The name "Peppino" is mine. I'm Joe, and as a child my mom called me
Peppino. My parents, Carlo and Antonetta, were both born in Naples, Italy.
They moved to Troy, New York where they raised three children. I've been
watching my mother cook for as long as I could remember, preparing delicious
Italian dishes in a sparkling clean kitchen, always saying, "Peppino,
cook and clean." With a passion for cooking, I attended chef's school in
New York. After three months and a lot of tuition money, I found out that
the best cook I've ever known is my mother.
Our first restaurant opened on April 16, 1984. I was the cook and doorman.
My father was the dishwasher and handyman, and he was the best. My sisters
Gina and Lina were waitresses along with Maria the mother of my children
Carlo, Antonetta and Joey.
Because of our customers' loyalty and love of good food, our restaurants
have expanded into several different locations in many areas of Southern
California. With the help of my family and friends, and of course my
wonderful customers who are more friends than numbers, I am able to
We always use the finest ingredients to bring out the best flavor in our
entrees. Whether you are dining in one of our restaurants or taking this
meal home, you can be assured that the love of food that has been a family
value is in every entree that is served.
Always yours truly,
Joseph Moscatiello ~ Founder "Peppino"