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“Enjoyable, not spectacular” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sale E Pepe

Sale E Pepe
480 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145-5304
239-393-1600
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Ranked #25 of 104 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Spruce Ave.
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“Enjoyable, not spectacular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2007

We ate at Sale e Pepe a week ago, on our last night in SW Florida. We went based on the sterling reviews we saw here and elsewhere.

The food was very good, but I would not say it was spectacular or memorable. I had the sea bass. The preparation was simple, well executed, but a little boring.

We ate outside on the terrace overlooking the beach. It was beautiful and very pleasant. The location is as much of a reason to go as the food, if not more of one. Go during sunset.

The service was inexperienced and a little clumsy. Surprising for a restaurant this elegant.

The prices were expensive, as you would expect, but not shocking.

Overall, it gets a solid 4 of 5. Very good, but not the unbelievable establishment many seem to take it for.

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“Just OK Place Located in Awful Town”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2006

We recently ate at Sale E Pepe during a recent stay at the Marco Beach Resort. It was just OK, not worth the considerable tab.

The decor was remeniscent of a bad Mall Chain, the staff extremely disorganized and the food was very average. It was not terrible, but if I am going to spend the money on a very nice meal, I wouldn't bother here.

Also, sport coats are required for all guests. While I (fortunately) wore one on this evening, it seems a but odd for a restaurant overlooking the beach.

The blue-hairs arrive at about 4PM, if you are under 90 years old, (you don't belong on Marco)the later the better.

The hotel where it is located is fantastic, so walk the grounds, but I would suggest driving to Naples to eat.

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“a touch of class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2006

excellent service..food..atmosphire.. a must visit to this restaurant.. however pricey.. your worth the treat

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“Excellent service food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2005

We are from the Northeast- NY and Boston so we know good food. The hotel is beautiful and you could not ask for better service. The food was exceptional and prepared perfectly. Yes there is a dress code but its worth it. The portions are big enough but definately not huge. Get a dessert they are to die for.

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“Beware of the dress code”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2005

As a FLORIDIAN, on a SATURDAY NITE, dressed appropriately (I thought)...Khakis and a Polo, my wife and I out to celebrate her 40TH BIRTHDAY, were CUT DOWN IN OUR tracks at the door. I had heard good things, but found the demeanor of the person that greeted us (with a faux ITALIAN ACCENT) to be REPREHENSIBLE. UNLESS you must have Italian FOOD, FIND ANOTHER PLACE, like we did.

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