3 Queens Walk, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7QF
- Tel: 0118 959 7700
One of the best restaurants in the area, providing top quality, well cooked, authentic Italian food, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The menu features some Sardinian specialities that many of our customers had never tried before they came here - like our wonderful Sardinian bread - Pane Carasatu, various home made pastas, wild boar, fish dishes and of course, our house speciality - slowly roasted Suckling Piglet. Our delicious food is complimented by a selection of the very best wines from Sardinia and Italy
Together with the stylish, minimalist décor you will find that eating at Pepe Sale is an authentic Sardinian dining experience - and all at an affordable price.
Staff at Pepe Sale pride themselves on giving all our customers an opportunity to experience genuine Italian hospitality. We look forward to your visit!
Services and products
- Vegetarian Dishes
- Gluten Free Diets Catered For
- Homemade Pasta
- Daily Specials
- Pasta Lunch Menu
- Set Party Menu
- Xmas Menu
- Gift Vouchers Available
Pepe Sale - Ashes to Ashes
19/06/2011 by mirrorsmoke
The title was not intended as some kind of last rites to this restaurant. It was more because, shortly after my only visit to this place, I remember watching Ashes to Ashes on BBC1 where Gene Hunt frequents an Italian restaurant which Pepe Sale resembles. Not for where it is located. Queens Walk is an ugly crime of 60's/70's architecture and Pepe Sale has mistakenly chosen to remain there for 10 odd years. But the vibe is definitely not turn of the century. The checkered floor and bright decor scream 1980 and are annoying. The service is excellent and very welcoming. The food is of a high standard but doesn't really stand out especially as you end up questioning the value on the bill. The wine is expensive. It's a good restaurant and definitely worth consideration if you are planning a special night out but be prepared for the expense and, more importantly, try booking at Nino's first. An aside for Pepe Sale, it's location is awful. To make serious money they need to get away from this desolate part of the town centre that faces arguably the roughest part of Reading.Report this
Food excellent but location not great
06/11/2010 by Revstar
This is a lovely independent restaurant that finds itself in an unfortunate position, between the hexagon and end of broad street. Food is good and if I were going to see an event at the Hexagon this would be my choice for a pre-show dinner.Report this
22/10/2010 by charlie_alana
I love Pepe Sale. At a loss for somewhere to go one night, my boyfreind and I thought we'd try Pepe Sale. We were just looking for something cheap and cheerful, as the saying goes, so admittedly we should have looked at the price list before we went in. Once we'd sat down though, all it took was one bite of the herb crisp bread to realise that the food was worth every penny. The meal was absolutely perfect, very good quality food, very good quality wine and wonderful service. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.Report this
Not to be missed!
11/09/2008 by picklepaws
This is my favourite restaurant ever! From the outside, Pepe Sale looks rather uninviting but take the plunge and walk through the door - you'll soon find that the restaurant has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and the staff will make you feel right at home. Attention to detail is fantastic. From the nibbles on the table when you are seated, to the friendly (but not over friendly) banter from the staff, and the considered advice and recommendations by your waiter. I don't remember having a single meal at Pepe Sale that I wasn't completely happy with. The pasta is simply divine. This is not a 'cheap eat' (though it is not expensive either) but it is worth every penny, especially for a special occasion or if you are trying to impress someone! Enjoy!Report this
Fantastic food, fantastic service
20/11/2007 by mrsevans101
This is one of my favourite restaurants in Reading. Located on an ugly side street behind Argos and looking on to the side of the Renaissance hotel, the restaurant itself looks a little odd and can be a little cold, but this is soon forgotten. The restaurant serves a wide range of Sardinian food and sources wine from Sardinia too. The staff are really lovely - warm, friendly and good humoured and opinionated on the food and wine. Oh, and the food! First on the table is a basket of bread - the flatbread studded with rosemary and salt and then dipped in olive oil is scrummy, and the crusty bread that is also in the basket tends to get ignored until the flatbread is gone. The specials include such simple dishes as crab ravioli in a tomato, cream and herb sauce (divine), monkfish with leeks and butter (and more but I can't remember) - again, just gorgeous. Of note on the main menu is the roast suckling pig, only available on weekends and only if you get in quick - it's succulent, tasty and plentiful. And if you ever see tagliatelle with cream and mushrooms on the special menu I urge you to try it - it is heavenly. The wine list gives a wide range of choice and are very affordable. Forgive my spelling and memory but the Raim is very good and they also do a carignan wine (whose name I forget and which is not listed on the website) which is rich and smooth and delicious. Finally, I must mention that the restaurant is a family business and therefore only opens for one Sunday every year - Mothering Sunday. So, book now. You will not regret it.Report this
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