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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
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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  • 82
    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
Good Food and Good Service but it comes at a cost

I have been to Pepe Sale twice once for a birthday meal with the family and the second time just with my wife. On both occasions the service was friendly and first class with specials of the day being described in intimate detail. On the first occasion the restaurant was virtually full but on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
ChamyC
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Earley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Earley, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to Pepe Sale twice once for a birthday meal with the family and the second time just with my wife. On both occasions the service was friendly and first class with specials of the day being described in intimate detail. On the first occasion the restaurant was virtually full but on the second visit there was only... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Most authentic Italian restaurant around. We come here regularly and always happy with their food. They have the most unique Sardinian thin crispy bread that you won't easily find anywhere else. Very good service especially from the manager Marco, who is down to earth, sincere, witty and honest. He'll tell you if you're ordering too much. If you're trying to... More 

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Bramley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the 1st time I have ever eaten here but would thoroughly recommend it ! I booked a table for 6 a few weeks ago based on the reviews that I'd read on trip advisor. The staff were fantastic ...friendly ,helpful with meal & drink choices & did everything they could to make our visit a wonderful experience. The... More 

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Reading
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A repeat visit and haven't been here for some time. Great to see that it's still on song and delivering great food with top service. Fair prices.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We booked in for a late dinner at 10pm. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner(?) who was very welcoming and a great host. The service was attentive throughout. We had: Starters: Chicken and Ham pancake in a bechamel sauce Avocado with Mushrooms in a cream sauce Mains: Squid Ink ravioli filled with crab meat Wild boar in... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The experience was very good and a very nice surprise. Not cheap, but in my opinion much better value for money than most oracle restaurants. Recommended… and definitely now my favourite restaurant in Reading.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is an Italian restaurant like those I remember from my childhood which these days is such a refreshing change after all the chains. The decor may be tired and the location dubious but the food was excellent and the service exemplorary.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Having been out for a few drinks in Reading, we came across Pepe Sale, an authentic Italian restaurant... We were greeted on arrival and seated quickly. The service was excellent. We decided to order the specials as they founded excellent, the menu was vast but I'd seen a special on another table and thought I'd like that. The appetisers were... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We have been to this restaurant many times over the years and have always enjoyed our evening. Excellent food with plenty of authentic Sardinian choices. They say that location is everything but this restaurant tells a different story. The way Reading has developed over the years has left this restaurant isolated but the food is the best advert for Pepe... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had lunch at this gem of a restaurant today and couldn't recommend it higher. The staff are attentive and efficient, with real Italian charm. The food was really beautiful, although beware of the breads before the meal, ithey are so moreish that you might fill yourself up before your meal arrives! Good, honest, unpretentious food in good, honest, unpretentious... 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 14 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pub, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?