Pepino's Spaghetti House

4.6
973 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian


Welcome to Pepino's, the House that Spaghetti Built!

Under orders from the Province of BC Health Minister, patrons of restaurants will soon be required to provide Proof of Vaccination upon entry. Guests between 12-19 years of age will be required to provide a digital or paper proof stating vaccine status and guests 19+ will also be required to provide a piece of valid government-issued photo ID.

From September 13th-October 23rd, guests will need to be partially vaccinated (one dose) to enter the restaurant; after October 24th, guests will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses).

Please refer to the official website for the Province of BC for specific Proof of Vaccination requirements.

That said, we are happy to offer take out for those unable to provide the mandated documentation.

We appreciate your loyalty and ongoing support and are committed to keeping folks as safe as possible.

We look forward to breaking bread with you!

Support Pepino's Spaghetti House during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 973 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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Mfpr
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It was good but not outstanding like I expected considering how hard it was to get a reservation. I also thought the dishes were overpriced aside from the happy hour salad. I wouldn’t go back.

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Rockyrewind64
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful server, excellent food, delicious cocktails and wine! Lovely warm atmosphere. Great evening was had by all!

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J123
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Quite disappointing. The clams didn't taste fresh, and the sediments were still there. Also, shouldn't you be advising your customers that you guys don't sell regular pops? Like I ordered coke and got this terrible tasting all natural cola that I would never even want to see again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brought my young family for dinner and everything was delicious. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended

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JoeA
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, excellent service. This place never disappoints me.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service in general was fantastic, but a special shout-out goes to our main server, Emily. She was *extremely* patient with us, and was very pleasant and helpful. She was attentive and kind, and made our night special. Hats off to you!

The food was very good and the ambience was very nice for a mixed group. Lots of options for different tastes, so a family can come and everyone at the table can be happy with their options - which is exactly why we picked this spot for a small birthday dinner, and gladly it paid off.

Food is rich and delicious, portions are large and we had plenty of leftovers. Good food, good drinks, fantastic service - what more can you ask for?

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JeanG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice little traditional Italian restaurant. Menu is not very big but covers everything.
Staff was very nice and seemed well prepared and knowledgeable about their menu.

Will visit again for sure.

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AnnieH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great dinner spot with a group of friends! Can’t wait to come back

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NebbioloFan
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

It might have been an off night but the server forgot a part of our order and brought more wine that I didn't ask for. I think part of the problem is that the place is LOUD and we might have miscommunicated as a result. Then the server seemed flustered and spilled while pouring some water but didn't seem to notice. The courses came out of order as a result of the forgotten salad. We did get the salad comped once it came so that was nice but the food, while adequate, wasn't worth the price imo. I might go there again but I'd get takeout in the future instead of the dine-in experience. I don't want to be mean to the server or the restaurant. Everyone has an off night. But that was my experience.

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Harv
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sweetest Irish server - great experience.

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GenevieveL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service and delicious food! Classic Italian!

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vipannniiee
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was our first time dining at Pepino's (which is a Vancouver staple) so I was excited to try their Italian eats. The food did not disappoint, especially the tiramisu - which was probably the best I've had! The server, Camila, was lovely and recommended a great Chianti to go with our pizza and pasta. The pizza is huge, Detroit-style and definitely suitable for sharing.

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ShiraM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So delicious! I felt like I was back in time. Loved it!

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LaurenL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding, and the ambience was really fun. We took our 5 week old, and his fussing wasnt heard over the music, so that was nice!
The prices are pretty high, but portions are large. Will be going back!

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Thee
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was tasty and good value

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Pris
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. All dishes were really good, especially the lobster spaghetti. Good portion sizes.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Started the evening with a glass on wine at Cafe La Tana. Then over to Pepinos for the perfect meal for another stormy Saturday night. The team didn't disappoint. Had some new dishes and loved each one

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Kenbeaucope
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their staff are so welcoming and nice. I have heard this restaurant long time ago , and it is always fully booked . Yesterday finally I have the chance to try it. It is for my friend birthday dinner . As soon as we step inside the restaurant , the reception is still on the phone , but there is other two servers see us arriving to greet us and say the reception will be right with us soon with great smile and friendliness. It is a beautiful restaurant with some painting and light , flower . I feel like I went to ltaly. The reception finished the phone and greet us and she gave a birthday card to my friend . It is very sweet. Our server recommend to try the feature pizza which is called big philly and cherry coke rib . We love the taste of every bites. All of the waiters and waitress there are so welcoming . The food portion is quite generous , we have to pack the food out . When we about to step out the restaurant, there is one server see me taking the box and he offer me to bag so it is easier for me to take the boxes home. It is a very great dining experience and I will definitely come back and recommend this restaurant to my friends and family :)

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Emilia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We loved Pepinos! The staff were exceptionally and genuinely kind, welcoming and attentive. The atmosphere is unique, yet so approachable. The food was truly delicious (especially the ribs and the tiramisu). We will definitely be back and recommend to friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always enjoy the food here - we were stuffed! Favorites are the sausage&olives and vodka rigatoni.

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GeoffH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambience and amazing food and very kid friendly (both menu and staff). Thanks - we will be back!

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GrahamE
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience4

Service was pleasant and good. Food was not worth the price. I have spent the same amount and had far better.
I had heard good things about this restaurant but it was that great.
There were four in our group and all felt the same.

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TracyR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent professional service and incredibly delicious fare. Great place.

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vipAndreaV
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!!

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XavierC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had ordered from Pepino's way back when our go-to chicken place Downlow collabed and thought it was great, but for our anniversary we figured it'd be a good spot to have dinner. Food was amazing, staff are super friendly and quick, and we had a great time all together.

Thank you Pepino's! We will definitely be back.

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AliA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service was fantastic! We felt very comfortable and enjoyed our dining experience. It did not disappoint and we will be back for another family dinner! Definitely recommend reservations and the tiramisu.

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly, one of our favourite places in the city. Love!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

I was so excited to finally come back to Pepinos for the first time in almost 2 years and to bring my wife here as it was her first time. The ambience was perfect, and the service staff was beyond amazing.

We started with the Caesar salad and it was beautiful and simple. The spaghetti and meatballs was ok, but nothing spectacular. We ordered the New York strip loin which we were warned would take about 45 mins and that was ok with us. We even told each other, the steak is going to be so good because it’s going to take so much time to prepare.

Well, the steak was nothing short of disappointing. It was cooked very rare, very tough to chew and quite bland. Not sure if this is how the house prepares it because it wasn’t asked how we prefer the steak cooked. Perhaps it was on the description and we missed it but it seemed way too undercooked. The gravy on the steak was bland as well and the Brussel sprouts accompanying the dish were quite overcooked and salty. All in all a very unbalanced, and lack lustre dish for $45. In retrospect we should have played it safe with another pasta or pizza. Maybe that’s what we get for ordering beef at a spaghetti house???

When the server came to ask us how it was neither of us had the heart to say it was not enjoyable because her service was so incredible. I might even say, that was the best service I’ve had ever in the city which is why I’m torn with even writing this review.

It’s really disappointing that the food quality didn’t match the amazing service. I really wanted my wife to love it here so we could come back regularly but the food just didn’t do it this time. Kudos to the incredible server we had, she saved the night and made us feel taken care of.

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This place is a classic on the Drive, and it is great to see the original decor from Nicks Spaghetti house days still intact! Friendly staff at Pepino's, with very attentive service.
a couple of things though:
What is with the really high wine prices? $70 bottle and up range is pretty rich for classic Valpolicelli's and other Italian wines that are $15- $18 maybe in the stores? Please offer some moderate range but good wines!
The calamari, usually a winner in any mediterranean restaurant, was incredibly, soggy and underdone. Definitely not the crispy deep-fried wonders that we expect in Vancouver! Nice done up with red peppers, but really, not great due to texture. On the plus side, the Vongole and Caesar salads were great, and the ribs, plentiful and quite superb! And enough to take home as well.
In retrospect, we kinda though they shouldn't have charged for the calamari as we did complain, although admittedly, we ate most as we were hungry, but should have sent back. Apparently, we weren't the only ones to complain. So do something about it please.
All in all, a joyously social experience at this time in Covid, and very nice people make it a fine night out!

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Oben
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Can't say enough good things about this place. In our reservation, I made a small note about it being my girlfriend's birthday. When we arrived, every single staff member we interacted with personally wished her a happy birthday and they even gave her a birthday card with their spaghetti and meatball recipe inside.

The service was incredible - thoughtful and attentive without being in the least bit overbearing. The ambience and energy of the place was just what we were looking for - warm, lively and charming but also cozy and intimate. The food was great - it was our first time so we wanted to try some appetizers before digging into a few different pastas. The food isn't fancy, but it's delicious and the servings are BIG. It feels like home-made Italian food made by your grandma.

They seemingly effortlessly strike a great balance here - the setting and service are enough to make it feel like a fancy night out, while the food and the vibe make it a place you'd be comfortable hanging with friends any night of the week. Well done! Looking forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great!! Loved the food. Fantastic service

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ClaraK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite Italian restaurant in town. The food is always superb, staff are friendly and attentive but give you space, and atmosphere is always good.

I highly recommend Pepinos and you must try their rigatoni alla vodka!

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FelipeO
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s a nice place if you looking for a good Italian food with a affordable price. We ordered as entree a focaccia with burrada and as a main dish a rigatoni alla vodka with meatball. It was well served and more than enough food for two people.
I highly recommend this place for a nice dinner.

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GordonF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is always a great experience. The service was great and the food was amazing.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining. Best Italian outside of Italy and New York. Everything was delicious! Great staff, lively crowd! A+++++

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vipPrabz
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible italian restaurant. Best Italian in Vancouver.. hands down!

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ParlezAn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It’s good. It does what it does pretty well. Maybe a touch expensive for what it is though.

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MayL
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Delicious Caesar salad and meatballs. Lasagne did not have much meat

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Cassandra
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was exceptional and service outstanding. Wait staff was very knowledgeable on their wines as well.

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PattyY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pepino’s is never disappointing.
Delicious meal and wonderful atmosphere.

FAQs

Pepino's Spaghetti House is rated 4.6 stars by 973 OpenTable diners.

Pepino's Spaghetti House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://pepinos.ca/gift-card/edchswc9rw3sbyogbje5vi1h19r73i.

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.