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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    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
Excellent Lamb - Best I have had in a long time

I have been going to Pepe Sale for the last twelve years, usually for special occasions or when family and friends visit. One or two reviews are negative on the location and décor, both are fine, the décor is clean and tidy and nice and bright. The location is fine, right at the end of the main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Ivan J
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Pepe Sale for the last twelve years, usually for special occasions or when family and friends visit. One or two reviews are negative on the location and décor, both are fine, the décor is clean and tidy and nice and bright. The location is fine, right at the end of the main high street in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We visited with friends. The last time I was here was about 20 years ago, not much has changed (including the decor!). I think it's verging on the kitch, heading towards vintage... The staff are helpful and attentive. Wine is excellent. Food amazing; I had the sea bass and my friends had the suckling pig (the best crackling ever!). The... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

very friendly service and food was very good. restaurant was very busy but staff were fairly attentive. would highly recommend the tirismisu for dessert!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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252 reviews 252 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have often attempted to visit Pepe Sale in the past, but have been unable to, due to how stupidly late the restaurant opens. They are conveniently located opposite the Hexagon; yet they go out of their way to ensure nobody can get a pre-show dinner here. The typical show at the Hexagon would open doors at 19:00, so why... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I would really rather not praise this restaurant because I don't want it to be full the next time I go there! I lived in Italy for years and dislike Italian restaurants in the UK because they're usually not up to my standards but this one is a little cracker. I think a lot of other people in Reading agree,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had lunch today, food was excellent as usual. Husband's salt crusted fish was delicious and the tiramisu was just lovely. We took our 8 month old son and they couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly during the meal. They had a high chair with it's own table and he got thoroughly entertained by the waiters. Definitely recommend.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Sunday afternoon. Two grownups and a nine year old. First time we've been and may well be the last. We've known about it for a while but it's not in a part of town you'd like to be after dark - hence Sunday lunch. Even then ... Staff - friendly and mostly charmingly amateurish - surprising as they seem to... More 

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Madrid, España
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I just came back from the restaurant and I'm so excited about the meal that I feel I have to submit my review right now! I think I've had the best ravioli ever, a speciality of the day with fish and white wine. I will definitely return!! Also, the waiters were so nice and helpful, it was a great night!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was our fourth visit to Pepe Sale over the past couple of years and we've never been disappointed. Personal highlight has been the sea bass in salt crust - good fun seeing this cut in front of you and a wonderful flavour. Service has always been friendly and generally comes with a quick wit.

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Yateley, UK
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I visited Pepe Sale with work colleagues - one of Italian decent. I had read the reviews and thought it was worth a try. VERY glad we did. Service initially was a little slow, but the food and atmosphere made up for that. Our waiter was very informative and funny, and recommended wine as well as side dishes. I ate... 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 - 55
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?