Pepperoncini Sotto Restaurant & Bar Phoenixville
Pepperoncini Sotto Restaurant & Bar Phoenixville

Pepperoncini Sotto Restaurant & Bar Phoenixville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://pepperoncinirestaurant.com/sotto/
  • Phone: (484) 924-8429
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Wednesday: 4pm-2am
    Friday-Sunday: 11:30am-2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Tom DeFruscio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We specialize in off-site catering with delivery, set up, servers, and bartenders also available to make youre next catered event hassle free!
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursdays and Fridays 7-10pm and Saturdays 8-11pm!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bridge and Main
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered lot directly outside of the restaurant. Street parking is also available for free with a two hour time limit.
A word from Pepperoncini Sotto Restaurant & Bar Phoenixville
Pepperoncini blends together our friendly, professional staff, beautiful décor, fantastic nightlife, and of course the finest, most delicious Italian cuisine.

Don’t take our word for it. Experience Pepperoncini Sotto for yourself. Better yet, bring your family and friends and celebrate the way Pepperoncini has perfected dining.
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Pepperoncini Sotto Restaurant & Bar Phoenixville reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (12)good for groups (12)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (6)romantic (6)hot spot (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great staff and great food
    Alex
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Staff was knowledgeable and willing to offering suggestions and banter with our group, which made for a fun time! There was a good variety of food options without being completely overwhelming, and all of it was delicious. Definitely will be going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Completely Satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Been here twice for special occasions and never disappointed. Friendly wait-staff, delicious food and wine. And the only problems with the desserts is picking one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Again
    MBPA
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Dinner once again spot on. Sea bass special outstanding, other italian dishes were great. Paul, our server, was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice low key date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This is a nice little spot that we go to when we need a date night but don't feel like "going all out". They have a really nice Sauvignon Blanc by the bottle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    ScooterL
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We visited the restaurant on a recommendation. We were pleasantly surprised by the interesting menu and great tasting food. Will go again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Roubaix3325VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The fried mozzarella was AMAZING but the risotto was average at best. Risotto was far too dry and the seafood was mixed in when the rice was too hot so it over-cooked. Server was super sweet but if you are in a rush let her know because it is very relaxed and dinner took an hour an a half for two courses. The atmosphere is very nice and it is a nice little place to go to.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark H
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Always have a great meal here. Staff is welcoming and food is always good. We hp
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Second Visit
    Deedster
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Ordered the mussels again! Delicious in a slightly spiced red sauce. Generous amount of lovely, tender mussels served with a nice fresh salad and accompanied by super service. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vealicious
    SmoothVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    My wife and where first timers, what a great find! The flat bread pizza and the Veal dinner great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Dissappointed
    MikeS
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have enoyed each visit to Pepperoncini. Each time the owner was there to engage us and we have never had a bad meal yet! We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice meal
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Caesar salads were very good.. both of our meals were very good as well... Loved the rigatoni with sausage an broccoli rabe.. my wife had chicken parm,,, very good as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gone down hill
    phxvillediner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I have dined here in the past and the experience was ok, however this time we were very disappointed in the food. We started our meal with the Spinach and Artichoke dip. It tasted like it came out of a can in the freezer and warmed in the microwave. It had way too much mozzarella and garlic, while the artichokes were in short supply. To top it off, the consistency was runny and stringy, which created a very unappealing appetizer. The main course was equally unremarkable. We won't waste our time returning when there are so many other choices in town.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Really glad I tried this place...I will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at reasonable prices
    Chris
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed the dinner very much. The food was good and the prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is only fair
    Winelover2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was very good. The staff funny and attentive. The food however was lacking. The sauce (or gravy) for the pasta was weak and the pasta itself was not at all fresh (difficult to describe). The meatball appetizers were too salty. The eggplant parm was disappointing - not enough eggplant of all things (the cheapest ingredient on the plate). We ate on the street because the inside smelled like bleach - a clean smell, but not an appetizing one.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outside dining or basement dining
    BaldBabsVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Lovely day and ate outside. Street dining is interesting with all the people and traffic to watch but loud. Our waitress was wonderful! The food was good especially the calamari app. Wings app was lacking flavor. Disappointed that they had run out of Guinness. Went down to the restaurant in the basement. They've painted frescos on the walls going down the steps to make it more inviting. Dining rooms look very nice in the main restaurant. There is a cigarette machine by the restrooms. Didn't even know those were still around. I would go back and try the regular basement dining room as the food was good, everything was clean and the waitstaff was friendly and attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Safe bet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wait staff was very accommodating. Took great care of the kids. Calamari appetizer was a bit overcooked. Portions quite large! A bit dark... could use a bit more lighting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 206 reviews are from the Pepperoncini Sotto Restaurant & Bar Phoenixville reviews archive.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My partner and I dined at Pepperoncini for lunch. We went on a holiday (July 4th), so it was relatively empty. The ambiance was enchantingly romantic and laid back and the wait staff were extremely attentive without being overwhelming. I had the crab cakes with the summer vegetables and the mister had the salmon with roasted potatoes. Both dishes were absolutely delicious! We did not want our meals to end. Also, the olive oil was superb! By its color and taste, we could tell that it was very fresh. I would highly recommend this spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Been here many times but this was not the usual experience we have seen, the appetizer came out wrong, the chef did not know the special. The veal parmesan I had tasted like it was frozen and warmed up. My wife's dish of short ribs was very fatty with some sort of root vegetables smashed together. Did not complain because we had an out of town guest with us who thought the meal was good. Maybe it was because it was a Tuesday. NOT up to PAR plus service was veryyyyyyyyyy slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sub par
    XXXzzzzzzXXX
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was average at best. The atmosphere was extremely noisy as all of the noise from the bar flows into the dining room. It appeared that there was only 1 waiter for the entire dining room. While i give him credit for workig his butt off the service was extremely slow!! It took forever to him to take our order, get food, get drinks, and get the check. Especially since it seemed like there was at least 1 or 2 women, who appeared to be waitresses, just chatting with the hostess all night. I only saw them fill a water glass once or twice. I will not be going back nor do i recommend this place. There are so many good italian places around, dont waste your time with this one.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mike
    Mike
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food and service were so great that I decided to have the rehearsal dinner for my wedding there. Portion size and taste is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only so-so
    DblemVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The dining room is very nice and the bar area is inviting. However, the service was only fair as was the food. Our waiter seemed distracted and was extremely slow. There were only 2 of us dining that night and a group of 8 that came after us got their drinks before us and were giving their orders before we even got our cocktails. Considering this is primarily Italian, I was extremely disappointed in the red sauce/gravy. It was watery and didn't have much taste to it. I really wanted to like this restaurant since it's close to our home, but not sure I would return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mothers day 2014
    dinner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family went for Mothers Day dinner at 3pm. Place was not that busy, as the brunch menu just ended. We were not to happy with the entrance to the restaurant which was down several steps. My mother 75, would have preferred a more direct access. The only other problem we had was with the lighting in the restaurant. It was too dark which is usually a red flag. The menu was difficult to read due to the lack of lighting. However, the service was very good and the food was delicious. Large portions and food was served hot! The dessert selection was fair but the coffee was cold.( hard to get a hot cup of coffee anywhere though).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific service on Mother's day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our party of 7 received great personal service on what is usually a very hectic day. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food at reasonable price
    Scott
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was excellent, homemade, and cooked to perfection. Service was great. They were very accommodating to our kids (2 and 6), even making homemade hobey mustard for my daughter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Lilac
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    While our food was good, it wasn't outstanding. The service was very good; our server and additional helpers were prompt and courteous. The restaurant itself was nicely decorated which was reassuring because our first impression upon arriving wasn't all that promising because of the long set of stairs which take you below street level, which felt like we were walking down to the dungeon.
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  • Always reliable, always delicious
    SonofMillie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Pepperoncini Sotto has become our go-to Italian restaurant in Phoenixville. The food is always prepared well, always served hot, always tasty, always reasonably priced. The wait staff is attentive without being obtrusive. The beer and wine list is plentiful. No one goes away hungry. We'll go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An old time favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the scallops and the risotto here. The wine list is also very good with big pours.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden away
    Julie
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Restaurant is down below a small hotel, so you don't really know it's there. Great parking. Contemporary feel but small and cozy. Food and service were terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    Eric
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The list is too long to mention. Servers were polite but SLOW! They also promised to bring things to the table that never came (bread, olive oil, butter, etc.). Sat there for 2 hours, should have been done in 1/2 the time, it wasn't that busy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
    3mmm
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Casual dining, friendly atmosphere, good food at reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left me a little disappointed...
    KasualDiner
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    On an invite from some friends, we made a reservation for 8 people at 6:30pm on a Sunday evening. Went there for their "Red Sauce Sunday" promotion: a choice of 8 entrees with a house salad for $15 each and $5 glasses of house white or red. Service was pleasant but very slow (I'm not sure how much of the fault lies with the server or with the management having too few servers but it was slow). No bread was offered to the table but I saw other tables with bread/butter/olive oil so I know it was available. The drinks (4 reds, 4 whites) took FOREVER to arrive as did the refills. Food was just average and it took ~3 hours to eat. Might give it another try but probably not... I wish I could give a better review but just can't, sorry.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian option
    4x15mph
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went to this restaurant for the first time and I think out of everything, our service and waiter was exceptional. Also, we had a table in a room that was well laid out and very comfortable. There was a lot of space and we were not very close to other tables which can be the case in many of the other Phoenixville restaurants. Either set up is fine but I think this type of privacy is better for special occasions for a couple. The food was very good but I have to be honest that I am not an expert critic when it comes to italian. All of our dishes were fresh, hot, and the servings were reasonable. Wine and beer selection was complete and there was something for everyone in our group. We will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for moderate-price
    Tablefor4
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Had a good time dining with another couple last Saturday night. Food is good, prices are reasonable. Pace of service was appropriately leisurely, price for 4 with one drink each was 145 not including tip, noise level and distractions weren't at all an impediment to conversation. A nice place to go in Downtown Phoenixville. We've also had dinner there in the summer and enjoyed the outdoor seating; another good reason to go to Pepperoncini!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian
    lovediningout13
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We have are here a few times now and absolutely love their menu. The wine list is good and it seems like there is a lot of specialty cocktails too. The music playing is usually very chill and true oldies classics, and usually also an acoustic performer at night. Would recommend the risotto estivo, the mozzarella dimes app, penne alla vodka, the wise guys pizza and don't forget to check out their daily specials.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Shell
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Dinner was on a Wednesday night so their wasn't a lot of people at the restaurant. Food was excellent, service really good. Would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed our dinner very
    Susan
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We were disappointed with our dinner. Changes have taken place since we last ate there. Seated at an uncomfortable near the door. High traffic area and cold drafts. Selection of small plate entrees were gone with one exception-a special. Arugula salad was not edible. I love arugula but could not eat this salad. Way too many bitter tastes and nothing to balance the bitter bite. My guest felt the same. Used to have a salad that I LOVED. Entrees were average. Staff was friendly and did comp the salads. Probably will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    They have great food and a great atmosphere! We love the menu! What more do you need?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food but...
    LuLuVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    this was my 2nd visit here, and the experience was a bit frustrating this time. They had a limited menu for Valentines day, but this was the Sunday after the holiday, disappointing...in addition their Sunday select menu were out of 4 main entrees including MEATBALLS...I ordered a glass of chardonnay and to my complete surprise, they return to tell me, "Im sorry but we are all out of chardonnay"...huh?? How does an Italian restaurant run out of meatballs and wine?? unheard of to me...the food was good, but we waited forever for our entrees. OH, when we asked for bread when we first sat down, they said we had to wait until we put our order in...again, huh?it was a girls night out birthday, so we laughed it off, but it was a strange evening!
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    • Noise LevelModerate