Pepperoncini Italian BYOB Restaurant And Catering

Pepperoncini Italian BYOB Restaurant And Catering

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pepperoncinirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4844545995x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00 - 9:00pm
    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tom DeFruscio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grasslyn
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Pepperoncini Italian BYOB Restaurant And Catering
Welcome to Pepperoncini Italian BYOB Restaurant and Catering, a delicious slice of Italy right in the heart of Havertown. Developed from the same authentic recipe as Pepperoncini in Conshohocken and Pepperoncini Sotto in Phoenixville (but just a little closer to home), Pepperoncini Italian BYOB chef/owners Tommy and Dan, will spend as much time chatting and taking care of you as they will making sure you’re well fed.
Walking through the door, you’ll immediately smell the unmistakable aroma of meatballs, pork and sausage simmering for hours in homemade sauce; succulent appetizers, side dishes and desserts; and a “family” that looks forward to seeing you, feeding you, sharing a laugh, and maybe sneaking you a glass of wine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Pepperoncini Italian BYOB Restaurant And Catering reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (20)special occasion (8)good for groups (8)romantic (5)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • In the neighborhood
    ArdmoreDiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We are so lucky to have this great dining in our neighborhood. Service couldn't be better. They seem happy to do whatever they can to make your dining experience lovely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just an okay meal..
    Surewood7VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    To be honest, this was a last minute reservation because we didn't feel like heading in to the city. I wanted to go more local, and wish I would have chosen somewhere else. I've been to over 80 restaurants in Philadelphia that I have ranked and if I was to put this restaurant on the list, it would fall in the bottom 5. There was nothing that I ate that made me want more of it. The flavors were generic, the quality of food was mediocre, and based of of the appetizers and entrees, I settled to hold off on dessert because I didn't expect much. It's ashame that the meal wasn't very good because it's nice to have good food closer to home, but if I had to choose between driving in to the city or going back here, well that's an easy choice. City.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected pleasure
    Fordfoodie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great addition to Havertown. Food was quite good-definitely above and beyond most suburban cuisine. It's small size and table proximity made it a bit snug and noisy, but overall a very pleasurable experience. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We didn't think it was as good as the first time we were there. they also sent out the wrong order for someone in our group. I doubt I'll go back and yet last time, we loved it. I also thought it seemed more expensive but maybe that was what we ordered.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday night dinner
    Love4red
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Enjoyed dinner with my husband on Saturday night. The food was classically unique, favorite foods with a special flare. The service was attentive and delightful. It was nice to have the chief / owner introduce himself. We brought some craft beer and it worked great with the meal. The only flaw was the ambience. A small change like dimming the lights, could have been an improvement. I have already recommended Pepperoncini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TomMoran
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great time ... food was excellent ... service outstanding. Tom the owner coming to the table after dinner was a nice touch..I will be back many more times
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food & service
    Hombre6
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to Pepperoncini several times since it opened. The food & service has always been great. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bicaerme
    PhilliesFanVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We're always on the lookout for great BYOB. The food was great, and the service was ok. Restaurant is a bit if a tight squeeze without much ambiance. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • emmcqcVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food was excellent, service was excellent. The restaurant was only 1/3 full so noise was minimal. Great neighborhood spot! Will definitely return! Salmon special was excellent as were the mussels on the menu--big, succulent, tender!q
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • good
    Matt
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    food was excellent. service was good but overworked yet still very friendly and nice definitely worth the time. I will be a repeat customer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    FIrst time there. Group of six who meet on occasion, and though we would try it. would go back again. The food is delicious and everything was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    LGrosato
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great find in a small town, service is outstanding and food is off the charts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian
    DisappointmentVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A large party of twenty in a small byob is really too noisy on a Saturday night. The swift staff handled it well but the noise was deafening!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angelo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The best patsa dish in a long time. My wife had the duck special with fig risotto and loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't be fooled by the outside!
    Cvigg
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Having been in Peperoncini when it was a hoagie place/grocery store, the transformation is amazing! The dining room is very attractive and the food and service were excellent. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hombre6
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food & service are great. There are always wonderful specials in addition to the super menu. Prices are very fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Morepastaplease
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is our 2nd time within a month dining here. The food is delicious...the wait staff is great. The pasta, especially the Linguini, is the best we've ever had....we actually wish for more pasta per serving it's that good!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/bad AC
    PhilamaxVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed the meals at our first visit to Pepperoncini, but suffered through a rather chilly climate. The temperature seemed to wildly fluctuate with the cold times rather uncomfortable. Maybe best to visit in the wintertime!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Judie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Enjoyed our dinners very much. Chicken parmegina was outstanding. Tira Misu and almond cake were fantastic. Crab cake was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had read both good and not so good reviews, but we decided to try the restaurant out, as it is about 2 minutes from our home. All four of us were very pleasantly surprised. The wait person was very attentive and friendly. We all enjoyed the entrees. The chef/owner came out several times to talk with us. There was a mishap with my friend's special lamb chop order, that had to be redone. They were very embarrassed, and apologized a few times. No big deal. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do you want to be a 24 hour dinner
    couldbebetterVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It is too bad that nobody seems to open new restaurants and train the front of the house. Hostess, servers, bus people should not be running around without paying attention to customers. They all scury around doing one single focused task oblivious to what else might be needed by a customer. It creates a very frenetic atmosphere. It’s sad the food was good. I only went there once maybe I try again in a while. Good food has a hard time overcoming a bad experience. Does anyone care about classy service? I am not that old but I have experienced it and worked in restaurants. It does not take longer and it is not harder.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little restaurant,
    Renee
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was delicious and ambience and service were fabulous! We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit
    jenshields
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Nice people, looked inexperienced: ex.:Waitress took our bottle of wine away from the table to open it. Food was good, some tables not in great spots as far as kitchen door and front door. Positive - chef came out and conversed with guests, including us, to see how we like the food. I think we will revisit w friends, location is close to home. Room for improvement, but seems achievable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd time eating there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    the first time I went was opening week and my lobster was overcooked I chalked it up to them being very busy that day. The second time I ordered the Maryland crab ravioli it tasted like canned crab and I did not enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner was fabulous
    LindaB
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Pepperoncini was a great experience! We had a fabulous dinner and service was great. everything from the appetizers to the desserts were delicious. We cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pepperoncini
    lu2dine
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This is our third visit to Pepperoncini in Havertown. It's a good neighborhood restaurant and only delicious if you order the right entree. I've had great meals here and last night a rather mediocre one. But I will be back and select wisely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Night out
    1120
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We went to celebrate a birthday there-food was excellent and service good-they pack a lot of tables in close together so not much room to move about. Overall a good dining experience. However from West Chester I won't be driving that far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service!
    macluvs2eat
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food is the only thing this place has going for it. The food was delicious. Portions could be larger. But the service was painfully slow! They need more servers. Our waitress was sweet, but overworked. I don't think I'll be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Pepperoncini Italian BYOB Restaurant And Catering reviews archive.
  • Need more wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The place is too big to only have 2 servers working a full restaurant on a saturday night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Havertown GEM!
    ArdmoreDiner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    All selections were tasty and nicely presented. We dined early and the service was speedy! If you require hearty portions(we do not) be sure to order something with pasta for a large serving. Desserts were not impressive, but just okay. We will return soon to try other delicious sounding entrees.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    2visitagain
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything was delicious and a great new place in Havertown. Can not wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Watermelon & fig salads stand out
    Localdiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We loved the stuffed fig salad and also the grilled watermelon on arugula. But none of the four of us was delighted with our entrees, which were bland and over-cheesy. While our server was pleasant and attentive, her hair kept falling in her face and, I feared, in our food. It's good for them that it was crowded on a Saturday night a month after opening but it was impossible to have a quiet conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great addition to Havertown! Everything we had was very good to outstanding. Big surprise was the cheesesteak egg rolls ordered by my daughter, they were really excellent. She could barely grab one for herself. Service was attentive and personal. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood find!
    wsm314VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This place is as good, if not better, than any Italian BYOB's in the city! Food & service are excellent, portions are very generous, prices are very reasonable! Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Addition to Neighborhood
    HtownFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I dined at Pepperoncini with two friends not knowing what to expect. I had been to the Conshohocken restaurant with the same name and was thrilled to hear there were opening a location in Havertown. It is apparently now sep owners who were once partners. Everyone loved their first experience. The atmosphere was bet nice and the food was DELICIOUS!! There is free parking on site! Our waitress was a little tentative and slow but that has to be expected at a new place. The staff and owners are very friendly. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go! soon
    lmh5
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Whomever is in the kitchen at this Eagle Rd, non descript find sure knows how to cook. Driving by you won't notice this new gem but once you go you will never forget it is there. Heard they just reopened from the previous market storefront. Same owners, thankfully, as Havertown could definitely use a place like this. 11 of us went, had a bit of a wait, but the lovely hostess apologized and opened wine for us outside. Once seated the wait was quickly forgotten as what came from the kitchen was awesome. Service was a little slow, to beexpected with any new place, but once kinks are worked out the line will be out the door -delicious, consistent, and quality.We were Impressed, all 11 of us are planning reservations for this weekend. Go, enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off to a good start
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Ate here their first weekend open. Good and well prepared dishes. Nice service. We definitely need more eateries like this one in this area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate