Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar, Havertown

4.7
126 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 126 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
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4.5
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFrederickP
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Owner was our server - he was attentive, kind, welcoming. Filet & seafood was excellent. Potatoes were undercooked but I rarely send items back. If I did - I’m 100% that it would have been fixed. Scallop dish with risotto also superb. Good drinks.

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Carolyn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent, and they couldn't have been nicer. The appetizer was great, and my salmon was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Everything was delicious.

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vipFoodLover
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great dinner at Pepperoncini! Excellent specials as always and the staff is so welcoming!

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BridgetL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with delicious food and drinks. 10/10 would recommend!

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Cows512
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed a lace to get a quick bite to eat after a weekend volleyball tournament. The waitress and bartender were both very personable. Food was great. Will definitely go back again.

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AndrewB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and good food prices were high particulary the wine which was only average

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genef
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar tender and waiter were great. Martini made to perfection. Food hot and excellent.

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AndrewB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner service was great they were very accommodating and we were very happy. We would highly recommend this restaurant do anyone

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LettaE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was decent, but service was slow. Place is very small. No waiting area for patrons, so people stood right by our table.

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vipBillM
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star review for the owner, chef, family and staff. The place was recently remodeled and it has a great atmosphere. A must try for a great night out.

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vipcassie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the staff was extremely friendly . From the time we arrived, drinks were flowing and to the end with homemade deserts.

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Kiki
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Would not go back. My husband sent his food back because it was undercooked. He got it back and it was still undercooked. Waitress took it off the bill but still left a bad impression. Other thing were only 2 desserts offered and no coffee available because the machine was broken. Bad experience all around

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, as always. Shrimp and lobster fra Diablo was cooked to perfection. Pasta is never over or undercooked!

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JojoMa82
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet romantic anniversary dinner out tonight with my handsome hubby... we had the spicy crab aracini, calamari. Chicken parm, double cut lamb, plus beer, desserts, and coffee. Everything was delicious. Staff friendly and courteous. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good portions and food was prepared exceptionally.

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vipBMACT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Delco!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is so friendly and the food is really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and drink around. Tommy the owner is the best chef ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distance adhered to. Great food. Great service

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AndrewB
Philadelphia
9 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
13 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
2 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
77 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
30 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
5 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
30 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
Philadelphia
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
12 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable meal. One of the best Italian restaurants

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Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar, Havertown is rated 4.7 stars by 126 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 bookings at the moment.