For devotees of Don Peppe in Queens—that’s Don Pep’s, to regulars—the baked clams lead the list of don’t-miss dishes. “There are no better baked clams…...anywhere!” promises daveyj.
Not far behind, hounds say, are linguine with clam sauce and the veal chop Don Peppe. Other smart orders include chicken scarpariello, veal with eggplant, pasta with prosciutto, stuffed artichoke, and lobster fra diavolo. “Doggone, it’s good,” says david sprague, “about the best throwback red sauce place—high end—I’ve been to.”
Don Peppe isn’t universally acclaimed though. wonka calls it “nothing special … unless you like a lot of garlic.”
Don Peppe [South Ozone Park]
135-58 Lefferts Boulevard (between 135th and 149th avenues), South Ozone Park, Queens
Board Link: Don Pepe”s