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“Good food, good value”
Review of SALE e PEPE

SALE e PEPE
Ranked #14 of 54 Restaurants in Malahide
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dublin, Ireland
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187 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Good food, good value”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Although the name would suggest this is an Italian restaurant, a quick look at the menu suggests otherwise! We went for the well priced early bird menu (€20). The duck spring rolls were excellent, filled with lots of tasty meat and served with a rich plum sauce, the other starter of golden fried mushrooms, while well enough presented, was a bit boring. The early bird includes a minute steak, again good quality and cooked to order and we also tried the hamburger - very generous two patty burger served with decent French fries. There were some pasta dishes that didn't sound too exciting. Good if short wine list but the house red was excellent and good value at €20. Service was swift if not particularly friendly and really overall it was a good food/good value experience. Malahide is a bit of a trek if you live in south Dublin or if you are staying in the city centre but if you find yourself there then you could do worse than dine at Sale e Pepe!

  • Visited March 2013
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4 Thank bsfood
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cosy”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

I've dined at Sale e Pepe a few times now and it always 'feels' good. Took the early bird option this time and the value was there: three courses for two people with a half bottle of wine came in just over E60.

On the disappointing side this time, the service faded away as the evening got busy. The courses came a bit too fast in their need to clear the table for the next booking. The other area that was really disappointing was the coffee we had with dessert, it was really poor. That's a shame when the dessert was so nice. As such, good value but room for improvement.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Dublin2010-16
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Geneva, Switzerland
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Cosy atmosphere, great food, great service”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

This place ticks all the boxes. A varied menu (not a typical Italian menu), with daily specials, Early Bird option (valid Mon-Thurs all day), wine specials... all matched by great food and friendly service. Couldn't really ask for more!

  • Visited January 2013
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3 Thank barryjf
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County Dublin, Ireland
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156 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Superb Food and Service.”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

The food and service are always top class. We have eaten here many many times over the years and bever once had a bad thing to say about this place. All the food is good, the service is always friendly and great value.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank skull0107
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Derby, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great athmosphere, Nice staff but food average”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Went to this resturant for my father-in-laws 80th birthday. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The resturant was full to the brim and a nice place to eat. I was disappointed with the food. I had a duck spring roll that had little or no sauce on it so it was dry. My minute steak was ok but a bit fatty. My chips were half cooked. The service was very good. Due to the average food I wont be eating there again.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Aishling G
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