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Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

€€ - €€€Seafood, Italian,
23600 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 2S, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1624
+1 949-951-2611
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (24 reviews)
“cioppino” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All 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 1 week ago

Always great service with a great meal. Been going to Peppino's for over 25 years. Love that I can attend two great restaurants in my neighborhood. Love the Foothill Ranch location almost as much. Try the baked Ziti.

Thank jimwlakeforest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious and plentiful. Atmosphere like you are in Italy. Service is excellent. We will definitely return there in the near future. Highly recommended.

Thank BonnieV22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here years ago, but didn't come back because it was impossible to get a table in the small restaurant. Since then, they have taken over two of the neighboring shops and there is ample room. Food is outstanding, and excelled only by the...More

Thank Kirk F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I understand if people don't normally order dessert here. Portions are very generous and the food is great so you eat well past full. But the dessert was amazing!!! My friend and I came here for a girls night out dinner. Appetizer, salad, dinner and...More

Thank ShanStorm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with the family on Friday evening for dinner. The restaurant was busy. The staff were friendly. The place is clean. The quality of food is less than average. The portions are too big.

Thank teefa K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought it would be tough for this east coast girl to find good Italian food on west coast but this place really delivers excellent authentic food on a lovely setting. Pizza was quite tasty and staff was excellent

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have been coming to Peppino's since 1984. My visits are weekly and I can always depend on excellent customer service together with delicious food. A very relaxed atmosphere...customer is never rushed.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of my customers favorite choices and I'm a big fan of Italian food, and have to agree with him. This is simply an affordable, friendly great choice for lunch or dinner. The red sauce is strong and flavorful. The pasta is probably...More

1  Thank bim55
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You can't go wrong by selecting Peppinos for lunch or dinner. Very good Italian food, lots of options, and friendly service. The pizza and pasta are delicious, and there are plenty of vegetarian dishes as well. They tend to get busy on the weekends, so...More

Thank Daria7
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I know this place is popular but I have eaten there a couple of times. The food was not that great in my opinion and they are very overpriced. I tried again a few other times and was still dissatisfied.

2  Thank rqueen1
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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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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