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    About us

    The Cracked Pepper Bistro is a bistro located in the South-West corner of Shaw and Fresno, in the Mission Village shopping center. At C.P.B. we offer a European style of dining that is not easy to find in the Fresno area. We offer slow dining with a California eccentric style cuisine. The chefs’ mission statement at Cracked Pepper Bistro is to offer consistently great food using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, as often as possible using ingredients that can be grown or found locally. The service mission statement here is to make every guest feel at home in our dining room. We go above and beyond to ensure a wonderful experience for each guest.

    With a seasonally changing menu and delicious specials every night, we offer something for everyone. We combine simple, quality ingredients to create complex flavors that each guest will enjoy.

  • Menu


    Come and enjoy a warm, friendly atmosphere and Chef Vatche’s simple, yet sophisticated, culinary creations of the finest American contemporary cuisine with a European flare. Elegant style and a seasonal menu, featuring locally available fresh and organic ingredients is what you’ll find at CPB.

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  • Wine


    Wines, much like seafood, produce, spices, etc., vary in availability. We change our list frequently as we discover new wines that complement our cuisine and offer quality and value. The following sample list may not be absolutely current. Phone ahead to verify that we serve any favorite wine.

    Our Selection

    We offer an excellent selection of wines for you to enjoy, any of which will complement your meal superbly. Ask your server to recommend the perfect accompaniment to your meal.

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  • Staff

    Our Staff

    Chef Vatche's culinary training and his passion for cooking started in his mother’s kitchen, but it was his formal training at the California Culinary Academy/Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco that began his career as a chef. Since his graduation as one of the top students in 2001, Chef Vatche has worked in many prestigious professional kitchens; Eldo's Grill and Brewery, in San Francisco, CA, the prestigious White Orchid, Peppermill Casino, in Reno, NV, and as Sous Chef in the beautiful four star resort Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, CA. He also participated largely in opening four new restaurants in Chukchansi Casino, Coarsgoald, CA, and has enjoyed teaching students as a culinary school instructor in Fresno, Ca.

    Cooking is his passion and it is this passion that makes Chef Vatche's cooking unique and exquisite.

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  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Cracked Pepper Bistro is conveniently located in the Mission Village, centrally located at Shaw and Fresno, one block east of Freeway 41.

    Cracked Pepper Bistro
    389 E Shaw Ave, #102
    Fresno, CA 93710

    Phone: (559) 222-9119
    Tue-Thu. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Fri-Sat. 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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