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Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana

Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
+356 2138 3345
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (69 reviews)
“bruschetta” (40 reviews)
“lamb shank” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were looking for Italian restaurants to eat at on our first night and came across Sale e Pepe. The service was great and food to match. As my wife is vegetarian we wanted to check before hand if they could make us dishes that...More

Thank Shamik M
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We went on a busy Sunday and had great fun people watching. The staff were pressed into yeoman service by a nearby table for a family of 24 Maltese who wanted four separate checks but didn’t sit in any particular order. They still found time...More

Thank Marcie E
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We found this restaurant during a downpour of rain and were very glad we chose it. The food was all beautifully prepared and presented and extremely tasty indeed. The restaurant had a nice buzz about it without being too loud or busy. The staff were...More

1  Thank victoria_jamison
Reviewed 21 December 2017

this was my first visit to this place and i was really amazed with the food and service. A first class restaurant in my opinion and was very well served with the people concerned. the food is divine. Just Excellent.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

My family and I have visited this restaurant numerous times and have never been disappointed. The food, service and views are amazing. The home made bread is mouthwatering. My advise is to skip the starters but order the bread. ( there is a €2.50 charge...More

1  Thank SueBow2014
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This place impressed me once by quality and service offered so we decided to visit it again. We had a special occasion and we did not want to go wrong. The selection was carbonara,red snapper and parpadelle pasta along with some starters .All was good...More

Thank Sannathimmol C
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Hard to enjoy fully when restaurant is almost empty. A good lunch but not remarkable. Bruschetta very good and bread selection even better. Main pasta dish didn't match up as not inspiring but not bad either. Shouldn't a Mediterranean restaurant recommended a quality local wine...More

Thank MADelargy
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. We sat outside and it's so relaxing sitting overlooking the marina. Food was great. Perfect service. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Really great food and friendly staff in a superb setting next to the harbour. We had to move our reservation forward by a day and the staff were very accommodating. Starters of bean soup and vitello tonata were excellent and the mains of pasta, dish...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Inedible carbonara which was sent back, kids had chicken nuggets and chips which cost 10.50 euros each (McDonald's would have cost much less!) no veggies available???, husband had pork escalope served with yet more chips and for sauce a dollop of mustard and ketchup on...More

Thank nicolacarly79
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2 May 2017|
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Response from Alexander E | Property representative |
Dear Tripadvisor reviewer. Thank you for your kind enquiry. We do accept restaurant bookings anytime, however on both Christmas and New Year's Eve/Day we shall be offering a special festive a la carte menu with a minimum... More
3 April 2017|
Response from dennysgoossens | Reviewed this property |
Never tried vegetarian meals, so very difficult to answer, just try veal, that is great!
28 March 2017|
Response from Alexander E | Property representative |
Good evening Mr. Howie. Thank you for your kind message, however please be informed that we do take table reservations only over the phone or by completing the online reservation form available on our website. We look... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$62
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2138 3345
  • E-mail
Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana is a typical Italian Restaurant for all the family, with the advantage of having the picturesque view of the award winning Portomaso Yacht Marina.Sale e Pepe is the ideal place for a casual or a business lunch as well as a romantic dinner.Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana accepts all types of groups; small and large groups. Exclusivity of the venue, for staff parties or birthday parties, during opening hours is also considered.The menu at the Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana is varied and includes homemade pasta, fresh fish catch of the day and meat. Your choice for lunch could include a light starter such as the "Beef Carpaccio with rocket leaves and parmesan shavings", followed by a delicious plate of "Rigatoni alla Burina, with sausage, mascarpone, mushrooms and parmesan cheese" or the "Homemade Fettuccine with courgettes and prawns".For a more comprehensive meal you could go for the "Steamed Mussels and Clams served with wine, garlic, chilli and fresh tomato sauce " or the "Gnocchi with aubergines, buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes"In true Italian style there are several pasta dishes to choose from such as: "Spaghetti Carbonara" ,"Risotto with Sardinia Saffron" and "Pappardelle with Rabbit Ragu`" . For those who prefer stuffed pasta we offer "Homemade Ravioli filled with Maltese ricotta in a tomato and basil sauce".Fresh catch of the day is offered depending on what the market offers. Fish dishes on the menu include "Grilled Calamari", "Sole Meuniere" and Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana's specilaity: the "Fillet of Salmon cooked in olive oil and tyme in a potato crust".For patrons preferring red meat, the "Black Angus Beef Fillet" and the "Carved Prime Irish Beef with rocket and cherry tomatoes" are available and can be complemented with any of our variety of sauces. House specialites are: the "Pork Cotoletta alla Milanese" and the "Slow cooked braised Lamb shank with potato mash". For those who prefer white meat the "Chicken casserole alla Romana", and the "Veal Escalope with creamy lemon juice" are also a must.Sale e Pepe Tradizione Italiana has recently been awarded with the certification "Marchio di Ospitalita` Italiana" among the Quality Approved Italian Restaurants project in Malta.
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