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£21 - £64
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Italian, Lombard, Northern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 23 April 2024 via mobile

This Italian restaurant offers an authentic taste of Italy with delicious dishes, cozy ambiance, and exceptional service. From classic pasta to mouthwatering desserts like tiramisu, every bite is a delight. Perfect for any occasion or craving a taste of Italy.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 April 2024 via mobile

A must place. Amazing Italian food . Don’t miss it, felt like we are in Italy. Don’t miss the bread, the spaghetti al limone and the tiramisu. Wonderful place!!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

We came here due to the really good TA and google reviews. We recieved a warm welcome, a glass of prosseco and some great food! The owner who cooked our pasta dish was lovely and made us feel very at home. We had a gorgeous...beef (ragu I believe) and it was 10/10.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

I stand by my 2018 review of this place- the best Italian restaurant on earth. No jokes! This is simply the best. Vintage 2011 parmigiano reggiano, patanegra ham etc. - need I say anymore? I can! The main course, beef ragu and Assassina pasta were...nothing short of exceptional. Perfectly balanced. Can’t forget dessert- cafe affogato and tiramisu- Devine! Topped off with a couple limoncello, the price is extremely reasonable and the ingredients are A1. We’ll be back, real soon!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

We went to Pepenero​ for​ dinner, atmosphere was wonderful. The​store's Italian food had the best flavour. In comparison to other restaurants in the area, the staff service and the restaurant owner's friendly and gracious service impressed me. Best wishes to Pepenero​ Owner's​ Polo and Alain,...for their kindness and excellent service. We recommended for everyone and will return again.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

Outstanding. Quite simply the best Italian meal we’ve had anywhere. Paolo clearly cares about the food and his passion comes through when he describes the menu. Highest quality ingredients treated with care and respect. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

Outstanding food. If you love italian food Pepenero is a must visit. My wife and I went tonight had the simple but amazing pasta with tomato and burrata followed by perfectly cooked duck and tiramisu. All super high quality. Warm welcome from all the team...there. We definitely recommend the specials . Super nice wines. 100% will go backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

Vert good moment in family. It was a long time we didn’t eat such good Italian food!! We really enjoyed the dinner and the team is great!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

We began with a delicious drop of full-bodied red and a Campari Spritz and trusted the charming owner who recommended the gourmet bruschetta to start. Anchovies and wasabi are, it transpires, a match made in paradiso! We opted, for mains, for the seafood pasta and...the mushroom with truffle-cream fettuccini. Both were exceptional. The pasta was fresh and perfectly cooked and the flavours were rich and authentic, acompanied by an excellent bottle of Chilean cabernet sauvignon and we were delighted! It was great to eat to such a well chosen soundtrack too: emphasis was on the 80s, from italo-disco to British new-wave with a splash of funk and soul. The owner ended our perfect evening with a homemade limoncello; what a touch. The best place we ate on Samui by a distance. The food, the staff, the atmosphere and the tunes were exceptional. If you'd have told me we'd be eating authentic Italian cuisine on a Thai island talking about the pros and cons of George Lazenby and the state of international politics, I would've laughed. I'm not laughing anymore. We will be back. Thank you Pepenero.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

A safe haven with curated “home style” dishes. Every visit is for me pure joy as both owners Paolo and Alain delight me with courtesy and a friendly smile the first and delicacies reminding me my roots the second. Pasta specialities are definitely always a...surprise (I enjoyed a “trofie al pesto” on my recent visit that could have come out of a cöxina in Sampierdarena). Probably one of the must try is the cheese platter, were “raspadüra” is definitely a throwback into my childhood. Excellent wine selection (also by the glass) and for those into it, their selection of Gin is definitely worth a try.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

It's been a few years but we're finally back in Samui and enjoying dinner at Pepenero. My wife and I have travelled extensively and still find it amazing that some of the best Italian dishes we have tasted have been at Pepenero. Once again they...have delivered, the tomato & burrata fetachini was delicious and the rigatoni with tomahawk beef ragu WOW! Paulo the perfect host, like catching up with an old friend. Thank you for the perfect dinner, can't wait to visit again. P.S. We also used Paulo's new service of a free ride to the Fisherman's Village Market after dinner. A nice bonus.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023

OMG we were recommended by friends who visited march 2023 so we visited in April and the food was SPECTACULAR the ATMOSPHERE was great and the wine perfect. The TRUE Italian cuisine was perfect a meal that I will remember forever. The second visit was...just as good but this time we drank Italian Sangria This is one of the BEST Italian restaurants we have ever eaten in. If you are on the island Koh Samui and like Italian food PLEASE book you will not be disappointed. Service, staff, and food unbeatableMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

Excellent food and very attentative service. The chef even prepares special surprise menues on request and it was a true delight to taste it! Can highly recommend the Pepenero.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

Wow, what a great Italian restaurant it’s the one that you would like to meet while traveling the outskirts of Rome or Florence but then you meet it in the outskirts of Ko Samui what a catch. The owner itself came out to explain the...menu, and all his recommendation were superb pasta, freshly made Was one of the best we ate no less than that. The olive oil was best quality, smelling wonderful, and adding a Mediterranean touch to the whole experience. A very unexpected catch in a Thai island So…we are very grateful for the chance to meet the owner that treated us like we are guests in his own house thank you dear sir for a soul and heart cooking and whole experience. We do hope to come again.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Paolo Migliorini, Proprietario at Pepenero Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2023

Dear Veredh and madame, Your visit was a great pleasure for us as well. As I always repeat, a pleasant night at the restaurant its a combo of what the restaurant offers and the attitude of the guests. The more the attitude is open, positive...More

Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

The host explains each of the dishes with enthusiasm, authentic food with great service, one of the best Italian restaurants. We first visited this restaurant in 2018, 2019, 2020 and again in 2023 and are still amazed by the standard of food. We look forward...to revisiting, Koh Samui and particularly going back to Pepenero.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Paolo M, Proprietario at Pepenero Koh Samui, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2023

Dear Tony, Thank you very much to remind me the calendar of your visits! Do you know, I was thinking even before the 2018, it seems to me we know each other since a life! And after Covid, seeing again people that we met before...More

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Response from frosch10 | Reviewed this property |
Delicious pasta....
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Response from RobertKwang | Reviewed this property |
I really think it should be no problem to make that. My wife had a special request even with some black pasta they don't usually have on the menu but they managed to cook it for her anyway. I'm sure Paolo can help you.
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Response from Johnlovesfood17 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My wife is vegetarian and had lots of choices
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Pepenero Koh Samui is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5