Pepino's Spaghetti House

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Italian
Welcome to Pepino's, the house that spaghetti built!
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is like a fine-r dining take on Italian comfort classics - best fettuccine Alfredo I have ever had. Service attentive, kind, and fun despite a very busy room.

It is loud. So just raise your voice and join the fun. Close to finer dining but the price point and atmosphere is accessible.

r
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Paula was a great server and her recommendations were spot on. Amazing food with attentive service. My girlfriend loved her birthday dinner here. Thanks again!

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went above and beyond to make our visit and unforgettable experience and cherished memory. We cannot remember our servers name, but if you can figure out who it was based on this reservation - she deserves accolades and recognition for outstanding service!! We cannot wait for our next trip to the mainland and will definitely be stopping by.

RJ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very pleasant update on Nick's original menu. The spot is hopping and very loud so be prepared. We were fortunate that the host was able to move us to a bit of a quieter spot.

C
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed dining at Pepino’s & food was very good. Dishes were well prepared & cooked perfectly. Service was excellent. Restaurant is small & has an energetic vibe.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Maybe my expectation was too high. It was just an average Italian restaurant that nothing was impressive. I liked that food was served quick. I don’t think I will go back for Italian food craving.

MR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pepinos never disappoints, great food & friendly service. The 3 of us split the dinner for 2, & we still had leftovers. We opted for Fresh Mozzarella & tomato salad. Sooo good! Roasting the tomato is absolutely brilliant, especially this time of year when fresh tomatoes just aren’t great. We also had the Spaghetti & Meatballs (that sugo is especially delicious), Chicken Picatta, Zucchini Parmesan. All really good, followed by the daily dessert which was a chocolate pudding. Can’t wait to go back & have it all again.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service. Will be back

J
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always love coming to this restaurant for dinner. The food is great and so are the portions. The servers are friendly and efficient. Nice atmosphere even though a bit noisy. Great for celebrating a special occasion.

RK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were friendly and had added little touches which made the birthday that much more special.
The food was phenomenal too!

B
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Any other great dinner at a Pepinos. Alex and Paula provided excellent service and the food was outstanding and portions generous. Don’t miss dining at Pepinos.

HT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

With family

KN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took my mom and sister for their birthdays and we were treated to the best tiramisu we have ever had - so much delicious marscarpone cheese! Our server was helpful, fun, and all servers were attentive and friendly. Short rib pappardelle and lobster fettucine specials were delicious and the housemade noodles tender but perfectly al dente. My family were patrons of the old Nick's spaghetti house and the owners of Pepino's managed to maintain the character and warmth of Nick's. Will definitely come back!

D
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Did not appreciate dinners coming at different times

G
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely would recommend it to anyone who wants Italian food! Loved their pastas!

SO
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience!! The spicy penne with meatballs and fried olives was perfect.

CG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been advised by friends that Pepinos is a really good family restaurant and jokes aside I felt really good dining there. The staff is bery attentive, the food comes quick and taste home made. I love the fact that they had sparkling red wine as many places dont. They are open late and took me in 10pm without rushing so that was very nice of them. Even though I ordered tasting menu which is longer. I recommend their cheesecake, veal and ricotta pasta. The calamari just nothing special but the other dishes were really nice. I would go there again.

IM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pepino’s was such a fun, unfussy experience. The food was really the highlight- all your favorite Italian-Canadian retro classics, but elevated with the freshest ingredients. Only minor disappointments were a wait for the meat course and the overall noise level. Would highly recommend overall, however.

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favourite go-to place when we have company.

PF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food, the flavours, and service were excellent. However, I was incredibly disappointed our pasta portions were significantly smaller than the pasta portions that were served at tables around it. I left the restaurant feeling slightly hungry and unsatisfied. We ordered the lobster pasta special and the Fettuccine mushrooms which were significantly smaller in portion sizes then their Spaghetti meatballs Linguine dishes.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I had the most awful experience at Pepino’s Spaghetti House. It was my first time and I had booked a week in advance for 4 (my family) the waitress whom served us had orange hair and was beyond rude and had a huge attitude the entire dining experience. I was so in shock how someone could treat her own table so poor. It all started when we asked to change our drink? We got the aperol spritz and it tasted like water and she wasn’t OK with the fact that we didn’t like it at all. We wanted to switch for another drink and had zero problem paying for what we ordered. She also started talking bad about us infront of us to another waiter (he was Chinese) I can’t believe that’s how I was treated in a restaurant in my own city? Sooo unprofessional. Will be contacting the managers. And no I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone due to the service? If the food is great but the service is absolutely awful what’s the point

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was spectacular - we ordered the Diner for Two along with the optional wine pairing and would highly recommend. Server was friendly and made great suggestions. Tiramisu was scrumptious! Only side note, gets quite loud when restaurant is busy, which made our own conversations a bit difficult to hear. Besides that, we would definitely return!

C
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit, and we were just as thrilled as the first time. Food was outstanding, the service was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is charming without veering too far into kitschy.

TR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Love love love the food, atmosphere & staff. Thank u again Romano for your understanding & generosity ! You are amazing. 😘🍷

FT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family-friendly, homey Italian restaurant with delicious dishes.

AC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I ordered the Spaghetti and Meat Balls and found it extremely salty! I’ve ordered this dish several time before and it is not like it used to be.

k
Vancouver
96 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommend the cannelloni! We also ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and a side of mushrooms. Both were delicious too!

PD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they had champagne for us as soon as we got there. It was a great experience.

AT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal. I had indicated in my booking this was for a birthday, and they mentioned it when we got seated, there was a birthday card on the table, and we also got complimentary dessert!

Food was delicious, although a little pricey for some of the dishes.

AF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I tried out Pepino’s for our 2 year anniversary, and we were very pleased with every part of this place! They even gifted us with bubbles for our Anniversary which was really nice. We got two pastas(Spaghetti and Meatballs/Linguine w/ clams, BOTH must try’s!!!), and the calamari which was good as well! Only thing was that it was a bit noisy due to it being so busy there, but the food and service made up for that 😊 we’ll definitely be back soon!

VJ
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, prompt without being pushy. Food was very good. On the loud side, was difficult to have a conversation.

JF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was simple but good quality. Room was SO loud I could barely wait to leave, but it took 25 min to get the bill.

R
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Portions are large and the food is authentic. The ambiance was lively which made conversation difficult unless you to each other loudly but it still felt cozy. Service was great and the food arrived in a timely fashion. The server was excellent. She made great recommendations and the tiramisu was a great way to finish an excellent meal.

OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent-never without s glass of water,,dishes removed expediently. Authentic Italian atmosphere & food yummy!

KW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible time on Saturday. The lobster pasta special was particularly delicious.

RS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

If your Italian , Stay away food was horrible I have had better Italian food at a non Italian restaurant .
prices are not worth portion size or quality .

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I did not enjoy the food or atmosphere at this restaurant. It was high priced for what it is.
Also, it is very noisy.

s
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Getting sparkling water on the house was very welcomed! The complementary bread and butter is also very much appreciated, though it would be great if the bread was toasted, or at least warm. Food was good, though we found the Alfredo to be overly cheesy. These were just some personal thoughts. Overall great experience.

JY
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We ordered the Dinner for 2 (all server recommendations: Avocado Salad, Spicy Penne, Pork Chop and Tiramisu), and it was great. We really enjoyed the Avocado Salad and Tiramisu very much (best two dishes of the four). The Penne tasted homemade, which was good, but also felt like something we could have made at home. Pork Chop was tasty and large - definitely made us full. Overall service was also fantastic; however, it's super loud inside (likely due to older construct, so sound literally stays in the room). I would recommend Pepino's and hope to be back to try some of the other dishes (.... or to simply just order that Tiramisu again! :))

BT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great - do the two diner special - excellent value. Noise level however was hard to have conversations.