Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar, Havertown

4.6
185 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar, Havertown. This delicious slice of Italy right in the heart of Havertown offers just the right combination of flavor, function and fun to make it a smart choice for any and every occasion. Chef/owner Tommy DeFruscio will spend as much time chatting and taking care of you as he will making sure you're well fed. That's just the way he likes to operate, and the reason why this restaurateur has garnered such a loyal following. Walking through the door, you'll immediately smell the unmistakable aroma of steak, veal, chicken, meatballs and marinara sauce that has been simmering for hours. You'll also find succulent appetizers, side dishes, and desserts just as alluring. This is a "family" that looks forward to seeing you, feeding you, sharing a laugh and a glass of wine.
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Steve
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Very good service. Loved the pork chop.

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vipjchrosto
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Tommy never disappoints. From unique preparations to old classics everything is prepared with care and a little imagination.

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LizG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food/drinks and wonderful service! Highly recommend.

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DjPjG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff was great- food was delicious and drinks were great

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NatalieN
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Amazing food and customer service that was on point in a time when good service does not seem to matter to many. Will definitely be back!

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Lisa
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, servings were large, service was excellent. We had a great experience.

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NAncyO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place. The food was amazing and the staff was excellent. I would definitely recommend trying this restaurant.

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KIMBERLYWARD167
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING from start to finish. The staff is by far the most attentive and personable crew I have EVER experienced. It is truly a family atmosphere making it hard to leave and can’t wait to come back. The food prices are reasonable, with the quality of a 5 star restaurant. We found this place through OpenTable as a last minute choice, and WOW! It far exceeded all expectations!
Once we had the apps, we knew we made the absolute right choice!
Then the entrees came…
I had the Flounder Franscaise; amazing flavor light and filling…need this in my life weekly for the rest of my life.
My mother in law had the Angus Filet- talk about MELT IN YOUR MOUTH! Enough said on that!!!
My husband had the Chicken Napolitano with Spaghetti, great substitute for chicken parmigiana. Flavor through the roof!

Cappuccino cheesecake is a must have!!

The owner/chef stopped by the table to ensure we were satisfied with the meal, which added that special touch to an already perfect meal and experience!

Thank you Pepperoncini! You have a fan and customer for life!

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Lisa
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed with the food or our service at Pepperoncini. It was another great meal and fantastic service from Nancy. We highly recommend Pepperoncini.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Filet, Waitress's attentive

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vipEllen
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

A lot of drama going on with the chef and it was shared with us.
Wait staff spent a lot of time talking and huddled together.
Food was ok.
Not in a hurry to go back.

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vipGaga
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipSandyO
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My husband and I came for my birthday on 12/17. There was an event upstairs so we sat at a high top table and it was very chilly by the door. The food was ok but not a lot of options. My husband loved the pork chop and it was tender. It’s nice that it’s a byow. Our service was excellent.

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vipBHVisitor
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, staff accommodating. Was surprised that wait staff didn’t wear masks.

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DK40
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Not at all crowded. Seated upstairs. Floor is out of level and the whole room slopes. Clams pepperoncini were good. Calamari was under cooked. Both the veal chop and pork chop were tender and tasty. No vegetables served with either. Although waitress never introduced herself she was very attentive.

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vipGina
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu & specials! The Sunday sauce was awesome (I really enjoyed the red sauce, meatballs & sausage). Service is also exceptional. We look forward to our next dining experience.

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vipMIKE
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual! We are regulars (every Sunday) and the food and service is always great. Couldn't ask for a better local restaurant with variety, friendliness and great service.
We are lucky to have found Pepperocini!

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vipGina
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and specials. The food was outstanding food and service was exceptional! We look forward to returning soon for the Sunday sauce. BYOW was also a nice option.

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MarcM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Sunday special meal. Really attentive staff. Would travel again to have another meal there!!

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vipBobS811
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food again at Pepperocini in Havertown. Make sure you get a res this place fills up for good reason.

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vipMikeH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pepperoncini has phenomenal food and the service nothing short of excellent. The specials menu offers new delicious options every week. I highly recommend it!!

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vipJohnD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with friends and each of us raves about our dinners. Fresh, hot and delicious!

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KimT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, great espresso martinis and good atmosphere

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vipSandyO
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

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vipFoodLover
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific meal at Pepperoncini Saturday night! The restaurant was energetic and has great TV's in the downstairs area for watching college football! What a great spot!!

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NicoleA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing!! Some may find it pricey, but it’s totally worth it and you get what you pay for! Great portion sizes! I got 2 dinners out of what I ordered. Amazing.

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Katie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic, and Nancy our server was amazing! Thank you:)

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vipSandyO
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are awesome!

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vipFoodLover
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another excellent dinner Friday night at Pepperoncini! We had the wonderful roasted pear appetizer as well as the always delicious calamari. The pumpkin raviolis and the red snapper in parchment paper were both fabulous too!

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vipFeelingood2
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drinks! Definitely on our repeat list!

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vipSandyO
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy with food. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tommy and his team always deliver a wonderful meal and fun evening!!

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AndrewB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was adequate but not as good as it had been in the past

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Sally
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was very good and friendly and food pretty good except that my Bronzino was over cooked, too dry. The other thing with an Italian restaurant is good crusty bread and theirs was soft. The red sauce was outstanding in the clams and a better bread would have topped it off!

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vipMikeH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food. Period.

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PamK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for a girls night. The food was excellent. My friend and I had veal parm
and my other friends had Veal malese. Both dishes were excellent. I would recommend Pepperonci

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vipDAGg
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant serves delicious food, ample drinks and has fantastic servers and staff. The only thing lacking is ambiance, but it has everything else. We had a lovely evening here.

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, helpful staff, great value. Go and enjoy!

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Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar, Havertown is rated 4.6 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.