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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
$15 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I dined at Sale e Pepe Saturday, 10/24. We come to Marco 2-3 times annually and always make a visit to Sale e Pepe. This visit we dined at the bar. The food, as always, was superb. We had the Formaggi, cheese...plate which we very much enjoyed, three cheeses (ricotta, gorgonzola and parmesan, as well as honey, chutney and a variety of breads. I had the flounder and my wife had the halibut, and we shared a half portion of the pappardelle. All wonderful. We were served by Okan, our first meeting with him. We love the food, the ambiance and the view from Sale e Pepe, but the quality of the service is really why we keep coming back. Okan was attentive but not intrusive and made excellent cocktails. In the past, we have been served by Marco and Ivan behind the bar. Watching them perform their craft behind the bar was like watching a ballet; both mastercraftsmen. Now, Ivan is manager and Marco also manages. There was a wedding in progress, requiring the attention of both, Nevertheless, Ivan came over to welcome us and Marco took the time (not easy to do with all his responsibilities with the wedding) made a point of welcoming us an even came by the bar to make us a cocktail. This caliber of people is rare in the service industry. We will continue to dine at Sale e Pepe at least once each visit to Marco, because of the food, the setting, but mostly because of the quality of the service.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary last night at Sale E Pepe. It was a wonderful evening and beautiful sunset. The food was beautifully plated and delicious. Andre, our server, gave us excellent service. Our new friend, Destiny, served our salads-so enjoyed seeing this hard...working young lady. The manager went above and beyond to make this a very special evening for us. We will be back again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

We ate multiple times from this restaurant , between room sevice and being served on the beach . The coconut shrimp , and fish tacos were so delicious. Also the drinks were yummy And weren't light on the alcohol 😉

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

i'm not sure if it's because of the covid but menu was surprisingly small... I ordered an italian dish with clams and didn't eat the clams and in general felt the food was below what was advertised. The outdoor setting at sunset is however spectacular....The wine list is also one of the best i've seen in the area. because of the wine and atmosphere i'd definitely give it another shot but the food did not blow me away.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 30, 2020

Excellent food, service and most of all the view! Always our most wonderful evening when in Marco! We always sit outside because the view is spectacular, especially at sunset. However, this visit we had a rain storm move in right as we arrived. The staff...moved our table back to be under cover and we remained outside. We saw a spectacular night sky show and enjoyed an excellent meal all at the same time.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 30, 2020

This was the first restaurant we visited after the lockdown was lifted in FL. We chose it because it has a view of the Gulf, takes reservations and has outdoor seating. I was happy to see all the waitstaff wearing masks, but some were taking...them off to talk - not good. Also, I felt the tables should have been spread apart a bit farther. We did have a table with a decent view of the beach/water. The patio is on an upper floor, so almost everyone gets a bit of a view. The drinks and food were good, albeit very pricey, but we expected that. Nice restaurant for a special night out when you don't mind handing over a good bit of cash.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed June 21, 2020

This was my 4th time at Sale E Pepe. We have always enjoyed the food there, so we were looking forward to a wonderful meal. I am sad to say we were very disappointed today. When a restaurant is as expensive as this one, you...expect exceptional food and service. The service was okay. Our waiter was being trained and tried his best, but dirty plates were left on the table a bit too long. I could deal with minor service issues, what I won't excuse is the food. The menu was very limited, so there wasn't a lot to choose from. There wasn't anything that my husband wanted to order. The special offered today, Encrusted Haddock over lentils was dry and not tasty at all. If you wanted a salad, it cost extra and so were any vegetables to accompany the Haddock. The Ravioli with Pesto and Smoked Cherry Tomatoes did not taste freshly made. They were dry and not enjoyable. I ate two and left the rest. The Frito Misto was good and the Pear Salad wasn't bad. The filet mignon was cooked appropriately, but it was a very small piece of meat, yet they charge $50.00 for it. This wasn't the meal we were expecting on Father's Day. When we received the check they added an 18% "Service Charge." They charged us sales tax on the service charge. Had we been permitted to just leave our customary 20% tip there would have been no sales tax added on. I know that in some restaurants when there is a larger group dining together that it is the norm to add an automatic tip. There were only three of us dining, so I don't know why we were told how much the tip was supposed to be and that we had to pay sales tax on it. I don't think we will be going back there anytime soon. It is too expensive to be served food that isn't exceptional. I don't normally take the time to review restaurants, but I felt strongly enough about what we experienced today to take the time to do this.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 21, 2020

We went for our anniversary and every selection we made was fabulous. Upscale and a little pricey but worth it.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful location overlooking the beach (if you choose outside terrace seating, as we did). Everything about the evening was perfect. Great service, great food, great cocktails & wine. Also beautiful sunset. Highly recommend this restaurant. They know how to do first class dining.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

What an amazing place, food and atmosphere were great, with some view. A very upscale place but they make it very comfortable

Date of visit: March 2020
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Mary S
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No shorts.
March 9, 2018|
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We were wearing dress shirts and slacks but saw multiple diners wearing shorts.
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