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Pepe Sale

3 Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7QF

((((( Italian
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
  •  - Berkshire
Main course: £13
Food spend: £24
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:30. Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 23:00.

Excellent food with excellent service

Brian 14 May 2018
from Reading

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Crafting the finest Sardinian delicacies, Pepe Sale brings award-winning Italian cuisine to Reading. A charming, authentic eatery, Chef Toni can be viewed at the lively pasta bar hand-crafting Italy’s favourite staple.

Offering home-cooked delicacies honed over generations. With the kitchen run by chefs born and bred on the idyllic island of Sardinia, sample the luxurious flavours of a wild boar cutlet, or baked sea bass with a sea salt crust. Pasta dishes are made using freshly-rolled stocks, with sumptuous accompaniments including Sardinian scallops with cured grey mullet, or parcels with creamy pecorino cheese.

Sourcing wines from the breadth of Italy, Pepe Sale Reading offers a comprehensive stock, including a Tuscan red widely regarding as one of the world’s finest wines. Tempting desserts include basil panna cotta, and smooth chocolate mousse.

A bright, lively dining room features glossy granite-topped tables and retro black and white tiling. Pepe Sale restaurant is a 10-minute walk from Reading Rail Station.

Pepe Sale

3 Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7QF

Contact +44 1189597700

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Customer reviews for Pepe Sale

4.8 ((((( (based on 267 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (241)
  • lunch (104)
  • romantic (103)
  • large parties (81)
  • value (75)
  • business (69)
  • private dining (57)
  • luxury (33)
  • child friendly (27)
  • entertainment (17)
  • trendy (14)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • ((((( 11 January 2018 by Gina from Reading

    Had a lovely meal to celebrate daughter's birthday. The Maitre D told us the Specials but after ordering came back to say the scallops were finished - but there was one portion left for my daughter as Birthday girl. Food was fresh, well-prepared and delicious. Wide enough range to satisfy family members. For over 30 years my husband has always ordered Tiramisu if it's on the menu - he thought it was the best one he had ever eaten. Service was very good; prompt, friendly but not gushing, didn't interrupt. The restaurant was quite full, but there was plenty of space, didn't get bumped and noise level was not too intrusive on our conversation. And when the bill came, surprisingly reasonable. A good night out, and we will go again.

  • (((** 2 January 2018 by Neil from Reading

    The antipasti of mushrooms and avocado excellent, as was the entree sea bream. The onion and tomato salad mired in balsamic vinegar, and the entree pasta dishes disappointingly of the same suspicious ie homogenous flavour. The dry white Sardinian wine was however very good.

  • (**** 29 December 2017 by Steve from Reading

    I asked for a quiet table. We were asked to sit on the middle of the restaurant. We decided to go elsewhere.

  • ((((( 24 December 2017 by Tracey from Reading

    Love it here. Really fresh ingredients, lovely menu and specials and great service!

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Caitlin from Reading

    This is my boyfriend and I third visit here, we visit every year on our meeting anniversary and are always so impressed with the food, atmosphere and service, the best Italian food outside of Italy! Such a gem

  • ((((( 20 December 2017 by Katerina from Reading

    Amazing, but a bit overpriced and small portions, especially the specialties ordered as a starter. When you order you also do not get the price list for the specials, the bill could be a bit of a surprise sometimes. Please when somebody order bread and butter, do not give them margarine! Apart from that you are amazing!

  • ((((( 2 December 2017 by Rene from Reading

    Lovely genuine place with great service and wonderful food

  • ((((( 26 November 2017 by Mel from Reading

    Excellent food

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  • ((((( 20 November 2017 by Josephine from Reading

    A gem buried in the stark 1970s part of town. Very well decorated, clean, crisp and with a great atmosphere. Staff were friendly and on the ball. The food was delicious. I had the calves liver and it melted like butter in my mouth. The wine selection was great with a very decent, full bodied red for just under £18.I would highly recommend.

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