Peppino's Italian Restaurant began on April 16, 1984. Peppino meaning "Little Joe" in Italian was founded by Joe, who grew up watching his mother cook Italian dishes in the kitchen. This led to Joe's passion for cooking, and the success of Peppino's Italian Restaurants. This location on Towne Centre Drive opened in 2004, and has a large indoor dining area and outdoor patio to accommodate large groups. Peppino's has a full bar, and offers happy hour all day for those who like to get an early start. Portions are large and served family style.