Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar, Havertown
I really enjoyed dining at Pepperoncini. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and worked hard to make sure I had a great dining experience. I will definitely be back.
Everything was very mediocre, except the service. They couldn't do enough to please us. Changed our table when one from our party couldn't walk the steps. The parking situation wasn't too good either.
Recently went to the new Pepperoncini location on Eagle Rd in Havertown. While same good food and service as prior location, the stairs up to the second floor are prohibiting if you were to take an older person here for dinner. Steps are narrow with patrons and wait staff running up and down .
Fish of fish special was inedible. Over cooked and rubbery.
Was a fan of previous and looked forward to this new place, it was disappointing.
Excellent food. I have the Short rib on pasta. Excellent. Also the Ricotta app was amazing. Also, service-wise the Restaurant is run by people who care about your experience. I called ahead, not knowing the layout and explained that my mother could not go up the stairs in the upper dining room. The guy said, don't worry about it, we'll accommodate you. We came in and the downstairs which is usually high tops...they moved low top tables for my party. They just went over and above.
Most delicious chicken Parmesan ever!!! The sauce was off the charts incredible.
Service was fantastic.
Great food and friendly service!! They also have an awesome happy hour that we enjoyed before our dinner.
Karen was a fantastic waitress, great food, friendly staff all around. Our new Friday might spot.
The newly renovated space at Havertown Pepperoncini is beautiful! The bar downstairs is light, airy and pristine. Plenty of room to enjoy a drink and some light food.
Upstairs, the newly decorated dining room is warm and welcoming.
Our waitress was friendly and knew the menu well. She was kind enough to give us her thoughts on the varied menu items. ( it was hard to pick from the amazing daily specials!).
Everything we ordered was sooo good. Especially, the bone in pork chop over broccoli rabe. Even her suggestion to try the home made ricotta cheesecake with raspberries was huge! So good. Great selection of beers and wine.
Great date night. Felt like we were in an authentic Italian restaurant in South Philly. But, didn’t need to travel!
Prices too high portions too small. Nice place. But to much for entrees
Excellent food, excellent service!
Not sure we would go back. Ate upstairs. Food and service was good. Very noisy and felt lots of hustle bustle going on. Servers were wisking by, and running up and down stairs for drinks. Was hard to enjoy dining experience with all the movement around the tables. Also, felt the stairs were a bit too steep. In fact, two individuals fell on their way down the stairs.
Had a wonderful dinner for our first time at Pepperoncini’s. It was a warm and welcoming place with a great menu. We loved our dinner and the butter cake dessert was delicious. We found out a family member makes all the desserts. The place seemed like a family run restaurant that was friendly and fun! Will definitely revisit to try more of the entrees on the menu.
We recently went to Pepperoncini to celebrate our Grandmother’s 96th Birthday. The staff was incredibly accommodating and worked to ensure she had a great celebration. Everyone in the bar area even sang to her. Nice ambiance and great food. Truly a gem!
While the food was good, the new place has little to no ambience. Wine choices are extremely limited. Was much better as a BYOB. Don't park in the Domino's Parking lot - if you get towed it will cost you $350 to get your car back. Not sure that I will go back.
Too noisy; cramped table; food pretty good but priced moderate to high side; very nice waitress; new setting focused more on the bar scene than on finer dining; bar probably more profitable than the previous BYOB policy; we'll look for another spot nearby
Newly renovated and they did a nice job. Very noisy and tight seating. Service was better from a second waitress that helped the original, that being said it was nice that they help each other out. Food was very good. Will probably return in a less busy night.
The food was very good. Most of my other comments might pertain solely to me and not the target audience the restaurant is trying to attract. However, I do believe that most people would agree that the noise level is extremely high.
After we climbed the 15 to 20 steps to get to the dining room and were seated by the hostess, there was a 15 minute wait before we were acknowledged by the waitress. She was aware that we had been waiting and apologized, so she gets points for that and we're good.
When I asked what beers they had on tap, she began with a list that didn't interest me, so I interrupted her and asked for a specific popular regional brand and she replied that they only had IPAs on tap and did not even offer the requested brand in bottles.
When ordering our entrees, I asked if I could substitute French fries for the pasta options that accompanied my Veal Parmigiana. I was told that they did not have French Fries (obviously a choice the restauranteur is free to make).
Other than the noise, the ambience was okay; nothing special, unless you want to count the view I had of the bathroom when both guests and employees left the door open more than necessary when they were leaving.
Overall, it was a nice, friendly, local restaurant. Both of my companions saw people that they knew. I'm sure it will do quite well without me.
The food was INCREDIBLE!
Love the new appearance and the food was great. The noise level was a little loud. We were a round table of six & could not hear all the conversations.
However all in all, I would definitely recommend this to friends & will definitely return again.
The food was great.
Our server was very nice.
The noise level was distracting and so loud,
The parking warning is a bit worrisome.
I miss the old Pepperoncini!
I was a frequent diner at the old Pepperoncini location and was looking forward to the new location. I came away disappointed. The menu is not as extensive. The food was not as good especially since it was not served very hot (temperature). Since it is a new venue, maybe they have to work out some of the kinks. It was noiser, and for older diners, walking up the stairs maybe problematic. I'll give it another try but not in the near future.
Wife and I split a salad and a filet special, our 3yr old son had a small pasta w/ butter. Over $100 was a bit steep. We each had a glass of wine.
Unfortunately they do not have their act together yet. We ordered two salads with grilled salmon without dressing. Both came out soaked in dressing. Sent back. Got two new salads, same salmon, but missing half the ingredients listed on the menu. Asked about it and was brought a tiny plate of extras. Each have one glass of house wine and the bill was $60 before the tip. I liked it better in the old BYOB location. They still have the same pricey dinners ($30+), but now you have to pay for the alcohol. Definitely not worth it. Won’t be going back.
Overall great place. The appetizers were spot on. Only one comment - Italian restaurant and ordered pasta on a Monday night and the pasta was overcooked quite a bit? Keep an eye on the basics. Everything else we ordered was great. Recommend for for good casual dining -- can be a little pricey.
Food was great and service was excellent. Can’t say enough about our waitress Nancy.
First time here - just opened in a new location. They did a great job with the decor. First floor is very small and they have a dining room upstairs. The dining room was VERY loud so we sat downstairs. The service was slow. There was only one waitress. She apologized multiple times and they gave us a complimentary glass of wine. That was very much appreciated.
The food was good. My partner had crab and shrimp ravioli and I had eggplant. Both were delicious. My only complaint is that the pasta and sauce tasted like San Giorgio rigatoni with Ragu. At any Italian restaurant, I expect homemade pasta with a fresh marinara. If it was homemade, I didn’t care for it. Not sure I would go back, but I would recommend that others give it a try.