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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