Sale e Pepe Restaurant on Marco Island
Elegant Italian Dining at Its Best
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.
Chef Giuliano Matarese and his culinary team create, from scratch daily, a menu straight from his Southern Italian homeland, and pair it with wines from an extensive collection recognized by Wine Spectator magazine.
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast Daily 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Happy Hour Tue - Sun 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lunch Daily 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wed. - Thur. & Sun. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Closed for dinner Mon. & Tue. during Summer.
Reservations are recommended.
To make a reservation, call (239) 393-1600.
About Our Chef
Executive Chef Giuliano Matarese, born and raised in the Italian city of Napoli, comes from a family of chefs and restaurateurs. As a child, he learned culinary techniques from his grandmother, knowing from a young age that he wanted to become a chef. He continued to receive extensive training in his family's restaurant in Napoli, focusing on traditional Neapolitan recipes.
Now, as Executive Chef at Sale e Pepe, his free spirit and love for food stimulates creativity and his exploration of different regional expressions of Italian cuisine. “By combining the familiar taste of fresh ingredients with exotic herbs and spices, it gives traditional Southern Italian cuisine a progressive feel—from preparation to presentation,” Matarese says.
As former Executive Chef at Convivio and Chef de Partie at Charlie Palmer’s Aureole, a Michelin-star restaurant in New York City, Chef Matarese brings his personal style and creative flare to the Southern Italian cuisine offered at Sale e Pepe.
| AAA Four Diamond
Award Winning Restaurant
2006 - 2013
| Wine Spectator
Best of Award of Excellence
2006 - 2013
Very Good to Excellent
What Our Guests are Saying
"The Sale e Pepe ambiance is inviting, the cuisine and service keeps you coming back, and the views - whether before, during or after dinner - are breathtaking." - Columbia, SC