Casa Di Pepe
189 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
Casa Di Pepe
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.casadipepeofdelray.com/
- Phone: (561) 279-7371
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Full Bar
A word from Casa Di Pepe
Come taste our distinctive Italian cuisine featuring fresh, locally grown ingredients prepared in modern combinations. Whether you choose seafood, chicken, beef or pasta, you can experience the most authentic and delicious Italian food in South Florida. Enjoy our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a casual atmosphere in the heart of Delray"s trendy Pineapple Grove Arts District.Continued
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Casa Di Pepe reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since July 24, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelQuiet
neighborhood gem (13)great for outdoor dining (12)fit for foodies (8)special occasion (6)romantic (5)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- RuFanVIPDined on 11/8/2014we were disappointed when couldn't use the voucher, not good on saturdays. didn't read the small print! OK place will go back.Special Features:
- KAS1VIPDined on 11/7/2014Eggplant appetizer was terrific. My wife enjoyed her gnocchi. My chicken parm was not as fresh as the last time I had it here. Food was good. Service tried real hard but they seemed shorthanded this night. No hostess or bus staff which made it very tough on the waiters.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delray gemRichGVIPDined on 11/5/2014This small Italian is a couple of blocks from the hustle and bustle of Atlantic Av. Parking is not too bad. The owner (Jimmy) was kind enough to "edit" the menu to suit the dining desires of a couple of us. What was served was just a wonderful meal. My Caesar salad was wonderful --even my wife who is n ot supposed to eat salads took a couple of forlfulls and proclaimed it as one of the best. My Snapper was cooked to perfection and my wife's order of home made pappardelle bolognese (I had to taste it ) was light and delicious. Our friends, who also ordered the fish (but with some changes to preparation) also loved every morsel. THIS PLACE IS A WINNER! service (by Kyle) was perfect.Special Features:
- Great choiceElleVIPDined on 10/31/2014We love going to Casa Di Pepe. It never disappoints. The food is incredibly fresh, and very authentic Italian. The service is so friendly and warm. It's a great, quiet spot to sit outside and dine in comfortable weather.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- JerryDined on 10/11/2014While the waiter and owner were very attentive they could not save the let down we experienced from the meal. The chicken francaise was swimming in butter and the spaghetti while very tender, was also swimming in butter sauce. The other dish ordered was a 'tonights special' seafood dish with scallops and shrimp which was drenched in butter as well. I suppose I would give it another try with a different choice because the staff was so nice and eager to please.Special Features:
- consistently Excellent FoodbraemomDined on 10/10/2014We have been there several times and it is always good. Great seafood, pasta and meat dishes. Must try the octopus salad! Staff is friendly and accommodating.Special Features:
- Cass Di PepeMyfavoriteplaceDined on 10/9/2014Always a great meal when we go. The grilled octopus and shrimp salad is my favorite starter. Make sure to leave room for dessert. The Tiramisu is AMAZING!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- JosephDined on 10/4/2014Food excellent. It was quiet the night I was there but that was out of season. Pepe is energetic and very friendly. Looks like a great neighborhood restaurant not far from the center of Delray crowds and Atlantic Ave restaurants.Special Features:
- Best Italian in DelrayDelrayDivaVIPDined on 10/3/2014We have tried every Italian restaurant in Delray Beach, and this is the best. Their fish specials are always unbelievably tasty and fresh. The ingredients used at this restaurant are always the best available, and everything tastes special. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone, even though it will be more difficult for us to get reservations!Special Features:
- Incredible Italian!Mally59Dined on 10/2/2014What a gem in Pineapple Grove. Get off the Avenue and experience Chef Jerry's awesome food and hospitality! There are so many choices in Delray for Italian food, and this, to me is by far the best in every way! Perfect Caesar Salad, great bread, the pomodoro sauce is to die for! And the Veal......so tender! Best Tiramisu I've ever had! Jerry comes out to greet everyone and visits to make sure you are happy. Simple, romantic outdoor dining on a quiet street. Go there!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/12/2014The octopus appetizer was excellent. Pasta was prepared excellently.Special Features:
- Very Good Italian - Great serviceMikePDined on 9/5/2014Friday night business dinner. I started with the grilled octupus salad - done perfectly. The menu is basic italian. I went with the Spaghetti and Meatball. Spot on. Great meatball and sauce. Service was prompt and efficient, and the owner was out and about checking on everything. Looks like a nice wine list, although I do not drink much wine. Beers are limited - they had tap and 1 bottle available. Parking was easy on street or across the street in the parking lot (free).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Casa Di PepescratcheaterDined on 8/30/2014Food is excellent..`servings are adequate..chef will modify menu items to your liking or at times make non-menu items to your request.Special Features:
- Best Italian in DelrayDelrayDivaVIPDined on 8/29/2014We consider the pasta at Casa de Pepe to be the best in Delray - and we have eaten at every one. The pasta is firm but tender, the sauces are light (not heavy like in some Italian restaurants), and the cheeses (especially the ricotta) is perfect. They have a HUGE meatball that I like to eat as an entree. The vodka sauce is lighter than any I have had - it doesn't make you feel heavy after eating. We recommend this restaurant STRONGLY. Don't miss it!Special Features:
- Casa Di Pepe - Delicioso!!!!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/16/2014Had a wonderful meal with good friends. We were able to have a conversation and hear ourselves speak. Didn't have to compete with blaring music like you do in restaurants along Atlantic Avenue. The food was great. The mozarella infused with black truffle oil appetizer was superb. Everything we ordered was delicious. Service was good and the chef was frequently in the dining room making sure the food was to our liking. The atmosphere in the restaurant reminded me of the trattorias that you can discover while wandering down a side street in Rome. Everything from start to finish was amazing. Can't wait to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 69 reviews are from the Casa Di Pepe reviews archive.
- $16.95 for Caprese Salad ….delray200Dined on 7/19/2014We live in Delray and dine out at least once per week. We were greeted warmly by the staff and service was great. The menu is modest and the prices generally comparable to Atlantic Avenue. There’s something for everyone: pasta, seafood, chicken, veal, and vegetarian. Our portions were were large and flavorful, but the fresh tomato basil sauce was exceptionally salty. The biggest surprise of the evening was a $16.95 charge for a Caprese salad with 4 slices of fresh buffalo mozzarella accompanied by 4 slices of hard, tasteless, almost white tomato and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Wow! Even Tramonti charges far less for their Caprese salad. We enjoyed this neighborhood dining experience, but lost our enthusiasm when we received the bill.Special Features:
- Great find!!bocabrokerDined on 7/18/2014We picked Casa de Pepe for a friends birthday surprise... but were surprised by the quality of everything there! From the waiter Jason who was there when we needed him and not there when we were just talking, to the chef/owner who came out to make sure things were ok with everyone to all the rest of the staff who were friendly as can be. The food was excellent. The eggplant rollatini as an appetizer was more than enough for 3 to share and was excellent. The grilled octopus appetizer was equally a good. We all had fish for our entries, all prepared differently and all wonderful. Right down to the homemade desserts, everything was perfect. We will definitely be back and will recommend it to all our friends.Special Features:
- Best Italian food at Delray BeachDiningKatDined on 7/11/2014The owner & Chef, Jerry, has been at this location for 4 years. We visited Delray Beach 3 years ago & asked at our hotel which Italian restaurant was the best in the area. They told us to get off Atlantic Ave & hit Casa di Pepe's Trattoria Italia on 2nd Avenue. They said we would not be disappointed. We were not! The restaurant has a cozy dining room. When the weather is nice, enjoy eating at an outside table under an umbrella. Your waiters, Michael and Chris, are attentive and will help you choose a dinner made to your preferences. In addition to the menu choices, Jerry has specials that include fresh catch with his unique finishes. After dinner, enjoy the homemade deserts! Prices are very reasonable. We never miss dining at Jerry'sSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LongIslanderDined on 6/28/2014First time diner here. Will be back. terrific staff & Pep the owner/chef went out of his way to please us. Good food, moderate prices.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Simple PleasureDougWDined on 6/10/2014Based on Trip Advisor ratings we tried Case di Pepe. It is a block off the main street on NE Second Ave but worth the walk. Not fancy but don't turn around. We were warmly greeted by the owner Jerry, great service by the right hand man Chris. The food was simple and beautifully prepared. Started with Caprese which was classic and great. We asked to split a special which was pasta purses with four cheeses and a slice of pear for an appetizer which they were happy to do ... yes sounds unusual but was delicious. On their recommendation we tried the Marsala, and Francese which were lovely. A recommendation of an affordable full bodied red wine and it was a great night. Comfortable relaxed dining experience with really well prepared dishes.Special Features:
- A Very Enjoyable eveningBnBHDined on 6/7/2014It was our second visit. The food & service was excellent. We will keep coming back! A great neighborhood place.Special Features:
- Best Italian in DelrayDelrayDivaVIPDined on 5/23/2014This restaurant is REALLY good. They do spectacular things with fish and the pasta is delightful. The service is excellent and the servers really know their menu. This is absolutely worth the walk off Atlantic Avenue!Special Features:
- PidgeDined on 5/16/2014Great people, perfect service and delicious food. All right here in our very own neighborhood!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Neighborhood PlaceKRLdinesVIPDined on 5/15/2014We visited Casa di Pepe when there was a special event happening on the streets of Pineapple Grove. Great venue to people watch and still feel in the activity -- and enjoy Italian food and the generous hospitality from the staff of the restaurant.Special Features:
- JUDYVIPDined on 5/10/2014I first went to Casa Di Pepe on the recommendation of a friend. I was so happy I did. The staff is so courteous and efficient. The food was outstanding. I had the night's special of Snapper Francoise with sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts , with a light lemon, wine & butter sauce. it was the best I've had in a long time. Good bread, with good olive oil and balsamic accompanies the meal. We ended with a beautiful light Tiramisu made by chef Pepe. I am telling my friend about my new find on Pineapple Grove. I will DEFINATELLY be back !Special Features:
- Consistently good foodbraemomDined on 5/10/2014We ate here for the second time and we were very pleased. The food is authentic Italian and is really delicious. The service was excellent and accommodating. We ate outside. We will definitely go back again.Special Features:
- Dinner With Friendsrap51Dined on 5/10/2014We were a party of six. This was our first time at the restaurant. Michael was our waiter and did an excellent job He is personable, knowledgeable and efficient. My wife asked about the octopus. He recommended it with enthusiasm. It was excellent. The restaurant was accommodating in modifying entrees to suit individual tastes. Food was of high quality. We will definitely return.Special Features:
- Great findOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/2/2014Rebate here twice now and loved it both times. The service was superb. Each meal. Well very very tasty. We were staying at the Hyatt right down the street so it is especially convenient.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DinnerGaryVIPDined on 4/19/2014My wife and I were greeted by the owner the moment we arrived. We were seated outside which was beautiful..the staff was friendly and very informative about the menu. Service was excellent and the food was great...we shared the Calamari and Lettuce Wedge appetizer which was delicious and two pasta dishes for dinner. We will definitely come back again soon.Special Features:
- GREAT ItalianDelrayDivaVIPDined on 4/4/2014With so many choices for Italian food, it's hard to pick a best one. However, Casa de Pepe is right up there at the top. It is our go-to restaurant for pasta. The alla Vodka is delicious - very light - not heavy like it usually is. It is my favorite on the menu.Special Features:
- was hoping for a neighborhood gem..OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/29/2014Service was very attententive but found the food to be adequate and nothing special. Was hoping to really enjoy the food based on some of the previous reviews. Will try again to be fair.
- Really greatLinnyDined on 3/29/2014Casa di pepe is the only place my grandma will go in Delray. It's easy, tasty, and friendly. The family thAt runs it is super nice and does a great job. Go there with the family. Sure to impressSpecial Features:
- Only Wine and Beer but...foodieVIPDined on 3/21/2014Food was quite good and tasty. Service was very good. All staff friendly. Good choiceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- First time..and we'll be backjolen0623VIPDined on 3/21/2014We loved the friendly atmosphere the owner and his staff provided. We also enjoyed eating outside on the nice patio...and the menu was varied both in offerings and price points. We enjoyed our dinner very much and will most certainly be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good italianRschagrinVIPDined on 3/7/2014Went on a Friday night and the restaurant was half full, maybe due to a cold night. Started with Buffalo caprese, just ok. I had a special monkfish fra diablo, very good over angel hair pasta with clams and mussels. One person had chicken parm, another Quattro fromage ravioli which they really liked and the last person had a very good red snapper special. Very good bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.Special Features:
- Friendly staff, great pasta,SusanVIPDined on 3/1/2014Friendly staff, great pasta, good food, can sit outdoors.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious!JudyPVIPDined on 3/1/2014We were a group of four. I've been here before and it was as great as the first time. We all had specials. They were cooked to perfection! This is now on our list of favorites!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always a winnerSusanilaDined on 2/28/2014As a new Fl resident, I have had house guests several weekends a month. I almost always chose Casa Di Pepe for a nice dinner out, especially during the season when Atlantic Ave is so crowded and noisy it has become the favorite of my guests, as well. You can't go wrong here, as there is something for everyoneSpecial Features:
- We loved this place! The foodMarioochDined on 2/26/2014We loved this place! The food was outstanding and the service was excellent! Can't wait to go back with friends and family. This place is a hidden gem!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 3rd visitEZeeeeDined on 2/21/2014Excellent again. Great staff and very good food. This is up there with Tramontis but not directly on Atlantic ave. Overall a great experience and much easier to park than directly on the avenue. Will go back again. I have been there three times and each time was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.