Our first visit and most certainly will return.
Exceptional food and service and one of the most beautiful outdoor dining venues in the Marco Island/Naples Florida area.
Service (Frederico) was excellent as well as other help having excellent service and manners.
We were not rushed at all and overall experience excellent. For sure the most professional service Wehave had on Marco Island.
My wife and I arrived at the restaurant and were given a warm welcome and seated promptly.
It was a warm evening so we sat outside. As soon as we were seated someone filled our water glasses and said our waitress would be over to take our cocktail order. Our waitress Terezia, I may have spelled that wrong came over and we ordered a bottle of wine and a martini. They have an extensive wine list and we had no trouble finding a beautiful bottle of wine. We both ordered salads the caprino & pera and caprese autunnale. They were both wonderful. For our entrees we both had the aged Kinnealey tenderloin and they were cooked to perfection and tasted fantastic. We finished the meal off with the soufflé and a glass of single malt scotch. Our service from everyone at the Sale e Pepe was great and would highly recommended this restaurant for a special evening.
Amazing dinner and service! Thank you sale e Pepe!
Dinner was fabulous as usual. We had Marco this time and he was great. The staff is always friendly, Caring , making sure everyone is taken care of. Love Sale e Pepe!
A special occasion kind of place, but worth every penny. Food was delicious & beautiful presentation & great service. Perfect at sunset as well, looking out over the beach. Small bar, but half price drinks at happy hour is a bonus.
Steak was great. Other food - meh. Not a ton of choices. Expensive and not great value -$50 for a solid filet on a large plate by itself? Broccolini side was $9 extra.
Service was very pleasant but overworked, so very, very slow. Had to stand and wait just to pay check at the end and still took forever. Super nice server just had too many tables to tend to.
Did give a VERY nice dessert for my daughters birthday. That was a nice touch.
Family of 5 without alcohol was $240. Not a great value at all for that. Sorry.
Pretty and nice location.
Greaters at desk were a bit snobby.
Outstanding Food and Service
Awesome time. The best restaurant on the island. Amazing sunset dinner. The food was excellent.
We had a beautiful Valentine’s Day dinner out on the veranda. Service was excellent as always very attentive. The limited menu was amazing! Always our favorite!
Was not impressed with the food at all. It was a fixed price menu with only two choices for each course. The portions were very small. It was more like a sampler menu or tapas, not a real meal. For the fixed price of $135 I expected something much better . Especially due to their reputation. The restaurant adds in the tip of 18% for our party of two. I understand for large groups but that’s like saying to your customer “we don’t trust you” We would not go back. For fine dining we’ll go to The Blue Heron instead
We went to Sale e Pepe for Valentines Day dinner. This was our first experience at this restaurant. We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation, but we were told that no one is seated prior to the reservation time, even though our table was empty and ready. The menu was prix fixed, 4 courses for $135/person...not including drinks. The food was just Ok, but our service was outstanding. Gratuity was automatically added to the bill at 18%, but our waiter told us that this gratuity did not include his tip!!
This is a one time only restaurant. ...too many excellent restaurants in Marco Island that do not exploit the customers.
Outstanding!!! I felt very comfortable and my date was very exited about the Italian food and about the service, I recommend Sale e Pepe to anyone for dinner and for an special occasion.
They appear to have changed their menu from my last visit. I greatly enjoyed my dinner. My two friends did not like their sea bass. Service, ambiance, wine...everything else fantastic. Maybe an off night for sea bass.
Great place for viewing the sunset! Love the bar and lots of covered outdoor seating.
Everything from top to bottom is top notch. From the moment you walk in, you are treated as you would expect. We ate in the dinning area adjacent to the outside area. If the temp allows, I’d suggest outside (and that is casual) to watch the sunset. Make sure you specify casual or formal, where pants (no jeans) and shoes are to be worn. bon appetite!!
Best dinner in Marco, don’t miss it, even great with a 2 year old they were very accommodating!!!!
Sale e Pepe is one of our favorite restaurants in the Naples/Marco area. The food, elegant ambiance, ocean views, and service are impeccable. Our server, Federico, was so attentive, knowledgeable, and personable that he elevated our experience even further. A must for a truly outstanding, five star dining experience.
Foodie friends loved it nothing but superlatives which is unusual!
Too expensive but a lovely evening
Just wasn’t our normal trip to this restaurant. Our waiter was great but wrong dish for one of four of us came out after the other three were done eating. Poorly explained. Dinner was comped after we asked. Very pricey for what we had to eat. Thanks.
Sale e Pepe is consistently a great place to enjoy a sunset, a great meal, fine wine and wonderful service.
They always provide a great experience.
Server was fantastic. Food was outstanding!
It’s a beautiful location. People were pleasant. Unfortunately the food was cold. Would probably not go back.
Friend visiting. I was most disappointed because they made a point of telling me about the dress code when they called to confirm my reservation AND when I called to make my reservation and then they did not enforce the dress code at all. There were men in flip-flops, shorts T-shirts and it was clearly not the caliber of restaurant that I had thought.
Fantastic food, fantastic service. From those two stand points, worth every penny. However being from the northern Midwest, we were seeking a fine-dining experience with both the ocean and sunset. We saved our splurge dining experience for these things while here. But when we were seated in a rear interior table without view of the outside, we were simply told, “there is a wedding”. In addition to this, earlier the morning of the day of the reservation made through OpenTable reservation we received an intimidating phone call confirming the reservation, and warnings about dress code, which were NOT followed by others (and I was concerned about whether or not I should buy an outfit, or whether or not we should eat there). If you are looking for fantastic food, wonderfully presented, an excellent wine list, outstanding service, this is your place. But if you want is those things plus the ocean side experience as well, be sure to ask if there is a wedding, or phone in a reservation and ask for this information and/or be sure you specify that this is your hope. While not at all disappointed by our meal or the service, we could have had the same experience when it was five below zero outside back where we live.
A most beautiful view and ambiance in the outdoor dining area. The service was impeccable except for a little slow on bar service, but, the drinks were delicious when they arrived. No one in our party of four thought the the food was as good as we were anticipating although we did enjoy it.
Very nice dining experience, staff is very professional and dining was exceptional.
Beautiful restaurant , lovely ambiance, fabulous service and excellent menu and wine
Our head waiter, Stan, was exceptional with his total understanding of the menu and provided great service along with his kindness to take our sunset photos
Sommelier was very helpful choosing the perfect wine to compliment both our different entrees
Food from appetizer to dessert delightful
Enjoyed it so much we have already made our dinner reservations for next week
Highly recommend for anyone that enjoys dining versus grabbing a bite