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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, 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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  • 81
    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
A wonderful lunch on a chilly summer's day

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Jan R
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If looking for excellent, yet unpretentious dining in the Reading area, and like Italian with a little extra touch, then Pepe Sale is unmissable, despite its inauspicious location in an architectural eyesore. But once inside, and having had a mouthful of their made-on-the premises pasta - the crab and cod ravioli are scrumptious - the concrete carbuncle is forgotten, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fantastic Italian food with true Italian flair. Ask for the daily specials. It is well hidden close to the Penta hotel. However definitely worth searching for.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Another special meal on my birthday. We have been coming here for the last 3-4 years, and the food and service are really outstanding and hard to beat. On this occasion, the Sardinian Vermentino wine, homemade pappardelle pasta and roast suckling pig exceeded our expectations. Do have the Sardinian flatbreads as these are gorgeous. We regularly choose this restaurant for... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Was after a new Italian restaurant after Nino's relocated and decided to give this place a try. Despite not being located in the best location and the decoration being a bit drab, the food is quite delicious albeit the portions being a bit small. I had the duck breast as a main and it was well cooked and tender. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I searched for a restaurant with good vegetarian options and Trip Advisor came up with this Sicilian Italian suggestion. Very impressed, and the "veggie" in our party was well catered for. It was refreshing to find an Italian restaurant without a pizza in sight! We had excellent food and service. I can highly recommend the Roast Suckling Pig. Excellent in... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

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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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

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?