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About Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort

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.

480 South Collier Blvd
Marco Island, FL 34145
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Spruce Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(239) 393-1600

Website:
http://www.sale-e-pepe.com/

Catering:
Parties up to 150 people.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking only

Executive Chef:
Antonio Minichiello

Private Party Facilities:
Chef Special Menu paired by wines from an extensive collection recognized by Wine Spectator magazine.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Enjoy a romantic dinner with your Valentine!

Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (31)
Waterfront (30)
Special Occasion (29)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Notable Wine List (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
People Watching (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great Restaurant, great food, great service.
Thank you

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

The bar area table was far to noisy to even speak at the table with friends compared to the main dining room. Would not want to ever have dinner in the bar area again.
Dr Hippert

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and device were outstanding!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

The pairing of food is very exquisite. This was our 2nd dinner there. The Seabass, Blue Fin Tuna and Salmon were out of this world!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent Northern Italian cuisine, but very expensive with an extensive wine list that is difficult to find anything decent under $100/bottle.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our waiter Federico was outstanding. He transported us to Italy with his beautiful description and knowledge of the menu. The chefs preparation of the dishes were a work of art and delicious. Thank you for a memorable evening!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Fabulous location with outstanding sunset views! The wine selection is outstanding. The food was delicious and well presented. The service was attentive and firendly! 5 stars. Going back, Saturday night!

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very nice restaurant, probably best setting in Marco Island

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had an incredible dining experience ! I had the beef cheeks and my husband had the veal chop. Both were perfectly prepared. The presentation was lovely. The atmosphere is just great there . Our sever, Federico was so nice and the service was fantastic. Over all we can’t wait to go back. It is well worth the price .

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. Food was outstanding. Wine was outstanding. Service by MARCO was outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best restaurant I have found on Marco Island. Food and service outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Year's Eve! WOW.... we had a fantastic fine dining experience. The service was EXCEPTIONAL, we weren't rushed during our 4 course dinner. It was a true fine dining experience! When we finished our dinner at 11:54, our waiter, Aron who was the best, walked us out and took a photo with us. We then we noticed there was a gathering for all employees in the banquet room to celebrate New Year's. That's above and beyond service! We told him hurry, get in the room and enjoy his fellow co-workers for 2018 celebration!! 2 nd time here. Will definitely go again this season! Thank you all for a memorable evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had our family there for New Years Eve and enjoyed the special meal they prepared. Everyone was happy with their food and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there for New Year's Eve. They had an exceptional price fixed menu. The first two courses were truly exceptional, but the main course was a little disappointing. To be fair, had a whole menu been available, that would probably not been my first choice. The dessert made up for it though.

The setting was beautiful and the wait staff very attentive. The wine list is extensive, but even their less expensive offerings are very good. We very much enjoyed taking my daughter and her husband (foodies) there.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very expensive but tasty high end Italian. Service was spectacular. Overall a great experience but you may get sticker shock.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Atmosphere (outside dining under the stars) is outstanding. Service superb. Food is great, however, we were all very disappointed with the new menu (party of 5 adults). Our favorites have been replaced, the menu is not so inviting, and the main course portions appear much smaller than before. With that said, if you are looking for a romantic dining experience, or a place to celebrate a special occasion, this is the place for you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Me and my wife ate here over the holidays. We had the best outside view of the beach ,gulf and sunset.
The service was excellent,best we've had in a long time.
The food was again more than excellent. Great great place.
Ramona was
The best she made us feel like family.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Tried Sale Pepe on our last night on Marco Island. It was by far and away the best dining experience we had all week. We dined outside and the restaurant was quite beautiful. The service and staff were top-notch. The menu had a great variety of choices for all of us, including vegetarian. We also had our two children with us (12 and 14 yo), and they loved the food as well. The wine list is extensive - a nice bonus! I only wish we made an earlier reservation so that we could take in a beautiful sunset over the beach.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great experience. We tried this restaurant 2 years ago and weren't impressed but now, with the new chef - amazing!!!! We will definitely return - every entree was spectacular!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very disappointed with rude hostess and her two snutty helpers. We did not eat at the place. I was to irritated at first desk that we walked away after our water was served.

This happens when restaurant hire too many well educated eastern European kids who resent the work!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 2017

arun was very efficient and friendly and somona went above and beyond to please me with a different plate when i was unsure of the item i picked. very kind. and we love marko at happy hour!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Spicy, Hot Spot, Tapas, Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had Christmas lunch hear on the Verandah overlooking Marco Island's South Beach. You can't beat the view and the menu was enjoyed by all. The service was excellent also.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This restaurant has always been a favorite. I made a 1 pm reservation for our group of 10 on Christmas & was disappointed to be presented with a standard lunch menu. Was told no dinner menu before 5 pm. On Christmas? Should have been told this when reservation was made. VERY embarrassing!!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were rushed. It did not feel like fine dining. I will take my business else where.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best restaurant on Marco Island! Unmatched food and ambience. Ideal location. You can actually hear your conversation with your guests. Attentive wait staff that is not intrusive. Their new chef is awesome.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Lovely dinner near the shore, we saw a beautiful sunset and enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Not inexpensive but felt the prices reflected the experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Delicious meal and amazing service! Will definitely go back!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A slice of Italy! Delicious food. Fabulous service. Friendly and attentive staff. Chef Antonio is the best!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Organic, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Romantic, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Favorite go to spot for special occasions in Marco — anniversary, this time.

Sunset cocktails always start a great evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very attentive staff. Outdoor dining I serene! Going back for Christmas Eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and Service! Manager Alyssa was awesome!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Nice ambiance. Service was very good. The food was Fair to OK. I’d say 3 Star food at 5+ prices. Would not go back. Many other restaurants on the island with better food at half the price. FYI they add 18% gratuity . I’m OK with that but they should tell the customer rather than put it in SMALL print on the menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was our 4th visit to Sale-e-Pepe and it was as great as our 1st! The service is impeccable with all staff willing and able to accommodate. Valentin was our waiter and provided great service and advice. The menu always has some unique entrees and the desserts are worth saving room for. Patio seating is tremendous for sunset dining and easy to request. This is our favorite ‘date night’ spot on Marco. Can’t wait for our next visit!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This was absolutely perfect. Got there at 5 pm to enjoy Happy Hour. We stayed for a full meal thereafter. Gorgeous outside seating and fabulous views of the gulf. The service and meal were exceptional. It is not inexpensive; however, the value is worth the price.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Bar was lit up very brightly, as if it was closing time, not much ambience with that. Family with many children, being very loud, eating in bar. Bartenders were also talking to one another in loud voices. If you are charging $16 per cocktail plus 20% gratuity, I think you should provide some ambience.
Outdoor dining also had large tables of adults with large tables of children. We asked to be seated in a quieter area, but was told they were getting ready to leave. They were not ready to leave & were there for most of our dinner.
The food served was good, but it should be considering your prices.
I would go back for lunch, at least you have a lovely view. If I ever eat dinner there again it would have to be in the inside dining room, not bar.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Superb food , presentation, atmosphere , service excellent

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was excellent, and the food was fantastic!!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good and still improving as the new chef gets his act going in the kitchen. Fortunately he in inherited a great front of the house with some seasoned women in key posts. Veal chop is not recommended until they either change the purveyor or the grade to prime of prime as it was tough and unedible on one occasion and very fatty on another. Could be they are merely not checking quality upon delivery very closely.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

overpriced for the meal. My chop was fatty sent it back and got a pasta which was not up to the standard of an expensive Italian Restaurant. Would not recommend and would not return

Tags: Romantic
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