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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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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Reading, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been there on and off over many years. It's always consistently good and a good example of a family-run restuarant. It's located towards the edge of the pedestrian area, but still close to the shops. (The location is a bit off-beat, but that's Reading for you.) Service is good, the food very good but try to avoid the a... More 

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Bonn
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well if you are somebody who look to the prices to decide if the food is good, this is the place for you. I went there with some collegues, the location is good and the impression of the restaurant is a fine one. The staff is friendly. All is of high category, apart the food. I had a "antipasto della... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in for dinner. My now-deceased Dad and I had dinner there twice on previous trips to Reading. Once was a couple of years ago, and the other time was a year before that. My Dad enjoyed both times, and so did I. The owner works the place, and he aims to please. In fact, my Dad and I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and lovely personal service from the owner. Went for the Sardinian dishes to try something different and they were both top class.

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Thank elkietron
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner as it was right next to the hotel. The host was responsive but the tables in the corner and was a bit difficult to access. While reading the menu i was offered the specialty of the day - veal with mushrooms with mixed salad. It wasn't too bad but the meat was a bit overcooked and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot remember when I have last had better service or better food or more delicious wine at such a reasonable price. There were 5 of us and we each had three different courses. All the food was perfect. I will not talk about about one specific dish as our choices were so varied - fish, steak, pasta, vegetarian. I... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say, blown away from start to finish! Not only did they had Spaghetti ala Chitarra, which is one of my all time favourite Home Dishes from the Region I come from, no, they had Wild Boar on the menu to! Mamma mia what a surprise, and how good this was. The staff are incredibly helpful and always... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Went here last night to see what all the hype was about and Pepe Sale lived up to all expectations! The food was superb and so was the service! One particular highlight was the panna cotta for dessert, incredible flavours! We will definitely return.

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Thank joeonthesax
Reading, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Really good food in a great place. Portion size very filling. Very attentive service and extremely handy for the Hexagon theatre with plenty of parking above in the Butts centre. Lots of room in the lower level for large parties but also good for an intimate meal on the upper level.

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Thank Alvena-Lesley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for a meal tonight and having only arrived in reading at 9pm we walked into the restaurant at 9.40pm and what a fabulous experience it was. We were warmly greeted despite the time and both the food and the service were excellent and second to none. This is a fabulous hidden gem in Reading and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $49
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?