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: 4849248429x
  • 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
14 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (4)romantic (3)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 203 reviews are from the Pepperoncini Sotto Restaurant & Bar Phoenixville reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time with a group!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were a group of 8. We all loved our food and had a great round table that we all fit comfortable around. Our server was really nice and funny, he just didn't check in as frequently as we would have liked- we often had empty water and could have used another round of drinks. However we all still had a great time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good meal at a reasonable price
    brainfood
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've been here twice now. Both times we enjoyed our meals, and I felt it was a good value for the price. My only complaint is the service can be a little slow. We will very likely be going back again - it's a good spot for a date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined on Valentine's Day so
    FoodLover
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dined on Valentine's Day so I was expecting service to be somewhat slow but it was actually pretty good considering. I order Oysters in red sauce and the Oysters were bigger than a house. You literally needed to cut them in pieces to eat and they weren't very tasty at all. Stick with the traditional sizes for best results. Caesar salad was dripping in dressing to the point that the Romaine was soggy. I had the veal entree which was good and no complaints. Maybe it was just a bad night for them. I would give them another try but only if someone else was interested in going there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Monthly Date Night
    Janel
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I have been here 3 times and love it! The food is always excellent, I love that everything I order is delicious! Our monthly date night is planned for your restaurant, thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Let's just say that nothing jumped out. The food was mediocre...lam. Chops had gristle. Chicken Sorrento was okay but definitely not like anything I tasted in Sorrento. For the price we expected more.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service, ok food
    BrianT
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Short story: service was slow and awkward. Food was fine, but didn't make up for service. -Despite having reservations, the only table was next to the door on a cold Feb night. -Server took 20 minutes to stop at our table for the first time. We had to say something to the hostess to make sure we even had a server. When she did stop by, no apology or anything. -Young lady dropped off bread, other guy came over 30 seconds later telling us how she had done it wrong, gave us dipping oil, and told us (at some length) how they had been having problems with bread lady lately -Veal Corleone was pretty good, Spare ribs were sub-par, appetizer was very good. -Took awhile to get the bill -Were given the wrong bill -Cocktails were excellent!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Timer - Will be going back!
    AudubonK
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We had never heard of this restaurant and picked them off Open Table because they had the time slot open. What a great pick! Our server Amanda was terrific- very attentive and pleasant. The restaurant is small but you are not on top of the next table and it is tastefully decorated. The food choices were excellent. We settled on the Filet Tips special and a Veal dish. My husband loves to try new martinis and chose the Espresso Martini - which he loved! The desserts all looked great and we both settled on the Tiramasu which turned out to be another great choice. We really enjoyed our dinner and will be adding this restaurant to our regular list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was very good.
    Maria
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    service was excellent. Parking was difficult on a weekend in Phoenixville. Had to park several blocks away.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • live bar music in dining area
    ItsfridayVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Just too noisy for a Friday evening dinner..I would like the music to be quieter during dinner hour..since it is almost in the same room as the bar...louder for later evening..It was IMPOSSIBLE to talk.. we had to leave..but in the past the food was very good!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pepperoncini Soto rocks steady
    SonofMillie
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We can always rely on Pepperoncini Soto to serve up good Italian food with courteous service at a moderate price. Sunday was the Red Sauce special -- a number of entrees for $15, with salad -- and three of us did this, two gnocchi with Italian sausage, one vodka penne, three home runs. House wine was also $5/glass special. The sleeper is their beer list; while not an overwhelming selection, you can find something interesting. I always have a Guinness at Pepperoncini Soto, because while the Irish and Italians may not love each other, they do marry each other. Like Ahnold, I'll be bock.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    swoop
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    There were five of us. Everyone enjoyed their entrees; interesting options, good portion size and reasonable prices. Everything was well prepared. Service was very good. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    Goodfoodreview
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Excellent food and service. Would recommend this Restaurant. Exceptional quality and reasonably price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.