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Sale E Pepe
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Ranked #35 of 125 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Spruce Ave.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here as staying at the hotel and following a very long trip from the UK. Advertised as a special offer of 3 courses plus a glass of wine for $39 it seemed reasonable.We booked for 1930 and upon arrival at 1925 were told our table was not ready and advised to go to the bar for a drink. We both enjoyed a small glass of wine - wine finished at 2000hrs we were asked if we d sit outside instead of inside as our table was still not ready. This table never transpired! A 2nd small glass of wine and another 1/2 hour wait and table still not ready. Being over- tired we decided to leave. As we were leaving the waitress arrived to tell us the table had been ready a while but as we were enjoying our drinks at the bar she’d decided to leave us there???? $45 for 2 small glasses of wine each and no food we left disappointed and very tired. Would I go again - absolutely not. Up your game !!

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Having eaten in many very good restaurants in and around Naples/Marco Island ... this restaurant is kidding its self ... over pretentious .. smallest menu known to man ... how can you present a $65 steak that includes “nothing else”?
We asked to be seated outside ... I did expect at least a token “cushion “ on a plastic seat ... nice weeds coming up through the drains also .... very very disappointing indeed ...

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I have to say we are very picky when it comes to eating Authentic Italian cuisine since we are from Italian descent. By far this exceeded what we expected when dining here last month. It was remarkable the quality, setting and service we received. From the food to our wonderful waiter, we were beyond satisfied. I would have to say it was one of the best places we dined for Italian cuisine. We have been to many restaurants, and this definitely exceeded our expectations ! Bravo

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We came here while visiting Marco Island for my sister’s birthday. We came to dinner with our kids and parents. Our food took over an hour and a half to come out and large parties around us, who arrived after us and made up of only adults all got their food before us. Put 9 year olds were starving (after having ordered buttered spaghetti) and they didn’t even offer anything hint for them. Just insane. Food was good, view was beautiful, but won’t return.

1  Thank DrConnoiseur
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

The restaurant is located at the back of a boutique resort on Marco Island. It has a large, covered patio area that faces the beach. If you go there before sunset, request a table on the patio and you'll get a great view of the sunset (weather permitting of course).

After going over the menu, we ordered the prosciutto mozzarella and fior di zucca appetizers. For our entrees, we ordered the branzino, carbonara, raviolini, steak, and mashed potatoes.

The prosciutto plate was pretty big and my kids loved it. The prosciutto was really good and the mozzarella was very fresh. The zucchini flowers were lightly battered and generously stuffed. The dish itself was on the small side though, so it's not really meant for sharing.

With such great appetizers, we were expecting great things from the entrees. We had to wait a while and our waiter came by to let us know that the chef didn't like how our dishes came out the first time and ordered a new set cooked. We were a little disappointed in that we had to wait longer for our meals. At least we were seated at the edge of the patio and had a great view of the beach and the sunset. So we didn't mind waiting at all.

When the food finally came out, it looked amazing! It looked like pieces of art. There were pieces of shaved truffles on some of them. The linguini carbonara was perfectly al dente. 30 seconds either way and the noodles would be over/under cooked. The noodles were shaped into a nest and a semi-raw egg was put in the middle. When the dish was served, our waiter explained to us that we were supposed mixed the egg with the noodles before eating. There were pieces of truffle around the dish as well to enhance the flavor.

The raviolini was perfectly cooked as well. The presentation was quite amazing. The branzino was also perfectly grilled with nice grill marks. It was moist and flaky. The vegetables on top were also nicely sauteed. It was hot and still crispy. The steak was cooked just the way my wife likes it, medium-well and the mashed potatoes were very creamy and well seasoned.

The portion sizes were just right and we finished everything.

Even though there were just 4 of us, they automatically included an 18% gratuity on the check. But with the excellent service and attention we received from the waitstaff, I gave them a little more.

Overall, this was one of the most memorable dinners we had on Marco Island. It was definitely worth it. Watching the sunset on the patio was a nice bonus.

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