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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Completely satisfied with the people (staff) and the food, was in there at a very busy time (evening dinner) and the restaurant was full. Waited five minutes, ordered in another five minutes and had the food for four people in a very few minutes, will visit again soon.

Thank jacbri66
Lake Forest, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a couple of hours to spend with hubby... enjoyed happy hour wine & appetizers! Great way to end a hectic week & take a break. Acoustic music set a nice tone to the evening. Great ambiance!

Thank 797maryn
Lake Forest, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the atmosphere is wonderful the table was quaint!! what a great experience.the food was amazing the bread before the meal was so good as well. i will definitely go back!

Thank Cris S
Mission Viejo, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're anywhere near south Orange County, CA, you have to put Peppino's on your list of places to dine. They have been around since the 1980's, I think.....I started eating there in the 90's. Their menu is extensive and there's nothing on it that isn't delicious.....over the years, I've tried everything. There are several locations and the staff at... More 

Thank MEL K
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438 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent menu selection, great variety, and welcoming staff. Tina our server was warm, professional, knowlegeable, and attentive. The food was well-prepared, sufficient in portion size, and attractively presented. This is a wonderful Italian restaurant,

Thank Gus B
Prescott, Arizona
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275 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family owned restaurant and the first of their locations. And, it's the best!! The food is wonderful, the service is great.....and the prices are "friendly".....this place is one you need to try. Seriously......it is the best bang of the buck in the area for great Italian food and pizza.

Thank davefoshee
Gebze, Turkey
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75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Peppinos in Lake Forest is the original location of what is now a group of family restaurants, famous locally for their delicious everything. We were there recently after many years away, and were delighted to find that the food is still as wonderful and the portions just as generous as they were in the '80s, when the restaurant first opened.... More 

Thank elsie31
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Yes, you can get pizza, and spaghetti, etc., but the real treasures are the ones that you may have never heard of. I, personally, would recommend the Tortellini Sausage Ferrenzano. The portions aree huge, and the flavors are rich and complex.

Thank Rick_McKenzie
El Toro, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love the food, especially the Peppino Bread and Spinach Bread with meat sauce! They even catered my grandson's 5th birthday party because he loves their food!

Thank cmar324
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Setting was nice on the lake, nothing fancy. Food was good and portions were large enough to share. Service was pretty slow. Took us 2 hours to eat on Sunday night. Plenty of empty tables around.

Thank Kristi D

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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
US$13 - US$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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?