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Pepe Sale

3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 (0)118 959 7700
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Ranked #19 of 458 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
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been going to Pepe Sale a couple of times per year for some time now. Visited again yesterday for a lunch on Saturday and can report that the food - a mixture of the day's specials and items from the regular a la carte menu - were all excellent. All accompanied by great service from Marco and the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great little place. Excellent food and wine. Had the fish special that was first class and very filling. Staff where friendly in this family run business. I will be back next time I'm in Reading.......

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Among other things, this restaurant is geared to providing pre-theatre meals for those going on to the Hexagon. Although not having booked, we had a pleasant table and the pre-show special menu, which was priced reasonably at £13.50 for 2 courses. The food was good and the service was quite swift and enabled us to have a meal and go... More

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Hampshire, UK
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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was our first visit to the Hexagon for probably around 20 years so we needed to find somewhere for a pre-theatre meal. As my wife is a wheelchair user it was important that we chose somewhere that was close to the Hexagon and easily accessible from it. Based on its proximity and good TA reviews, plus our liking for... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This restaurant may be a little more pricey than others but you definitely get what you pay for. My partner and I have eaten here regularly and never been disappointed. The Pinot Grigio Santa Margharita is very reasonably priced and not found in many run of the mill Italian eateries. The calves liver is melt in the mouth. Give this... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was our first visit to this restaurant, and we came to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had reserved a table for 8:30. On arrival at 8:15 we confirmed our reservation and were immediately hurried to a table in the front window, and with what must have been the hardest chair I have ever sat on in a restaurant. No... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Went on a Friday night to celebrate my 50th birthday with friends. Loved the feel of this restaurant immediately and we were greeted & made to feel welcome by the staff. They were very accommodating and fitted in an extra seat at our table of 9 to make it a table for 10 on what was a very busy evening.... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Toni and marco made us very welcome as usual. Great food , I had the sea bass which was superb and the others attacked the fillet steak. The ladies even managed desert. The restaurant was very busy and had a great atmosphere , the service was very good. Overall last to leave which says all!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Back again after a few years of absence to this Italian-Sardinian restaurant. The magic, the ambiance, the service and Tony the owner, were just perfect, but the food was just brilliant. The chef uses only fresh ingredients, tasty, colourful, with a little twist of the isle of Sardinia. We arrived early so waited for the suckling piglet to finish cooking... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Great service and food. Decor and location are not ideal, but this is easily in the top 5 restaurants in reading.

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