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.
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
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TM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice evening. Dinner for 4, BYOB. Food was very good.

TP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific as always. Sorry they are moving to West Chester Pike.

R
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Food was good. Place is very small and very loud. Service was excellent.

GP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here!~ Their food is amazing and service is excellent. Definitely recommend this place.

AJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We found this gem in our neighborhood and keep going back. Unpretentious and the focus is on the food. Very laid back but no so much so they don't make you feel valued. Grab a bottle and visit these guys. Call ahead on the busy days as they do draw a crowd.

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. One of our favorite places to eat.

e
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place as do our friends. Always have so many delicious specials to choose, we rarely look at the menu! To top it off, the outstanding homemade desserts should not be skipped, even if you get one to go. It is well worth it.

KL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pepperoncini is always consistently great. My husband and I have been coming here every year for our anniversary since we were dating. The food and service is always great. This time I had the seafood risotto and it was fabulous.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The usual excellent food and service at this consistently excellent neighborhood BYOB. Tried some new thins including a delicious grilled eggplant with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and pomodoro tomato sauce.

TB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is never a letdown, always has exceeded our expectations. The waitress does a great job and the cooks know what they're doing. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a some great Italian cuisine and even better desserts.

FD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal this past Saturday evening. We had only recently learned of this restaurant. We will definitely be back. Our server, Nancy, was so attentive & friendly. The food was scrumptious. Thanks for making our meal so special!!!

5
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live close by Pepperoncini's, so it is a great little BYOB!

Specials and main menu have something for everyone's tastes buds.

Great food / outstanding service and large plates.

G
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another great evening. Kelly, Nancy and the whole team are great. Thanks for allowing us to have a beer/ glass of wine while we waited. Our friends enjoyed their dinner and the hospitality. Great time!

PG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Maybe because it was a busy Saturday nite, but I was really underwhelmed.
The staff was matter of fact, no pleasantries what so ever, almost as if it was inconvenience for us to be there. The table was literally on top of another party of 4, plus a draft from the door, not cold out luckily. The time it took our food to get to the table was pretty good. But the food was average at best. My husband had the stuffed chicken, which one part was moist and flavorful, the other was cut so thin that is was dry and not very good. I like that it is a BYOB, and it was recommended to me, but we will not be back

CO
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful first time experience. Portions could be a little larger for the cost.

LA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place is ok, I wouldn’t rave about it to my friends but the food was fine, just kind of pricey for what you get. I paid $20 for literally 5 raviolis and was still hungry after I finished them, which I have never experienced at an Italian restaurant ever. Also felt like the staff was rushing us out as soon as we finished our plates. Overall it was pretty underwhelming.

LL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was great but the food was mediocre. Probably wouldn't return.

DJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dinners are always awesome and the nightly specials even better

SC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here twice and will be returning for sure

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated immediately-7pm reservation.
Our wine was opened shortly there after.
Appetizer, salad arrived quickly.
Dinner was right on time.
I had the special....... chicken piccata with shrimp over linguine that was delicious and my husband had the spaghetti with meatballs and sausage which was also excellent! I make my own meatballs and these were very close to homemade.
The ricotta cheesecake is out of this world!

TC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

My wife ordered chicken piccata, a special at $29.00, so much lemon she could hardly eat it, took it home and doctored it up so she could have it for lunch the next day, I had chicken parm, not enough gravy but fairly priced at $18.00, came highly recommended but would not go again , service was very good

BN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, white table clothes, attentive , friendly service with plenty of parking. This restaurant will be highly recommended to family and friends. In the words of Arnold, “I’ll Be back!”

H
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific. Nancy and Jackie.

SD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is absolutely amazing. Don’t leave without having the butter cake for dessert!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I ordered the Wahoo for Dinner. It came with shrimp and tomatoes. Tomatoes were scarce, shrimp was OK, nothing special, but Wahoo was over cooked. I was starving and ate the shrimp and picked at the fish. Server asked if something was wrong because I put my plate aside so she would clear it. I told her I didn’t care for it because it was over cooked. She said she would “ask” if “she” would take it off the bill. Meal ended- got the check- fish ($33) was still on the bill. After inquiring about taking it off/ she said “she” said my plate looked like it was eaten. 😂 Seriously?? I have been a customer of this restaurant for years! Is “she” stupid? For $33 she lost a customer- we will never return.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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BM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

4 stars: food
The servers and hostess seemed unprepared for the busy Saturday evening.

d
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Very crowded small place no room to wait

J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood BYOB. Always enjoyable and great food.

MR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Nancy was awesome, food was incredible.

5
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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

H
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Terrific wait staff. Cozy atmosphere.

EK
Philadelphia
9 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.

G
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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

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.

KM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 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.

DJ
Philadelphia
11 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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