|The Garlic and Olive Oil sauce - just looking at it is |
enough to say mamma mia!
(image via Peppino's Facebook page)
I’ve actually been to the one in Mission Viejo, in the shopping plaza located right on Lake Mission Viejo. I was treating a co-worker visiting from Sweden to a nice dinner and a friend suggested this Peppino’s. How could she not, a nice Italian meal with some wine, with a view of the lake is a great idea for entertaining out of town visitors.
Peppino’s has a vast selection that includes the Italian standards and some with a Peppino-esque flair, such as the Scampi Alla Peppino. Their website describes it as jumbo shrimp baked in a white wine sauce with fresh garlic and capers. It comes with a side of spaghetti and marinara sauce.
|The Peppino's in Mission Viejo is right on the Mission Viejo|
Lake - beautiful view, beautiful food!
(image via Peppino's Facebook Page)
Checking out the Yelp reviews on the place, the restaurant fared okay, scoring 3.5 out of 5 stars (out of a total of 20 reviews). In 2009 they won first place for best Italian food, so it sounds like they have some faithful followers. I’m going to have re-visit the place one of these days, and enjoy one of the last afternoons in the summer reacquainting myself with the food and the spectacular view.
27782 Vista Del Lago
Mission Viejo, CA 92692