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Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

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26612 Towne Centre Dr, Ste D, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2809
+1 949-951-1210
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Mission Viejo, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 to be a neighborhood restaurant. A couple of weeks ago we stopped in to have... More 

Thank ilovelife12017
Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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 offer such a huge variety of options and such exceptional quality and consistency. We have... More 

Thank Dan M
Mission Viejo
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Irvine, California
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

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

Thank danhardin
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 Hills and bring our neighbors with us to Foothill Ranch to enjoy the great food... More 

Thank jackabajian
Lake Forest, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 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
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 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 not a great experience overall.

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 More 

Laguna Hills, California
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My wife called me and asked me to bring dinner home tonight. After thinking about it a while I decided on Italian. We periodically order take out from a Peppino's in Aliso Viejo near our house. Because I was still at work, I thought I would order this time from a Peppino's near my office in Lake Forest (on Town... More 

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

Glenn I truly apologize for what happened at my foothill location. I want to make it up to you please call me on my cell phone at 949-233-7640 anytime and I will definitely take care of you. Again I am very very sorry that happened. Thank you, Joseph Moscatiello Pres. & CEO Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant's Cell 949 233 7640... More 

Tustin, California
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143 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The people here were very friendly and accommodating. Service was very good; drinks were kept refilled and waiter checked in periodically to see how things were going. I had the spinach and shrimp salad. Shrimp were grilled and had a very nice taste. The whole spinach leaf was used and not cut up or de-stemmed. That made it a little... More 

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

I am very happy you enjoyed everything and we look forward to seeing you many many times in the future. Thank you, Joseph Moscatiello Pres. & CEO Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant's Cell 949 233 7640 Fax 949 458 3866 Email peppino1@cox.net More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Italian
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
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)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?