixing them up and then making them warm- and as a result clients end up neglected.

Location is great, atmosphere looks great from the outside, but this all last until you seat and try to get some service.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great for kids, terrible for anyone else.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

I went and I thought that this is a good place for kids because it has a bouncy house and the sandwiches are great for them.For adults I'd say it was not so hot.For kids I'd rate a 3 and for adults I'd rate a 1.The service was terrible and food bland. Glad my kids had fun'

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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La Paz, Bolivia
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539 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
“For a fast lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you want to eat lunch in Montevideo and you have little time to invest, Don Peperone is a good choice because of its fairly good buffet. The “classic” Don Peperone is very well located at the Sarandi pedestrian street, in the heart of the Old City of Montevideo, but they have also other restaurants located at Carrasco Punta Carretas, Punta del Este, etc. The menu started with pasta and pizza, but now includes other dishes. It is not the great cuisine around, but for a quick lunch is fine. Their website is nice: http://www.donpeperone.com.uy

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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