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3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 (0)118 959 7700
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Ranked #22 of 507 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Visited on Saturday lunchtime with a friend in between shopping and going to the cinema. I had Seabass as I nearly always do in pepe sale as it doesn't only taste amazing but it's fascinating watching the staff filleting it beside your table. The service here is always top notch, nothing is too much trouble and the staff will find... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I regularly travel to Italy and love Italian food, I can say this is the best "Italian" I have tried in Reading; its actually Sardinian, so may be a little different to some peoples expectations. To some it may seem a bit rustic but I have to say that is the style of the majority of decent Restaurants in Italy.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We've been coming here for 5 or so years on and off and we are never disappointed. The restaurant in itself does not look great, decoration somewhat dated, in a downtrodden area around the hexagon. Despite these surroundings (and the fact it's on the edge of Central reading) the restaurant us always bustling. The service is great. Our waitress remembered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I had a great evening here with my partner. Despite three very large Christmas parties, we still received attentive friendly service. The guys working here are very fun and make you feel right at home. The food was excellent, I really recommend this for traditional Italian food. We had the suckling pig and the duck, which I would both highly... More 

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Reading
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went to Pepe Sale after hearing loads about it from people, saying it was one of the better places to eat in Reading, and people are absolutely right. From the minute we walked in, we were welcomed like long lost family. Not in a weird way. It's a place where you immediately feel the warmth of an environment where... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been traveling to Reading quarterly for business for many years and I always make it a point to have dinner at Pepe Sale every time I am in the UK. I travel globally for business, have over 1 million in airline miles and have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the world, but no place prepares... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Went there for the second time with a group of 4. The service provided is outstanding and rare to find here in uk! The food was excellent, i had the homemade ravioli with a crab n prawn filling served with a calamari sauce, the chicken and the boar dishes were very good too, the spaghetti alla pescatora were good but... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Turned up half an hour early for our dinner booking due to unforeseen circumstances, yet were warmly greeted by the accommodating Italian waiters. We had the early evening 'Theatre' menu, which is incredible value for money! My friend chose the soup and pasta, while I had the salad as a starter and the fish as a main. Portions were large... More 

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Berkshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was our friend’s chosen place for a group of us to join him for a birthday meal. It was a busy Friday evening and there was a general hustle and bustle about the place. Nevertheless, the service was good, the food most enjoyable and the price reasonable. A good choice and very fit for purpose.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

How people can give to this restaurant 4/5 stars is beyond my comprehension. I have been to this restaurant twice. Both times very bad. The only reasons I went the second time is because I always give Italian restaurants a second chance. The service is pretty decent I have to say. The waiter was nice and made sure we did... More 

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ReadingSam1000, Owner at Pepe Sale, responded to this review

We were sorry and disappointed to hear that Anna F did not enjoy her visit to Pepe Sale and we always take any negative feedback very seriously, considering if there are any areas in which we could improve our service. However, in the interests of fairness and veracity I feel I should respond to the comments she has made -... More 

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Additional Information about Pepe Sale

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

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