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Pepe Sale

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3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 118 959 7700
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: Offering a vibrant, nutritious selection of historic Sardinian recipes and...
Offering a vibrant, nutritious selection of historic Sardinian recipes and modern Italian dishes, Pepe Sale is an award-winning eatery in the centre of Reading. As well as premium staples like home-made fresh pasta and typical bread and wines, delicious house specialities showcase a wealth of culinary experience. A bright dining room features retro green and white tiling, a pastel orange colour palette and glossy granite-topped tables.
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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our goto place

If we are looking for a nice meal to celebrate something special this is the place. The Sardinian bread is cleared to the last crumb. whatever we have ever had has not disappointed, Definitely a place to go if you have never been there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
djay1950
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If we are looking for a nice meal to celebrate something special this is the place. The Sardinian bread is cleared to the last crumb. whatever we have ever had has not disappointed, Definitely a place to go if you have never been there.

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Thank djay1950
Leicestershire
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family visit before a theatre trip. We chose from the special menu and the chicken, beef and pasta were all well regarded. I had the sea bream which was excellent. Would certainly return if I was in the area.

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Thank GM12345
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Pepe Sale on 29th of January for dinner with my partner, I booked a table that morning via the website so was slightly disappointed when we arrived and the table wasent ready. I was even more annoyed when we where left sitting on a tiny table by the door while other customers where greeted had their jackets taken and... More 

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1 Thank foodfreak89
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pepe Sale used to be my go to restaurant for a nice Italian meal , however I hadn't been for about 6 years mainly due to the location (would normally park in the Oracle and walk across Reading which is not a great walk at night). I've always highly rates the service and one of my main memories from previous... More 

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Thank LH_1_1187054
Berkshire
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a treat to come back to this cosy family run restaurant. Very distinctively different fro an "Italian" restaurant. Beautiful food, classic service and very handy for the Hexigon. The chicken stuffed with salmon was delicious and the Bresaola starter was good, for my palate it could have done with thinner Parmesan but I am being picky.

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Thank TheFoodMan
Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappointed with the fantastic food and excellent service great choice of wines and the staff are lovely always happy to advise that's why we keep going back

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Thank Carolyn G
London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I only heard about this place through TripAdvisor - the restaurant is not located on any main foot fall so it's not easy to discover. However the food here is incredible, and made with a lot of care. Every plate put in front of me was delicious. The hardest part is choosing from the menu! The restaurant is owned by... More 

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1 Thank Lee W
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the owners to the food this is my favourite restaurant in Reading. My family and I have been coming here for several years now and have never been disappointed. We have been as a couple, with friends, with our children when young and they still enjoy coming with us now they are young men. The food is always delicious... More 

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Thank S0uthernSun
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A slice of Italy with delicious food and wine.. but the bill made me choke on my breadsticks. Service was very high quality and the wine came from Sardinia... but a meal for one with one glass of wine came in at £45

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1 Thank makapala
Earley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We had our work Xmas lunch here on Friday. There were 22 people in the group. All meals were pre-ordered from the Xmas menu. The whole experience was fantastic; food, drink and service. With 22 people we made our own ambience! I had the goats cheese with grilled vegetables for starters, sea bass fillet with tomato/chilli sauce for main and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 959 7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 54
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Offering a vibrant, nutritious selection of historic Sardinian recipes and modern Italian dishes, Pepe Sale is an award-winning eatery in the centre of Reading. As well as premium staples like home-made fresh pasta and typical bread and wines, delicious house specialities showcase a wealth of culinary experience. A bright dining room features retro green and white tiling, a pastel orange colour palette and glossy granite-topped tables.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?