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Pepe Sale

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3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 118 959 7700
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is traditional however the level of service is just really appalling. Upon arrival we were not offered a drinks menu and expected to mind read what drinks to have . After 20minutes of waiting we asked a different waiter to make an order and was told "no, you will have to wait " and then walked off. Surely the... More 

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Thank Nezzisz
Reading, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six adults attended the Pepe Sale we had a great night good food and service and we strongly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank phillip w
Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For past 16 years Pepe Sale has been my de facto choice for celebrating wedding anniversaries; birthdays; kids getting in to schools through to kids getting into universities and then sometimes we go just because we want to! It's got feeling of being just a little bit special; a little bit of an event whilst remaining authentically Italian, friendly and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pepe Sale is very close to The Hexagon Theatre, Reading. We have eaten pre theatre supper there on two or three occasions. The food was always good and the service very quick and efficient. My first choice for a pre theatre dinner in Reading.

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1 Thank Paul H
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Had staff Christmas meal here last night along with several other companies by the look of it. We were a large party and all the food came out together and was lovely.The staff. Were great and very attentive and kept us topped up with wine etc. Definitely go back 😁

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Thank Kate R
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

as an italian i can say here the italian food is really good! we had a lovely night nicely looked after by friendly and competent staff. recommended!

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Thank Sana_Fullbuster
Twyford, England, United Kingdom
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91 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We had a birthday celebration family meal which was faultless. Having read a recommendation my daughter booked for a small family party and it certainly didn't disappoint. Fiercely Sardinian it was worth, I felt, sticking to the Sardinian food, which was lovely. Between us we covered a lot of the menu. All good. The goats cheese special starter went down... More 

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Thank Bernie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I went here with five others for my mother's birthday after hearing about its award for best Italian in the South so had high expectations. The food was delicious, the wine ( a recommendation of Stefano- our waiter) was superb and every single member of staff was helpful and entertaining. I had the goat's cheese and mushroom starter and it... More 

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1 Thank Sarah L
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

What a gem of a place fantastic stafff, cracking food and nice wine.From the moment we walked in to the restaurant we were made ever so welcome and all for a reasonable price I will pop back one day.

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1 Thank bibs1966
Reading, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Went here with a colleague, and a business associate. The food was excellent, served very well. The staff were very helpful & pleasant. I was really impressed with the menu choice, and the variety of dishes. There was a Sardinian influence to this, and this was really refreshing and very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $46
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 959 7700
Description
Offering a vibrant, nutritious selection of historic Sardinian recipes and modern Italian dishes, Pepe Sale is an award-winning eatery in the centre of Reading. As well as premium staples like home-made fresh pasta and typical bread and wines, delicious house specialities showcase a wealth of culinary experience. A bright dining room features retro green and white tiling, a pastel orange colour palette and glossy granite-topped tables.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?