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Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

) #8 of 235 Restaurants in Lake Forest €€ - €€€ Bar, Pizza, Seafood
26612 Towne Centre Dr, Ste D, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2809
+1 949-951-1210
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Italian
€€ - €€€
26612 Towne Centre Dr, Ste D, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2809
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I always order the linguine with calamari or with clams...consistently good and filling, but wish their prices were lower. The menu needs to be reduced considerably...too many items/pages. They definitely need to include some craft beers on their Happy Hour menu...I DO NOT DRINK Bud,...More

Thank JMart2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's typical American Italian food. Nothing light about it, but it's satisfying. You will not go home hungry. The service is good. It's family run and they do care. Their pizza is the best thing on the menu, but you will find an abundance of...More

Thank G1554MBdavidp
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place is consistent with their quality. Salads and house dressing is unbelievable. We love their patio and the service has always been spot on. Fond memories here with the kids as they grew up. Definitely family friendly and a 5 star restaurant.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We have been going to Peppinos in Foothill Ranch for many years. We love Derek on the patio on Sunday nights during the summer although we go at other times during the week. We live in Canyon Crest in Mission Viejo and consider this Peppinos...More

Thank ilovelife12017
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We've been visiting this Peppino's near the cinema for over 19 years. During that time we've tried a fair number of other Italian restaurants, as far out as RSM, Laguna Beach and Tustin, some which might have been a little more "authentic", but none which...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The food is good & reliable; not gourmet. Its convenient to the theaters close by. The Cioppino type dishes are excellent. The meatballs (with spaghetti) has an "non-beef flavor" that is not to my liking but hat may be personal

Thank Arthur R
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Seated quickly, good appetizers and food. A little more expensive when compared to Olive Garden but good Italian food.

Thank danhardin
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great Home cooking Italian food, outstanding services, casual atmosphere, family dining, wonderful patio music Wed. - Sunday and price is very reasonable and portions are very large. Thank you Joe for the amazing services and food your staff and Chief provides. We drive from Anaheim...More

Thank jackabajian
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband and I love to come here and eat in the bar. The atmosphere is great and the food is outstanding. When family comes from Connecticut to visit they always ask to come to Peppino's.

Thank nwoble
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We are only in town for the evening. They were short staffed here so the service was not good. The salad was very good however i would not recommend the parmesan chicken. We came here because it had good ratings on here. It was unfortunately...More

Thank Vanessa F
Joseph M, Owner at Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

I truly apologize, next time you're in town please call me and I'll make sure your experience is fantastic. Thank you, Joseph Moscatiello Pres. & CEO Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant's Cell 949 233 7640 Fax 949 458 3866 Email peppino1@cox.net

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Hey Joe, I enjoy the food. My buddy and I usually order several appetizer items and split them. We also always eat in the bar. Disappointment for me comes when the only beer on special is a Budweiser product. I would not appreciate that beer if it was free. I would like other options. Thx, M.
12 October 2015|
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Response from Joseph M | Property representative |
I can take a look at that. Why don't you like Budweiser product? I will be adding more at the Lake Forest location when I expand the bar. Next time your in lets talk. Thank you, Joe Moscatiello
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26612 Towne Centre Dr, Ste D, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-951-1210
  • E-mail
Come and join us at our Foothill Ranch location! A beautiful setting in the food court on the end opposite Regal Cinemas. Our location provides lots of room for your large events and yet remains cozy and intimate for the dinners with a movie. This location has an intimate Martini Bar called "Joe's Place", so come enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.


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. (For more questions and inquiries about our Catering Service please contact any of our store managers)