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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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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been to this place numerous times and I have never been disappointed. This is authentic cuisine and I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fine dining. Squid-ink Ravioli and Spaghetti Bottarga and to satisfy your sweet tooth the heavenly Tiramisù!

Thank zanesylvia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've said it before and I'll say it again......If I could, I would buy a vat of the tomato sauce so I could bathe in it, it's so delicious! The service is perfect - attentive and friendly but not over bearing. One of my favourites...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 1 July 2017 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 27 June 2017 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 6 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 18 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
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 48
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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