Casa Di Pepe
Casa Di Pepe

Casa Di Pepe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.casadipepeofdelray.com/
  • Phone: 5612797371
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NW 2nd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Casa Di Pepe reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (15)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (4)fit for foodies (4)special occasion (3)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)romantic (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The octopus appetizer was excellent. Pasta was prepared excellently.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good Italian - Great service
    MikeP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Friday 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:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casa Di Pepe
    scratcheater
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food 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:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian in Delray
    DelrayDivaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casa Di Pepe - Delicioso!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $16.95 for Caprese Salad ….
    delray200
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We 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 for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!!
    bocabroker
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We 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:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian food at Delray Beach
    DiningKat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The 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's
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LongIslander
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    First 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:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple Pleasure
    DougW
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Based 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:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Very Enjoyable evening
    BnBH
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It was our second visit. The food & service was excellent. We will keep coming back! A great neighborhood place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian in Delray
    DelrayDivaVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 62 reviews are from the Casa Di Pepe reviews archive.
  • Pidge
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great people, perfect service and delicious food. All right here in our very own neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Place
    KRLdines
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We 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:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JUDYVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good food
    braemom
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner With Friends
    rap51
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We 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 for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Rebate 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:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My 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:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT Italian
    DelrayDivaVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    With 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • was hoping for a neighborhood gem..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Service 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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really great
    Linny
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Casa 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 impress
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only Wine and Beer but...
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food was quite good and tasty. Service was very good. All staff friendly. Good choice
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time..and we'll be back
    jolen0623VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We 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:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good italian
    RschagrinVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Went 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:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly staff, great pasta,
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Friendly staff, great pasta, good food, can sit outdoors.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    JudyPVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    Susanila
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    As 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 everyone
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved this place! The food
    Mariooch
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd visit
    EZeeee
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Excellent 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:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimpressed
    Visitor
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Special of the day (breaded red snapper with artichoke and sundried tomato) didn't have much flavor, and too much sauce made breading soggy so it just fell off. Pasta dishes were ok but not memorable. Ambience much less polished than neighboring joints, which were also more lively. Several blocks walk from Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We sat outside so it was pretty
    sueg
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    We sat outside so it was pretty quiet which is what we wanted for a larger group (6) so we could hear. Not a special ambiance though.The salad was slightly overdressed but a good flavor for the dressing. The stuffed artichoke is a bit too much butter and breadcrumbs. The snapper special was good but again a bit too much butter.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot
    Leon
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Always have good experience here. Owner will even tweak some dishes to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A gem away from the crowds
    Hoyahbh
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    We wanted to eat here last year but for a variety of reasons, never got to it so it was the first place we went upon ourvreturn to Delray for the month of February. We were greeted by Michael, our server, who was full of personality and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Followed his recommendations for main courses and it was worth it. Food was prepared perfectly with abundant portions. Salad starters were shareable as were the main courses. Restaurant is a short 2 block walk off the main street (Atlantic Ave) so you don't have to deal with the crowds, noise and dogs in strollers,sitting at the tables. Will definitely make avreturn visit this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ran out of Coffee
    BoyntonBoyVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We opened with the stuffed artichoke, which was very good. The wine list was very limited. The main dishes were Ok, nothing great. I had eggplant Parm which I would not order again. My wife pasta and clams which she said was Ok. The piece de résistance was my wife and I ordered decaf coffee and waiter returned with one cup informing us they were out of decaf regular and espresso.
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  • Great Italian!
    ElleVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Casa Di Pepe was great from start to finish. We were warmly welcomed by the staff, and had a lovely table outside by the piano player on a warm Sat. night. The service, and authentic Italian food was wonderful. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food in Perfect Location
    Lucinda
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We dined at Casa di Pepe on a busy Saturday night. Even thought the restaurant was packed, we enjoyed great service and delicious food. All of the items we ordered were fantastic- everything tasted fresh made. You can taste that all the sauces are made from scratch. We all enjoyed our meals thoroughly. We have been there many times and it is always a charm. The chef-owner greets the guests and ensures that everyone is well taken care of. Casa di Pepe is the perfect neighborhood restaurant and we highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place
    Alanr762
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Really liked it. Being n pineapple grove, the area was quiets but right near the heart of Atlantic Ave in Delray. Food was excellent, service was very good, but waiters assistant was a bit inexperienced. Otherwise, a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My go to restaurant
    Susanila
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    It's my go-to restaurant in Delray and Boca-- great food, quiet atmosphere, close to Atlantic Ave with none of that drama. Especially love the home made pastas shaped like little purse-raviolis stuffed with 4 cheeses and a surprise bit of pear. Chris and Michael are the waitstaff that have been there for some time, they, like Gerry, the owner chef, great me warmly and provide exceptional service, every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to beat!
    Nancy
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    If you wander only one short block off Atlantic Avenue, you will have a rare dining experience. Talented, hard-working chef; attentive servers; lovely al-fresco dining; mostly homemade pasta; give this place a try and you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.