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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%
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“bruschetta” (38 reviews)
“olive bread” (5 reviews)
“lamb shank” (7 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 yesterday

This was one of three restaurants we tried for the first time while staying in Portomaso for the 19th time. The other two also specialised in fish so it was interesting to compare them all. Sale e Pepe is situated on the steps leading to...More

Thank Jewelleryjohn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited 15 minutes for someone to come and bring us some appetizers and then for the main course, about 20.

Thank CT T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully presented plates of pasta. I recommend trying the homemade fettuccine with rabbit ragu' if you want to go home happy.

Thank KirstenSpiteri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there a Friday night of July without reservation. The lady wellcoming us was very polite and led us to a table near the sea very soon. Then the service was pretty quick too and the food was excellent. We had a salad for...More

Thank EiriEki1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely experience here. We dined here in our first evening in Malta. We just had to return on our second night. We were mesmerized by the butter bread and the fish soup. And the staff was very warm and caring.

Thank Florina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been twice already in the restaurant and I had delicious food, the waiter was really very very polite😊 He help me to sit outside altought I was really busy and was alone. Thankyou very much😊😊

Thank Katalin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are very pleased that we found Sale & Pepe the first night we arrived in Malta just over a week ago. We have eaten there 5 times since then and really tried us through several of the dishes on the menu and we are...More

Thank Ozz_Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A top class Italian restaurant, probably the best Italian food I've ever had. Also the setting and the service was fantastic. We visited this restaurant 3 times and it was simply wonderful. Its not cheap but its worth it and if you like top class...More

Thank bill w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Site says the restaurant closes at 23. We walked in at 21.50(restaurant half empty) asking if it was still open, two waiters checked the time on their watches and replied not sure. Two minutes later another waiter told us the kitchen is too busy with...More

Thank tylerjiang
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Sale e Pepe is in a cluster of small restaurants at the edge of the modern Portomaso Marina. It's a beautiful place for an evening meal overlooking the expensive boats. You'll need to book to get a table on the terrace, but will probably get...More

Thank Shop_sg
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$58
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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