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3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 118 959 7700
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6:00 pm - 10:30 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Wednesday night

Great to be back in reading tonight. Even better to see a lively pepe sale on a Wednesday. Food as good as ever. I had the sea bass cooked in salt fantastic. My guest also sea food with pasta. Service first class. Wine advice very good. A pleasure to go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Barneyq101
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very nice food and friendly staff. Only thing I will point out is that when I booked I asked for a table by the window - instead was seated directly at the back underneath a huge TV, and yes we were on time for our booking..would have mentioned something however all tables were full by the window.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great to be back in reading tonight. Even better to see a lively pepe sale on a Wednesday. Food as good as ever. I had the sea bass cooked in salt fantastic. My guest also sea food with pasta. Service first class. Wine advice very good. A pleasure to go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I was a bit hesitant about this place after reading some reviews on here; but my partner is half Italian and his mother is a fantastic cook so I trusted their judgement. I'm glad I did. The service was very attentive, and I think perhaps to English sensibilities this could have appeared brisk or aggressive. I chose to relax and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We used to come here very often and still do visit frequently. The food is always delicious and the service is always exemplary. I would encourage anyone that enjoys proper Italian food to come here - don't bither with these rip off chains like Bella Italia which are a total waste of time. the only criticism I have is that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

After staying in Reading for few years, I was too tired for the chain (Strada, Bella Italia, Zizzi, etc.) and so I come to the tripadvisor to see if there's alternative. When I saw it I was so surprise that it's near the town center but I never have noticed its existence. The staffs were friendly, I ordered a chicken... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was visiting Reading on a training course and staying in the Penta Hotel. Pepe Sale is just around the corner. This was a Monday night and the restaurant was quiet. But I took a gamble after seeing good reviews. I wasn't disappointed Toni the owner was very welcoming and the food was excellent. Support the local business and avoid... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is an exceptional Italian Restaurant tucked away in the centre of Reading. The service is great, my wife forgot her glasses and the waiter lent her theirs. The food did not let anyone down. I went for the specials, a mushroom and chevre salad. The cheese and mushrooms blended really well. My main was the pasta, with suckling pig.... More 

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Reading, Berks UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our first visit to Pepe Sale and won't be the last, food was excellent but as importantly the very friendly atmosphere and service, with great wine recommendation. I had the weekend special "suckling pig and Roast potatoes" it was fantastic. Not a great location but once inside you forget where you are and just enjoy the Sardinian experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Heading for a concert at the Hexagon a friend recommended supper at this restaurant . How glad we were they did. Good early evening menu, fast service, tasty food at a good price for two courses. Will definitely return.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Wanted to check it out based on reviews. Disappointment really... Service is good, no doubt, but the issue is food. I ordered carpaccio to start and seafood pasta to follow. Both dishes were absolutely bland and the mussels on the pasta were actually cold where the pasta was hot. Avoid.

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Additional Information about Pepe Sale

Address: 3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
Phone Number: +44 118 959 7700
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 58
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pub, Pasta

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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 14 - 58
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pub, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?