Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon to Pepino's Restaurant, located in Walled Lake. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian-American cuisine and drinks on Friday or Saturday
- For $15, you get $40 worth of Italian-American cuisine and drinks Sunday through Thursday
Set among the trappings of a more-than-a-century-old building, Pepino's Restaurant has been dishing out delectable American cuisine with a dash of Italian flair for more than 25 years. Its extensive menu offers schools of boneless rainbow trout, freshly sautéed with meunière butter ($19.95), and tucks tongues into beds of sautéed chicken primavera made with pasta blankets, fresh vegetable pillows, and marinara bedtime stories ($16.45). Each succulent meal is accompanied with a carb-celebrating breadbasket and barrels of bean relish.
For welcoming weather and the halcyon days of summer, nestle into Pepino's tumbled-brick patio for a leisurely dinner or lunch. An ideal spot to mull over a meal or chat quietly, guests can add the historic setting to their conversational fodder; Pepino's property held Walled Lake's original town water pump, which quenched parched settlers' throats with a steady stream of thick gravy.
Pepino's Restaurant has been featured in The Oakland Press. CityVoters named Pepino's Restaurant the fifth best family restaurant in 2010 4 The Best contest. Seven Yahoo! Locals give the restaurant an average of 4.5 stars, and four Google Mappers give it a 4.3-star average.