Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort

4.8
1507 reviews
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Italian
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.
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New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boris, at the bar, is amazing! He’s fun loving, smart, and a great conversationalist! But most of all...he can make the most amazing and unique drinks. He complements the ambiance, view, and food of the establishment! Highly recommend!!!!

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DP
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Just not my kind of place. Being hearing impaired , sitting near the bar was horrible. The service was average for a high priced place. Never had my water glass refilled. The food is good . While the web site said there was a happy hour for the house wine. Two for the cost of one. The server said they had two house wines and we went with her suggestion. $12.50 per glass is outrageous and the second is not included so it was $50 for my wife and I. I will resist going back there!

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j
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good restaurant with a beautiful terrace view to the gulf, according our experience during three years coming, they need to increase the menu offers...

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FB
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place on Marco Island. Ambiance and food incomparable.

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J
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, outstanding views.

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VC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Boris in particular provides great service

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Very poor service

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

I have been to Sale Pepe several times and this was by far a disappointing dining experience. We waited 30 min for someone to take our drink order and Ryan the manager was our server and paid more attention to the tables around us. I understand if you’re short staffed and if you said something we would have understood but the restaurant was empty the bar tender had to wait on us. Hopefully this was an off night. One a positive note the food was outstanding and they did comp our drinks but that is not the reason why we go out to dinner.

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NM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Meal was outstanding, after 40 mins waiting for a server to take a drink order the manager arrived at the table offered apologies and became our server for the night.

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M
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Noisy wedding next door. Chose the place for sunset seating, blocked by a huge totem.... so not really a good veía .....Too much fanfare for a very poor menu. Best thing was the bottled wine. Bolognese sauce could have been better at my apartment!
Do not spend your time and money! Bad dinner for 4 was $300. Server was haughty and bad....

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S
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. Spectacular view of the Gulf from outdoor dining terrace. Delicious and creative Italian dishes. Celebrated my birthday with family and we had a wonderful time

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1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 56th Wedding Anniversary and what a lovely place to spend the evening. Sale e Pepe on Marco Island was all that the other reviews spoke about. A lovely setting with a perfect view of the sunset on the gulf. The noise level made conversation easy to hear and the food was outstanding as was the service. The Maitre d’ even walked me to the restroom location when I asked where it was. Who does that! The next time we go to Marco Island we will definitely make Sale e Pepe a priority.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner was spectacular.

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PF
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with delicious food and excellent service.

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DN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner at Sale e Pepe. The service was excellent and personable. The food was prepared perfectly and with flair. Can’t wait to go back next time we are in town.

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FZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great. The setting is awesome with a view of the beach/gulf. You can’t find a better place to watch the sun set. The food is fantastic. The service is the best. This place deserves a 100% on all categories.

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d
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance, and service.... sunset dinner. Awesome.

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LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While we always enjoy our time at Sale e Pepe we experienced something new this trip. We actually decided to head over 1 hour before our reservation and enjoy some drinks at the bar. Boris was our bartender and is likely our new favorite bartender, ever. Great personality, great stories, very engaging, and very knowledgeable about the drinks and their history. We travel to Marco Island 1-2x per year and Sale E Pepe has become our favorite restaurant on the island. This trip was no different.

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JH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ive heard of this restaurant and people have told me it was very good, however my opinon is very different. first of all they add in a 18 percent gratuity which is NOT on the menu regardless of how many people are in your party. The food was just meh very tasteless , portions are extremely small. Just a very OVERRATED place . Will I go back ,NO

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RC
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect from beginning to end, the service, the food the ambiance. We enjoyed the sunset while celebrating my husband’s birthday. We want to make it an annual event, the food was to die for!

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AO
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

B-day celebration

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C
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, not great. Steak was ordered medium well, delivered medium rare. Romano salad also good, not great. All food was over-priced for the quality and taste. Service was mediocre, especially considering the menu prices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, always great food. Should bring the off season happy hour or at least a modified version. It brought in customers and we always stayed and spent more after happy hour

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RT
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with fantastic food and great views, highly recommend

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GG
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner and service was outstanding as well.

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LP
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a little slow, but we enjoyed everything about dining there! Thank you for making a special dessert for our 18th wedding anniversary!!!

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MA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! The ambiance, the wait staff, the food all simple Lyman experience of a lifetime. Gratzi tuto

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LI
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfect and service was great!!!!
We visit every time we are in town

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Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!!! Food was excellent and service outstanding. If you are in Marco, don’t miss this restaurant for an upscale dinner. We will be back!

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Asked for outside dining, they had plenty of room to put us totally outside, yet they put us as far away from ocean view as possible. For the price, I expected food that was well above average because the price was well above average.

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Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dinner, superb service, and very elegant restaurant. We loved it so much that we returned the following night during our trip to Marco Island.

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New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

No one was at the front desk to greet us and we did wait several minutes for the hostess to appear. The patio is, of course, quite sunny, so consider a reservation after 7:30. The service was adequate and the food was quite good. I am always disturbed when I see a charge for splitting a dish ($7.00). While many of us are careful about our daily food intake and others are simply not starving for 2 apps AND 2 full meals, this becomes a bother. In other words, the $16.00 caprese would become $23.00 so one person can have a few tastes of it while the other eats the majority of it. The whole place seemed a little pretentious compared to the other establishments we visited with similar food and better service

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AR
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful service from our waiter, Daniel and such wonderful food. loved it!

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R
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food every time‼️
The chef is fantastic.
The wait staff is courteous & professional.
The valet, Delroy is the best!

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CJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited for her birthday and our anniversary celebrations and it exceeded our expectations in every sense of the word! Ivan was very knowledgeable about the outstanding wine list and even allowed us to sample some delicious port wines after our fabulous meal was complete. Thank you all so much!

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l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was unbelievable and truly professional. All were kind and accommodating. Views are amazing!

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LP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive and perfect dining experience for my birthday! Thank you!

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SC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate inside in the more formal area. We were still able to see outside while enjoying the beautiful ambience inside.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

We came for Mother’s Day and requested to sit outside over looking the ocean, for the sunset. The service and meal was excellent. However, there was a wedding reception next to the outdoor seating, only separated by several plants. We felt like we were part of the wedding; toasts, first dance etc... It was very awkward, to say the least. Not the relaxing Mother’s Day dinner I was looking forward to! I would suggest management inform guests when requesting outside seating, that a wedding will be taking place.

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PP
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch setup. The food was great. $11 for an additional Mimosa was rather expensive. The service was a little slow. Our waiter disappeared for SEVERAL minutes when we were waiting to get our bill. But, overall, it was a wonderful experience.

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