It’s not often that I find myself in a local restaurant that not only have I never heard of, but don’t know anyone else that has either. Enter Pepper’s Italian Restaurant, my latest review for Metromix.
The entire review is here. Basically, it was better than I expected; however, the sauce was disappointing and pasta overcooked, two things an Italian restaurant must get right. But for its pizza, Pepper’s really did shine. And the veal wasn’t too bad either – not great, but again, better than I would have thought.
So while I won’t be making any special trips to Lakewood anytime soon based on the food there alone, if I lived in the area, I would be a regular for takeout pizza and the occasional dine in during the week. The staff alone is worth that – incredibly entertaining and friendly and the one waitress truly did know everyone and their latest drama.