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“if it tickles your fancy to eat Italian oriented food in Jambiani ....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of SALE E PEPE

SALE E PEPE
Jambiani Beach | Zanzibar, Jambiani, Tanzania
+255 777 146 063
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Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Jambiani
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, Ice Cream, Pasta, Chowder
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“if it tickles your fancy to eat Italian oriented food in Jambiani ....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

then Sale&Pepe is the best place to be; Mimo really upgradet the choice of food in Jambiani by running Sale&Pepe the Italian way... that will say; ALL THE WAY...! From the warm welcome by the oil lamps on the short way from the beach to the restaurant and the hospitable way Mimo and/or his staff welcomes you, to a good choice of excellent food, and to finish off this litttle party have some expresso and limonchello.... Best choice is to ask for "the-catch-of-the-day"!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • Italian first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Decent Food. Great Wifi!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Very cute little place set a stonetherow from the main beach along a well demarcated path. Can see the property clearly from the beach. Appears new and decorated nicely. At night when the power goes off on all of Zanzibar - they light lamps to illuminate the path to the beach. The staff is friendly. Food is reasonably priced and drinks are cold.
Huge bonus for the FREE and FAST Wifi. Keep it free, keep it fast, and people will keep coming!

Visited October 2012
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“Simple and tasty Italian/Zanzibarian diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Although not directly located on the beach, Sale e Pepe has a nice atmosphere. It is somewhere in between an internet cafe and romantic restaurant, and that is exactly what it is.

We tasted four different dishes here. Three out of four were good, simple, Italian style main courses. There is one dish that was quite disappointing: the gnocchi with bolognese-sauce taste like dough with soup spices. We suggest to skip that one.

Everything else here is prepared right and cooked al dente, as it should be (probably thanks to the Italian owner). The ingredients are fresh and there is no abundance in strange sauces or weird spices as in some of the dishes of other restaurants in the area. The staff is also quite quick in preparing the dishes. In addition, the people working here are warm and friendly.

Overall, Sale e Pepe will probably not disappoint you.

Visited October 2012
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salepepejambiani, Manager at SALE E PEPE, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Hi EazyK
My name is Mimmo, and I am the Italian manager of Sale e Pepe in Jambiani.
Thank you for having highlighted so many nice features of my restaurant.
From your Tripadvisor profile I understand you are a good traveller and a competent judge, that’s why I do appreciate your review even more.
I’m very sorry for the bad experience you had with gnocchi in bolognese sauce, I don’t know what happened, because unfortunately I was in Italy at the time you came.
I hope you’ll be luckier next time.
All the best
mimmo
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“Pinch me,I think i'm dreaming.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Could it be that in a small fishing village in Zanzibar I was at the best Italian resteraunt ever?Last night we were at the full moon special buffet at Sale&Pepe.The starters were amazing,the main courses excellent and the service so smiley . The atmosphere was inviting and warm ,the decor light and airy -and everything was highly profesional.Pinch me I may be dreaming.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“the best restaurant in Jambiani!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

A warm atmosphere in a very intimate setting. Excellent food with a delicious variety of vegetables. Do not miss!!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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