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Pepe Sale

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3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
0118 959 7700
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful family run Restaurant advisable to book in advance especially at weekends. Food is fresh plentiful and well presented. Restaurant is newly refurbished with fabulous canvases of Sardinia. fridays and Saturday Pepe Sale cooks piglet booking recommended and pre order for this particular dish. A truly delightful restaurant, venue food and friends and family. Feels like home from home. Highly... More 

1 Thank Daniela P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and authentic feel. This is like stepping into Sardinia (although I've never been). But it's what I imagine it would be like! Actually I'm going to watch a YouTube video now to see if I am right. Recommend: Seabass.

1 Thank Adrian L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere in this restaurant captured the authentic family run Sicilian feel, and the food was great. Attentive service, we had a lovely time. Will return

1 Thank Dave C
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Italian. Fantastic service - really friendly. Place is a bit dated...but in a way that adds to its charm. It serves really good food, and has no pretences. Also draught beer is always a plus. Love visiting pepe sale, and will again many a time

1 Thank DANIEL B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this superb restaurant with trepidation given its location - but once inside and met the waiter etc my mind was changed to positivity. Excellent service and absolutely stunning food. The grilled sardines just delicious as was the pasta - all good.

1 Thank johntoll
Reading, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner dined here a week ago and very much enjoyed it. Vast menu with very nice and fresh specials on offer. Nicely priced too for the centre of Reading. The sucking pig was the tastiest I've ever had, also the sea bass ravioli was extremely tasty. Very pleasant staff and well served throughout the evening. Thank you... More 

1 Thank philntrudy
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

This feels like a family restaurant, the staff were friendly and attentive with out being intrusive. The food was excellent and arrived in a timely fashion, but without feeling rushed. A very pleasant and relaxing evening.

1 Thank dagriffi
Reading, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Superb meal as always. Had the special fish dish for main and it tasted great. Fab service, highly recommend. Traditional Italian, one of the best for miles around!

1 Thank HB525
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This has become our standard restaurant for my wife's birthday. Lovely, friendly service from all the staff (most of whom now recognise us) and great food. It's hidden away on an ugly bit deserted pedestrian precinct but very close to the Hexagon and much of Readings shopping, but once you come in you're in another world. The restaurant is actually... More 

1 Thank Typhlosaurus
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $48
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 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: 0118 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?