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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 - 21:00
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Lake Forest, CA USA
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shared pizzas, had a great selection of cocktails, and great friendly service. There were eight of us and it was a great place to meet. Our friends came from Gardena and Ontario and wanted somewhere close to our home in Lake Forest.

Thank chickeedee
Lake Forest, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always some of the best Italian food anywhere especially the baked Zita. Service is fast and friendly and the setting is upscale casual with usually sports on the TVs but never overpowering. Great place.

Thank Robert B
Irvine, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I treated a friend to dinner for her birthday and I said she should pick the place. Of course, she picked Peppino's. Her favorite dish is the Veal Piccata and "one" of my favorites is Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil. One of the keys to a restaurant's success is "consistency" and Peppino's never misses! Try it! You'll... More 

Thank Catherine B
San Clemente, California, USA
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started going to Peppino's shortly after it first opened, thirty plus years ago. Like some other foods, we believe for Italian food the taste and texture of the sauce determines if you like the restaurant or not. We love Peppino's dishes and heartily recommend the restaurant to anyone who likes Italian food. Over the years we have had many... More 

Thank JohnD63487
Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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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451 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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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304 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?