What people say about our Italian foods
I'm a fan since the Calumet City days. This place never lets you down. The food is amazing! It doesn't matter if you dine in, carryout or catering, you will always have a great experience. Pepino's favorite is my go to but it's all delicious. You won't be disappointed.Leticia R. Munster, IN
Everything is always amazing here! The pastas and sandwiches are the best. A great Italian place and we have been coming here for years!Angie P. Schaumburg, IL
Great place! Food is excellent. Nothing like a good ol Italian deli. Everything is good here.Jesse M. Crown Point, IN
As good as it gets! The beef sandwiches are to die for!Jacob G. Scottsdale, AZ
First, I have been eating at this establishment since they opened in the Calumet City location. When they moved to Schererville, I was delighted because I had also just moved there... the reason for my joy? The food is as gets. The Italian Beef is off the hook, you get an ungodly amount for a decent price and (spoiler alert) you will most likely end up needing a knife and fork because you can barely get your hand around it to eat. Everything is made from the freshest ingredients and all of the salads and side offerings are homemade. Almost everything (except the pasta and pizza) are cooked on the drill and the cooks do such a great job that nothing I have had was overcooked or dry. The meatballs are amazing and the fries are also great. The sausage is amazing, chicken is off the hook, and the burgers- well they are the best I have had. I HIGHLY recommend you stop in, and defiantly add the homemade dishes and the fries (sweet potato are my personal fav), you will be glad you did...Bryan C. Chicago, IL
Wonderful, freshly made to order. Very quick service. Unbelievably large portions!Jean H. Schererville, IN
Great place. The food is top notch. I just wish they were open later and delivered. Otherwise this place is awesome. Definitely try the homemade chips and sandwichesJoe B. Schererville, IN
Don't know why there's even a couple bad reviews! Food is excellent, place is clean with little games for you to play. Staff is friendly and fast! Very cleanly. My spaghetti and meatballs were delicious. My boyfriend had leftover ravioli but demolished it when we got home! Definitely will be back!Jessica H. Chicago Heights, IL
So today you're getting two reviews in one! Personal - I've been to Pepino's quite a few times and every time it's been delicious! Portions are large, food is fresh & the restaurant itself is very nice. Staff is always pleasant....and did I mention how delicious the food is??? My favorite is the beef sandwich - tender and full of flavor. Corporate - My company has Pepino's cater luncheons for us a couple of times per year. They are wonderful to deal with on an occasion where it's so important for things to go right! Communication is excellent, they've always been on time & prepared and are so easy to work with. And, yes...the food is still fresh & delicious! Best of all, everyone at my company truly enjoys their food and they make sure there is enough for everyone. So not only would I highly recommended you stop by their physical location, I would also recommend them for any event you're looking to have catered. Thanks Pepino's!Laura V. Hebron, IN
Best Italian Beef sandwich around!!! Tender beef...and lots of it....sweet peppers and a soft roll. Seasoned just right and employees who are super. Would not get Italian Beef anywhere else, since I found this place.Karen R. Schererville, IN
The most bang for your buck at this place! I've only had the beef sandwich here and my mouth salivates thinking about it. They are so big that I can only eat half and I save the rest for later. The side order of fries can feed three people, FYI. Best joint in northwest Indiana for great beef!Joee L. Chicago, IL
Best Italian beef sandwiches around. Their homemade giardiniera is the best with a lot of green olives in itTim H. De Motte, IN
First hot Italian beef sammich. Amazing. Get the sauce(gravy) on the side. I wish I did that because it became soggy fast. I loved the way I ordered as was recommended by the friendly lady in the front. The special with Italian beef, no sausage, no marinara. She was funny. My husband and I both loved our first taste of hot Italian beef sandwiches. Thanks so much!Heather H. Dickinson, TX
One of the best places around for excellent pizza in the area. Sometimes easy to pass up as it's behind CVS on Route 30. The Italian beef is a deal loaded with meat but lacks a bit of garlic and spices yielding the end result a tad bland. Nonetheless, Pepino's earns four (4) stars today!John Y. Chicago, IL
Place has always been amazing. Great customer service. We eat here and get catering often. Never had a bad experience.Luke K. Saint Louis, MO
I did not eat inside the restaurant, but it did look clean and inviting. I had the take-out grilled chicken sandwich and fries. The sandwich was very tasty and fresh, many times better than the stuff you get at McDonald's. I ordered it plain and found it quite good without needing any toppings. The hand-cut fries were outstanding, although a little bit salty.
The other items on the menu sound good and probably are good if the chicken sandwich is an accurate indicator.Rob E. Elma, NY
Could not possibly recommend enough for the catering. Purchased a package for approximately 70 people with a few extra items for a grad party at Wicker Park. Very easy to deal with during the ordering process.
They arrived on time, went out of their way setting up in a pretty substantial rain storm (setting up wind barriers with cardboard boxes to protect the sterno pots, leveling trays on a pretty lopsided table etc) and were in and out quick. The food quality was excellent.
Beef was tender and flavorful and they provided a good amount for the amount of people. Sausage and peppers were pretty amazing. Mostaccioli was pretty much what you'd expect (hard to screw that up). Mac and Cheese was a big hit and the side salad tray was pretty substantial. Tons of rolls, napkins, plates.Jason Y. Lombard, IL
The Beyond Burger is now being served here! Five stars for offering this vegan option!Rosie T. Schererville, IN
The best beef sandwich I have ever had. I use this as the gold standard now which makes other restaurants seem dry or bland. The sasuage is superb as well. I highly recommend their catering, our family uses them for their Christmas gatherings and family friends talk about the food for months. Everyone in the restaurant is always friendly and helpfulChris B. Hammond, IN
We had Pepinos cater our granddaughters baptism luncheon.
The food was fantastic, I had the pizza from here before, so I recommended them to my daughter, and prayed the rest of the menu was as good.
We had the beef, lasagna, antipasto salad, Mac and cheese, and the sautéed vegetables... everyone loved it all!!!Cindy B. Munster, IN
I have to admit that I've only had the beef sandwiches and they were fantastic. They are huge, so I couldn't finish it, but it was still good reheated the next day.Margaret T. Schererville, IN
A great place for some awesome Italian food. My boys always order the cheese pizza. My wife and I always get the baked pasta plus I get a grilled sausage link.
I had to try their grilled chicken sandwich and it was very delicious. The service is superb. I truly recommend this restaurant.Tom C. Highland, IN