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Zeppo Italian Restaurant
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Zeppo Italian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://zepporestaurant.com
  • Phone: (503) 675-2726
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 Am - 1:00 Pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00 Am - 5:00 Pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm, Sunday: 5:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Jerome Valenty
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full service and casual service welcome we can fit your catering needs and make it affordable at the same time

Getting there

  • Cross Street: a ave
  • Public Transit: tri-met to lake oswego
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large Parking on site
A word from Zeppo Italian Restaurant
Zeppo Italian restaurant has a expansive everyday menu allowing for true dinning choices at very reasonable prices.
Making perfectly prepared dishes with Fresh ingredients with daily specials of fresh seafood.
Social Hour’s for small plates and discounted drinks are offered daily.
We have a full bar and an affordable wine list of Italian and NW WINES.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "rushed but not restaurant's fault - vibe is for fast moving dinner - we just felt tlike being slower, but being seated near the door and adjacent to bar area is not conducive to a couple who want to linger."
    Dined on 1/4/2013
  • "Going to Zeppos is always a welcome treat. Food and atmosphere were very good as usual. I would definitely the recommend it for lunch or dinner. Gluten free dessert menu was a huge plus! Will be back again for sure."
    Dined on 1/3/2013
  • "Nothing over-the-top, but consistently dependable good food. They have fair prices and proportions are generous. I hope they don't ever take the Cobb Salad off the menu, it's a fav."
    Dined on 1/3/2013
  • "Service was very good and food excellent. Noise carries a bit but if you are in a festive mood, the sound adds to it. Great location and fun, clever decor."
    Dined on 12/23/2012
  • "This was a second visit. Service was friendly but a bit disorganized. A drink and salad order were overlooked which slowed down the entrees and left us in a rush One entree was barely warm. But we liked the ambiance, the menu is varied and the food tasted good. Will try again as it may have been an "off" night."
    Dined on 12/22/2012
  • "Have been several times and always have great food and wonderful service."
    Dined on 12/13/2012
  • "Overall a decent place, but don't go there for the higher end dinners - stick with the pizza & pasta dishes. Good drinks and and a very fair wine corkage fee ($13). High energy but a bit on the noisy side. Our waiter did not hear our order correctly and delivered the wrong dishes. They were very apologetic and did not charge us for the one meal and gave us two free desserts, so overall we were pleased."
    Dined on 12/8/2012
  • "Amazing food and great service as always. Comfy, cozy, elegant, my favorite restaurant! Try the Chocolate Mousse!"
    Dined on 11/12/2012
  • "Zeppos...Breakfast on weekends is m favorite place, Lunch is great and dinner and Happy Hour are super."
    Dined on 11/8/2012
  • "Tasty dishes but completely bland risotto. This is a great happy hour stop and fun outdoor place for lunch. Dinner was acceptable but no more than that."
    Dined on 10/18/2012
  • "We've eaten at Zeppos a number of times and will continue to go back. That said, we've noticed several times we've been given wait staff that seem to be in training. Pleasant but not very knowledgeable about the food, preparations or wines."
    Dined on 10/13/2012
  • "Always love this place! Food never disappoints and service is good."
    Dined on 10/6/2012
  • "I loved the atmosphere and ambience for a romantic dinner evening. Their Italian menu was terrific."
    Dined on 9/29/2012
  • "The service started off with requesting outdoor seating on the reservation. We were seated inside and had to wait for an outdoor table after we complained. Once we were seated the waiter was attentive but wasn't very aware of the menu. The small Cobb salad for $9.95 was a joke 1/3 of an egg 1/2 of a very thin chicken breast a teaspoon of bacon and perhaps an ounce of lettuce, no avocado or blue cheese. This is a childs portion not adults. The pear and beet salad was very lacking in the goat cheese. The wedge salad did not look appetizing and the soup arrived cold. With the many restaurants to pick from I choose to spend my money elsewhere."
    Dined on 9/28/2012
  • "We have dined here frequently and love it for lunch especially as our "Go To" place, especially since my mother lives in the neighborhood. During the warmer months, we always opt to dine outside, which is very nice."
    Dined on 9/28/2012
  • "An elderly fried treated me to lunch and was thrilled by my choice of Zeppo's. Service was attentive and friendly and food prepared as requested. The chocolate mousse birthday treat, topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, was heavenly! Zeppo's never disappoints."
    Dined on 9/24/2012
  • "I am on a tight schedule and was meeting someone there for a business lunch last Friday. I called ahead to make reservations to ensure we could get in and out in a timely manner. Arrived on-time for my reservation, checked in and watched while the hostess seated walk-ins who had arrived just before me. By the time she got to me and my guest -- there were no more tables available. We had to stand in the doorway waiting 15 minutes to get a table. Obviously, when someone makes a reservation, you are supposed to "reserve" a table for them. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but no longer. If only they had tried to make up for the inconvenience, i.e. apologized, offered a complimentary beverage -- that would have consoled me."
    Dined on 9/21/2012
  • "The food is good and fresh and, for Lake Oswego, very reasonably priced. I do think that the caprese we had was overpriced, though it was good. Lots of profit in that one though. The server was friendly, smart and efficient as was all of the staff we encountered."
    Dined on 9/20/2012
  • "The service was slow and not attentive. It took probably 10 - 15 minutes to be waited on once we were seated. We have been there other times and it has been better. The staff seemed to be missing leadership to keep them focused."
    Dined on 9/17/2012
  • "We were at Zeppos for Sunday breakfast and found the food to be only okay which surprised us as we have had very good breakfasts there before. The food was slow to come out of the kitchen despite the fact that the restaurant at 9:30 in the morning was nearly empty. The frittata/souffle was dry and tasteless and served only with bread, no hashbrowns, side fruit, etc. We cannot recommend this restaurant based on our last experience."
    Dined on 9/16/2012
  • "Our dinner was wonderful, wait staff helpful and friendly, we would definitely return. Only negative was the way the courses arrived. We hadn't finished our appetizers before the salads arrived which made our small table for four a little crowded. Then barely 7 to 8 minutes later our main courses came. There was obviously no room on the table so we asked if they could serve them later and were told that the kitchen was too crowded for the plates to be returned. This created a VERY crowded table!! The wait staff was very apologetic and kept returning to see if any of the salads were finished so that we could have more room....We realized the situation was not their doing and appreciated their attention. Food was wonderful!"
    Dined on 9/14/2012
  • "loved the decor, food and service, Especially loved the gluten free menu!"
    Dined on 9/14/2012
  • "I love Zeppo's and am a frequent diner there. It is really fun to sit outside and the food is consistently good."
    Dined on 9/14/2012
  • "Food was adequate and in line with the price now that I think about it. Thought it was going to be more refined and unique but it felt like chain food. Berry crisp was more like fruit soup."
    Dined on 9/8/2012
  • "I loved the atmosphere. Outside seating reminds me of Europe. We will return perhaps in the winter when it is not quite so noisy inside. Enjoyed our meal. Thank you"
    Dined on 9/7/2012
  • "Atmosphere was great, the food was great but the service was not great. Our server, #38, don't remember her name, was not up to par. My wife asked about the Caprese and the discription was not very good at all so she decided not to have it. The bread, that I thought would come with our meal, didn't come until we were almost done with our meal. Another person just delivered it to our table, not our waitress, without an apology. We will probably return again but hope we get better service. We were there last year and had Patrick Torres as our waiter and had a wonderful experiance which is why we returned. Hope to have a better experiance next time."
    Dined on 9/7/2012
  • "Good salmon served with frozen vegatables and bland (supposed to be garlic) potatoes. We've enjoyed this restaurant in the past and the ambiance is good, but what's up with the out of the package vegatables?"
    Dined on 9/2/2012
  • "Always a good meal and good service. Our fav in LO"
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Zeppos. When we first arrived, there was an emergency situation right at the entrance. An ambulance came and took care of a woman. Once that was taken care of, we could focus on our very good dinner. This is a crowded restaurant and reservations are recommended."
    Dined on 8/31/2012
  • "The service was very slow and our waitress was inattentive. (At one point, she focused more on a table of hers that was walking out than on taking our order.) The restaurant did not honor our request for outdoor seating. In addition, the hostess seemed to discourage waiting for an outdoor table in favor of filling the indoor section."
    Dined on 8/31/2012
  • "The wine list was lacking and the waitress seemed very indifferent. We were planning on having dinner but left right after the appetizer. We chose to have dinner elsewhere."
    Dined on 8/31/2012
  • "Interesting menu generous servings prompt excellent service the food tasty and well seasoned"
    Dined on 8/28/2012
  • "It has a great location, ambience and service. However as a food fanatic the food is not good enough. The calamari was fried in burnt oil, the pasta sauces are all too creamy and raven we ordered three different ones they all tasted the same. The pasta itself was good but the sauces were not. I cook better sauces. I would recommend it only to people who are not THAT strict to how to eat their pastas."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "Good service, fun atmosphere, but I didn't find anything special about the food...it was ok."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "The service was horrible. People who were there for happy hour got better service than us and we had a reservation. The risotto cakes and meatballs sliders were awesome. The gnocchi had no flavor. It was a very romantic setting."
    Dined on 8/18/2012
  • "Based on quality alone the wines are overpriced. Other local restaurants have better wines, larger pours, and a better variety during happy hour."
    Dined on 8/18/2012
  • "We have been to Zeppos many times. We love that we can get a healthy meal or splurge on the great pastas. Our service has always been good. We will come back often."
    Dined on 8/17/2012
  • "They were very gracious and accommodating. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 8/17/2012
  • "Impersonal, frenetic pace makes dining more of an ordeal than a pleasurable experience. Entre selections and quality suggest a lot of pre-prepared food with too little attention to details that make for a memorable or special meal."
    Dined on 8/11/2012
  • "Zeppos was the place we went to celebrate a birthday. The food was superb. We ate outside on a very beautiful evening. The service is very friendly. It is one place to add to the list of go-to restuarants when looking for a good meal. I want to return and try everything on the menu. YUMMY!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2012