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3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 (0)118 959 7700
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Ranked #16 of 488 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Offering a vibrant, nutritious selection of historic Sardinian recipes, Pepe Sale is an award-winning eatery in Reading. As well as premium staples like home-baked bread and fresh pasta, delicious house specialities showcase a wealth of culinary experience. A bright dining room features retro black and white tiling, a pastel orange colour palette and glossy granite-topped tables.
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English first
Reading, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I always go to Pepe Sale both for business and with my family. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, the food is the best Italian food I`ve ever eaten and the wine is amazing!

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I am Italian but have lived in the UK since the age of 6. We always choose Italian food when eating out as it`s my favourite! Since visiting Pepe Sale we have not been anywhere else! The atmosphere is amazing, the staff are very friendly, and are always really helpful. The food is better than any other Italian Restaurant we`ve... More

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Hook, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If you go to the Hexagon theatre,then this is the restaurant to visit. Friendly staff,good food and reasonably priced. Generous servings and speedy service. Very good house wine as well. Makes you think you are in Italy rather that Reading. Will certainly eat there next time we are in the area.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I am a big fan of Italian cuisine and I can appreciate good quality food. I have visited Italian restaurants countless times, and I dare to say that this was the most disappointing. Food was certainly not what I expected and even portions were unsatisfied. Starters with bread and olive oil were nice but the rest of the meal really... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

For someone who has been brought up in the restaurant trade and also travelled the length and breadth of Italy for over 20 years, I do feel that I am qualified to review Italian eateries. This restaurant is one of the best I have experienced both in Italy and the UK. Firstly, the owners, Toni and Samantha Sale along with... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Pepe Sale is a hidden gem in Reading, UK. We went for lunch and arrived about 10 minutes before it actually opened. While we said we would wait until it officially opened, the owner wouldn't hear of it and sat us at a table. He was so sweet, kind and a true gentleman. The service was amazing. The food was... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have to start by saying that I'm an Italian living in the UK for quite a while now, and perhaps I also have a fine taste having tried many of the best Italian chefs/good restaurants in Italy. However, as a business postgrad student in Reading, I happened to want to celebrate my birthday with a handful of my colleagues... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had the special which was home made pasta with a game ragout - excellent - the restaurant has a lively atmosphere and is always very busy and the staff are excellent

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had been meaning to to try Pepe Sale for a long time, it has a good reputation in Reading and many of our friends had recommended it. Our party of four hadn't booked a table and it was a Saturday night so we were pushing our luck, but the staff were all very friendly and helpful (albeit surprised to... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stumbled across the restaurant as its next to our new offices, wanted somewhere for an early evening dinner at the end of the day. Very welcoming restaurant, good authentic menu and very good food. Looking forward to going again.

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Address: 3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)118 959 7700
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
Cuisine: Italian

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