Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar, Havertown

4.6
105 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.
What 105 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndrewB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was GREAT The service was exquisite we had a fine list of wine and beers and we’re very attentive

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KathyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food was great and the service was excellent.

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jjwalsh2
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food and service were fantastic. Even in these crazy Covid times we felt 100% safe. They did not rush us at all which was nice. We will be back soon.

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5150vhtime
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was outstanding!
We had braised short ribs and salmon.
All personnel were very inviting and treated us with an excellent tasty dinner.
Great service!

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davec
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Appetizers we delicious. Dinner was pretty good for the price. Veal over cooked. Pasta very good. Our server was very nice and attentive.

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GerryC
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, the service was very good. The people were very friendly. Especially Steve.

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vipGeorgeC
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the food, service, and prices. Restricted to first floor so it was a bar scene- rather had been in a quieter area. Wonderful place to dine.

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Js4d
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great considering we are still dealing with COVID

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service, and a small intimate atmosphere. Loved it and will definitely be going back!

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vipFoodLover
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Pepperoncini! It is so nice the TV's are back in the downstairs area. It is a great place to watch a sporting event and have an excellent meal! The food was terrific as always!

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KristinG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful, as always. We have loved every meal we've ever had at Pepperoncini. A fantastic local gem.

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DanaE
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! I had the Lobster Fra Diablo with Pappadelle on special. It was spicy, fresh and delicious. Denise and Colleen provided excellent tag-team service. I can't wait to go back!!!

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PatriciaS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ordered the lamb chops and asked for them to be grilled without anything on them. They were absolutely scrumptuous! And so large that I had to take 2 of them home.

We also ordered the calamari which was cooked just right!

Highly recommend!

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HarryW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food but limited menu the service was excellent and friendly

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StevenY
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinnner was fantastic, best pork chop I have ever had!!!!!

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vipColonel
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food is very good. Food is the reason to go. Since it is a narrow restaurant, too much noise from the take out orders. Front becomes difficult due to diners, people waiting for their order and staff coming from kitchen. Go early and enjoy the food, especially, the specials. Great pork chop, bone in veal chop etc.

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vipFoodLover
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love Chef Tommy’s menu and the always changing specials!! Our go to spot in Havertown!!

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KimG
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and wine. A little pricey but tasty.

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vipJenniferL
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome local restaurant with top notch food and friendly staff who make you feel right at home. Get the mussels!

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JoeC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable meal. One of the best Italian restaurants

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vipBobS811
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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.

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LizN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High quality restaurant with fabulous food and friendly atmosphere.

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vipFoodLover
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always exceptional at Pepperoncini! I had the lamb chops and they were out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This place is a true hidden gem. Great menu high quality and perfectly prepared. Great drinks. Will be back for sure!

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vipDaneenD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and delicious food.

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havertowndeb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was delicious. We had plenty to bring home for leftovers.

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rainbow
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Great staff!!

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MatthiasK
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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MitchellT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Enjoyed service. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you great food and service!

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vipNikki
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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MG76
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We just had apps and drinks but everything was delicious. Staff were kind and courteous.

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ElizabethA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipMila8it
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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.

JM
vipJimM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tom and staff always does a great job. We throughly enjoyed dinner tonight.

FAQs

Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar, Havertown is rated 4.6 stars by 105 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.