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Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana

Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
+356 2138 3345
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“bruschetta” (38 reviews)
“olive bread” (5 reviews)
“lamb shank” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was recommended to us by locals and it turned out to be a great choice for dinner. We have tried appetisers, salads & main courses along with local white wine. All dishes were perfect! I will strongly recommend it for those who love...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service...the staff was very nice and helpful. Would have loved to stay in the terrace but was full..next time will definately book before :)

Thank Aldo E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First dish and appetizers was so good . I suggest black spaghetti ( look the picture ) . Service and waiters were so polite and patient.

Thank Enrico G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sale e Pepe is situated by the steps leading to the Portomaso marina. There is a large indoor area and a very pleasant terrace with a stunning view. Ample parking at Portomaso carpark. We were a table of 12 persons and had starters to share...fresh...More

Thank JSC882
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location in one of the most expansive places in Malta. Italian style restaurant very well managed, most of the waiters were Italians and were very kind and polite. Food was excellent and service very fast. They make their own bread, focaccia and salty croissant......More

Thank Fabrizio Xjo B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of three restaurants we tried for the first time while staying in Portomaso for the 19th time. The other two also specialised in fish so it was interesting to compare them all. Sale e Pepe is situated on the steps leading to...More

Thank Jewelleryjohn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We waited 15 minutes for someone to come and bring us some appetizers and then for the main course, about 20.

Thank CT T
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Beautifully presented plates of pasta. I recommend trying the homemade fettuccine with rabbit ragu' if you want to go home happy.

Thank KirstenSpiteri
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We went there a Friday night of July without reservation. The lady wellcoming us was very polite and led us to a table near the sea very soon. Then the service was pretty quick too and the food was excellent. We had a salad for...More

Thank EiriEki1960
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had such a lovely experience here. We dined here in our first evening in Malta. We just had to return on our second night. We were mesmerized by the butter bread and the fish soup. And the staff was very warm and caring.

Thank Florina S
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2 May 2017|
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Response from Alexander E | Property representative |
Dear Tripadvisor reviewer. Thank you for your kind enquiry. We do accept restaurant bookings anytime, however on both Christmas and New Year's Eve/Day we shall be offering a special festive a la carte menu with a minimum... More
3 April 2017|
Response from dennysgoossens | Reviewed this property |
Never tried vegetarian meals, so very difficult to answer, just try veal, that is great!
28 March 2017|
Response from Alexander E | Property representative |
Good evening Mr. Howie. Thank you for your kind message, however please be informed that we do take table reservations only over the phone or by completing the online reservation form available on our website. We look... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2138 3345
  • E-mail
Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana is a typical Italian Restaurant for all the family, with the advantage of having the picturesque view of the award winning Portomaso Yacht Marina.Sale e Pepe is the ideal place for a casual or a business lunch as well as a romantic dinner.Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana accepts all types of groups; small and large groups. Exclusivity of the venue, for staff parties or birthday parties, during opening hours is also considered.The menu at the Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana is varied and includes homemade pasta, fresh fish catch of the day and meat. Your choice for lunch could include a light starter such as the "Beef Carpaccio with rocket leaves and parmesan shavings", followed by a delicious plate of "Rigatoni alla Burina, with sausage, mascarpone, mushrooms and parmesan cheese" or the "Homemade Fettuccine with courgettes and prawns".For a more comprehensive meal you could go for the "Steamed Mussels and Clams served with wine, garlic, chilli and fresh tomato sauce " or the "Gnocchi with aubergines, buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes"In true Italian style there are several pasta dishes to choose from such as: "Spaghetti Carbonara" ,"Risotto with Sardinia Saffron" and "Pappardelle with Rabbit Ragu`" . For those who prefer stuffed pasta we offer "Homemade Ravioli filled with Maltese ricotta in a tomato and basil sauce".Fresh catch of the day is offered depending on what the market offers. Fish dishes on the menu include "Grilled Calamari", "Sole Meuniere" and Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana's specilaity: the "Fillet of Salmon cooked in olive oil and tyme in a potato crust".For patrons preferring red meat, the "Black Angus Beef Fillet" and the "Carved Prime Irish Beef with rocket and cherry tomatoes" are available and can be complemented with any of our variety of sauces. House specialites are: the "Pork Cotoletta alla Milanese" and the "Slow cooked braised Lamb shank with potato mash". For those who prefer white meat the "Chicken casserole alla Romana", and the "Veal Escalope with creamy lemon juice" are also a must.Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana has recently been awarded with the certification "Marchio di Ospitalita` Italiana" among the Quality Approved Italian Restaurants project in Malta.
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