About Us


Pepenero offers a dining experience that pampers and excites all senses, and is coupled with an intimate but vibrant atmosphere, gracious hospitality and a delectable menu. The relaxing and mellow ambience of its al fresco dining area offers the perfect spot for winding down with family and friends after a long day. While retaining the traditional essences of Italian cuisine, Pepenero offers a chic and modern style to your favourite noshes without compromising full flavours that come with only the freshest of ingredients and culinary expertise. At Pepenero, one can only expect to experience mouth-watering excellence and the very best in hospitality.

Suraj, General Manager, Pepenero

Suraj is a 23 year veteran of the Food & Beverage industry in Singapore. Starting off in the Hospitality sector, he rose to Managerial positions in St Julien, il Lido, Burlamacco, Aura & Osteria Art. He is now the General Manager of Pepenero.
He loves food prepared with heart, home rooted ambience and service beyond excellence.
While comforted by his professionalism, our guests can be impressed by his extensive knowledge on wine.

Diego Bertei, Head Chef, Pepenero

Born in Garfagnana, Lucca, Chef Diego Bertei has travelled extensively and been exposed to many cultures.
Since childhood, he has been inspired by his mother’s cooking.
At 15, he was working in a family resaurant in Garfagnana before moving to Manchester, England, for a 2 year stint at Restaurant Bibis.
Chef Diego has had the opportunity to learn from many renowned Italian chefs from Amsterdam, Holland and Australia, serving aristocrats and celebrities.
In Singapore, he has worked at Etna and at Da Luca, where he further crafted his culinary skills.

Chef Gabriele welcomes him as Head Chef of Pepenero and wishes him many good years here with us.