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“Best Italian food in town!”

Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 275 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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)
Lake Forest, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Best Italian food in town!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Italian food at its best. We go once a month and are never disappointed. Small Calzone is HUGE! Many delicious healthy choices. Coupons come in mail Valpak often to use during the week.

  • Visited November 2013
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Lake Forest, California
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“Peppino's Is the BEST!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Nothing else to say. Fantastic HOMEMADE Italian dishes, great wine selection, wonderful service. The atmosphere is perfect old school Rat Pack-type ambiance with music that is appropriate for the diner. Sinatra, Bennett, Vale, etc. LOVE this place!

  • Visited January 2014
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Ladera Ranch, California
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515 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Excellent Find!”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

We visited Peppino's last night. It is a family friendly restaurant with a casual environment located in a small shopping center in Lake Forest. The service was very friendly and efficient.

Everyone at our table ordered something different and everyone really enjoyed their meals. I ordered the eggplant parmesan. It was delicious and different from most other restaurants because the eggplant was not breaded...my dinner was excellent. It came with a side of spaghetti.

The meals are very large. And the focaccia bread served with dinner is fabulous! I would definitely go back the next time I am in the area.

  • Visited November 2013
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Joe Moscatiello
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The Villages, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We visit this area frequently and always come here for great Italian food. The service was a little slow on our last visit but was worth the wait. It is a nice family resturaunt with an Italian ambiance.

  • Visited October 2013
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Mission Viejo
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“Great Food, Relaxing Atmosphere”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

I love this restaurant. I sometimes pop in for happy hour and the food is terrific! The Lina Rolls are my favorite, but the Peppino Bread is not to be missed. The bartender is always so nice and welcoming. I feel very comfortable eating here alone or with friends. It's a relaxed atmosphere where I can come in on my way to a fancy party or straight off the golf course. I highly recommend Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant!

  • Visited September 2013
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Joe Moscatiello
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