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Pepe Sale

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3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 (0)118 959 7700
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Offering a vibrant, nutritious selection of historic Sardinian recipes...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Great food

very friendly service and food was very good. restaurant was very busy but staff were fairly attentive. would highly recommend the tirismisu for dessert!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Sarah H
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

very friendly service and food was very good. restaurant was very busy but staff were fairly attentive. would highly recommend the tirismisu for dessert!

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have often attempted to visit Pepe Sale in the past, but have been unable to, due to how stupidly late the restaurant opens. They are conveniently located opposite the Hexagon; yet they go out of their way to ensure nobody can get a pre-show dinner here. The typical show at the Hexagon would open doors at 19:00, so why... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I would really rather not praise this restaurant because I don't want it to be full the next time I go there! I lived in Italy for years and dislike Italian restaurants in the UK because they're usually not up to my standards but this one is a little cracker. I think a lot of other people in Reading agree,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had lunch today, food was excellent as usual. Husband's salt crusted fish was delicious and the tiramisu was just lovely. We took our 8 month old son and they couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly during the meal. They had a high chair with it's own table and he got thoroughly entertained by the waiters. Definitely recommend.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Sunday afternoon. Two grownups and a nine year old. First time we've been and may well be the last. We've known about it for a while but it's not in a part of town you'd like to be after dark - hence Sunday lunch. Even then ... Staff - friendly and mostly charmingly amateurish - surprising as they seem to... More 

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Madrid, España
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I just came back from the restaurant and I'm so excited about the meal that I feel I have to submit my review right now! I think I've had the best ravioli ever, a speciality of the day with fish and white wine. I will definitely return!! Also, the waiters were so nice and helpful, it was a great night!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was our fourth visit to Pepe Sale over the past couple of years and we've never been disappointed. Personal highlight has been the sea bass in salt crust - good fun seeing this cut in front of you and a wonderful flavour. Service has always been friendly and generally comes with a quick wit.

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Yateley, UK
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I visited Pepe Sale with work colleagues - one of Italian decent. I had read the reviews and thought it was worth a try. VERY glad we did. Service initially was a little slow, but the food and atmosphere made up for that. Our waiter was very informative and funny, and recommended wine as well as side dishes. I ate... More 

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New Forest
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Ate with a work group. Staff very helpful, friendly and polite. Food very good we were a party of 8 and no one had any complaints. Restaurant had a good atmosphere. Decor is not my personal choice but pleasant enough. Nearly forgot we changed our booking time twice due to work but the staff took it in their stride and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Staff was friendly though upon entering you are asked if you are going to the theatre or not. If not (like us) this means you won't get the pre-theatre menu option. In a way a shame because just because I am not going to the theatre I don't think I should be denied the chance of a set menu option... 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 (0)118 959 7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 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?