Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar, Havertown
Our first visit to Pepperocini . The place a nicely redone and had a friendly socially distanced crowd. When we walked in we were immediately greeted by a server and told her we had a reservation. She told us a table would be ready in a few minutes. Every server who walked by said hello and asked us if we were being helped. You can tell that service is a top priority here.
In a few minutes we had our table and in a minute after sitting were served warm bread and olive oil. I like my olive oil spiced but there was cheese salt and pepper on the table so that helped.
Our server came and introduce herself and welcomed us and asked how we were. So friendly here. She took our drink order two martinis with rocks on the side and delivered them with in minutes. With the rocks which are often missed.
She explained the standard menu and went over the special menu which doubled the number of apps and entres and said I’ll give you a few minutes and I’ll be back. I hate being rushed into and through dinner. There was no rushing here.
When we were ready she came back answered a couple questions and too our orders. I started with the Escarole soup and had veal Ella for dinner. The soup which arrived in a few minutes was different and delicious. Definitely a chefs recipe with heart escarole chocked carrots and potato’s in a creamy butter flavored broth rich but not too heavy. Would love to get the recipe. Served perfectly hot. The veal dish was two large tender veal cutlets nicely breaded and lightly fried in a pomadoro sauce with tomatoes and perfectly spiced. Hot as well. Served over a bed of cavatelli pasta cooked perfectly firm. More than enough for two meals.
My wife had the chopped salad which was large and we shared it a nice crisp salad. She ordered the veal parm for dinner with spaghetti again enough for two. Delicious.
The chef introduced himself and talked about his background.
We will definitely be back.
Went there for an anniversary dinner with my wife...food was OK. Waitress didn’t have much of a personality. Everything was just OK not bad but not memorable. When going out again, Iwould just assume try another place.
High quality restaurant with fabulous food and friendly atmosphere.
Pepperoncini is always terrific! The extensive specials menu that changes each week is fabulous! So nice to have new choices plus the regular menu each time we go! Tommy, the chef, is very creative!
The food is always exceptional at Pepperoncini! I had the lamb chops and they were out of this world!
This place is a true hidden gem. Great menu high quality and perfectly prepared. Great drinks. Will be back for sure!
Great staff and delicious food.
Our food was delicious. We had plenty to bring home for leftovers.
Wonderful meal as usual!
Great meal. Great staff!!
Great place, great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Staff was great and drinks were good. Appetizers were just ok. My entree was good but wife’s shrimp and pasta dish was undercooked (both the shrimp and the pasta) which reall is unacceptable for what they charge.
Great. Enjoyed service. Thanks
Thank you great food and service!
Wow!!! I love this place!!! The food is absolutely phenomenal and the atmosphere is so sleek and modern. It was perfect for a date night. The salmon was the best I’ve ever had and the prices are very fair!
The server we had couldn’t have been nicer. She was so helpful and really gave great recommendations. Tina and Kevin, the bartenders, were so accommodating when we switched to the bar after dinner. Kevin can make one hell of a cocktail!
Over all 10/10. We will DEFINITELY be back again.
We just had apps and drinks but everything was delicious. Staff were kind and courteous.
My husband and I dined here this past Saturday night 6/27. It was our first inside dining in months and it was great to be out!
Service was great, food was great and we felt good about supporting a local business in person again.
Everyone was distancing and all the employees were wearing masks.
Customers wore masks in and then once we were seated took them off.
We were impressed the owner stopped by twice to see how our meal was- we felt appreciated.
We hope to return soon.
I was looking forward to trying this restaurant for our first post-pandemic dinner out, as we had heard such great things. However, even with a confirmed reservation via Open Table, no outside table was avail when we arrived, and the proprietor (who was not wearing a mask) tried to seat us inside(!) where others were dining at tables too close together. Don’t think cooks were wearing masks either, although wait staff was. Would not recommend at present, as State covid guidelines were being ignored. Perfect place to go if you don’t read or watch the news.
Tom and staff always does a great job. We throughly enjoyed dinner tonight.
I think for older people who can’t get up steep steps, have hip or knee problems or use a walker or cane it’s not a good fit. The food is fantastic but tables are really close which makes it uncomfortable I wish they would have gottey a bigger place
Thank you for your candid review. Yes, as you mentioned, our main dining room is up a flight of steps. And we understand that this will limit some guests from enjoying their meal upstairs. We do offer table seating on the first floor and we will make every attempt to provide guests with comfortable seating in this area should they not be able to dine upstairs. We are delighted you found the food and service to be at the 5 star level! We hope you will return.
Great spot. Ask to be seated upstairs if you want to be able to hear your guests.
Herb crusted salmon was delicious
The only complaint we had was that the Chicken Milanese was a little dry and we did not realize it was deep fried......but the greens and dressing made up for some of it.
The dining room is very tight and noisy. To many menus it was confusing. Prices are high and the food was average. They blew a fuse and could not make another cappuccino. Servers also seemed confused.
Thank you for your candid review. Please know that we acknowledge the critiques that we receive and consider how we might be able to improve in the commented areas. Regarding the number of menus, management is aware that the number of menus that are presented can be confusing and is currently taking steps to order menu cases to improve our guests' experience.
Good local restaurant and the food was great
Prices were average
Thank you for the 5 star rating! We hope you will add us to your list of favorite restaurants in Havertown and visit us often.
Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife. Very casual/ friendly atmosphere. Service was ver good and the food was brought to our table in a timely manner and was very tasty. The menu was limited for the holiday but plenty to choose from. A nice spot to bring a date.
We made a reservation through Open Table, but the host was unable to seat us when we arrived. We went to the bar for a drink and he told us her would come back when the table was ready. He never returned. We ended up eating at the bar, which was ok, but we had to witness the couple next to us get seated at a table while we were passed over. If you’re not going to honor the Open Table reservations, please do not use the service. The food was good, but that experience left a bad taste in my mouth.
Thanks for providing a great meal we could share with friends!
My husband and I go out to dinner after church.
Dinner was great. Looking forward for the next time.
The food was outstanding. Prime pork chop with gorgonzola was amazing! Great find.
Food was delicious and service was excellent. We had been to their prior location but we really like this better.
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of our restaurant. You made our day! And we are happy to hear you like our new place. Being a small restaurant, most of our guests are referred to us by existing guests. Here's hoping you visit us again. And please bring friends and family!
Great!!! Fun bar atmosphere! Excellent service! Colleen great server!
Parking is tough was told we would be towed in the lot attached. Ordered chicken chicken Milanese. The cutlet was breaded, fried and dry with arugula and olives on top. Not what I expected and not good.
Table seating area and table surface area are both very crowded. Server was great, bus-person needs training to not clear one diner’s plate while other is still eating. Drinks menu, beer and wine selections were very good; menu was good, specials seemed good but all seemed spicy.
Jackie our sever was excellent.
Food was excellent as was the service. Loved the owner going table to table to speak with guests
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. Our staff will be pleased to learn of your comments regarding the food and service. I will make sure the owner knows his visits to the tables are appreciated. We look forward to serving you again.
Food was DELICIOUS. And our waitress was great Can’t remember her name but I really liked her
Thank you for your review. We hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have.
Perfect place to celebrate an early New Year's Eve! Loved every employee we met, they all seemed dedicated to making it a pleasant experience. The food was wonderful, and the atmosphere is relaxed/contemporary.
Thank you Lori for such a wonderful review! We take pride in giving outstanding service to every customer and we're so appreciative to receive your compliments. We hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have.
Small neighborhood bar/restaurant with excellent food, good service, and owner on hand to take care of any problems that need to be addressed
Hi Jim, thanks for taking the time to share your opinion of our restaurant with others on this forum. Please be sure to check out our website if you would like to see the dinner specials before coming in. The chef/owner creates a new "specials menu" each week which we post online on Thursday or Friday. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks again for your review.
Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar, Havertown is rated 4.5 stars by 85 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.