There once was an old woman who lived in a shoe-shaped country. Throughout her long and fulfilling life, she had acquired so many tasty recipes that she knew exactly what to do—she invented Italian food. Celebrate the proverbial flavors of the booted land with today's deal. For $25, you get $50 worth of fine Italian cuisine at Peppino's. This Groupon is valid for dine-in eats at any of the five Orange County locations.
Peppino's menu of family-style portions provides more savory pairings than grandma could shake a slotted spoon at. Ease a land lover into the seafood sampler, composed of halibut, shrimp, scallops, and salmon atop a bed of angel-hair pasta infused with a garlic-basil tomato sauce and a splash of white wine ($21.95), or teach the young ones the true meaning of antipasto with a piled-high salad of salami, capicola, ham, mortadella, provolone, red onions, black olives, tomatoes, pepperoncini, kitchen sinks, roasted peppers, and mixed greens ($9.95).
Some find it easier to read the unabridged menu a few pages at a time, pausing for group review sessions to debate the composition of protagonistic dishes and deconstruct subtextually flavored metaphors. Pasta dishes loaded with various meats, greens, and cheeses range from $9.95–$14.95. Featured carnivorous plates of veal, rib eye, and more range from $17.95–$22.95, and a medley of kids' menu items are served for $5.95–$8.95.
From the roots of the family tree, Peppino's has been branching out in the Orange County area for over 25 years. Each establishment brings its own charm and nuance to a historic tradition. Regardless of which location you choose, you'll find your heart returning to the same familiar place—your stomach. Dine on the terrace with Lake Mission Viejo as your backdrop, or mingle inside in Lake Forest for a casual night out with friends, coworkers, or complete strangers who have excellent taste in restaurants.
Nine Kudzuers give Peppino's Mission Viejo location an average of 4.5 stars. Yelpers like the Peppino's on Irvine Boulevard and the Lake Forest location, giving each 3.5 stars. 85% of Urbanspooners like the Foothill Ranch location, and a Zagat reviewer had this to say about the Lake Forest Peppino's:
- We have enjoyed Peppino's for the last 15 years. We think it is a good quality red sauce, red checkered table cloth Italian. My wife loves the seafood platter...and I'm a sucker for the fried peppers and sausage. – The Old Man, Zagat
- Peppinos is a crowd pleaser. Whenever I have a group of friends or relatives come by on short notice I can alway bring them down to the lake to Peppinos. There is a great lake view if you eat outside and everyone can find something on the menu they love. – Morefun, Kudzu
- same family has been running this place for about 30 years in orange county. You'll usually see the owner in the lake forest restraunt thats his baby i think. Best food you can imagine, just like grandma would make it. – chefjdogg, Urbanspoon