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Pepe Sale

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3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 118 959 7700
Mon - 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always want to go to Pepe Sale - the kind of trattoria you don't see so often any more. Food is wonderful, service is superb and I have never not enjoyed a meal there.

Thank Tamsin L
Reading, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, and service. Great atmosphere with business meals & a large "family" of Italians. Tried the Lamb special which was mouth watering, and also "stole" some of my partners pasta which was superb! Also great starters of Gamberoni Arranoatta, highly recommended! Will be back again soon

Thank Bob T
Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Pepe Sale, an Italian restaurant, for an organised function. This was the first time the function was held there. It will not be the last. The restaurant is clean, pleasantly laid out. There was a good selection of food, from a multi choice fixed menu to A La Carte. The service was prompt. We... More 

Thank Michael M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fine and the staff were excellent and went out of there way to be off help Personally I felt that there are other restaurants in Jesmond that offer better value for money but there was nothing wrong with the food here I did feel that the restaurant lacked a bit of atmosphere

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ReadingSam1000, Owner at Pepe Sale, responded to this review

We are not in Jesmond - are you sure you have the correct restaurant? More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there and order without much info about italian food. The old man waiter was so helpful and generous! He recommended a very good wine with an offer for the test! The pasta sauce was rich and creamy! Of course, the pasta is well-cooked and al dente!! With the superb service and food quality, i was pleased to come... More 

1 Thank Kamonpan P
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 16 of us went to this restaurant last night. Normally closed on a Monday night they took our booking and we are so pleased they did. Not one person in our party had anything but praise for the food. It was first class. Also the service was great and they could not do enough to help. Their... More 

1 Thank Steve M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 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 

Thank Nezzisz
Reading, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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

Thank phillip w
Reading, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

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 

2 Thank Gideon63
Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

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.

1 Thank Paul H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $46
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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?