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Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1624
+1 949-951-2611
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (29 reviews)
“cioppino” (4 reviews)
“bread” (16 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Italian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1624
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Lake Forest for a few days and found this place.We loved it so much, we ate there a second time. Both times, the food was spectacular, the service was good. We like Italian food and have eaten in many Italian restaurants and...More

Thank whereyagoinnext
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch there and the place was really crowded. Despite this my order was taken promptly and served in a timely manner. I had the chicken pizzaiola which was excellent. Never had a bad meal at Pepino's. The atmosphere with the pictures of Italian movie...More

Thank Phlintheart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice seating outside. Lunch was good. Service was quick. I have only been to this place twice and every time I was satisfied with the meal I purchased.

Thank billieb716
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I live in Boston but I am working in Orange County so I have been looking for good Italian Food! I am first generation American so it is difficult to match my Italian Grandmother's food but Peppino's is a very close second!!! We now go...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Our family tried this place place recently while visiting the Lake Forest area. This restaurant has excellent Italian food especially its pastas and pizzas.They also have some amazing salads and some other unusual but delicious offerings such as their special "sausage rolls". I'd recommend this...More

Thank travelrascel
Reviewed 9 November 2017

family italian restaurant that has been here for more than 20 years. great food and value. super creamy alfredo sauce to die for. there can be a bit of a wait at time; because the food is super good.

Thank H5202ZWjohnd
Reviewed 8 November 2017

What we like about Peppino's is that it has a vast amount of choices for dining to satisfy the pickiest of eaters. So it's great for families. It's also easy on the budget. There was a Tuesday night special for pizza which made it a...More

Thank LagunaGypsy
Reviewed 8 November 2017

As a visitor to Mission Viejo, i've now eaten in this restaurant twice on two different trips. Both times, the food was wonderful and the service excellent. The bread basket is generous, the portions enough for two meals, and the flavor is out of this...More

Thank DTPegasus
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I was a part of a eight person party last month and each of us had a different dish and EVERYBODY loved their selection. The menu had an excellant selection of any Italian food that one could think of. The service was a bit slow,...More

1  Thank Garyvclark
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

As Italian restaurants go/ we are from New York and this was more California. The antipasto was served with ranch dressing! Food was good, just not what we think of as Italian.

Thank ck348
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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)
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