Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort
Excellent meal and viewWe 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 AMUtterly divineWe 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.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerOne of the finest, most romantic, most delicious anniversary dinner we have ever had!!!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently GoodAside from being a beautiful spot on the Gulf, we always find the food & service top notch.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDrink mix upDinner 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."5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellentFood and service were excellent as was the view.We will be back.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food in a Lovely SettingWe enjoyed the every course and intend to return before the scheduled menu change as we liked what we had so much. Chef Giuliano was on his game in spite of serving a gourmet meal to an over-the-top wedding with all the trimmings that took over part of the terrace overlooking the gulf. Definitely the place to go for either an elegant dinner in the beautiful and serene formal dining room, or on the terrance watching the sun set on the Gulf of Mexico. Resort casual dress is the rule either venue. Free valet parking, but you tip the valet, of course.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined many times atWe have dined many times at Sale e Pepe and have always been extremely pleased. Excellent service and food, attractive presentation, and the best view for sunset on Marco Island make this restaurant our favorite on Marco Island.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWatch for the included gratuity!My wife and I went to Sale e Pepe to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The ambience, food, and service were all outstanding. The only unpleasant surprise was that the check came with an 18% gratuity automatically added; the waitperson hadn't mentioned it. Without checking, I added a 20% tip on the total. Fortunately, my wife commented that the bill seemed awfully high; as a result, I tore up the initial credit-card receipt and asked for another, on which I let the 18% gratuity stand.
It is, of course, not uncommon for a restaurant to add a gratuity on large parties, typically 8 or more. I have not encountered it on a small party of two.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat gulf sunset. Food, service,Great gulf sunset. Food, service, location all outstanding!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNot for kids, but that's good.Not for kids, but that's good. Able to have nice evening4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHad to be one of the bestHad to be one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The food was fantastic and beautiful presentation. The wait staff was attentive, but not intrusive. Will definitely be returning.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLuv Sale e Pepe! My favoriteLuv Sale e Pepe! My favorite restaurant on Marco Island. We have eaten there several times and the food & service are consistently excellent. Beautiful view of the sunsets.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must While in Marco IslandAlways excellent. An exceptional fine dining experience4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWish I had known this was hereThe food was exceptional, the service impeccable, and the setting beautiful. We had a family dinner but there was also a romantic dinner being shared as well as a large party celebrating. We have vacationed at Marco for at least 15 years and this was our first time here-we loved it!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant cannot beThis restaurant cannot be matched. The view is priceless. The food is amazing.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFab treatWe enjoyed a delicious authentic Italian meal with good service and a helpful waiter. We dined here as a treat for the final night of our holiday after reading great reviews and are very glad we did. My two daughters (8 and 6) both commented that it was the 'best pasta sauce they had ever had' and the crayon/activity menu provided was a welcoming touch for children. I would certainly recommend this restaurant and did not find the pricing over inflated.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Sale e Pepe with friends,Went to Sale e Pepe with friends, had a quiet table inside, food was excellent service was very good, a couple of blibs, I wanted some red pepper flakes with me main course, had to ask 2 people and it took over 10 minutes to get it, one of our guests ordered a coke and again it took over 10 minutes to for it to be delivered. Other than that it was great.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery course was beautifulEvery course was beautiful to the eye and the palate. Massimo was a professional waiter who made us feel special and catered to our every need.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good it's become a classicVery good it's become a classic on Marco. Wonderful wine list. The grilled catch of the day is one of my favorite .4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant! My guestsGreat restaurant! My guests enjoyed it and we always love it. It's a great place to take friends for an intro to the area!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply Delicious!!!This is the first time we have been to Sale e Pepe on Marco! We had a drink on the terrace before dinner to view the sunset! We were then promptly seated at 7:30. We decided to skip the appetizers and simply go for the the main course! I ordered the braised ribs which were to die for. The meat was tender and succulent. I was disappointed in the presentation however, as the ribs sat on approximately 1 teaspoon of mashed potatoes! My husband had stuffed Rigatoni with eggplant which was also very good! If you want to have a delicious meal on the beach, dine at Sale e Pepe, u will not be disappointed!!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Fine Dining on Marco IslandWe have dined just about everywhere on Marco Island, and this place by far exceeds all others. The wait staff is highly trained, and offer impeccable service. The food is amazing, and the menu offers just enough selections. The wine list has a nice selection of wines for afficionados. There is some great classic Italian pastas. We enjoyed the fresh fish selection served on the bone. The squash ravioli with browned butter, almond, and maple drizzle was one of the best dished I have had. The salad Misticanza is also very tasty. There is valet parking, and they take reservations. Sunset is the time to be there as it is an occasion. Most everyone goes out to the deck and watch it sizzle into the ocean. This is a very classy place.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a deeeeelightful EasterWe had a deeeeelightful Easter dinner with attentive service...dinner served pipping hot,wonderful selections,all meals arrived together(6 in our party),never rushed,spectacular view.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat is there not to love? AmazingWhat is there not to love?
Amazing menu, great preparation, staff that is professional and attentive, you are made to feel special and WHAT A VIEW.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe stumbled across this gemWe stumbled across this gem and are so happy we did. Intimate, beachfront dining in an authentic Italian atmosphere! The food was excellent. The service both friendly & prompt. We had a truly wonderful family dining experience. Another plus- they were very accommodating providing a delicious gluten free dinner. We will definitely return- without the kids next time!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFish entrée was outstanding.Fish entrée was outstanding. Service was very professional and attentive.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was spectacular.Everything was spectacular. We can't believe we've been coming to Marco for 15 years and just discovered this exceptional restaurant. We can't wait to go back.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest ambiance @ Marco. ABest ambiance @ Marco. A must do for every trip there that I take3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing view...What a wonderful find!! We were looking for a place on Marco Island for lunch and came upon Sale e Pepe and did not regret it.
The atmosphere was great, the food excellent and the view could not be beat. We will definitely go back for dinner.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDespite the fact that theyDespite the fact that they forgot 1 of 9 dinners, and when they brought it, it was cold, it was very good3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA great find for someone whoA great find for someone who had never been to Marco Island before. We ended up going twice while we were there. Fabulous pasta and don't miss the proscuito/mozzarella appetizer. Would like to see a bit more seafood on the menu, but then there are other restaurants in Marco for that!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enchanting evening...Another outstanding meal experience T Sale e Pepe. We were able to impress our guests with delicious food, wonderful service and a stunning sunset!!!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Dining ExperienceAmazing.. just Amazing. Everything about our evening was perfect. The restaurant staff was helpful, courteous and very professional. You can tell a lot goes into the service staff's training. They are there when you need them but not obtrusive. The food was fabulous and the view outstanding. The restaurant is over looking the ocean and has a gorgeous sunset. I would rate this as one of my top restaurants in the United States.
Great job Sale e Pepe!!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI made reservations on line.I made reservations on line. I did not see the space where I could have requested outdoor seating, but the gracious hostess seated us outside anyway. Lovely evening, very friendly staff. Best sunset ever!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in every wayRecommended for last night on Marco celebration. Fit to a tee. Sunset on veranda just the beginning. Superb wine list by glass and bottle. Tomato/crab soup best ever. Mediterranean sea bass & wife's saltimbocca outstanding. Wait staff excellent, well trained, competent yet restrained & inabtrusive. We will return and recommend at ever chance. Best dining experience in years.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMClassicVery good, nice sunset,food outstanding, Great place to show what Marco's all about.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us had a delightfulFour of us had a delightful evening at Sale e Pepe restaurant, our seventh time there over the last few years. The decor is beautiful, ornate Italian, with fountains, columns, and statuary, and you feel like you could be in Tuscany. We dined outdoors on a terrace overlooking the ocean and it was romantic and beautiful. Service was top-notch, friendly and attentive. All of the food was cooked properly,delicious, and beautifully presented. Highly recommended--we can't wait to go back!1/21/2013 12:00:00 AM