Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort

4.5
1163 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(239) 393-1600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Antonio Minichiello
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Private party facilities
Chef Special Menu paired by wines from an extensive collection recognized by Wine Spectator magazine.
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Catering
Parties up to 150 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spruce Ave.
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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
What 1163 People Are Saying
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Kansas City
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

Nice ambiance. Wait staff was excellent. Food was mediocre. Salad was bland. Bread was below average. Asparagus was sautéed in a sauce that was just not very good. The entree itself was good. Overall the meal was not worthy of recommending to friends.

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DI
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Great dinner, excellent food, but the portions are small.

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Tampa
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

This is truly a neighborhood gem. Love it every time we go! Food is outstanding.

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Charlotte
2.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Took 45 minutes to get a drink and got one refill of water in two hours after three separate courses. Finished plates on table for at least 30 minutes. Horrible service and constant traffic for sunset pictures. Seemed cheaper than years past. Won’t return free nine years of repeated service

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LW
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

The food, service, and view were spectacular. We were met with warm smiles and the evening just continued to improve. Just when you think it couldn't get better we were blessed with an amazing sunset. We look forward to dining at Sale e Pepe again. A true treasure on Marco Island.

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Naples
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Great food and drink. Boris the bartender is fantastic !

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New England
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

It was awesome great experience

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Tampa
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent menu albeit slightly reduced as this off-season now. Still has specialties such as stuffed zucchini blossoms and a wonderful carbonara. Chef Antonio creations are sure to please everyone's palate. The front of the house is likewise also excellent as they pay close attention to your needs. Excellent wine list as well. This is an excellent place to have a sunset dinner as the seating on the terrace is perfect for that.

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Naples
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

What a beautiful place to have dinner! The beach views are incredible! Food was excellent. Beautifully plated and excellent flavor.

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Naples
1.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

The service and food were horrible. The restaurant wasn’t busy so there was no excuse for poor service.
We were charged 2X for the same bottle of wine plus double gratuity since it’s added to the bill. Then the sommelier insisted we hadn’t paid 2X and when we showed him the paid receipt his excuse for the rudeness was he’s having a bad week.
My carbonara was awful, my husbands branzino under cooked. Terrible anniversary dinner. Didn’t stay for dessert

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New York Area
1.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Service extremely slow. Very pricey and limited menu.

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Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Anniversary

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Naples
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

bday awesome

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Detroit
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

My wife, Kit, and I enjoyed our 32nd anniversary with dinner at SP! Great food and service!

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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner experience. It was our last vacation night at the resort and my husband and I went to celebrate my birthday. Meal was exceptional, the tuna tartare and the tomato with buffalo cheese was amazing. We had the ragu pasta but, next time I would order something lighter. The tiramisu was very good and my birthday dish was delish.

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New England
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Wonderful dining experience. Stan was our server and he was spectacular. Made us feel like celebrities from the moment we sat down. The food was phenomenal and the view was beyond stunning. Highly recommend going here for a special occasion or date night- worth every penny!

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Naples
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Salmon and Tiramisu we're wonderful!

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Miami
4.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Was a good night with family with a beautiful gulf view, the food is excellent and the wine too...

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WS
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent as always. Ambience is very impressive. Wonderful cocktails and extensive menu. Love this place.

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Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Great presentation. Staff very nice. Beautifully decorated.

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Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

Everything about this place is just awesome. The food was excellent as was the service. All employees are impeccably dressed. I never saw some pretty people in one place. Especially great for sun set dinner on the outdoor terrace.

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Minneapolis
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Simply delightful! Excellent food, superb wine list with great service. The bar and dining rooms are beautiful and the atmosphere elegant. Come to dine here with people you wish to hear; you will be able to enjoy the conversation without throbbing music or excess noise.

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New England
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Great dinner with my wife on Marco Island. Fantastic view of the sunset. Wonderful service.

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KM
New England
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Great place - excellent food and atmosphere! Enjoyable experience

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New England
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Our waitress was attentive and so happy to accommodate anything we needed. It’s truly a dining experience.

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Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Went here during our vacation on Marco Island. It was a nice place with seating outside on the terrace as well as inside; location is great, right on the gulf. There are not a lot of seafood choices as this is an Italian restaurant, however there were not a lot of different Italian options either. We chose a scallop dish which wAs a substitute for branziano; a salmon dish; a tenderloin. You do not get salads or soup with you entree and the entrees have a very small side with them. They do serve bread whic includes homemade focaccia. Our meals were very good; the tenderloin was the best ever and done perfectly rare as requested. For dessert we had chocolate ganache; pineapple with ricotta and homemade sorbet (pineapple and strawberry); they were all wonderful!! The restaurant adds 18% gratuity ; which seems odd for a group of 3 and in our case we usually tip at least 20%, which we still did. They are expensive; our bill was $268 and only one of us had an alcoholic beverage. We did enjoy our food, but rather try other locations when we visit here again

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Miami
4.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

We have been coming here annually for over 10 Years. Never disappoints with food quality. Highly recommend for brunch when available and for an early dinner with outdoor seating.

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5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

My wife and I went Friday night. We enjoyed it so much we brought five more people back Saturday night.
Excellent

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Naples
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Great service and food. Excellent window table where we watched a wedding ceremony take place.

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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on May 23, 2018

In brief, our food was superb as was the ambience. We celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary at Sale e Pepe on May 24 in grand fashion. We sat on the patio, taking in a glorious sunset over the Gulf of Mexico while enjoying a glass of wine. Our dinners that followed were exquisitely prepared and most enjoyable. All our friends on Marco share our view that you invariably get a fine dining experience at Sale e Pepe

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Miami
5.0
Dined on May 23, 2018

Anniversary

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Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

We have a phenomenal meal. There were eight of us and we all enjoyed everything that was ordered. My veal tenderloin was so Tender and flavorful. The zucchini blossoms were Crispy and flavorful. The cheese selections were excellent. Add to a spectacular dinner was our service. Sarah was personable friendly and very knowledgeable about the food and the flavors. Can’t wait to go back again.

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Atlanta
5.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

Met my expectations. Very good

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Naples
5.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

Always a special treat. Sat outside for sunset for our anniversary & the food, service, presentation, & view did not disappoint. A splurge, but worth it.

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Chicago
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, service and view. Formal & elegant.
Veal dish sent back to kitchen as it was not hot.
It was returned absolutely perfectly cook.
Plates are all beautifully presented.

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Naples
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother ‘s day

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Naples
5.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

IT IS ALWAYS A SPECIAL NIGHT WHEN MY WIFE AND I DINE HERE. WE ALWAYS SIT OUTDOORS AND ALWAYS REQUEST TEREZIA AS OUR SERVER. THE FOOD IS GREAT AND THE SETTING IS PERFECT. THIS IS STILL OUR FAVORITE PLACE ON MARCO!

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San Antonio
3.0
Dined on May 9, 2018

The steak was underdone but I did not return it to the kitchen and ate as is. Service was good but we waited at least forty (40) minutes for the food. This seemed strange. It was quite an ordeal to order a side of pasta (this is an Italian Restaurant after all) to accompany the steak. I understand purists normally eat their pasta at lunch, and steaks (even at Italian Restaurants) are served with traditional sides such as mashed potatoes and vegetables. But, if you want pasta it shouldn't be that hard to get.

My wife said the bass she ate was the best she ever had - so, it was a hit for her. The wine was good. The waitress was attentive. The view was spectacular. We didn't quite understand the casual, formal, inside/outside paradigm used by the restaurant. We were quite well dressed but most of the people on the patio were "beach" casual.

Overall it was OK. I was expecting spectacular. So, I was a bit disappointed.

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FB
New England
5.0
Dined on May 9, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed everything ...food, ambiance, service, etc.

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Tampa
4.0
Dined on May 9, 2018

Very, very enjoyable meal as usual. It ranks as among the absolute best Italian dining in the region. Kudos to Chef Antonio for his inventive menu. You will find the front of the house excellent as well. Zucchini blossoms are in season now and the chef does magic with them by the way.

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