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Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort

4.8
4.8
2982 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
Indoor formal dining room requires dress code. Please review details for more information.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (239) 393-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrea Cirino

  • Catering

    Parties up to 150 people.

  • Private party facilities

    Chef Special Menu paired by wines from an extensive collection recognized by Wine Spectator magazine.

  • Neighborhood

    Marco Island

  • Cross street

    Spruce Ave.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet parking only

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,982 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    Best Ambiance

  • Southwest Florida

    Great for fine wines

  • Southwest Florida

    Romantic

  • Southwest Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Southwest Florida

    Italian

  • Marco Island

    Best Overall

  • Marco Island

    Best Food

  • Marco Island

    Best Service

  • Marco Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Marco Island

    Best Value

  • Marco Island

    Healthy

  • Marco Island

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Marco Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Marco Island

    Lively

  • Marco Island

    Most Booked

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  1. MichaelM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to Marco Island for years and have always wanted to try Sale e Pepe. We finally dined here, and it did not disappoint. The oceanfront setting is what you would expect. The service, food, and wine were all wonderful. I did order a moderately expensive bottle of Barolo, but the markup was very reasonable (far below the typical 100%). That’s always a huge plus for me. We dove into the menu a bit ordering oysters, calamari, pastas, veal, and ciopinno; and everything was excellent. All in all a perfect evening with my wife and daughters. Sale e Pepe will definitely be on our rotation from now on.
  2. AngelaF

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of your food was excellent and our server was also excellent! The atmosphere cannot be beat. They were kind to present us with a complimentary glass of champagne and a dessert to celebrate a special occasion which was very much appreciated.
  3. JJJJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    This restaurant is really overrated. I don't usually feel the need to write a review but I felt like I needed to warn other people about this place. Pros: The view of the ocean is spectacular Cons: The lady that greets you at the front door is rude and angry to everyone that I saw her interact with. The food is overpriced and mediocre at best. All of the staff seemed to be on edge and the vibe was terrible. Save your money and go anywhere else for dinner. Maybe start your night here for a drink yo enjoy the view and then go elsewhere!
  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have good food and service here. Everything tastes homemade. Atmosphere makes it even more special
  5. DeeH

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and the food and service did not disappoint! Worth the trip to Marco!
  6. AndreaS

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was amazing, the service top notch, and the food & wine were delicious. We will definitely return!
  7. CourtneyC

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 would recommend coming to Sal e Pepe, not only for the beautiful views, but the food is incredible! Three of us shared multiple things at dinner- true Italian style! A couple of us started with the sage and pear martinis, which was balanced perfectly w/ sweetness and sage. The bread assortment and truffle butter were a great introduction to the meal we were about to eat. We choose the primavera salad and burrata & panzanella for our antipasti...both were fresh, light, and delicious! Our secondi included cacio e pepe, zucca e noci (butternut squash ravioli), and the branzino. The cacio e pepe was a table favorite- simple yet satisfying. The olive oil cake was for dessert, and wow! The presentation is unlike any cake I've seen served at a restaurant. Light, citrusy, and soft with some crunchy pistachio underneath. Will definitely be returning when I'm looking for a nice Italian dinner in the area. Sidenote from living in Naples for 3 years. There are a ton of Italian restaurants, but this one has some of the best view and food. If you are planning a trip to Marco Island/Naples in season (Oct.-May), be sure to book at least 2-3 weeks in advance...reservations fill up, and this place is worth the planning!
  8. KennethP

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Food is good but overpriced for the size of the portions.
  9. VitoM

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of the most beautiful views. Vlad made our dining experience memorable!
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous restaurant. Food and service both terrific
  11. SamP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome everytime (many) we go there for dinner. Just fantastic!
  12. Seasonedtrvlr

    Detroit

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    INCREDIBLE. The Food, The Service, The Location, The Wine List. AMAZING. Sunset Views outside (it was hot, so we did move to a shady portion of the patio). Cacio E Pepe was incredible and some of the best since our visit to Italy a few years ago.
  13. CarolW

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing engagement dinner. George was an amazing waiter. His suggestions were spot on!
  14. LisaH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit and both experiences were exceptional. The food was five star. Save room for dessert. The Limoni di Amalfi was delicious.
  15. NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful atmosphere. Staff is very attentive and professional. My husband and I had dinner for our anniversary while visiting Marco and we sat outside with a beautiful view of the gulf and sunset and we were not disappointed. The food was very good and the desserts were amazing.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved the entire experience. The setting was beautiful and quiet and romantic. We chose the indoor formal option and you didn’t need to be too formal. Men collar shirts and close toe shoes. I wore a summer dress. The food was amazing and they let you try half of pastas so you can try two for one serving. The dessert was so beautiful and delicious. Would definitely recommend and go again.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were all excellent. Alessio was our great service.
  18. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & ambiance - we live here and it still made us feel as though we were on vacation at a tropical paradise!
  19. JeffB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view of the Gulf. Food was excellent a was me the service was top of the li r
  20. Jetchic

    Treasure Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply fabulous. The decor, the food, the service, ambiance. Best I’ve ever had outside of Italy!!
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We went out for a family gathering, it was good but for price point it wasn’t that good. Kind of generic and the hostess was rude I was in a nice shirt and kakis with extremely nice designer dress sandals and said they don’t allow guys to wear anything but dress shoes. They did let us eat but very rude from the beginning and made their client feel self concours when they shouldn’t have. Food was generically good but nothing stood out. Lack anything to distinguish them. I would’ve rated lower but the table side snapper was very good and putting on the skinning and preparing it table side was great.
  22. GregL

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service and view was great. Food is mediocre. For the price the food should be outstanding.
  23. Dbey

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ravioli Carbonara was delicious! Delmonico steak perfectly cooked! Simone selected perfect wines to pair with our meal. Sunset was second to none!
  24. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb time. Stan and Maurilia shone. Manager Teresa Groseba solve the direct sun on us authorizing the lowering of a shade. The Turkish young server was attentive. We enjoyed ourselves and your place. Thanks, Aldo.
  25. Mike

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent t food and service, setting. Incredible value
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The halibut was tiny and only came with two pieces of squash. Very disappointing for an anniversary celebration. The flies were like dive bombers.
  27. Mark

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were terrific, but food was fantastic! One of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had, either domestically or abroad. We highly recommend it without hesitation, and will definitely visit again.
  28. ManalV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional Excellent Service. Food is outstanding. Perfect atmosphere. View out of this world
  29. Jimmie

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had the zuppa de pesce and it was delicious. The sauce was great. There are a good variety of seafood. The pasta special with seafood and linguine was good but do as flavorful as it should be.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I am surprise at the superb reviews of the food. The service was great, the views are incredible, but the food left a lot to be desired. My husbands dish was under seasoned and bland. My dish wasn’t great, it was just ok. I definitely wouldn’t go back. There are great views of the golf of Mexico in many many restaurants nearby. We were looking for good quality food and definitely didn’t find it here. I’d also like to note that the servers although wonderful need to do a better job at asking guests if they are celebrating a special occasion. It was my birthday and no one asked.
  31. LonnieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we were seated our party of 8 had an awesome time. Our server Neb was extremely responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. All of his support staff were equally accessible and on top of their game. The food quality was excellent and very tasty.
  32. JohnM

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, Nebojsa as terrific Food great as always and very nice wine selection. View doesn’t get better.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here often and happens to be one of my favorite places on the island to dine! Food is always great along with excellent service. We try to make our reservation around the sunset and it never disappoints.
  34. NicholasP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences, overall, I've ever had. From the food to the service to the atmosphere. Our waiter, Juan, was exceptional. And the entire staff was friendly and accommodating.
  35. gallery562462

    Naples

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All outstanding. Staff very friendly and helpful. Server Dianna was exceptional. Was not prepared for 20% resort fee, especially when advised this does not go to Waite staff
  36. thetraveler

    Houston

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sale e Pepe never disappoints. Our server Vladut was excellent. Did not bother us and paid attention to our needs. Our food selections were well prepared and very good. Tuna appetizer was some of the best raw tuna I have ever had. The grouper special was just the right portion and prepared perfectly. All in all a really nice dining experience.
  37. tdgraves2

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. The food, service and ambiance was amazing and made for a very memorable evening!
  38. PaulY

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 36th wedding anniversary and had a Monday evening dinner at Sale e Pepe. We’ve been here a half dozen times over the years and it is always excellent. The service is impeccable. Our waiter was Mauro from Sorrento, Italy. We had appetizers of marinated olives and prosciutto and melon. For appetizers, my wife had the chicken and I had the halibut - both were excellent. Our waiter helped us pick an Italian Chardonnay (Planeta). Wonderful location with waterside view, great service and an awesome wine selection. For dessert we split a scoop of vanilla gelato and a lemon cake. The restaurant also plated a dessert with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. Wonderful time.
  39. DanaD

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was amazing. Beautiful view and our waiter, George was excellent The hostess was very nice. Highly recommend this restaurant
  40. JohnC

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for magical ambiance with phenomenal food and impeccably attentive service Sale e Pepe will not disappoint. The "go to" spot for that very special celebration. Consistently outstanding for 20+ years.

FAQs

Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort is rated 4.8 stars by 2982 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort

480 South Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spruce Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Marco Island

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet parking only

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrea Cirino

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (239) 393-1600

  • Catering

    Parties up to 150 people.

  • Private party facilities

    Chef Special Menu paired by wines from an extensive collection recognized by Wine Spectator magazine.

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