This was my first time eating here and probably will be my last. We started with the grilled octopus appetizer, which was pretty good, although I am used to a hot grilled octopus and this was served cold in a sort of salad. It was very tender but there was a lot for 2 people. I had the Seafood Risotto (which at $29.00 was the most expensive thing on the menu). Although the chef made the risotto dairy-free for me due to my dietary restrictions, the dish was a real disappointment. The clams and mussels were so tiny I could barely find them! The risotto was good, but extremely salty. My husband had the Chicken Pepperoncini (their specialty). I tasted it and it reminded me of sweet and sour chicken with a slight after burn. It was ok, but certainly not worth the price! They pride themselves on home made pasta, but my husband thought it was fair at best. This restaurant is extremely expensive for what you get and is not a BYOB so you're paying more for the drinks, too. There are so many great Italian restaurants with better food for much less money that I will not return to this one.
There were six of us at dinner and those who got seafood were very happy with their meals, but three
Had planned a "kids free night" for several parents! Made reservations easily, when called to confirm that asked if they would like our party of 10 to be seated in room off the bar! It was perfect! Felt like our own private party. Our waitress was very accommodating and attentive!
Nothing special to draw us back to this restaurant. Food was just okay.
This was the worst Italian food I have had in years.
Fried Raviolis and rice balls were luke warm. Pretty sure they were not fresh and microwaved . Apps came out in under 5 minutes . Scallops were rubber.
Lastly the place was empty on a Sunday night . Locals must know the food is bad
We had a very nice family meal with lots of GREAT Pasta! The matriarch of the family didn't get her salad though, so that was a bit of a black mark, but he felt bad and ended up giving us a Caesar at same price. The wine was also delicious and the whole gang (us and 2 kids!) had a great time
On a typical Sunday night for dinner - we were one of the first tables seated. The room quickly filled up. It took forever to get our drinks and longer than normal to get our salads and meals. They were VERY short staffed. Looks like they frantically called another waitress to come in last minute. Once she arrived, it got a little better. There were 5 of us and they kept bringing out 4 of things...4 salads with the 5th arriving 5 mins later; 4 entrees, with the 5th arriving 5 mins later; 4 cocktails with 5th arriving only after we asked twice (and it was a draft beer - how hard is that?!). Overall, the food was good; our waitress apologized for the slow service. (We did see one family get up and walk out). NOTE: Chicken Parm - although good - enough to feed a family of 4! Way too much pasta!
The staff was very friendly and checked on us several times to make sure we had everything we needed. It's a bit pricey but overall a good experience.
Service was not up to par. We had to repeatedly ask for water, utensils, cream for coffee, etc. There were 8 of us but restaurant was not busy. In the past waitresses were attentive and very observant of our needs. I was dissappointed. I know new people, but with all the competition extra effort should be given to make customers comfortable and happy so that they will return.
The food was great. The staff was attentive without being over the edge. The wine selection was a bit lacking for our tastes which is on the Reisling side. The restaurant itself is showing some issues. The ceilings are spotted, tiles replaced with different shades of black, etc. The available lighting including ambiant on pictures was not ililluminated.
Great Italian food. I had a gnocchi dish with a variation on the sauce. Delicious! Nice atmosphere and our waiter Rick was friendly and on top of everything! We will be back!
While the food was delicious, the service was subpar. Took asking two hostesses to be checked in and seated for our reservation. We were seated without menus because they ran out and we were only given them because we had to go back to the hostess station and ask. Took several minutes for the server to take our drink orders and even longer for the drinks to arrive. No one came to refill our waters during our meal. Where a children's menu was requested we were informed that any menu item could be made in a children's portion. When the bill came, we were charged full price for a child's size portion of linguine and clams. Very disappointed in the service at Pepperoncini Sotto.
Very good food and excellent knowledgeable service.
Decent service, good food, cool basement location convenient to the Colonial Theater.
poor service..had to wait a very long time for check while waiter chatted with the only other client.
Have been here before and it was great. I do not know if there is a new owner or chef, but the menu was smaller, no specials, my food was bland and under cooked, 2 tables near me had to send their food back, our waitress was no where to be found, we had to ask another waitress for utensils. I would not recommend, was a great place but something changed.
I've been visiting Pepperoncini for almost 5 years for both Happy Hour and dinner. My latest visit was for happy hour. I was disappointed to see that they stopped their previous happy hour deal (1/2 price apps, and 1/2 price drinks) for a much less generous deal. Regardless, we stayed with our original plans and had drinks and multiple appetizers at regular prices. One noticeable difference was that the portions were also smaller. For example, what used to be a full plate of calamari with two dipping sauces (one marinara, one aioli) was now a significantly reduced portion of calamari placed on top of some mixed greens (apparently to hide the reduction in calamari) and only one dipping sauce. The food quality was still good, but given the less generous happy hour deal and smaller portions, the value is not what it used to be.
Good was great, service slow. Had a leak from upstairs hotel that was like a waterfall through ceiling every so often that would rain down on a table. Could only think it was a toilet because of frequency and duration. Not appetizing.
We love this place! Always leave happy with food and service and stuffed!
While the food was good overall, there was a step that appeared missing in a couple dishes that could make it better. The shrimp scampi could use more garlic and the Caesar salad dressing appeared minimal.