For beautiful classic Italian fare in the heart of London’s shopping district, be sure to make your reservation at Sale & Pepe. Among one of our busier days touring the city, we made a late reservation for dinner at this highly-rated eatery. Tightly packed and slightly up upscale, the restaurant has a lovely interior decor with small tables and a lively atmosphere. The maitre de was especially entertaining and made every person that walked through the door feel special and part of the family. We were immediately thrilled to be there!
While the seating is tight and service a bit slow, we enjoyed the atmosphere while we reviewed the menu. Sipping a great pinot grigio and nibbling on bread, we made selections from the ample menu filled with traditional dishes. I loved that there were lots of seafood options to take advantage of the local bounty! We started with a few basic salads and a very fresh melon and prosciutto starter. All of them were well-prepared with as much local produce available.
We made our way to our mains where everything was equally as tasty. The veal ravioli with fresh marinara we rich and decadent, but not heavy. The linguini and clams was beautiful and a great rendition of the classic. I opted for the mixed seafood grill which was a top-notch preparation of langoustine, scallops, fish and squid.
There was no doubt we were ordering cappuccino and dessert to round out our evening! Both the creme brûlée and chocolate semifreddo were outstanding. If we only had more time to try more on the menu – we’ll have to make another trip! You’ll have a wonderful dinner out with the famiglia or your sweetheart at Sale & Pepe. Make sure you book a reservation! Find out more on their website at saleepepe.co.uk. Dig in!