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Pepe Sale

3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
+44 118 959 7700
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've lived in Reading for over 12 years now and although I'd heard of this restaurant before, I've never had a meal there. I booked a table for 4 for Saturday night, myself, my girlfriend and my Mam and Dad. We had a great evening....More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I used to make regular visits to this restaurant some years back, and visited again with office colleagues recently. Happy to say that they still serve very authentic, traditional trattoria style Italian food in generous portions. The specialties are unusual and well executed, the calves...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had been to Pepe Sale's once before and it was an amazing experience, the best italian food I'd ever had (maybe I had one too many drinks?). Tonight I had the exact same meal, along with my partner who I had persuaded to come...More

Thank Lucy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pepe Sale is a fantastic authentic Italian restaurant. The service was impeccable and such a lovely change from the typical chain Italian restaurants. I had the baked aubergine to start followed by the fillet steak which was beautiful and very reasonably priced. The tiramisu was...More

1  Thank Gin78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here yesterday evening. My girlfriend chose this restaurant from TripAdvisor reviews and her choice for her birthday as we were visiting for the night. It was nice to preview the Menu's online before choosing to make a reservation which we did online via...More

1  Thank Adam S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good atmosphere and very good service. The food was good for the price. Traditional Italian. The wine list was also good especially the Otto Bucce

1  Thank Nick538
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When with a group a ladies 6 of us had a nice table service was excellent despite the restaurant being full. Specials are worth trying. Its nice to have a non chain restaurant in centre of Reading long may this restaurant remain.

1  Thank Tenerifetraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday we booked a late table ( 10 pm ) after a theatre visit , despite being the only diners in the restaurant as it was rather late , the service we received from the staff was fantastic . Nothing was too much trouble, the...More

1  Thank Helen E
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Excellent again, lovely Saturday lunch time visit. Had the lamb from the specials and it was fantastic. Service excellent, great recommendation on the wine. Best restaurant in Reading.

1  Thank Ivan J
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I feel a conflct of intetest here because this is is an excellent restaurant in Reading that not everyone yet knows about and, selfishly, it might be best kept that way. It has all the best hallmarks of a traditional family Italian restaurant. The patron...More

1  Thank gerry p
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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