Peppina's Ristorante

The venerable Downriver spot, still run by its founder, Mary Deardorff, has two eyecatching fireplaces, one in rose quartz, the other rough-cut amethyst, certainly a distinctive decor touch. Pastas, pizzas, veal and chicken dishes are consistently good, carefully made from the original recipes dating to 1953 when it all began. Big, bright, noisy.

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