Pepino's Spaghetti House

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Italian
Welcome to Pepino's, the house that spaghetti built!
What 427 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very loud and hard to have a conversation but the food is good

LN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had never been here before and thoroughly enjoyed my experience! The wait staff was very helpful and the cooks do an amazing job! I will be back.

R
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I am a retailer in Gastown. I have been there about 20 times and send all my tourists to your restaurant. My vendors also have started bringing their customers from out of town to your place. Usually the service is great however, Monday must have been an exception. If customers tell you Rose sent them, it’s me.

Rose

YR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was amazing....loved the ambiance and the food was great! We will be back soon!

R
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Truly outstanding, thanks!

e
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Vancouver, the whole vibe in the restaurant is amazing! Loved everything about this place, and the 5 other people I was with couldn’t agree more! It’s a must in Vancouver!

z
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous, atmospheric restaurant with excellent service and even better food, easily one of the best Italian restaurants in the city!

D
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was absolutely fantastic!!

It does get a little loud - but the noise level is tied to folks having fun so creates a very warm (albeit lively) ambiance.

JT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It took a while for our table to be ready even though we arrived on time for our reservation at 6:00pm.

NF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening of delicious food and a delightful server to help us decide on food and drinks. I’ve been back a few times and the dishes I get are consistently great and the food is always piping hot which I love!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary/Birthday combo

m
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pretty good, too pricey however. The service was excellent, the ambiance was same as 20 years ago - is that a good thing?

K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Six months ago we would've recommended Pepino's to our friends because the food was good and the pricing was reasonable.

We were surprised and disappointed that you priced "Big Anthony" as an a la carte item AND charged $10 for a pasta side.

Also, the server wasn't mindful enough to include the sauce that's served over "Big Anthony" in our take home leftover container.

SV
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thanks for the delicious Italian birthday meal! It really hit the spot for our pasta cravings. We had a great time in a cozy environment.

LH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here and was given two sparkling wines to start! That was a thoughtful touch! The food was delicious. We shared the fried calamari, then ordered the spaghetti meatballs and the pesto ricotta gnocchi. For dessert, we had the tiramisu. All were delicious! Service was attentive and amazing! Thank you Pepino’s!

J
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and excellent food. Servings are adequate for big eaters. It is noisy since the restaurant is small and they are always full. However, it is a cosy place with the best Italian food by far.

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

The meatballs spaghetti is overpriced and bad tasted. Will never return 👎🏻👎🏻

EH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Pepino's did not disappoint. The service was wonderful, and the food was incredible. My parents were visiting from Australia, and they were blown away by how delicious their meal was.
The noise level was a little on the higher side for my parents (a little older, and with hearing aids). So, if it's a deep conversation you're looking for (with a hearing impaired person), it's probably not the best option.
Regardless of the noise, the meal and service more than make up for it!

AM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. We started our meal with 2 glasses of complimentary Prosecco to celebrate our anniversary. Then We got a glass of a different wine on the house for having to wait for food, although we hadn’t even complained about the wait. The staff was just on it. They noticed we had been waiting and brought us free wine. They also comped the prix fixe charge on one of our courses due to the wait. It wasn’t even THAT long of a wait. The staff was knowledgeable about the food and wine and the food was excellent. The staff looked us in the eye and made us feel welcome. The portions were appropriately sized. The tables are small and close together so I felt a bit cramped and whenever people at the next table got up to go to the bathroom we had to pick up and move our table just so they didn’t knock over the stuff on our table. The noise level was very loud so we had to speak super loudly to each other. We will definitely be back, as service like that is hard to come by these days!

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Great ambiance although it can get quite loud. Food was great altho a little overpriced. Service was not in line with price point.

JL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always. Staff make it memorable, food speaks for itself - outstanding, and ambience makes you feel like you’re cozy in a grandmothers basement (in the very best way) It really is an amazing overall experience. My go to place to treat myself to a night out, and perfect for bringing people from out of town. A very unique and eclectic experience for all. We love you pepinos!

SB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for holding an order of the burrata for us! Was amazing 😉

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food! On the pricier end but so worth it.

DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food
Fun atmosphere
Great service
Can’t wait to go back

AC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was e cells to. I had a. Classic dish of spaghetti boldness and it was probably the best I ever had. Service was excellent. Thank you Pepinos you will see me again soon.

MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, and loved the ambience. Really cool vibe and it feels like your eating an authentic, home cooked meal.

D
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 5

There are so nice staffs and they recommended menu which were super delicious, but extremely salty...... anyway, everything was good except baby’ shouting.
I was really happy but it was worst day for a child’s noise. I could not concentrate on the conversation with my partner. It was terrible. Oh, and the space between the tables is so tiny (washroom too.) that is really uncomfortable.

AD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and great food. The four course meal is the way to go!

D
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pepinos is truely authentic, food was absolutely delicious, the service was outstanding, my only complaint would be that the noise level was super high, at times it was difficult to hear my partner that was with me but it certainly won't keep us from coming back again- it's one of vancouvers hidden gems!

AG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was simple and fresh and hearty. Loved the whole experience.

JD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always such a great experience and amazing food! Obsessed with the Spicy penne alla vodka!

j
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been to Pepino's a few times, and it never disappoints! We ordered the special lobster pasta, which I thought was phenomenal! Tried the House Salad for the first time, and loved it - will definitely be ordering that again! The Gnocchi is always a hit - like little clouds from heaven! The lamb chops were very good as well - recommended to order with a side of crispy potatoes. We ordered a few desserts for the group - typically I love chocolate mousse, but I could have done without this one - it was very thick - not as light or fluffy as I tend to like mousse. Of course, the Tiramisu is a must - next time I have to order a full one for myself! Overall, this is a great spot. It's a bit difficult to fit a large group (we were a party of 6) and based on the noise levels and type of seating, I couldn't even hear the folks at the other end of the table (literally 2 people away). Not something that can be changed, but something to consider if you're going to be booking a larger party.

G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent friendly service. We will be back for certain.

K
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 1

Tables are too close together we can hear the other tables conversations. We might as well have been sitting on their laps. It's small and noise level with the amt of people in the restaurant was horrible. We had to yell at each other across the table in order to hear each others voices. Would not return.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!

GF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! This is the second time I've been to Pepino's. Both times we had incredible service. The Maitre D both times was so nice. The server the first time showed me how to pick up things with a fork and spoon in one hand after i asked her (hahaha) she was awesome, and obviously very experienced and professional, while still making it feel like a family restaurant.
Our server on Sunday night was great as well, I mean truly wonderful service. She was also experienced and professional while keeping the family feel. She even served us impeccably with a sprained (or broken?) finger! Quick service, great recommendations, great vibe.
We will be back!

RF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great food and huge portions. It's a great experience to dine at Pepino's

DF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the hands down best restaurants in Vancouver. Perfect no nonsense dining. Pepino’s delivers on everything is promises. Delicious food, authentic ambience, great drinks and professional friendly service. A true worthy successor to Nick’s

JM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food. Excellent, efficient friendly service from Austin, Paula and Alex! We’ll be back!

AT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was great, but it was really loud in there.

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