Food and service were excellent
Food and service were excellent as was the view.We will be back.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Drink mix up
Dinner was delicious, presentation was beautiful. However, twice, I ordered a Kir and twice I was brought a Kir Royale with Champagne. I know the difference in price probably only amounted to pennies, but the second time I emphasized Kir, not with Champagne. I did not send the drinks back, not wanting to be wasteful, but this was a small hiccup on an otherwise perfect meal. Also, at a restaurant of this caliber, I do think charging for a second basket of bread is rather "common."
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Aside from being a beautiful spot on the Gulf, we always find the food & service top notch.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the finest, most romantic, most delicious anniversary dinner we have ever had!!!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for my wife's birthday with our best friends and our 2 kids. The service was phenomenal, the atmosphere wonderful, and the food divine. They were so warm and caring and made our night even more special. The food presentation was exquisite. Our only complaint was the 2 girls wanted to share a Caesar Salad without the crab and we were charged $13 for each salad (more than the one with the crab). That was the only thing that put a bad taste in our mouths especially after having such an incredible night.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent meal and view
We had a most excellent evening. Our reservation was for 7 pm. We were early and sat at the bar. Ivan had some new signature drinks that we tried. Both were delicious. Our table was outside with a perfect view of the beach and up coming sunset. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our meal was excellent. I had the branzini, an absolutely delicious fish. My husband had the short ribs, also perfect. The chocolate mousse was great too. We went back the next night for another round of Ivan's drinks-different ones but also delicious. We had pasta dishes that were great. The sunset views are spectacular. I highly recommend this restaurant.
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Italian, sunset view
My wife and I ate at Sale E Pepe for our wedding anniversary over Memorial Day weekend at the recommendation of our hotel concierge (Hilton Marco Island Resort). We were very impressed with the restaurant from the decor, to the food, and of course the service. We did not feel rushed and our server had a great balance of chatting when it was appropriate and staying out of the way as well. The food was excellent and nothing beats the view from their second floor seating area looking out at the sunset.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
What a wonderful evening at Sal E Pepe. The food, the service and the incredible ambiance. The perfect sunset added to a spectacular evening. We will definately be back.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the second time we visited Sale e Pepe and we very much enjoyed it. It has a wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Marco Island area.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very authentic Italian decor.
Very authentic Italian decor. Workers, who are all Italian, made the Italian ambiance even more authentic. Beautiful background of the Gulf coast. If we visit this area in the future, we would come again.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just travelled to Marco Island for business. Did some research on fine dining and Sale e Pepe consistently came up. Seating on the terrace is a must. Food was excelent, presented nicely and served promptly and pleasantly by efficient waitstaff. View of sunset during dinner and the beautiful vista from the table was a highlight of the trip. Would have eaten there again if I had been down longer. Trying to figure out how to get back there now.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. Meal was absolutely delicious, and watching the sunset in between courses was so romantic. Would definitely dine here again.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
EXCELLENT! WE HAD ROBERTO FROM ITALY. WONDERFUL FOOD, WONDERFUL SERVICE! LOVED IT! ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best
We loved our dinner here. One of the best on the island!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is as good as it gets for normal people....don't know what the super-rich do, but it couldn't be any better.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening at Sale e Pepe
The atmosphere is superb. Greeted by name by reception; service was impressive. Waiter made the dining experience entertaining and unique.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the top!
Ronni, server could not be better. As professional and detailed as a diner could want. Food excellent +!. Without question our Florida West coast stop for dinner.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the highlight of our dining experience for our vacation. We celebrated our anniversary that day and planned on having dinner there and it made the evening so much nicer
The staff was wonderful and the food was out of this world
Thanks for making our anniversary SO special. Everything about the Marco Beach resort was truly 5 star
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, the view and the service were all outstanding. It's pricey but well worth a splurge.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will be back
what a great find from the one with to the salad to the entrees that we had a phenomenal absolutely would recommend this to anybody who loves wine and chocolate together the cake so great the service was amazing the lady who served as I wish I had her name she was just a nominal she was awesomewe were going to sit outside it was super duper hot I wouldn't recommend it if anybody is going to summer time but inside was so romantic so beautiful you feel like you're in a different world I would highly recommend it to anybody who's going for an anniversary
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary at Sale e Pepe
The whole experience was wonderful from the drinks at the bar with a great bartender to the entire dining experience. The waiter was very attentive with a wonderful sense of humor and the food was delightful. The veal was very tender and the bolognease was just terrific. The desserts were just perfect, not too little yet not too much......Thanks for a great evening
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sale e Pepe wuss the perfect
Sale e Pepe wuss the perfect spot for our tenth anniversary! The sunset view over the the ocean from the terrace was amazing! Our friendly and knowledgable server made our dining experience a pleasure combined with the Chef's delicious food I would rate it a 10 out of 10. It is a must do in the Marco area!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I suggest a reservation because this place fills up fast. Even for Marco in the summer. Some of the specials described were confusing and the accent a little hard for me to understand. So since I wasn't sure what I would get if I ordered a special I stuck with the menu where I could read the description. The waiters were very attentive and the food was excellent.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just when you thought there were only whanabe fancy restaurants in Marco Island we were pleasantly surprised with Sale e Pepe. From the wine list to the specials, Sale e Pepe can compete with any city Italian restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 Course Tasting
We had the five course tasting and it was awesome!! However, the chef was supposed to come by to talk to us but got caugt up at another couple's table. Our waitress was great and explained each dish delivered. The food was delicious and we will definitely be back!!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited this restaurant for our anniversary on the recommendation of friends and were glad we did! The dining room overlooks the gulf, and since it was quite warm, we opted to eat inside which is almost as beautiful. Our waiter, Massimo (a true Italian in every way), guided us wisely and was quite attentive. I had the special which was a beautifully grilled branzino done to perfection. My husband had a pasta special which he thought was good, but not awesome. The prices were what you would expect in a fine restaurant. We would both go back, and would recommend this to anyone looking for a lovely, romantic place to celebrate a special occasion.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was spectacular. I felt as though I was dining in Europe. The ingredients were superb!!!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was right next door to our resort and was a gem. Elegant dining overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. My wife and I both had a $39 special which included three courses: an appetizer or salad, entree (we had saltimbocca), and dessert. The food was delicious and perfect portions. The wine list was extensive, heavy on Italian, but with some nice California choices, as well as a few others. The service was over the top. The view of sunset over the Gulf would have been spectacular, but it was cloudy. Terrific experience.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sale e Pepe was an extraordinary dining experience. The decor an ambiance evokes a traditional Italian trattoria. The service was exceptional with multiple service staff attending to every table. The menu was embellished with all styles of Italian cuisine, from the Northern red sauced based pasta dishes to the Southern white cream base seafood specialties. The dishes we ordered were both delicious and nicely presented. Our appetizer of Bufalo mozzarella was extremely flavorful and fresh. The wine list is, of course, Italian heavy, however other choices are available.
This restaurant is a must for Italian lovers. Sunsets are an extra bonus to the experience.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Anniversary to Remember
My wife and I were returning to Sale e Pepe for the second time to celebrate our anniversary. Based on our past experience, we had great expectations. We reserved an outdoor table so that we could enjoy the sunset. What we weren't prepared for was the very loud wedding reception taking place right next to us! The steel drum and enthusiastic party goers made it impossible to hear each other. Just when we were beginning to wonder if our hopes for the evening were to be dashed, your wait staff came to rescue. We were escorted inside to wonderful, quiet, romantic table. There, Masimo, our waiter took excellent care of us. The food, service, wine, all were excellent! We are already looking forward to our next anniversary on Marco Island!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Food, Professional Service
I took nine guests to dinner at Sale e Pepe Marco Island. The experience was excellent. It is beautifully appointed and we ate dinner outside on their deck. The bar, food and service were excellent. These folks care about their customers and are proud of what and how they serve. Recommended.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came to Marco to celebrate 7 years. Food was wonderful and the special dessert anniversary treat added that little extra touch. Only disappointment was the calamari appetizer which did not have the presentation or quality of other food selections. Favorite aspect is the romantic atmosphere and upscale outdoor seating.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went there for a special date night and LOVED this place. Great wine list, and the food was amazing. Definitely order from the chef's special menu. Everything we had was Italian taken to another level. If you want authentic Italian and a romantic atmosphere, this is the place. Our only regret was that we did not get to sit on the terrace and enjoy the sunset due to a wedding reception that was being held that night, but they sat us at the best possible table inside so it wasn't too bad. Definitely give it a try for a nice date though!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to find
A real gem but if you aren't staying athe resort, really hard to find. Worth the effort.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cocktails & very good dinner
Cocktails & very good dinner on a patio while looking at a great Florida sunset .............plus good service. Doesn't get much better.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delighful dinning experience ...... best outdoor on Marco Island
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a treat we gave ourselves - luxurious from the moment we saw it on the street and walked our way into the restaurant, the elegant service, detailed preparations and subtle food combinations and seasonings were delightful throughout our dinner. Catch of the day was tender and prepared with care, starters were again, just enough food to satisfy but not too much, and delicately prepared. Tiramisou (sp?!) was unique and divine, and even my decaf cappucino was better than any I'd ever had before! Not inexpensive (wine was great), but worth it if $ is no object and/or it's a special event.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sat outside for a fabulous
We sat outside for a fabulous view of the sunset. Valet parking makes this a convenient spot.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
on the beach
Sale e Pepe is a true upscale Tuscan style restaurant with the most elaborate quality decor. The ambiance cannot be beat anywhere. The food is over the top sensational with a world class wine list tailored for any budget. The service was great.
The 2 bartenders are friendly, clean cut and real professional. We love the experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another enjoyable evening
This is one of our favorite places in the Marco/Naples area for a special meal. The sunset views on the outdoor patio are the best in the area and the food is great. Our waiter, Revik, was the epitome of service and professionalism while being warm and friendly. He made the meal very relaxing and enjoyable.
We tried the special dish of sage papparadelle with butter and fresh white truffles and it was out of this world. Pricey, yes, but a dish we were still talking about the next day. Their fish dishes always are excellent. I wish they had more variety in their meat dishes which imo can be overly heavy at times. It would be nice to have some lighter entrees besides fish.
But all in all a very pleasant evening as always...
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem on the Gulf!
This restaurant was fabulous! From the beginning with three perfect martinis to the end with the chocolate mousse with sea salt Carmel.
The service is phenomenal ! No detail left undone! It was our last night on Marco Island. This was worth every last penny!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another wonderful dining experience at our favorite spot on Marco Island.
Friendly & attentive service. Excellent food & wine. And a view that cannot be beat.
We always come back!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful experience at Sale e Pepe in Marco Island. The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful with views of the gorgeous sunset. The food is delicious and the service is top notch. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine Italian Dining on the Gulf
Bottom line is if you can't find several of Chef Giuliano's menu creations and specials to thrill and delight all of your senses, you're not a foodie. Just go to McDonalds and enjoy your Big Mac on the beach. The other night we were blown away with Chef G's appetizer special of zucchini blossoms stuffed with lobster. Moreover, everyone of our party of 7 thoroughly enjoyed themselves as we ordered different main courses so we had our own special "tasting session." If you go there, expect an attentive professional staff (our server was DiDi) and knowledgeable host who can help you select the right wine to fit both your budget and pair with your meal.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Timing was off
Wonderful food, beautiful view of the Gulf, but it seemed like the timing required us to order a bottle of wine. We didn't since we had cocktails beforehand. We ordered one glass of wine and had many inquiries about more during our 2 hour three course dinner. Don't read this wrong, we'll be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but expensive
The staff does an excellent job in providing personal service. We ate outdoors despite quite a downpour of rain as the patio area is well covered. Menu prices are high. All 4 of our entrees were $32 with one small side. A margarita was $14 while the wine we had was $65 that I buy at our favorite restaurant in Indianapolis for $35. Most bottles are $100+. The bill for 4 people with only one dessert came with 18% gratuity added for a total of $430. Too much money for not much food. We were the last ones to leave the restaurant, the bar was empty, at 9:15 on a Saturday night. Good atmosphere. I would recommend as long as you are prepared for a big bill at the end of the evening
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dining experience was outstanding at every level.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our family enjoyed Thanksgiving Day dinner with friendly, attentive staff and exceptional food!
What a treat!!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Thanksgiving to remember
My wife and I usually host family for this holiday ,but this year found ourselves alone for Thanksgiving. We hadn't eaten at Sale Pepe for several years so we wanted to treat ourselves 'royally' since we were missing our family.
We were thoroughly delighted. Each of my Thanksgiving Day special menu courses was nicely prepared and presented, and was delicious. My wife had the ossobucco prepared pork cheeks and she loved it! Service was attentive and not obtrusive. Definitely a Thanksgiving to remember.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marco island gem
We dined here for my husbands' birthday. Loved the patio dining overlooking the gulf. The service was very attentive, and professional. The Italian menu was comprehensive without being overwhelming. Nice wine selections as well. The only negative was the fact that they had a weddin party going on the adjacent patio which was quite loud during part of our meal. All in all, a wonderful dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM