Peperoncino Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 72 5th Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11217

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  • 718-638-4760

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Monday 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Tuesday 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Wednesday 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Friday 5:00 PM - 11:45 PM Saturday 12:00 PM - 11:45 PM Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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Peperoncino possibly serves one of the best pizzas in NYC - by far the greatest in the neighbourhood, if you're looking for authentic Neapolitan , thick-crusted & perfectly charred. The dough is exceptionally made and the toppings of the finest of quality. I prefer my pizza simple - the marinara, with just fresh tomato sauce and garlic. The homemade pastas are also a delight. And with a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $21 (M-Th), you can afford to eat out at least 4 nights a week! Many fish entrees - for the fine food connoisseur - decently priced and delicious. Definately worth a try. Once you do, I'm sure you'll be hooked.

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★★★★★

Peperoncino possibly serves one of the best pizzas in NYC - by far the greatest in the neighbourhood, if you're looking for authentic Neapolitan , thick-crusted & perfectly charred. The dough is exceptionally made and the toppings of the finest of quality. I prefer my pizza simple - the marinara, with just fresh tomato sauce and garlic. The homemade pastas are also a delight. And with a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $21 (M-Th), you can afford to eat out at least 4 nights a week! Many fish entrees - for the fine food connoisseur - decently priced and delicious. Definately worth a try. Once you do, I'm sure you'll be hooked.

Pros: excellent pizza, delicious pastas, cozy ambience

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The waiter promised us a ?whole biiiig fish? ? using his hands to illustrate. And ?the ravioli is to die for? he promised. I kid you not, the fish was as biiiig as an iPhone, and there were 8 raviolis, which with your eyes closed would taste like any ordinary ravioli. The bill came, and the tiny fish was $30 and the eight raviolis $22 (that?s almost $3 a ravioli, or the price of a latte). We were shocked!

From the get-go, the restaurant felt like a business versus an Italian-family-style restaurant. The waiter was trying to sell us everything, the prices for the specials were not listed or communicated - and to top it off the tiramisu was tasteless.

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★☆☆☆☆

The waiter promised us a ?whole biiiig fish? ? using his hands to illustrate. And ?the ravioli is to die for? he promised. I kid you not, the fish was as biiiig as an iPhone, and there were 8 raviolis, which with your eyes closed would taste like any ordinary ravioli. The bill came, and the tiny fish was $30 and the eight raviolis $22 (that?s almost $3 a ravioli, or the price of a latte). We were shocked!

From the get-go, the restaurant felt like a business versus an Italian-family-style restaurant. The waiter was trying to sell us everything, the prices for the specials were not listed or communicated - and to top it off the tiramisu was tasteless.

Cons: Poor service, over priced, nothing special with the food

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hey guys,
i made the pizzas until one year ago over there. they are really great. not why i did it, the reason is that nino really takes care of it - and the food in the kitchen also. i ate DAY by DAY the food, 6 days a week. nothing happend ever that i could complain. waiters had very good knowledge about the food, they work for a long time in that restaurant.
even after i left why nino and me are too diffrent; nothings to complain about food and service!
if you think they are to slow, change to mcdonalds. you'll see, what you will get in 5 minutes. and if you like to butter waiters in general do not complain because they not answer anytime lovely. maybe you not the 1rst one with an attitude at this night...
so: if you like to have a great time in park slope, this is the place. even if its maybe not so cheep like the little pizzaria around your corner - peperoncino is always a visit worth!!!

2
★★★★★

hey guys,
i made the pizzas until one year ago over there. they are really great. not why i did it, the reason is that nino really takes care of it - and the food in the kitchen also. i ate DAY by DAY the food, 6 days a week. nothing happend ever that i could complain. waiters had very good knowledge about the food, they work for a long time in that restaurant.
even after i left why nino and me are too diffrent; nothings to complain about food and service!
if you think they are to slow, change to mcdonalds. you'll see, what you will get in 5 minutes. and if you like to butter waiters in general do not complain because they not answer anytime lovely. maybe you not the 1rst one with an attitude at this night...
so: if you like to have a great time in park slope, this is the place. even if its maybe not so cheep like the little pizzaria around your corner - peperoncino is always a visit worth!!!

Pros: pizza, ambience

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We had our wedding reception there, and both the service and food were superb! The owners, Pat and Nino, are Italian and know how to make you feel welcome. Not to mention that their pizza ranks among the best in all of the city, no kidding.

2
★★★★☆

We had our wedding reception there, and both the service and food were superb! The owners, Pat and Nino, are Italian and know how to make you feel welcome. Not to mention that their pizza ranks among the best in all of the city, no kidding.

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While Brooklyn may have no shortage of fine Italian restaurants, few come close to the experience of Peperoncino. Fashioned after the locandas in Italy, a trip to Peperoncino is like having a home cooked meal made by your favorite Italian relative. Everything on the menu is made fresh using authentic Italian ingredients and the owner creates the recipes and hand picks the ingredients (the ravioli is exceptionally good, their beet w/poppy seed special is to die for). The pizza is cooked in a brick oven with fior di latte (a wonderful option over mozzarella). The wine is also exceptionally good, rivaling anything that Al Di La offers. The service is excellent, with an attentive staff that treat guests like family. They may also have the best espresso in Brooklyn. Note, they also now take Visa, and Mastercard.

2
★★★★★

While Brooklyn may have no shortage of fine Italian restaurants, few come close to the experience of Peperoncino. Fashioned after the locandas in Italy, a trip to Peperoncino is like having a home cooked meal made by your favorite Italian relative. Everything on the menu is made fresh using authentic Italian ingredients and the owner creates the recipes and hand picks the ingredients (the ravioli is exceptionally good, their beet w/poppy seed special is to die for). The pizza is cooked in a brick oven with fior di latte (a wonderful option over mozzarella). The wine is also exceptionally good, rivaling anything that Al Di La offers. The service is excellent, with an attentive staff that treat guests like family. They may also have the best espresso in Brooklyn. Note, they also now take Visa, and Mastercard.

Pros: ambience, personal friendly service, excellent wine selection, fresh made pasta and pizza

Cons: Nothing

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The atmosphere is relaxing. The staff is kind and the food is AMAZING! I love everything about this place and every time I'm there it is packed. All of the ingredients are fresh and delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves great Italian food...the kind that Momma makes.

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★★★★★

The atmosphere is relaxing. The staff is kind and the food is AMAZING! I love everything about this place and every time I'm there it is packed. All of the ingredients are fresh and delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves great Italian food...the kind that Momma makes.

Pros: Friendly

Cons: none

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Remember your first trip to New York (non-Natives, maybe you too), when you took your first stroll through Little Italy and got suckered into some over-priced, tourist-trap of an "Italian" restaurant where everything comes out of a can, has a basil leaf stuck on top, and is proclaimed "authentic" by obnoxious waiters overselling their sub-par food? And then you got the bill and you couldn't believe you had to pay $80 for two pasta dishes that taste like TV dinners and a couple of glasses of drugstore wine? Hey, that's Peperoncino! In my neighborhood, no less!

Had I read the reviews here before going out the other night, I would have stayed FAR FAR away from this restaurant. Instead, I had the misfortune of blindly settling on this mediocre establishment. I'll wrap this up now: the food honestly tasted like it was assembled from cans and bags from the freezer. Pizzas were watery and burnt; gnocchi tasted like glue from the freezer section; the salads and appetizers were bland, and all I could think about was how I could have made better food at home, or taken the same money down the street to Al Di La and had an exquisite, thoughtfully prepared work of art (in a much cozier setting with a professional waitstaff). Also, the Italian waiter (and manager?) kept intruding on every possible customer in the place (I watched) trying to hawk cocktails and wine in the most annoying and obsequious way possible. My guess? Even the staff knows how mediocre the food is and hopes maybe you'll get drunk enough not to notice. What a rip-off!

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★★☆☆☆

Remember your first trip to New York (non-Natives, maybe you too), when you took your first stroll through Little Italy and got suckered into some over-priced, tourist-trap of an "Italian" restaurant where everything comes out of a can, has a basil leaf stuck on top, and is proclaimed "authentic" by obnoxious waiters overselling their sub-par food? And then you got the bill and you couldn't believe you had to pay $80 for two pasta dishes that taste like TV dinners and a couple of glasses of drugstore wine? Hey, that's Peperoncino! In my neighborhood, no less!

Had I read the reviews here before going out the other night, I would have stayed FAR FAR away from this restaurant. Instead, I had the misfortune of blindly settling on this mediocre establishment. I'll wrap this up now: the food honestly tasted like it was assembled from cans and bags from the freezer. Pizzas were watery and burnt; gnocchi tasted like glue from the freezer section; the salads and appetizers were bland, and all I could think about was how I could have made better food at home, or taken the same money down the street to Al Di La and had an exquisite, thoughtfully prepared work of art (in a much cozier setting with a professional waitstaff). Also, the Italian waiter (and manager?) kept intruding on every possible customer in the place (I watched) trying to hawk cocktails and wine in the most annoying and obsequious way possible. My guess? Even the staff knows how mediocre the food is and hopes maybe you'll get drunk enough not to notice. What a rip-off!

Pros: polite waitstaff

Cons: mediocre to awful food- better options in the neighborhood; overpriced canned food

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My fiance and I were recently looking for a restaurant in Brooklyn to host a dinner the night before our wedding. We went to Peperoncino -- a place we had been to before and liked -- and met with Nino, the owner, to discuss a possible menu/dinner arrangements. He (the owner!) treated us so rudely and disrespectfully. Apparently, he is completely uninterested in good business from nice people, and just doesn't know how to treat potential customers (or maybe even people in general!) We left angrily and will NEVER return - especially for a special occasion! Spare yourself the maltreatment... the food/ambiance aren't that good anyway.

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★☆☆☆☆

My fiance and I were recently looking for a restaurant in Brooklyn to host a dinner the night before our wedding. We went to Peperoncino -- a place we had been to before and liked -- and met with Nino, the owner, to discuss a possible menu/dinner arrangements. He (the owner!) treated us so rudely and disrespectfully. Apparently, he is completely uninterested in good business from nice people, and just doesn't know how to treat potential customers (or maybe even people in general!) We left angrily and will NEVER return - especially for a special occasion! Spare yourself the maltreatment... the food/ambiance aren't that good anyway.

Cons: The bad attitude of the owner and staff

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we had dinner last night at Peperoncino,it was a lovely surprise.
It was a special occasion,and it turn to be special.The music played was a perfect combination of ethnic
and romantic.The italian waiter was very friendly and attentive with the service,he also suggested a pretty good white wine from the Naples area that we never heard about it,but was surprisingly nice and mineral,a perfect match for our seafood dishes.The special fish was fresh and nicely prepared with a nice presentation.
At the end they offered us Tiramisu della casa,homemade tiramisu which was so gooood,traditional style.
We will definitely go back.
Thanks Peperoncino for everything

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★★★★☆

we had dinner last night at Peperoncino,it was a lovely surprise.
It was a special occasion,and it turn to be special.The music played was a perfect combination of ethnic
and romantic.The italian waiter was very friendly and attentive with the service,he also suggested a pretty good white wine from the Naples area that we never heard about it,but was surprisingly nice and mineral,a perfect match for our seafood dishes.The special fish was fresh and nicely prepared with a nice presentation.
At the end they offered us Tiramisu della casa,homemade tiramisu which was so gooood,traditional style.
We will definitely go back.
Thanks Peperoncino for everything

Pros: Service,Ambience

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I used to love this place. Loved it. In fact, wrote a really nice review here once. But then someone got dumped or hooked on the glue or something, because it's now just a weird, sad, hodgepodge of average starches being overdescribed by an amateurish waitstaff. Here's the thing: Al Di La is down the block. So what you can't do is serve $24 pasta that tastes like they just had it cycled in from the midtown Olive Garden. Because people will get mad.

We ordered red wine and it was toasty warm. Tepid? Regardless, when we went up to exchange for cooler, less roiling wine, they couldn't possibly imagine how on earth they could do that when they kept the wines here, right here next to the brick oven.

Eat here if nothing else is open or you are blind and have no tastebuds. Then it's OK, but stil overpriced.

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★★★☆☆

I used to love this place. Loved it. In fact, wrote a really nice review here once. But then someone got dumped or hooked on the glue or something, because it's now just a weird, sad, hodgepodge of average starches being overdescribed by an amateurish waitstaff. Here's the thing: Al Di La is down the block. So what you can't do is serve $24 pasta that tastes like they just had it cycled in from the midtown Olive Garden. Because people will get mad.

We ordered red wine and it was toasty warm. Tepid? Regardless, when we went up to exchange for cooler, less roiling wine, they couldn't possibly imagine how on earth they could do that when they kept the wines here, right here next to the brick oven.

Eat here if nothing else is open or you are blind and have no tastebuds. Then it's OK, but stil overpriced.

Pros: It's nearby if you live nearby.

Cons: The food, the wine, and how they get to you.

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Delicious... the food is simple and the flavors are amazing, alwais fresh ingredients.Friendy staff, and nice wine list.And the lovely music that the play makes you alwais in good mood.Higly recommended.

1
★★★☆☆

Delicious... the food is simple and the flavors are amazing, alwais fresh ingredients.Friendy staff, and nice wine list.And the lovely music that the play makes you alwais in good mood.Higly recommended.

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I have been to alot of pizza joints but not one like this especially in brookly. This restaurant Peperoncino @ 5th ave and st. marks place is really good. the pizza there is incredible. i had a pizza they call "AMBRIANA" and it was a shock to my taste buds because i never had a pizza that ever tasted like that before and thats just getting me started.that was the first time i went, the second time i had a salmon special that was really good it was on a skewer with onions zuchini and peppers and baked in the brick oven. the service is great but it can be a wait on a saturday night i would recomend if you decide to go on a friday night. I have been back to the restaurant and had a "BRANZINO" fish recently that was stuffed with blueberries and pomegranite that was incredible i highly recomend this restauran to everybody

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★★★★★

I have been to alot of pizza joints but not one like this especially in brookly. This restaurant Peperoncino @ 5th ave and st. marks place is really good. the pizza there is incredible. i had a pizza they call "AMBRIANA" and it was a shock to my taste buds because i never had a pizza that ever tasted like that before and thats just getting me started.that was the first time i went, the second time i had a salmon special that was really good it was on a skewer with onions zuchini and peppers and baked in the brick oven. the service is great but it can be a wait on a saturday night i would recomend if you decide to go on a friday night. I have been back to the restaurant and had a "BRANZINO" fish recently that was stuffed with blueberries and pomegranite that was incredible i highly recomend this restauran to everybody

Pros: great service, good food

Cons: might have to wait for a table on a saturday night

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Just to set the tone, I've never written a review of a resturant bad or good on citysearch, however in this instance when a resturant is ripping people off with high prices and bad food I feel it's my duty to make diners everywhere be forewarned. Tried peperoncino again last nite for the second time, first visit was right when they opened almost two years ago, had ordered pizza that evening that was totally tasteless and bland and hadn't been back since. Decided last nite to give it another shot since it seems to be crowded all the time.
Should have gone with first instinct. The food here is totally below average. I ordered the "special" ravioli. I think special meaning just bought in the freezer section of the grocery store. The ravioli were bland and covered with a basic again bland tomato sauce. The ulimate insult was when we got the bill and were charged $22 dollars for basic ravioli and sauce. I could get a steak at blue ribbon for $22 dollars!!!! Completely ridiculous! My dining partner had overcooked pasta with overcooked broccoli and tiny blobs of grey meat. I seriously never knew something could be so devoid of flavor. Our service was totally average if not below. The fake Italian accents are annoying and insulting to true Italians. And how anyone is calling this place hip is so beyond me. I'd like to know what the definition of hip is these days.
There are so many less expensive fabulous dining options on fifth ave theres no need to even walk into this place.

1
★★★☆☆

Just to set the tone, I've never written a review of a resturant bad or good on citysearch, however in this instance when a resturant is ripping people off with high prices and bad food I feel it's my duty to make diners everywhere be forewarned. Tried peperoncino again last nite for the second time, first visit was right when they opened almost two years ago, had ordered pizza that evening that was totally tasteless and bland and hadn't been back since. Decided last nite to give it another shot since it seems to be crowded all the time.
Should have gone with first instinct. The food here is totally below average. I ordered the "special" ravioli. I think special meaning just bought in the freezer section of the grocery store. The ravioli were bland and covered with a basic again bland tomato sauce. The ulimate insult was when we got the bill and were charged $22 dollars for basic ravioli and sauce. I could get a steak at blue ribbon for $22 dollars!!!! Completely ridiculous! My dining partner had overcooked pasta with overcooked broccoli and tiny blobs of grey meat. I seriously never knew something could be so devoid of flavor. Our service was totally average if not below. The fake Italian accents are annoying and insulting to true Italians. And how anyone is calling this place hip is so beyond me. I'd like to know what the definition of hip is these days.
There are so many less expensive fabulous dining options on fifth ave theres no need to even walk into this place.

Pros: hmmm.. close proximity to other stuff?

Cons: food, service, food, service, food service

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It's rare to find so many great sounding (and tasting) dishes in one place. Nice wine list, too. Definitely a good choice when you are in the Slope.

2
★★★★★

It's rare to find so many great sounding (and tasting) dishes in one place. Nice wine list, too. Definitely a good choice when you are in the Slope.

Pros: Great food, good wine list

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had lasagna here and it was delicious. there brick oven pizza was amazing. my friends and i all enjoyed our food. i like there vintage bar and exposed brick wall decor. very nice to sit on sidewalk and enjoy meal during the summer. price was fair
i would def recommend the pizza!

2
★★★★☆

had lasagna here and it was delicious. there brick oven pizza was amazing. my friends and i all enjoyed our food. i like there vintage bar and exposed brick wall decor. very nice to sit on sidewalk and enjoy meal during the summer. price was fair
i would def recommend the pizza!

Pros: Good Service

Cons: Only cash or AMex Accepted.NO Visa/Mastercard

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I love the diavola (spicy sausage) and a'ciorta (eggplant) pizzas at Peperoncino, and they have a stuffed chicken entree that's absolutely to die for. The salads are delish as well. While the last time I went, it seemed like they'd changed my beloved eggplant pizza so that it was slightly less heavenly, and the prices seem to have risen considerably since I started going, it's still more than worth the trip. In fact, it's one of my favorite restaurants in Park Slope. Admittedly, the service, overall, isn't the best I've ever encountered, but if you want good food and then want to be left alone with it (like my husband and I do), this is a great place to go. The restaurant is unpretentious and airy, and we always come away happy (and without empty wallets).

2
★★★★★

I love the diavola (spicy sausage) and a'ciorta (eggplant) pizzas at Peperoncino, and they have a stuffed chicken entree that's absolutely to die for. The salads are delish as well. While the last time I went, it seemed like they'd changed my beloved eggplant pizza so that it was slightly less heavenly, and the prices seem to have risen considerably since I started going, it's still more than worth the trip. In fact, it's one of my favorite restaurants in Park Slope. Admittedly, the service, overall, isn't the best I've ever encountered, but if you want good food and then want to be left alone with it (like my husband and I do), this is a great place to go. The restaurant is unpretentious and airy, and we always come away happy (and without empty wallets).

Pros: Great food, not stuffy or cramped

Cons: Service depends on who you get

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I went with some friends. We had a really good time. We ate well, we drank well. All in all, it was a very positive experience. We will go back. Definately. Good food, reasonable prices. It's not easy to come by.

2
★★★★★

I went with some friends. We had a really good time. We ate well, we drank well. All in all, it was a very positive experience. We will go back. Definately. Good food, reasonable prices. It's not easy to come by.

Pros: ambience, food, wine list

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Given all the disparate reviews of this place I decided to check it out ourself, and unfortunately I am going to side with those who are saying it was bad. I hate giving bad reviews of places but this place is off my list. The service was painfully slow and the food that was delivered was passable, but definately not worth the price. Since there were raves about the pizza we opted for the margherita and aside from the soggy crust I guess it was ok. It seems to me that there is some review rigging here as the last 2 reviews are almost identical. I would say try it out for yourself, but be prepared to be disappointed.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Given all the disparate reviews of this place I decided to check it out ourself, and unfortunately I am going to side with those who are saying it was bad. I hate giving bad reviews of places but this place is off my list. The service was painfully slow and the food that was delivered was passable, but definately not worth the price. Since there were raves about the pizza we opted for the margherita and aside from the soggy crust I guess it was ok. It seems to me that there is some review rigging here as the last 2 reviews are almost identical. I would say try it out for yourself, but be prepared to be disappointed.

Pros: location close to bam

Cons: expensive, slow service

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We went for brunch & cocktails and sat right through dinner! What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The food was awesome! We started with the pizza margherita (my favorite) & fried calamari appetizer, & ended up with mouth-watering pasta, the fettucine al cartoccio (a must) & lemon mango scallops (yummilicious)!! Nothing like sipping an espresso European-style, for hours, while watching street life take shape along 5th Ave. You know where to find me on Sundays from now on!

2
★★★★★

We went for brunch & cocktails and sat right through dinner! What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The food was awesome! We started with the pizza margherita (my favorite) & fried calamari appetizer, & ended up with mouth-watering pasta, the fettucine al cartoccio (a must) & lemon mango scallops (yummilicious)!! Nothing like sipping an espresso European-style, for hours, while watching street life take shape along 5th Ave. You know where to find me on Sundays from now on!

Pros: food, atmosphere, people

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I like the politeness at Peperoncino, i sensed they love the food they serve, and how fresh all the ingredients are! The decor is welcoming, a down to earth that isn't sloppy but peaceful. The pizza must be tried by anyone seriously proud of NY's pizza. Even the block where the restaurant is located is charming, not too many cars and kids playing. Go for it, i say, and try the different dishes each time.

2
★★★★★

I like the politeness at Peperoncino, i sensed they love the food they serve, and how fresh all the ingredients are! The decor is welcoming, a down to earth that isn't sloppy but peaceful. The pizza must be tried by anyone seriously proud of NY's pizza. Even the block where the restaurant is located is charming, not too many cars and kids playing. Go for it, i say, and try the different dishes each time.

Pros: stomach-friendly, music, atmosphere

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Want to eat well in an awesome space with cool people? Then come here! We went last Sunday for brunch & cocktails, & ate & drank our way to dinner! The fettucine al cartoccio were to die for. The pizzas are mouth-watering. Excellent neighbourhood hang out spot!! Will definately go back.

2
★★★★★

Want to eat well in an awesome space with cool people? Then come here! We went last Sunday for brunch & cocktails, & ate & drank our way to dinner! The fettucine al cartoccio were to die for. The pizzas are mouth-watering. Excellent neighbourhood hang out spot!! Will definately go back.

Pros: food, food, food

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If you haven't been here yet, GO!!! This place is unbelievable! I don't know WHAT the heck some of the other reviewers are taking about...the food was awesome, the people were hip & fun, and the service was cordial and friendly. You guys are too good to be true. Plus, I got to see Cate Blanchett in person!

2
★★★★★

If you haven't been here yet, GO!!! This place is unbelievable! I don't know WHAT the heck some of the other reviewers are taking about...the food was awesome, the people were hip & fun, and the service was cordial and friendly. You guys are too good to be true. Plus, I got to see Cate Blanchett in person!

Pros: food, of course!

Cons: none

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If you want to be looked down upon and eat food on par with the olive garden this place is for you. Waitstaff has attitude that definately doesn't belong in Park Slope and serves up pastas that are overcooked and underseasoned. The tagletelle special was a lumpy pile of soggy pasta in a tepid sauce. Overpriced wines by the glass and pizza no better than you can get out of the frozen food isle at costco. Save your money and eat some other place. The other reviews were correct, I should have listened before dropping our money on the tab. be warned.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want to be looked down upon and eat food on par with the olive garden this place is for you. Waitstaff has attitude that definately doesn't belong in Park Slope and serves up pastas that are overcooked and underseasoned. The tagletelle special was a lumpy pile of soggy pasta in a tepid sauce. Overpriced wines by the glass and pizza no better than you can get out of the frozen food isle at costco. Save your money and eat some other place. The other reviews were correct, I should have listened before dropping our money on the tab. be warned.

Pros: none

Cons: overpriced, attitude, poorly executed food

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A group of friends brought me here for dinner 2 nights ago. Excellent choice! Although it was my first time (my friends have become regulars), it definately won't be my last. There was an Italian couple in our party, just in from Rome, who couldn't stop raving at the authenticity of the pasta dishes. We shared countless appetizers and pizzas, & we each ordered an entree. I fell in love with the tortelli bolognese and panna cotta dessert. The grapes covered in goat cheese & encrusted with pistachios has got to be the most heavenly combination my mouth has ever tasted! The music selection provided the perfect ambience, & the owner kept the place opened until 1:30, unitl we finished the last of our numerous bottles of wine & champagne. I'M GOING BACK NEXT WEEK!!

2
★★★★★

A group of friends brought me here for dinner 2 nights ago. Excellent choice! Although it was my first time (my friends have become regulars), it definately won't be my last. There was an Italian couple in our party, just in from Rome, who couldn't stop raving at the authenticity of the pasta dishes. We shared countless appetizers and pizzas, & we each ordered an entree. I fell in love with the tortelli bolognese and panna cotta dessert. The grapes covered in goat cheese & encrusted with pistachios has got to be the most heavenly combination my mouth has ever tasted! The music selection provided the perfect ambience, & the owner kept the place opened until 1:30, unitl we finished the last of our numerous bottles of wine & champagne. I'M GOING BACK NEXT WEEK!!

Pros: excellent specials, delicious pastas, yummy pizzas

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If you want condescending lectures on how they do things in Italy then this sub par crud shack if for you. Among other things, they had the nerve to complained that one of the 10 people in our party only order salad when the rest of us order appetizers, entrees, and wine. What?!?! This place needs to spend less time wagging its finger at its clientele and more time figuring why their food is bland, cold, and pathetic . This is Brooklyn and they are far to many excellent restaurants to waste you time or money on these pretentious jerks. Seriously, the Pizza Hut at Target has better pizza, ambiance, and service.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want condescending lectures on how they do things in Italy then this sub par crud shack if for you. Among other things, they had the nerve to complained that one of the 10 people in our party only order salad when the rest of us order appetizers, entrees, and wine. What?!?! This place needs to spend less time wagging its finger at its clientele and more time figuring why their food is bland, cold, and pathetic . This is Brooklyn and they are far to many excellent restaurants to waste you time or money on these pretentious jerks. Seriously, the Pizza Hut at Target has better pizza, ambiance, and service.

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I 've been coming here for my favorite pizzas a little over a year now, but it wasn't until recently that I decided to try the other items on the menu. The variety and quality of fresh pasta dishes are unique and delicious. All arrive at the table with a mouth-watering aroma, in rustic terra-cotta dishes evoking an old farmhouse feeling. The wine list is so extensive, you can always pair a different one with your meal. Just the other night I felt compelled to betray my need for carbohydrates, enticed by the evening special - braised meat in a mandarin coffee sauce. YUMMY!!!! I highly recommend this to all carnivours! I can't wait to see what next week's special will be. Don't forget to save room for dessert - the homemade pineapple torte was heavenly!

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★★★★★

I 've been coming here for my favorite pizzas a little over a year now, but it wasn't until recently that I decided to try the other items on the menu. The variety and quality of fresh pasta dishes are unique and delicious. All arrive at the table with a mouth-watering aroma, in rustic terra-cotta dishes evoking an old farmhouse feeling. The wine list is so extensive, you can always pair a different one with your meal. Just the other night I felt compelled to betray my need for carbohydrates, enticed by the evening special - braised meat in a mandarin coffee sauce. YUMMY!!!! I highly recommend this to all carnivours! I can't wait to see what next week's special will be. Don't forget to save room for dessert - the homemade pineapple torte was heavenly!

Pros: excellent food, excellent pizza, nice, fun staff

Cons: deciding what to eat!, parking

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I have travelled all over Italy. This is the closest to neapolitan food I can get in NYC. The homemade pastas are great. I had the duck ravioli. exquisite. The entrees were prepared with such finesse and tasted great. Fish dishes are very fresh.The pizza can be compared to the pizza made in Naples, Italy. I highly reccomend it

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★★★★★

I have travelled all over Italy. This is the closest to neapolitan food I can get in NYC. The homemade pastas are great. I had the duck ravioli. exquisite. The entrees were prepared with such finesse and tasted great. Fish dishes are very fresh.The pizza can be compared to the pizza made in Naples, Italy. I highly reccomend it

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I was invited by another couple to dine here and after reading the reviews here I dreaded it, but tried to go into the experience with an open mind. Unfortunatley for me, this place was horrible as people described. . The food as other mentioned either had zero salt, or too much salt -- it varied from dish to dish. The waitress had zero knowledge about wine, and even knowledge about the dishes they were serving. If that wasn't bad enough, they are charging a kings ransom for cafeteria quality food.
As another reviewer mentioned, there are much better places that you can get a MUCH better meal at a cheaper price. If anyone who works there is reading this, I would suggest a rennovation.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was invited by another couple to dine here and after reading the reviews here I dreaded it, but tried to go into the experience with an open mind. Unfortunatley for me, this place was horrible as people described. . The food as other mentioned either had zero salt, or too much salt -- it varied from dish to dish. The waitress had zero knowledge about wine, and even knowledge about the dishes they were serving. If that wasn't bad enough, they are charging a kings ransom for cafeteria quality food.
As another reviewer mentioned, there are much better places that you can get a MUCH better meal at a cheaper price. If anyone who works there is reading this, I would suggest a rennovation.

Pros: none

Cons: bad food, bad service, too expensive.

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Peperoncino was recommended to me by a friend. Finding this place was such a welcome treat. The owners are as authentic and skilled in Italian dining as ever I've experienced, a credible endorsement since I live in Europe and spend considerable time in Italy. The ricotta e spinaci pizza is my favorite, well maybe the quattro formaggi, ohhh and the gran fiore rucola salad is truly divine. I went for the first time with a group of international friends and the atmosphere was appealing and the food delectable. We weren't disappointed. The joy from eating the tiramisu even counterbalanced the calorie-splurge. My boyfriend, a rather exacting diner, actually wondered if we could convince them to open a restaurant in Prague. Please, please!

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★★★★★

Peperoncino was recommended to me by a friend. Finding this place was such a welcome treat. The owners are as authentic and skilled in Italian dining as ever I've experienced, a credible endorsement since I live in Europe and spend considerable time in Italy. The ricotta e spinaci pizza is my favorite, well maybe the quattro formaggi, ohhh and the gran fiore rucola salad is truly divine. I went for the first time with a group of international friends and the atmosphere was appealing and the food delectable. We weren't disappointed. The joy from eating the tiramisu even counterbalanced the calorie-splurge. My boyfriend, a rather exacting diner, actually wondered if we could convince them to open a restaurant in Prague. Please, please!

Pros: Inviting, great for groups, children friendly

Cons: how to choose?!

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I don't know why this place got bad reviews - This place is fun, hip and the menu has so much to choose from the only issue I have is not being able to decide what to have! I had the salmon ravoli - it was delicious - the pizza is great - but the pasta is yummy and they give you a lot of it. The owners are great and make you feel at home - no to mention they are always ready to make you a signature drink! Maybe the reviewers that gave them a bad review were having a bad day...yummy.

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★★★★★

I don't know why this place got bad reviews - This place is fun, hip and the menu has so much to choose from the only issue I have is not being able to decide what to have! I had the salmon ravoli - it was delicious - the pizza is great - but the pasta is yummy and they give you a lot of it. The owners are great and make you feel at home - no to mention they are always ready to make you a signature drink! Maybe the reviewers that gave them a bad review were having a bad day...yummy.

Pros: large menu, fun atmosphere, yummy pasta

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One of most exciting nights out in while, feels like your in Naples Italy, and the food could not have been better. I highly recommend it for some of the most authentic italian food around and definitly the best brick oven pizza this side of the Atlantic,

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★★★★★

One of most exciting nights out in while, feels like your in Naples Italy, and the food could not have been better. I highly recommend it for some of the most authentic italian food around and definitly the best brick oven pizza this side of the Atlantic,

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I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!. The food was awesome, the ambiance is cozy and intimate, the tiramisu I had was great and even the coffee was delicious!. You should also try the pizza, between the chef and the brick oven, the pizza is one of the best in town!. It made me feel like I was in Italy again!!!

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★★★★★

I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!. The food was awesome, the ambiance is cozy and intimate, the tiramisu I had was great and even the coffee was delicious!. You should also try the pizza, between the chef and the brick oven, the pizza is one of the best in town!. It made me feel like I was in Italy again!!!

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: parking

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Everything was worderful from the best tasting brick oven pizza to the beautiful decor.

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★★★★★

Everything was worderful from the best tasting brick oven pizza to the beautiful decor.

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I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. The service was less than average, the waiter had very little knowledge about the menu or how the food was prepared. Our appetizers were served with our main course because the waiter forgot to order them. All of our food was either overcooked or undercooked, and the owner/manager was the least apologetic, in fact he was worst of all. Every item on the menu was completely overpriced. I never thought that I could eat a bad dish of Pasta until last night.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. The service was less than average, the waiter had very little knowledge about the menu or how the food was prepared. Our appetizers were served with our main course because the waiter forgot to order them. All of our food was either overcooked or undercooked, and the owner/manager was the least apologetic, in fact he was worst of all. Every item on the menu was completely overpriced. I never thought that I could eat a bad dish of Pasta until last night.

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I had dinner at Peperoncino last night with my wife and daughter, and we had a very pleasant evening. Our 4-yr old was entertained watching the pizza man make margherita. Her excitement rose as she watched it come out of the oven & onto her plate! My wife - the pasta & meat lover - tried the paccheri genovese and found a new favourte dish..the only thing that stopped her from ordering more was to leave room for the tiramisu' - another exceptional choice. I, on the other hand am a fish eater, so I started off with the polipetti - baby octopus in a wonderful tomato sauce, and followed that with the scialatelli - homemade pasta topped with lots of seafood, in a light spicey broth. It was heaven to my lips. I'm sure we will be going back regularly, regardless of our commute from across town!

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★★★★★

I had dinner at Peperoncino last night with my wife and daughter, and we had a very pleasant evening. Our 4-yr old was entertained watching the pizza man make margherita. Her excitement rose as she watched it come out of the oven & onto her plate! My wife - the pasta & meat lover - tried the paccheri genovese and found a new favourte dish..the only thing that stopped her from ordering more was to leave room for the tiramisu' - another exceptional choice. I, on the other hand am a fish eater, so I started off with the polipetti - baby octopus in a wonderful tomato sauce, and followed that with the scialatelli - homemade pasta topped with lots of seafood, in a light spicey broth. It was heaven to my lips. I'm sure we will be going back regularly, regardless of our commute from across town!

Pros: excellent food, affordable, close to subway

Cons: not my neighborhood

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I have finally found an affordable Italian restaurant, with great food & a chef that is actually from Italy! The place is comfortable, the food is delicious, the owner & staff are young & energetic. I eat there at least once a week & the unique and extensive selection of specials keeps me going back for more. I noticed all the other reviews are old, so I suggest all you people go back & check it out.

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★★★★★

I have finally found an affordable Italian restaurant, with great food & a chef that is actually from Italy! The place is comfortable, the food is delicious, the owner & staff are young & energetic. I eat there at least once a week & the unique and extensive selection of specials keeps me going back for more. I noticed all the other reviews are old, so I suggest all you people go back & check it out.

Pros: great hangout, excellent pizza, original dishes

Cons: hard to park- so walk

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One night I ate at Peperoncino with my fiance, and another couple. My entree of cheese stuffed (cheap cheese at that) ravioli with salmon tossed on top (a dish which had been described as "Seafood Ravioli" which is a completely different thing!) was literally uncooked. The ravioli was raw gooey dough. I sent it back, after some effort convincing the waiter something was wrong. Then they made some attempt to cook it, not sure what happened, it was still a horror and I just couldn't eat it. It was revolting. So I got soup and went hungry. My friend ordered lasagna and told us "Weight Watchers lasagna is better". And the prices! I can't believe what they were charging for the "Seafood Ravioli" I had ordered. Steer clear. It's not like there aren't plenty of really excellent pizza places already on 5th Ave. The neighborhood didn't need Peperoncino.

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★☆☆☆☆

One night I ate at Peperoncino with my fiance, and another couple. My entree of cheese stuffed (cheap cheese at that) ravioli with salmon tossed on top (a dish which had been described as "Seafood Ravioli" which is a completely different thing!) was literally uncooked. The ravioli was raw gooey dough. I sent it back, after some effort convincing the waiter something was wrong. Then they made some attempt to cook it, not sure what happened, it was still a horror and I just couldn't eat it. It was revolting. So I got soup and went hungry. My friend ordered lasagna and told us "Weight Watchers lasagna is better". And the prices! I can't believe what they were charging for the "Seafood Ravioli" I had ordered. Steer clear. It's not like there aren't plenty of really excellent pizza places already on 5th Ave. The neighborhood didn't need Peperoncino.

Pros: Nice decor

Cons: Terrible food

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I know everyone else seems to be really mad but i ate the pizza and a salad and I thought it was delicious. I watched the pizza cook in the oven and was excited when it arrived at the table all funny shaped bubbley and burn spotted.MMMMMMM I put this brick oven pizza up against any of the other places in the city. I can't vouch for the lamb but I view this place as a pizza place and it has never dissapointed.

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★★★★☆

I know everyone else seems to be really mad but i ate the pizza and a salad and I thought it was delicious. I watched the pizza cook in the oven and was excited when it arrived at the table all funny shaped bubbley and burn spotted.MMMMMMM I put this brick oven pizza up against any of the other places in the city. I can't vouch for the lamb but I view this place as a pizza place and it has never dissapointed.

Pros: Pizza, Salads

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The outside presentation of the restaurant was very inviting, good location and atmosphere. The service was not great, the wait staff were not clear on the ingredients and or preparation details of the meals. There is not customer service offered for mishaps. Way to pricey for the type of service, food selection and small portions.
Doubt I will go back!

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★★★☆☆

The outside presentation of the restaurant was very inviting, good location and atmosphere. The service was not great, the wait staff were not clear on the ingredients and or preparation details of the meals. There is not customer service offered for mishaps. Way to pricey for the type of service, food selection and small portions.
Doubt I will go back!

Pros: Seating

Cons: Prices, Portions, Staff

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The decor was nice, the service was indifferent and the food was uniformly awful.

My pasta was so salty that it was inedible (and I like plenty of salt on my food). My wife had the rack of lamb. It wasn't as bad as the pasta, but they used really cheap meat. We wouldn't have been so disappointed if they weren't charging $28 for the dish. Also-- the waitress didn't take anything off of the bill when we politely explained why we hadn't eaten more than a couple of bites of our food.

There are too many good Italian restaurants on 5th Avenue to waste any time with this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

The decor was nice, the service was indifferent and the food was uniformly awful.

My pasta was so salty that it was inedible (and I like plenty of salt on my food). My wife had the rack of lamb. It wasn't as bad as the pasta, but they used really cheap meat. We wouldn't have been so disappointed if they weren't charging $28 for the dish. Also-- the waitress didn't take anything off of the bill when we politely explained why we hadn't eaten more than a couple of bites of our food.

There are too many good Italian restaurants on 5th Avenue to waste any time with this place.

Pros: Nice decor

Cons: Salt issues, Cheap Meat

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3 pasta dishes came out of the kitchen totally devoid of any salt -- used most of our salt cellar to bring something resembling taste to the dish. Meat & cheese platter was 99% meat and 3 matchsticks of cheese. Our Italian waitress lost her thick accent half-way through the meal and reverted to her Brooklyn accent. Cash only makes me wonder who is ordering $70 bottles of wine. Would avoid this place, but if forced to go, I hear the pizzas are ok.

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★★☆☆☆

3 pasta dishes came out of the kitchen totally devoid of any salt -- used most of our salt cellar to bring something resembling taste to the dish. Meat & cheese platter was 99% meat and 3 matchsticks of cheese. Our Italian waitress lost her thick accent half-way through the meal and reverted to her Brooklyn accent. Cash only makes me wonder who is ordering $70 bottles of wine. Would avoid this place, but if forced to go, I hear the pizzas are ok.

Pros: nice crowd

Cons: dishes need salt, cash only

 

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