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Pepe's Italian

$$ - $$$
Ocean Beach
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1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, Ste E, San Diego, CA 92107
+1 619-221-1926
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop after visiting Sunset Cliffs. The service was fantastic and have a distinct style of homemade art on the walls that are for sale. The food was well made and a perfect portion to share. The dessert was great and is made fresh daily.

Thank Brandon W
Hurst, Texas
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Quaint Italian neighborhood restaurant. The staff is friendly and attentive and welcomes tourists in the Ocean Beach area. Pizza was good and calzone was delicious. Fair prices too.

Thank meintx12
San Diego, California
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is a favorite of our family!! The food and the owners are absolutely terrific. We have been going to Pepe's for over 20 years and we are never disappointed!!

Thank Roberta91941
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

First of all, Pepe's is not a Mexican food restaurant. It is Italian. Ed and Darla, the owners, came from Connecticut twenty some odd years ago, bringing with them the same food they served for years in their three Italian restaurants there. Ocean Beach (non-conforming, un-high-end beach community in San Diego) became their new home--no snow or freezing temps. Just... More 

Thank RichardDianaT
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere!! Everyone in our group loved what they ordered. We'll definitely be back!!

Thank jahayw
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Have dined here many times over the years and am never disappointed. The gnocchi and meatballs and marinara sauce were delectable.

Thank Fred L
San Diego, CA
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

I've been here a few times recently, and each time was truly tasty. I loved their pesto on one visit, and the garlic bread (gratis, yet!) just kept coming! My last visit was a generous helping of fusilli with mushrooms, Italian sausage, and spinach in a garlic/olive oil/parmesan sauce, accompanied by a dinner salad with a great homemade Mediterranean dressing.... More 

Thank OnTheR0adAgain--2
Markham, Canada
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

Unfortunately, I don't have anything good to say about this restaurant😪. My salad was SWIMMING in dressing! I could not eat it! They had $3 off a bottle of wine. We had to correct the waitress as to what the price would be after discount. She brought a totally different bottle to our table to open. Luckily I noticed before... More 

Thank Adeline966
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Wonderful spot, wonderful people, inexpensive and very good food. We went on a Friday and we're very impressed

Thank Christine B
Johnson, Vermont, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

It has a great atmosphere. The pasta was awesome. They have really good garlic bread also. I would recommend the ape getting and meatballs.

Thank Lorrie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, Ste E, San Diego, CA 92107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-221-1926
Our quaint little Italian restaurant serves the finest Italian meals and Pizza. Everything is homemade even our delirious Sangria!

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