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Pepe Sale

3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 118 959 7700
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (57 reviews)
“suckling pig” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the restaurant with a friend one evening. We had pasta and meat. All dishes were excellent. The recommended Primitivo wine was perfect. Nice and friendly service. I will come back again to taste more good Italian food and wine.

Thank mai3096
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 10 of us agreed that the food and service was of an exceptional standard. They even made my fussy 10 yr old a simple non lumpy sauce for his pasta , which he loved. Everything was made from scratch and full of flavour. Great...More

Thank samrowden67
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a real authentic food, that's the place to come. Especially in Reading, the food choice is super poor and most of the restaurants are food chains. I felt in love with that place. The owners are from Sardegna, and their...More

Thank Ayla N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a couple of times since seeing on Get Reading it voted was voted the best Italian in the South-East! It's not on any of the main walkways through town, so in that respect it very much is a hidden gem, and possibly...More

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Being at Pepe Sale few times in the past 6 weeks. The place of really welcoming, the staff attentive and very nice and the food is great. Had different menu options and each one of them was delicious. Will be returning. Definitely recommended

Thank Paola D
Reviewed 17 May 2017

As far as I know, this place has been operating with same owners since the late 80s. It's in an obscure part of central Reading (if you don't know the place), on the outside of Broad Street Mall. It's timeless in terms of excellence in...More

Thank ChrisWM54
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Friendly, helpful staff. Marvellous food. Always a pleasure to go there. Good a la carte and set menus.

Thank chrissmyth1
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I and my collegues have been here 3 times now and have not been disappointed with the quality of the food and its vfm. The choice is wide enough to make you ask for longer to decide and to date all choices have been winners....More

Thank Wonki_Donkey
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We went with my son and his girlfriend.(my 2nd visit) The restaurant has a really friendly atmosphere - the staff are very helpful on the menu choices. We had 4 different choices and all of them were excellent.

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My wife and her two friends have had many girlie lunches on Saturdays in Reading over the past ten years and this is by far worst they have experienced in that time, Despite pre booking a 1.30 lunch date they were immediately made to feel...More

Thank msb582015
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Rebecca E
Hi! Do you have any gluten free options?
22 September 2016|
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Response from ReadingSam1000 | Property representative |
Yes, there are gluten-free options and most other dishes can be adjusted to be gluten-free if not already. We usually have a couple of gluten-free pastas to substitute in the non gluten-free pastas that we make.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$47
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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
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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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