Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 31 times today
Special offers available. See details

Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort

4.5
1104 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Sale e Pepe® dining room offers gourmet Italian cuisine and authentic ambiance that are simply sublime. The dining experience transports you to romantic Italy with surroundings of aged stone, marble floors, arabesque walls and hand-painted frescoes. Sale e Pepe offers authentic regional Italian cuisine with a focus on the culinary traditions
of Southern Italy.
The menu features heirloom recipes updated and complemented by South Florida’s fresh produce and seafood and pair it with wines from an extensive collection recognized by Wine Spectator magazine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(239) 393-1600
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Antonio Minichiello
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Chef Special Menu paired by wines from an extensive collection recognized by Wine Spectator magazine.
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Parties up to 150 people.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Spruce Ave.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Complimentary Valet parking only
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for an elegant Mother’s Day Brunch! A credit card is required to guarantee a reservation. Any modifications or cancellations less than 48 hours prior will be subject to the restaurant's reservation policy of $35 per person.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1104 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food & service was great. Soko made our dining experience fabulous. Information about seating is poor. Casual was defined as in the bar, and table was arranged so both parties couldn’t see the water. Disappointing information about seating options.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 3 days ago

We arrived and sat at our at our table promptly. No one noticed us until we had to ask for a waiter.
I was between two bottles of wine in our waiter Orford for us sommelier to come and help us. When I asked him between two bottles of wine I’ll he did was describe the grapes, but not comment about the wines themselves I ordered one of them and had to turn it back. I did not like the second one either but we kept it anyway
I will waiter was very attentive after that and very nice he asked us about any dietary allergies and we explained our situation and he was very helpful
The food we ordered was bland without much taste nothing special about it certainly not worth its price
In the end I will waiter offered us to Limoncello’s on the house which we thought was a nice gesture on his part
This is a very nice restaurant but with average food

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

By far the most amazing sunset terrace in Marco island It’s our 2nd Anniversary celebration here. We will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 3 days ago

We've been coming to Sale e Pepe for many years and have always enjoyed the food. It was excellent again and the chef is very creative. Our server was extraordinary especially dealing with my wife's allergies. The issue I have is about how management makes you feel when they reconfirm your reservation. They make a point about the dress code including no shorts, flip flops, etc. So we were very surprised to see so many people in the bar area (where there are seats for dining) where people were in shorts, sandals, etc. And these were people that were later seated to have dinner. There is a pretentiousness about the place that isn't warranted nor needed. It can make an excellent culinary experience seem not worth the effort.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 3 days ago

Really superb fine dining experience. Make a reservation, and try to get a table on the terrace around sunset. I’m not sure there is any parking other than valet (if I you’re not staying at the Macro Beach Resort where the restaurant is located - valet is complimentary). I was visiting the area on a business trip and happened upon this restaurant on a travel blog. Good for a special occasion and getting dressed-up (they do have a dress code, not sure how strictly it is enforced - no swimsuits or beach attire - most were in business casual). Had the beet salad, ravioli with calamari, and gelato for dessert.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

The most picturesque place to dine on the island

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

What a beautiful view. The food and service was awesome, will definitely go back..

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 6 days ago

Sunset views!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Incredible food. The buffalo mozzarella appetizer, bolognese, and zucchini blossoms were amazing.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Anniversary- great meal!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Perfection! The food and presentation is fantastic View at sunset is amazing.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great menu, authentic Italian flavors with flair, beautiful view, excellent service.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was very good and the service was excellent. The waiters were very accommodating. This is the place to go if you want to see the sun set! The cocktails were top notch!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We try to make it here every tine we visit Naples/Marco Island. Tisnvisit did not disappoint, thank you.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Federico provided amazing service! Great food! Perfect spot to watch the sunset!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always great——-great bar and bartenders———-great menu——-nice service——-favorite special place

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wonderful place, excellent service, beautiful setting, delicious food. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The entire meal was something you would dream about. It was that good. Pasta was fresh and the sauce was very authentic. Just like my northern Italian grandmother made her sugo. And the prosciutto was from the same northern region that she was born and raised in. Will definitely revisit again on a special occasion .

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This is an exceptional restaurant! The food is always excellent with friendly, knowledgeable and efficient servers. They have a superb wine list offering a wide variety of choices. Viewing the sunset over the Gulf adds a special element that very few restaurants can offer. It was the perfect setting for our anniversary

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

New chef not the real deal. Overmuch attention to presentation. That is nice but the food matters most. Recipes lacking. Third try and won't be back unless for drinks only. What a waste of a primo setting and facility. Chef has to go sorry to say.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Souper avec des amis

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Scheduled a few weeks in advance only to get a call the “day of” stating that we had to conform to a dress code of no shorts and no jeans. This is a beach side hotel restaurant. Would have been nice to know there was a dress code well in advance in lieu of they day of the reservation since we travelled in from Michigan unprepared for required dress code. Very disappointing. Our server was outstanding; however, the food quality was sub-par given the price point. Bottle service was also a bit extreme at $35 per bottle of wine just to open and serve. Overall experience didn’t meet our expectations in fine dining. Will look at other options in the future.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Delightful waiter took time to explain menu and enjoyed the seafood in a mason jar.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It was a perfect evening! It started with a cocktail in the bar before we were seated at our table for two on the rail for alfresco dining. The food, the service, the view and the sunset all made for an exceptional experience. Even the valet was delightful. It was our third visit and we have never been disappointed. Our favorite restaurant on Marco!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We really enjoyed our experience. Our server was wonderful and very knowedgeable. The meal was delicious. We look forward to our next visit.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We reserved a table on the patio. We were seated indoors without a view. This was very disappointing. All the food was great except for the gnocchi.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Top quality restaurant and service. I eat out quite a bit, and I never leave reviews, but this place earned it. I don't remember the name of the dish, but it's a seafood pasta served in a jar. Looks a little odd, but it was one of the best dishes I've ever had in my life. I recommend getting a reservation for outside around sunset.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Delicious birthday celebration for my husband! Can’t wait to go back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

There are a handful of places in Marco that have great food. Hi here’s only one with a great view as well. It’s this place. If you are into food and priceless sunset views over the ocean. This is THE place in Marco

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Beautiful sunset beach views compliment the excellent food and wine. The cosmopolitan martini was the best on the island. The service was impeccable. It was very pricey, but you get what you pay for! We would definitely eat here again.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The opposite of our first visit. Service was spotty. Placed in sun. Nothing to acknowledge our anniversary. Noisy.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family and I enjoyed a fabulous Easter dinner and a beautiful sunset!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter buffet

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday brunch: crowded. Tables too close. Had to ask twice to have table serviced. Waiter offered water and drink refills only once and had to find him. Service added to brunch cost plus gratuity and really was not worth total cost of this meal and experience. Food was well prepared but not a lot of dessert choices

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Such amazing food, such poor service. Our service was unattentive.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Gréât expérience

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This was our second time here. The food is fantastic. Our server was very good, but had too many tables to cover. She tried to keep up, but was having difficulty.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was good! Prime location! Very pricey for pasta. Small portions

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We felt the service was just ok.
Food is over priced for the quality.
Will not go back.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Sale e Pepe must be trying to live off it's reputation because it was a major disappointment. They try extra hard to come off as snobby and they absolutely got that part 100%. We started off with no napkins or cutlery, even after the appetizer arrived. I asked for assistance with the wine list and it took around 20 minutes for the sommelier to come to our table. My appetizer was a caprese salad with burrata. The burrata was watery and tasteless. My sister ordered the ravioli as her main course and it was inedible. It was filled with some sort of fatty pork. I got the branzino and it was fine but nothing special. My husband got a filet and it was good but basic. Overall from start to finish we were not impressed. If you are a foodie and looking for gourmet food, this is not the place for you. So many better places to overpay for food. If all you are really looking for is ambiance and the food is unimportant, than this is the place for you.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
28