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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

Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Scenic View (40)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Romantic (37)
Good for a Date (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Notable Wine List (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (7)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Hot Spot (5)
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Tasting Menu (5)
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Comfort Food (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding Food and Service

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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome time. The best restaurant on the island. Amazing sunset dinner. The food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved everything

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great place for viewing the sunset! Love the bar and lots of covered outdoor seating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Romantic, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Healthy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Best dinner in Marco, don’t miss it, even great with a 2 year old they were very accommodating!!!!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Foodie friends loved it nothing but superlatives which is unusual!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Too expensive but a lovely evening

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Server was fantastic. Food was outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

It’s a beautiful location. People were pleasant. Unfortunately the food was cold. Would probably not go back.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very nice dining experience, staff is very professional and dining was exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food and service was exceptional. Creative menu and our server was one of the best we’ve ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Have been going to Sale e Pepe since it first opened and it continues to be very good, take friends and family from out of town and they love it.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We had out of town guests so I chose this restaurant as a place to watch the Naples sunset. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. It was too cold to sit outside and too cloudy but this is no fault of the restaurant. However, when we arrived I was told my reservation had been cancelled. I showed the hostess my confirmation email and she kind of acted like she didn’t have a table for us but she’d look so she tried to put us in the noisy bar area. There are two other rooms of seating, both were empty. She finally accommodated us and gave us a nice table in a much quieter part of the restaurant. From there the meal went well. Our waitress was very capable and attentive and was able to answer questions about the menu and provide advice. The four of us all had a different meal and each one was beautifully presented and delicious albeit VERY expensive for modest portions. The desserts were also beautiful, delicious and somewhat pricey. This is not an everyday place to eat for the average tourist but it’s worth the drive to Marco, great sunset viewing if there is one and a delicious meal. You may want to confirm your reservation however.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service were both outstanding. Our waiter made the evening even more enjoyable

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. We had our reception here when we got married. They made our evening special with a great table and complimentary desert. The cuisine is always delicious and it’s one of our favorites!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was not our first visit. We love the sunsets on the beach and have taken several of our out of town family and other guests to Sale de Pepe. It is expensive compared to other restaurants in the area especially for the quality of food. However, they don't have a view of the sunsets.

The last time we were there, one of the meals (my husband) was the size of an appetizer, pasta dish for $32. He should have sent it back but didn't thinking he just ordered to wrong thing. This time we took friends from out of town. My meal was very good as I always have the salmon. However, our friend's dinner, chicken, was terrible. He didn't want to complain and kept quiet as to not ruin our dinner but when his wife finally tasted it, she confirmed that it was terrible, breaded flat chicken with no sauce which made it dry.

We did tell the server about it who sent over a manager. She apologized but left the meal of $38 on the bill. We decided after taking many out of town guests to this place, not to return as this was embarrassing to us as he was hosting us for the meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The meal and service was very good. We went late but I suppose the view would be terrific!! Excellent experience... We'll go back!!

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Visiting Marco Island with old college friends. Sat outside on the patio. Great setting; super service; good food. A wonderful evening.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding culinary experience! The agnolotti is terrific!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

An Outstanding culinary experience!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food and service were outstanding! We enjoyed every part of the evening. This is a must do when you're on Marco Island!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great Restaurant, great food, great service.
Thank you

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 17, 2018

There is a new chef in the kitchen. He is Italian and the food was absolutely delicious!!! We will be there soon!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

Food and device were outstanding!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great! Sara was server!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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