Pepperoncini Italian BYOB Restaurant And Catering

4.5
373 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 373 People Are Saying
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DP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The only negative comment is it is a very small space for a popular restaurant!

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AB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We liked our dinner it was goodWe had such a good time it was very festive

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j
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pepperoncini is a warm & fuzzy place to have a fabulous meal. It's also a byob. Service is wonderful from the ladies who look after the front of the house. Chef does an amazing job with the food - always so many wonderful specials in addition to the regular menu! It's a place and we love going there just the two of us or with a group.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Nancy was wonderful. She made our dinner very special. Food and dinner were great. All good!

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c
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Same old regular menu. Specials are always pricey. Nice Byob

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PU
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner at Pepperoncini. Second time I have had the mussels over linguine with the spicy red sauce. I had at least 2 dozen mussels. They were absolutely delicious,. My son enjoyed his chicken parmesan and my husband had a delicious salmon over sauteed spinach. My son ordered a Sprite to drink and they only had one left but were happy to go to the CVS to buy another if he wanted it. Nancy is a delightful waitress and hostess. The entire staff are very friendly and go above and beyond to deliver first class service.

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LR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love pepperroncini!!

Great food and service

It’s a “go to” kinda place fir casual dinner or Saturday evening!

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c
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food with many great specials. Brought our friends, who are foodies and they truly enjoyed their meals. Everything is good at this little BYOB!

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DD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

It was good, but I wish cod was a signature item on their menu. They also need more Italian pasta choices. What about eggplant parmesan? Will try it again, but it used to be better!

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WS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and great service with a friendly staff! Looking forward to our next visit to this place. Can’t say enough good things about our wonderful first experience!

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BE
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I am always on the lookout for someplace new to try in the Delco area and a friend recommended that we give Pepperoncini's a try. I'll make this a short review. Overall, just average. It was clean, but the shopping strip location didn't help the ambiance. Kind of an overly busy menu, and there were 11 specials that day. Makes you wonder what could be special. Food was .... ok. Average.

Staff, on the other hand, really left something to be desired. Certainly not welcoming, not a hostess. Felt like feeding "the next shift" in her day. The service aside, there were just odd things about the dinner. We got the antipasta. Heaping (and I mean HEAPING) amounts of pickled carrots and veg, presented for eating with 4 pickle forks. The pieces were so small, you had to eat them with a spoon. But there were none on the table. One kind of salami and chunks of parmesan. Hard to eat, and not appetizing.

Meals were timely and hot, but again, just average. My cod, a special, was undersized, overpriced and overcooked, but the accompanying veg was nice. Maryland crab raviolis never came near the Chesapeake, wherever they were processed, but it wasn't in that kitchen. Mussels were tasty in a white sauce, but rather small, which made them overpriced. The chicken parm was ok, but seemed very factory-made.

Finally, desserts seemed locally sourced and the chocolate cake was good, tiramisu less so. Coffee provided in a cup. No saucer. On the table.

I left a tip. Hostess seemed disinterested. Just an overall lack of love of food. All in all, the best word to describe the night is.... Meh.

We'll pass on a return trip.

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JW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there 2x and will be back for more. Excellent food, creative menu, friendly staff.

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Very reasonable price. A good dining experience.

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r
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pepperocini's food is always good. For me a bit pricey for a neighborhood place on Eagle Road. I wish the online menu was the menu when I got to the restaurant. Didn't have what I thought I could get. Lots of options but they come with $$. BYOB helps.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was just average

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T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Kind waitress but service was very, very slow. We were told one of the waitresses left early. Packed in so tight you couldn't move. Crab ravioli...don't bother. Overcooked, tiny amount of filling and only tasted like salt water. Couldn't even finish. So disappointing because it expensive for what it was.

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DW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

This has been my 3rd dining experience there and the food and setting has been great. I must say that I did not enjoy the rigatoni w/ chic & eggplant. Not enough sauce & noodles were way too hard. But thoroughly enjoyed my guest’s meal. Service was great as usual. Will still return there are always other options.

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l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My tuna was cooked to perfection. Large portion. Reasonable prices. Reservation necessary Friday and sat. All tables were full a ltttle hard to hear. I will def go again

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really fresh and tasted great. The sausage meatball appetizer was amazing.

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H
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pepperoncini has become our local "go to" place, partly because it's small and one can converse without loud noise all around, but mostly because the food is very good and they always have many specials that change regularly, so one can go once a week and not necessarily have the same meal twice (unless you want to - the regular menu has very good choices, too). It's BYO, which is fine with us since we can bring the wines we like. Not fancy, but very good!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a go-to for us.....great food, favorite place and wonderful service.

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LE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
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
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
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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OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant! Can’t wait to go back!!

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NP
Philadelphia
10 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
6 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
3 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
51 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
6 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
87 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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