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Review of PepeNero

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Ranked #47 of 316 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$46
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Description: Upscale restaurant & lounge with swanky decor serving Southern Italian cuisine in a former chapel.
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My wife and I recently dined at Pepenero. What a great find! This is an authentic as Italian gets! We started with an eggplant appetizer stuffed with Machado cheese and anchovies that was outstanding. This was followed by a pasta dish composed of a wild mushroom agnolotti (ravioli) served with a beef sirloin meat ragu and Romano cheese. Finally, for our entrée we both had the Branzino that is a Mediterranean Sea Bass served in a parchment paper with capers, potatoes and sweet red peppers. What a great dish!. Finally, for dessert we tried the tiramisu and a cannolo since these are the quintessential Italian desserts. These were excellent.
Our server, Joe, was superb. He was extremely knowledgeable about the food, wine list and very efficient. All and all, Pepenero is an excellent restaurant with great food and service at a very fair price. If you are in the Traverse City area give this place a try!

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Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Went tonight, wonderful food, service and very authentic. My new favorite TC place to eat!! Anti pasta platter was delicious, entrees were good and the Tiramisu was excellent!

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Thank Fellow traveler S
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

One of the freshest meals I've ever had. The menu looks very simplistic but don't walk away....every bite of my dinner burst with flavor and freshness! We had one eggplant/zucchini appetizer and ordered another - we couldn't believe how good it was. My homemade pasta dinner melted in my mouth; all of the ingredients tasted like they just came out of the garden. Service was perfect, wine selection was perfect. The panicotta was to die for. Well done!!

Thank Kristin D
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We were seated behind the check in counter. Don't know why because they weren't crowded. Would have liked to have been seated somewhere else in the restaurant but didn't feel that was an option. The portions were small, but it was nice to have unique dishes. Chef came out at the end of our dinner to ask how everything was. Probably won't come back here on our next visit to Traverse City.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Had a great meal there last night. Food was outstanding and freshly prepared. Great service also. We'll be back.

1  Thank Jim R
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