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“Great food”

Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 287 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$27
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, 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)
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Went there Sunday evening and the place was crowded. Both Dad and Mom were there to ensure all was running smoothly. The food was excellent as was the service. It’s our favorite local Italian restaurant and never disappoints.

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Peppino’s is our family’s first choice among many in Orange County. There is an our family to your family “feel” in a friendly, hospitable environment and that has been the case since they first opened their doors. The founder, Joe, frequently greets diners at table. The food never disappoints and there is something tasty on the menu for everyone.

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Consistently voted as one of the top Italian restaurants in Orange County, how could we not want to try out Peppino's :) Without a doubt Peppino's is the best Italian food I've ever had and the ambience is very family oriented. I live in Lake Forest and the owner Joe Moscatiello is like the unofficial mayor of Lake Forest. You see him at all events that have to do with the city. I'm the current VP of a nonprofit that benefits Veterans and when I asked Joe if he would help, not only did he help but he gave us three times the support that we asked for. I'm all about supporting our local businesses but this is more than that for me. I actually crave Peppino's from time to time and I'm so blessed that there are several locations in my home city of Lake Forest.

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Thank Barry K
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Fabulous family owned business which NEVER disappoints!! Everything from the delicious Lina Rolls, to the pasta, to the pizza are amazing and 100% authentic Italian. Service is always phenomenal, and the portions are great for the price. The spaghetti & meatballs, as well as the gnocchi, are "da bomb". Bravo for providing the Orange County community with the best and most authentic Italian food around!!

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Short walk from hotels near by. Family owned restaurant and very friendly people. Had a nice meal and staff/owners were very accommodating.

Thank cpeachv
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