Pepperoncini Italian BYOB Restaurant And Catering

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$30 and under
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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.
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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and prices are very reasonable. and Nancy is the best server!!

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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I had a 7:30 reservation and was not seated until 8:00pm. This doesn't usually bother me, but the hostess was so unconcerned and never even apologized or acknowledged the situation. This was very off putting to me. There were 3 parties of 4 crammed into the corner for over 20 minutes. 3 tables opened up at the same time. Instead of helping to set the tables up, the hostess chatted for 10 minutes with a table who was just finishing up and left us all standing there and the busboy & waitress scrambling. I believe the owner was in as well and never acknowledged us either. This is just rude! I don't mind waiting, but an apology is appropriate. I will say the food was quite good, although the portion size was inconsistent in the entrees. Our waitress was very pleasant, but clearly pushed to the limits. This is very disappointing. I live in Havertown and try very hard to patronize local business. At the risk of sounding like a jerk, I will also mention that the tables are entirely too close together. I understand it is a small place, but my husband had to sit on an angle just to fit at the table because we were beside a larger group. There is so much potential here, but customer service needs considerable work.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood BYOB. Always enjoyable and great food.

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MR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Nancy was awesome, food was incredible.

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

Valentine Day night out! Pepperoncini's was very busy as usual on an holiday.

20 oz. porterhouse steak was perfectly cook. My wife had the salmon.
Salads can be for two people, very big portion.

Outstanding "BYOB" in Havertown, always over the top specials.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was just adequate, no personal contact she was aleays distracted.

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H
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Terrific wait staff. Cozy atmosphere.

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EK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was extremely busy while we were there. Many people were celebrating Valentine’s Day! That being said, we were greeted quickly and after a short wait escorted to our table. We had some wine and looked over the extensive specials menu. We ordered and our food came in a timely manner. The food was excellent and hot. We were not rushed and throughly enjoyed everything we had. Jackie was our waitress and she was wonderful. It is always great to see Kelly and Nancy. Another wonderful night.

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G
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kelly and Nancy are great. Were with 2 friends and they enjoyed themselves as well. Always have a nice time there. Happened again this evening. Thanks

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always friendly and efficient service. Kelly is awesome. Wide variety of specials. Food is consistently delicious. Great neighborhood place to dine.

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This restaurant is obviously getting more and more attention as it was very crowded when we arrived for our 7 o’clock seating on a Saturday night. With six people waiting to be seated we were literally standing right next to other diners and it felt like we were an annoyance to them, which is understandable. It was too cold to stand and wait outside.
After we were seated, the one and only annoyance we had was the terribly wobbly table. It might be a minor pet peeve, but they need to invest back into their facilities with better table tops.

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DJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Have dined there several times and the meals have always been great ; plenty of good options to pick and they are always willing to substitute . Service is very good and highly recommend it for any occasion .

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m
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

meal was heavy unsophisticated and disappointing, this was our fourth visit and a suprise

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place. Food is great. Specials are always special. Go early -- it gets busy.

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall experience was very good. They made a special attempt to get us seated earlier than the reservation, as the weather was getting worse as the snow began falling.
The service was pleasant as always. The fish dishes were very good and fresh, particularily the Mediterranean Sea Bass.Very favorable comments on the pork chop as well.

We will return again, worth the trip for us.

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w
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at this restaurant. Definitely go back. Great service and food. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

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PD
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. Our waitress Nancy was very personable and did a great job. My only complaint would be that the tables are on top of each other and I felt like I was sitting with the people at the next table.

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J
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 3

Four of us ate dinner two evenings ago. The restaurant was quiet.
Three of us enjoyed our entries; my fish was very good. My husband had the veal and scallops on angel hair pasta. The pasta and he scallops were good, but the veal was tough. He said after dinner he should have sent it back to the kitchen. He won’t return.
We shared a cake dessert which was good and very very sweet.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent reliable Italian
Our regular go to

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T
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Byob - we have been 5 times and it is good and consistent with a very good special menu.

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m
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delish and the servers were very attentive.

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EO
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal had by all! It was the first time for 6 of the 8 people and it pleased even the fussiest of the foodies. Excellent service and delicious dessert!

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DP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
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
31 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
9 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
12 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
10 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
11 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
9 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
47 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
2 reviews
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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