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Pepe Sale

3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 118 959 7700
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (59 reviews)
“suckling pig” (21 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
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1 - 10 of 418 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to quite a few restaurants in Reading I would say this is the best! Excellent food everytime, excellent service and a great atmosphere whatever day you go! Very authebtic and praoanl customer service. It doesn't look much from the outside but you can't...More

Thank b b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just moved to reading and were desperately looking for an Italian place! And we found it! Everything is delicious and extremely Italian. Staff is very friendly and the service is very good! Couldn't ask for more:)

Thank Nemy1985
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite pasta restaurant in town . The staff are amazing , the wine is reasonable with a good selection (66 bottles at one point )and it flows all night and the food is fresh and made with love . Starters are around £7/8 Mains...More

Thank KimberleyBimson
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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 16 June 2017 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 13 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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
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Rebecca E
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$48
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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