Pepperoncini Italian BYOB Restaurant And Catering

4.5
351 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00 - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(484) 454-5995
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tom DeFruscio
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Catering
Off-site catering is available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grasslyn
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 351 People Are Saying
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LE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous,food and service! What a hidden gem. Regular menu was very enticing, supplemented by a robust and very good specials board.

We will definitely be back...and the butter cake is amazing!

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BD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am very lucky to have this gem in my neighborhood. Consistently great food and service.

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AW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal and reasonably priced. Was talked into a homemade dessert, and I’m still thinking about it! Staff was super friendly and very personable. Highly recommend this establishment!

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NP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience. From the food to the staff, my first experience was memorable.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef always accommodates me as a vegan with delicious options. Service is attentive. Atmosphere is cozy. I visit lots of restaurants in Philadelphia. This is a Havertown gem. Happy to support local restaurants that serve good quality food.

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U
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A wonderful meal on a quiet night (Tuesday) with great service

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T
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great service as always! This place NEVER disappoints!

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RM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Slightly above average neighborhood place with friendly service, ordinary food, attractive ambience, generous portions and adequate parking. Many offerings were overpriced. I doubt that I would return.

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P
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hidden neighborhood gem. Food is always excellent particularly the specials and the cheesecake is to die for. Staff is friendly and do a great job

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A
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pepperoncini is my favorite restaurant in Havertown and definitely in my top 5 overall. I have always had wonderful meals there and the service is so friendly. I would highly recommend it to all. Also love that it's a BYOB! Also, this is the one place that I almost always have dessert because the chef's mom makes them homemade!

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c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food made to order. Relaxing and warm atmosphere. Friendly, constant wait staff. Neighborhood gem and the BEST desserts around! Thank you!

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V
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nancy was the greatest. Food was also good. We will be back

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JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our group of 4 was in a wheelchair. Waitresses moved chairs around for his convenience.
Someone knocked over a full glass of wine. Staff cleaned up and changed our tablecloth. This was my second visit and I was pleased both times.

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EK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Nancy was friendly and attentive as always! Another great date night.

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GP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this place! The food is amazing, the service is wonderful and we love bringing our friends here for dinner. Great job!~ Thanks.

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TM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend was pleasantly surprised with the ambiance and quality of food. We will be back for a family dinner next month

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MW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place on the internet and upon arrival, wondered if I had made a mistake. Outside of the building looks like a pizza parlor. All 5 of us were pleasantly surprised when we went inside. Nice décor and very good service. We had a wide range of entrees and everyone raved about the food. We will definitely be back.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food delicious

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DE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service always good here. Everything is fresh and served well.

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BT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My wife and I were chagrined at finding this place 5 years after it opened. If we had tried it back then instead of our first visit this would have been a double digit return to get the food and service of Pepperoncini.

Reasonable prices, great food (do not turn down the butter cake if it is offered for dessert!), and good service make it a new favorite in the ‘burbs.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food and such a variety! We were greeted with a friendly smile and immediate water and bread and seasoned olive oil. Our wine was opened and poured. Specials were recited and explained. The food was hot when served and extremely tasty. I will frequent Pepperoncini BYOB Italian Restaurant, often.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food- warm atmosphere - attentive staff!

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G
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, and excellent service brings us back fairly often.

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JJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of 8 sat.night reservations at 5:30 seed on time,wonderful apps, chef special 14 oz. filet, pasta with shrimp and veal,I had the stuffed chicken breast which i throughly enjoyed. Everyone enjoyed their entree and will continue to support are neighborhood gem.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was wonderful and the food is always top notch!

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GS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We have fined here many times. It is always good both good and service. Menu items are very good and specials are varied and always good.

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Love BYOB’s. Had been wanting to try this place for a while. Finally had the opportunity. Small restaurant, not a lot of tables, so would definitely recommend having a reservation. Went pretty plain for the meal. Had the chicken parm with linguine and husband had linguine with homemade meatball & sausage. We were both very happy with our meals. Everything was very fresh and delicious. Had the Butter cake for desert and I’ve never had better. Would definitely recommend and will be back. Only disappointment was the atmosphere. They really need to add some pictures and other decor to make it feel more homey.

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LN
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Tuna wontons were amazing & delicious crab cakes!!

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c
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place. Good service. Would go back if in neighborhood.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite!! Our choice for special events and just those nights that cooking isn't on the agenda.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. We all had different specials. Would definitely go back.

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s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service and dinner were excellent. It was an enjoyable night.

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b
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Seems like you get treated better if you are a regular. Kind of tight in there. Felt like people at next table were right on top of me. Menu was surprisingly limited for an Italian restaurant. Just 2-3 pasta options. Food was good but this place is a few spots below my favorite italian restaurant.

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c
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and wonderful homemade deserts! Tight quarters when crowded but definitely worth the visit. Parking may be tough at times also.

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EK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner! Thank you Kelly and Nancy! See you soon!

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c
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went with my husband for dinner and we had a great time! Not the best looking restaurant from the outside but the food is good and the service is great! Plus it’s a BYOB which is always great!

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p
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant . Lots of variety. Owners very concerned about customer service. Very accommodating if you want to switch out a vegetable that comes with an entree and no up-charge. Byob also. Very pleasant eating experience.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a 6:30 reservation and waited almost an hour to be seated. The bread was stale. When our food finally arrived my husbands risotto was undercooked and my chicken was rubbery and tasted like jar sauce. I returned it and left starving. We left at 9:30. I have never returned a meal but the chicken was inedible. On top of it all the waitress was rude even though we remained upbeat and tipped her well. Needless to say I will never be back.

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OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal. Best Italian food around! Try the stuffed chicken breast and the new York strip steak. Salads were also great - simple and delicious. Desserts were to die for. Highly recommend the ricotta cheesecake and limoncello cake.

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TB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service at this restaurant was awesome. One customer did not like one of the specials, and as a result, the waitress advised me to get something else on the menu instead. She even went one step further and charged me the lower of the two prices and comped our dessert - all of which were completely unnecessary. The speed of the kitchen seemed a little behind but the food was well worth the wait. My girlfriend and I will certainly be back in the future.

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