Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey
Pepe's Pizza Kitchen
147 Commercial Road, South Yarra
Northern side, around 40 metres east of the railway bridge.
This was the one addition to the archive emanating from the August, 2013 lunch.
I believe it became a regular lunch spot in the late 1970s and 1980s after I had left Control Data and may well have been the forerunner of later days at the Old Pepper, but I distinctly remember it as post-
In fact, the outstanding (if that's the right word) recollection I have is after a heavy drinking session with ex-
Although always known as Pepe's, the official name was Pepe's Pizza Kitchen, and when it opened in 1968, there was already a restaurant of that name in Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda.
Both restaurants disappeared from directories in 1980 -
It was a rather small restaurant converted from a single-
"Firstly, I cannot recall who found Pepe's Pizza and got everyone from CDA to go there -
After Frank (and Diane??) sold out to a couple of younger Aussie males who thought they knew everything, the service and the happy atmosphere went down, and we looked around for an alternative, finding the Red Pepper just around the corner in Chapel Street. Parking in Chapel St. was near impossible, even then, but I do remember I had a knack of getting a park outside the front door with monotonous regularity, much to the chagrin of the other customers.
The Red Pepper may have been started by Rob de Fazio and a couple of mates, although Rob could have been a staff member when we first went there -
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