Di Peppe's is our absolute favorite old school home grown local pizza spot. We LOVE getting the roasted garlic pizza here, it's almost like being at the Gilroy Garlic Festival with half heads of roasted garlic scattered across the top. Amazing. Di Peppe's is a true multi-generational family run business where the owner takes the time to get to know his customers and take an active role in the community too. While we're usually here for the pizza, garlic cheese bread and antipasto salad - I had to try the tabasco chicken one time and I'm not sure how Italian that really is, but it was delicious. We take our friends and family here and the owner often makes us feel like family :-)
We went to this place for a few times. The food was good and it keeps getting better. The owner Steve is a very nice man. He listens to customers and keeps improving. They serve organic vegetable which is USDA certified organic. They have their own farm so the vegetable is fresh and very tasty. The dishes are big portion and very good price. It is a gem in Monrovia and not too many people know it yet. So you don't have to wait long.
The Pho and spring rolls was kind of bland. The portions were not large and did not satisfy my appetite. The restaurant was empty and the waitress did not come by to see how we were doing.