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Sale e Pepe

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C. Leon Cortes s/n, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
+506 2289 5750
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:45
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Venice, Italy
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little place with italien atmosphere - even if the owners are not italien. Family style and good prices.

Thank _praktisch
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant for many years. But the las day, that we went, they charged us more than $50 for a pizza!!!!! How this is possible??? And we talked to the owner, he said it is ok!! That the price is correct. Never again!

Thank Cynthia R
Escazu, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been going to sala at least 20 years now and they have always maintained a high standard of quality. I thoroughly enjoy their pizza and pasta dishes.

Thank Casa R
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My favorite dish is the spinach and ricotta cannelloni au gratin with pink sauce. The dish size is not huge, but it definitely satiates. Their pizza has a thin crispy crust with a delicate tomato sauce. Our favorite one is the caramelized onion pizza. The waiters are attentive and provide prompt service. This is not a fancy restaurant, but it... More 

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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Anything off the menu is great! They have been here for a long time and I know why, because their service and food is exceptional! We went in September and it was just as good as the last time we had gone which was about 9 months ago.

Thank brendad288
San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Have been visiting Sale e Pepe for several years and its our go to spot for italian food. Its family ran, has friendly staff, reasonably priced and a relaxed atmosphere. Love their penne checca and their arrabiata sauce.

Thank szorrilla
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a good restaurant for when you are craving pizza but fills that need, but really, quite average and can be lacking. Service is friendly enough and atmosphere not bad. Sort of like going to a "B" movie, fulfills a need but not expertly.

Thank Liza M
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us as being a good italian place. We were the only ones there so we chose to go upstairs because it felt more like a dining room. The menu was is spanish only and the waiter did not speak english...We ordered house wine and pizza. We were offered focaccia instead of bread and accepted. At... More 

Thank snickVaudreuil
san jose ,costa rica
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We have been going to Sale e Pepe since it opened and heartily recommend it to all our guests. Its steady quality is proof of that old saying, "it's the master's eye what keeps the mill going." Renzo has carefully maintained a steadily good quality in the menu and service. We love to sit upstairs by the wide windows and... More 

Thank pilarxavier
Kakabeka Falls, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Very good waiter, excellent pasta. Would not hesitate to return. Both my husband and myself had homemade pastas and both were excellent. Portions were not large but were very satisfying.

Thank Bonnie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C. Leon Cortes s/n, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Rafael de Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2289 5750

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?