Pepino's Spaghetti House

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Pepino's, the house that spaghetti built!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Close seating. Loud atmosphere. Casual dining. Overpriced for level of service and portion size and quality of food. The two of us ordered a salad to share + one entré each. Warning: avocado salad is more beets than salad or avocado. Didn’t get our entrés at the same time - First entré was cold. Sent it back to re-heat. Second entré arrived 8 minutes later. Then first entré was re-delivered 2 minutes after the second, but now it was barely warm, not hot as requested. Wait staff did not apologize, rather she told us that the menu was “family style” and the “plates don’t come out at the same time”. This was not explained to us when ordering, nor is it explicit on the menu. In fact, the menu has a sidebar for family style sharing. We did not order from that section. Also, all 5 tables surrounding us got their entrés at the same time. This confused us. The wait staff seemed irritated by our confusion. Still no apology, just more excuses..”We are very busy tonight”.
Pretty disappointed at this place. Miss the previous restaurant at this location. It was called Nic’s and it was a great family place. I think Pepinos has tried to create a more upscale/hipster Nics that appeals to millennials who think it’s cool to be over casual. The decor is on point for casual dining (they maintained Nics nostalgic Italian family dining room vibe), but unfortunately the service and food quality are also on point for casual dining. The only thing upscale about Pepinos is the price.

GA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My hair dresser and I have been wanting to come here for ages. So in December her and I booked a reservation for February 14 it was so good. My friends and I already booked for a Friday in April. The lobster gnocchi needs to be on the menu permanently. The food was incredible the only downside and it wasn’t a deal breaker was that the bread needed to be warm.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the vibe and old school decor. Spaghetti and meatballs were possibly the best I’ve ever had.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a true pleasure dining at Pepino’s! The service is truly immaculate and food is just delicious.

MC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful night, the food and service were fantastic. Thank you we will be back for sure!!

JF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date with my mom!

W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and excellent service! Highly recommended!

JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating an anniversary and the staff came by with a little prosecco as we sat down. Our server provided impeccable service, made recommendations and was very attentive. Overall a lovely experience. Will come back again especially for the tiramisu!

g
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great place! Quality and quantity are perfect and the service was very nice. They even offered me a tiramisu because it was my birthday. Really pleased with this place and will be back.

DN
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was delicious as always, best spaghetti meatball in town :)

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a bit of nostalgia elevated by a talented restaurant group

n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, its always great... Amazing Food, great atmosphere, but most important the service is wonderful, warm and friendly.

RO
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

My server is a nice petite lady, she was ok. The table on my left , she told them the house special etc. I i didn't get that info. On my right, she even introduced herself. I didn't get that neither.
It may be better, if she was consistent on how she treats her customers. She can even get a five stars , if she did.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very excited to come have dinner here! I forgot that it is a small restaurant especially at the front after you open the door...the upside is that I could see the food as it was brought up to the pass and it looked and smelled delicious! Thankfully it wasn't long before we were seated and the food, once ordered, came quickly. Everything was delicious and the Tiramisu was to die for...Apparently the portion is larger on the regular menu so will definitely be coming back! Service was solicitous and water refills which I love were regular and frequent - great server! Thank you Paula...<3

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Great service. Just a bit hard to hear each other. Noise was louder than usual that night.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good value, great old school style service.... love the perfectly outdated feel of the room.... whole anchovies on the caesar salad was a nice touch... only small complaint was americano coffee was a lacking in the crema department, but I'll live.

AL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Super loud !!! Food was good.. but service was not what I expected it to be. Had to ask three times to find out what type of cheese was in the cheesecake. The food really was very good but I would not go back or recommend someone else.

VS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

For the price of our pasta, I would have expected a lot more for the taste.
It was a very average pasta dish. It didn’t taste like an Italian chef or a chef that has been trained to cook an Italian dish.
The waitress was average, she was certainly not in the service industry a long time.

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were excellent, the wine was very good, all at a very good price point!

T
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dine out and food was a perfect experience from start to finish ! We will be back !

YL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the menu was limited to only Dine out but it sure was excellent, The Tiramasu was out of this world

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was beyond my expectations! The food selection for Vancouver Dineout was pretty good!

JF
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, awesome service. Classic Italian with a depth of flavour that is rare. Will be back!

AM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a bad meal at Pepino’s. I booked a table in advanced for my girlfriend’s bday and noticed they had Dine Out during this time so we weren’t sure if regular menu would be available. A couple days before our reso I received a phone call from the restaurant letting me know it is Dine Out and regular menu wouldn’t be available and asked if that was ok. This was a nice touch so there we no surprises. Meal was great, service was great, and I’ll be back soon.

EL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food. Welcoming staff. Didn’t want to order off the dine out menu but it was the only menu they had. Everything was surprisingly amazing. Dine out here was good!

2
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Food was great during Dine Out. Service fabulous. Accommodated us early before Rez. Reasonable. Congrats Paul. Love the new restaurant and Savio Volpe

C
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The reason I gave 4 stars because the pasta was really oily/heavy (fettuccini mushroom), I love the handmade texture, only the sauce can be a lot lighter.

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. We ordered Caesar salad and calamari to start, fettuccine alfredo, beef rib pappardelle, tiramisu and chocolate hazelnut pudding. Service was outstanding! Our server helped us with questions and was very attentive. Even though we neglected to have the spaghetti and meatballs, it just means we must return. And my partner loved it so much, I pretty much will be forced to!

EY
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, service and atmosphere as always. Great for intimate dinner with friends and family, or casual business dinner. Always go family style.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I wanted to like but it was just OK

Maybe they forgot to put the dressing on the Caesar salad
The fish portion was very small.

The beat thing at the table was definitely the Spaghetti and Meatballs

Very good desserts!

j
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a great dinner at Pepino's. We went for dine out, and I wasn't aware that was the only option to order from, so it would have been nice if there was an option to order from the pre-set menu or a la carte, however the meal was still very good. Between my husband and I, we shared the ceasar salad, calamari, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken picatta (which was my favourite), and the tiramisu. I would absolutely recommend Pepino's, however I'm looking forward to my next visit there when I have the full menu available.

l
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was as perfect as usual. The ambiance is nostalgia to the max. The food is consistently outstanding, and the staff is highly knowledgeable and on top of everything.

JM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent friendly service, great food and festive atmosphere!

SZ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was my birthday dinner and have been here a few times because I love the place, the service, the vibe, and of course the mouth watering food and drinks!

s
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love love the food! Will definitely come back again!

E
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was very good. The service was slow and we weren’t really tended to much. Restaurant is small and very busy. Noise level very loud.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

There was an extended delay from the pasta primo to the fish secondi without any server touch base or update.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended for any occasion.

S
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Was a little surprised at the cost of their food in relation to the presentation and taste. I’m glad I tried it because I had been recommended to go but won’t be going back.

k
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Went here for the first time and loved it. Seating is tight so be prepared for that, food is excellent