Pepino's Spaghetti House

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311 reviews
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Welcome to Pepino's, the house that spaghetti built!
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k
Vancouver
92 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such an adorable neighbourhood gem!! It really felt like I stepped into a cutie spot in Italy (brings me right back to my adventures in Europe). The pasta here were so so delicious. We ordered the lobster fettuccine (they only make approx 5 a day) - we actually called early to pre-order it. We also ordered the Spinach and ricotta cannelloni as well as the fettuccine Alfredo and mushrooms. The place was packed on a Saturday evening so I’d definitely recommend making a reservation. To top it off, we ordered the tiramisu which was so creamy — we shared it between 3 people and it was a good amount since it was so creamy.

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S
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been before so picked Pepinos knowing it wouldn’t disappoint! The must haves-avocado salad, spaghetti and meatballs, and gnocchi and our amazing server! My husband ordered late and he took it in stride and we knew his would arrive after we ate but No surprise that the sablefish was worth the wait. Tiramisu and birthday cheesecake and lattes rounded out my perfect birthday meal!

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D
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

As much as i love the room, i just don't think the quality of the food is worth the price. There are too many other restaurants that i go to with better quality food for even or less money. Although I do love the Prime Rib, but unfortunately that isn't always available.

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C
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was fairly good especially the service. However, the restaurant has a low ceiling and was extremely noisy.

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f
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reminds me of home. So good. Meatballs were perfect!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time! The service was great, complimentary dessert and champagne for the birthday girl! Friendly servers, delicious food and good value! W

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h
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was good. We ordered the dinner for 2...the Oyster Rockefeller and calamari to start. Both simply plated and small but tasty. The spaghetti bolognese was very meaty and had either a slight creaminess or cheesiness- not very tomato-y or acidic (yummy). The sablefish was buttery and perfectly cooked. The cheesy cauliflower side dish was just ok - the taste didn’t stand out in and sort of way any we didn’t even eat half but probably because we were so full and needed to save room for dessert. The tiramisu is huge and comes in parfait glass. Lots of custardy-pudding-like cream - maybe too much cream but still pretty good. We enjoyed our meal overall.

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TF
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Would have given my experience a 5/5 but some of the smaller details were a bit off -- the bread and whipped butter that we usually look forward to was swapped out for butter balls, and our meals didn't come out together. We had to wait about 5 minutes before our table of five all had our entres.

Still love coming to Pepino's -- been there about 6-7 times!

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JA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Vibe, We felt like we were sitting in the restaurant from the HBO series The Sopranos!

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was excellent about the evening with the exception that we could tell they wanted to flip our table to get another seating in. They didn’t come right out and say it like they did the last time we were there, but it was obvious in their mannerisms. Our server was nevertheless amazing, the service was great and the food was delicious. It’s a busy restaurant so if you’re wanting to find a place to have a nice dinner and relax and visit with a friend,for the evening, this is probably not the best choice

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WL
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing! We really enjoyed our dinner there celebrating our wedding anniversary!

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A
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

If you like basic Italian fare with some interesting menu items then Pepinos is a place you should try. We found it a bit on the pricey side for spagetti with sauce or meatballs but very tastey just the same. The service was great and the restaurant has a neat ambience. Glad to have it in the 'hood and we will go back.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As my kids said to me, it wasn't good... IT WAS AMAZING.

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LW
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating a birthday! Customer service was great!
Great food.

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EA
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A bustling room, solid Italian with friendly service. If anything it suffers from comparison to its sister restaurant Savio Volpe (with which there is no comparison in Vancouver, so slightly unfair). You won't be disappointed unless you were expecting Savio Volpe II.

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DC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Solid value, enjoyable, old school in a great way. Would go back and have already recommended it to a few people.

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m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always delicious and fun- with great service! A surprise for our friend’s Birthday - she is from an Italian family- a big hit!

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L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Came here with hubby and a close friend for dinner on a Saturday night. We ordered quite a bit of food to share and overall, we all really enjoyed them, especially the spaghetti meatballs and tiramisu. Our waitress (Elise), however, was very cold, rude, and didn’t really attend to us.
I had asked for hot water and my husband sparkling water upon arrival, when she brought over the sparkling water, she’d forgotten about my hot water. She then came again to take our food orders and she asked if we wanted anything else to drink, I reminded her I’m still waiting for my hot water, to which she replied coldly, “it needs to be boiled so it will be a while.”
Then our pastas came, she never came to check up on us or offer extra pepper or parmesan cheese like she did with ALL the tables around us. Our water glasses were never topped off once they’ve be emptied, but she was constantly going around to add water for the other tables. Seeing the differentiated treatment did not make our dinning experience a pleasant one for sure.
Will have to reconsider about coming back to this place in the future; food is great, but service wise, not up to par.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and atmosphere...just a little noisy. It's a small and cozy place, with a low ceiling. There happened to be a few larger very loud groups while we were there so that may have contributed to our experience.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Great service! We ordered penne ala vodka and chicken picatta. It was both delicious!

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!

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C
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food matched with first-class service. Our server, Ariel, was top notch, and so was every member of the crew at Pepino's. The kitchen treated us with dessert on the house on account of our anniversary. Thrilled with the experience, 11/10 would recommend.

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O
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the whole experience. Tables were kind of cramped and it was very loud but the ambiance and staff were all great.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Table was spaced uncomfortablely close to the door and service areas. Felt poorly placed, reduced overall quality of the experience.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Need some new decor. Love the food and service. Too dark and dingy

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K
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Excellent Food. Fantastic tomato sauce. Tight and noisy ambience, difficult to talk and to listen to the servers.

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DS
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were fantastic. However, the noise level was such that it took away from our experience.

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

Really great food and overall experience!
Thank you so much

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

So much fun! Place where you can create beautiful memories!

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WL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and delicious food. Restaurant is super cozy and our server was awesome!

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CS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our waitress was extremely aggressive and rude.
In general, staff seemed unhappy and unfriendly.
We booked it for a birthday, and that wasn’t even acknowledged.
Very disappointing.

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K
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service and atmosphere were charming and the food was excellent.

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OT
Singapore
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

everything was lovely! celebrated our 15th Anniversary. 💛

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Paula provided excellent service with a sense of humour and made good suggestions.
The food was very good and the servings were large (we all took doggie bags home).
The cheesecake was scrumptious. The oysters & clams were local BC.
The atmosphere is intimate, but a bit too intimate, as the tables are very close together.

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FH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

a little pricy for what you get and how they present the food

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P
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Almost made us weep. Thanks for a great fifth anniversary dinner!

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r
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Pepino's delivers what it promises in both food and atmosphere. No complaints there--we knew what to expect and chose the restaurant for that reason. The food was very tasty, generous portions, moderately priced. The staff did seem overwhelmed at times--can hardly blame them. Do you need more people or people more capable of handling the high energy requirements? No question, superior servers are hard to find--and to keep. Keep up the good work. We'll try you again in a while.

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FB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Excellent food and very friendly service. Problem was overcrowding (tables WAY too close together) and very LOUD continuous noise due to so many people packed into small space. Literally eating elbow to elbow with people at next table. The pasta was super well done and very yummy, but eating experience hampered by noise - conversation difficult and hard time hearing waitress. Go for the food but not for an intimate dining experience. Bit pricy, but generous portions.

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RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fresh ingredients, lovely flavours. Great food and service. A little loud but if dining with a few people you’re able to enjoy. If only two you might find it a bit loud.

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EV
Vancouver
62 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed a late dinner here on Friday night. Had the avocado house salad and linguine with clams and the roasted chicken. Food was delicious. Wine was good. Tables are quite close together as the venue is smaller in size. At times it was difficult to have a conversation due to the loud noise level. Overall, it is a quaint restaurant with great food and very knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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