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3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 118 959 7700
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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, 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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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    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
Great little gem

Great restaurant hidden away by the Hexagon. I read about it on Trip Advisor which was the reason I even knew it existed. I went twice and one time the wait staff was really great (very authentic Italian) and the second time just okay but they were very busy. The dipping breads were a bit stale... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
LondonExPat1
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant hidden away by the Hexagon. I read about it on Trip Advisor which was the reason I even knew it existed. I went twice and one time the wait staff was really great (very authentic Italian) and the second time just okay but they were very busy. The dipping breads were a bit stale but everything else was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

How refreshing to find a truly authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of reading. The food was plentiful and so full of flavour. We honestly could fault it on any level. The wine list was extensive and well put together. The staff are an absolute credit to Pepe Sale they were so friendly and welcoming and attentive - a perfect... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Four of us dined a la carte. It is actually Sardinian but references of reviewers to Italy or Sicily are appropriate. I have dined here many times but not recently until now. The waiter was friendly with first class knowledge of the food and wine available. Fresh ingredients well cooked. The liver was as good as we hoped. Pasta delicious.... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I travel to Berkshire with my job almost on a weekly basis, and every time I'm in Reading I eat here. The owner, Tony, and the manager, Marco, are very hospitable and the food is always excellent. Daily specials using seasonal vegetables, fresh seafood and meat, are always fantastic.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very tasty Sicilian food with friendly personal service. Definitely a cut above the average Italian restaurant, with basics like the pasta made in-house. Quality food in a town which boasts numerous easteries, although few which can be considered really worthwhile.

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My bf and I took a gamble by showing up at 10pm, hoping to get some food and I have to say, it more than paid off. Firstly, we were very pleased to be greeted by Italians in a restaurant that smelled amazing. Such a friendly greeting as well - they were more than happy to serve us despite us... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food was lovely and the service couldn't have been better, well worthy of its rating. Decor is a bit dated, but get past that and you'll have a great meal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I'm from Devon and I came to surprise my friend who lives in Reading and I wanted to take her somewhere special. All you get these days are the same old chain restaurants, which lack authenticity and general good customer service. I came across Pepe Sale on tripadvisor and gave it a shot. It did not disappoint!! From the moment... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Previous visit was much more nicer than this visit, food was lovely but service was such a disappointment.My friend,she really wanted to go because she heard good feedback about Pepe sale therefore we decided go but unfortunately the service we got - didn't meet out expectation. The waiter (with glasses) was grumpy and looked stressful. The way how he was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I can't find words to describe just how much I enjoyed the entire dining experience at Pepe Sale. The food was simply divine! The choice on the menu was fantastic and I doubt you could go wrong with any of the options. The calves liver was standout for me.. cooked perfectly. Lovely wine selection. Authentic Tiramisu. Next time I'm in... 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 - 57
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pub, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, 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?