Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro

4.6
83 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
WINNER OF 52 CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE READERS CHOICE AWARDS since 2011, including:
*** Best Italian and Best for Overall Excellence - Statewide ***

For over 15 years, Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro offers up the taste of irresistible Italian dishes. The interior of the restaurant is warm and inviting and offers a touch of romance by candlelight at night. The atmosphere is polished casual and the staff are always on point and friendly. Sal e Pepe is accommodating to diner's preferences and offers vegetarian, gluten free choices and a kid's menu. The delectable dishes and enticing ambiance keep diners returning for more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 83 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is simply nothing to say. We drive quite a distance to get get there, and it is far better than anything where we live.

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vipbabs
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

this restaurant has always been a great place to eat. Due to Pandemic we ate outside with heat lamps. Tables well spaced. Food as good as always and waitress service was terrific.

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Repeat diners even with Covid going on. Started with Maine Mussels. Unfortunately these were a bit tough and the broth was not very flavorful. Small Caesars were very good. The main courses were superb. The Pistachio Crusted Salmon was excellent. I cannot recall a better Salmon dish. My partner ordered the Ravioli special which was also done perfectly. Service was very good as well.

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DrDebInCT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous, as always. We eat here often, as should you.

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CharlesK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants; great food, people and ambiance. Always an awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dining experience as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice resturant. Felt safe inside. Shields between booths. Wait staff wore masks at all times. Food and variety were excellent. Good value for your money. Will definitely go back again.

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JoeC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Been a couple of times, never have a had a bad meal. My wife and I both felt the meal was rather bland unfortunately. Service was fantastic....

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Disneylover
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

The eggplant parm was very good but the lasagne tasted like nutmeg. Not sure if they were trying to be trendy but it was very off putting .

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vipJohnB
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorites!

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TimA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Would not recommend food as we could not eat most of our meals due to poor quality. Highly disappointed and would not good back.

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Mick
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome!! Food was amazing! Perfect evening. Thank you!

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VirnalisaB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good. Fresh! We were put in a room to the right. Not very pretty. Staff was nice

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NancyH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always Sal de Pepe was excellent. We sat outside. Service was terrific, as it always is. The only problem is we live so far away, but we are always happy to drive however long it takes. Restaurants where we live are much more expensive, and not nearly as creative.

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vipMexican
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great outdoor space in these times. Food was delicious and would go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal is always great, food and service are excellent!

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Sale
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

When making my reservation, I requested outdoor seating even though the temperature was supposed to be cold that evening because the restaurant featured a tented patio with space heaters. We were instead seated at an isolated table away from the tent. When I asked if we could be moved to the tent, they could not accommodate and seated us inside instead. The food was great. Service on drinks and coffee was extremely slow. We were a party of 3 seated at a table for 8 with mismatched tables. Overall, the experience was average. I would hesitate before going back.

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GeneR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Fantastic service

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FrankP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were sat at our favorite table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First time back to this restaurant in years. Very pleased with food and service. An early Sunday dinner, very few tables occupied, so noise and ambiance were perfect. Food was delicious! Definitely plan to return again and bring friends.

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OpenTableDiner
New England
60 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was outstanding! We will definitely be back soon!

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MGM1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A pleasant surprise going up Route 25. While the setting is not ideal because you are close to the road, that's a minor and acceptable issue because of the current conditions. Otherwise, the food was excellent.

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vipKevo
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We hav frequented Lae e Pepe multiple times and have never been disappointed. Always a great meal and service.

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vipLoveFoodie
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Seated promptly, waiter was attentive and friendly. Calamari was yummy, I had the pear salad which was very good. Our daughter had the Mahi Mahi which she enjoyed very much. My husband had the cheese and artichoke raviolli and said it was delicious. We will be back!

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MarleenC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We have always enjoyed our meals at Sal e Pepe very much, but last week my husband and I were very disappointed in our entrees. The waitstaff was very good except our waitress hadn't been taught how to properly pour beer into a glass from a bottle leaving a head about four inches high. We could live with the beer issue, but the pork chops and veal parmigiana were definitely not up to what we have come to expect at Sal e Pepe's. My husband ordered capellini, but was served spaghetti. The veal was very dry, tough, and overcooked with very little sauce. He said it tasted like it had been pulled out of the freezer and heated up. The pork chops were soggy instead of crispy with a sauce poured over the entire plate which in my opinion didn't work with any of the food. It would have been better to serve the sauce on the side. We did start off on a right note as the calamari and Caesar salad were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food and service , we go here all the time and its always great!

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DeniseC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was just perfect. Incredible menu!

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good, distancing appropriate, service was good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of several dining experiences at this restaurant. Consistent 5 star service and food quality. Delicious, delicious, delicious!! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipJohnB
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat to see what the specials are! Great staff too!

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vipAdriaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For all the years I have been dining at Sal e Pepe, every meal has been extraordinary; the service friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this restaurant for casual or special occasion dining.

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vipTheRoadLessTraveler
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Comfortable social distancing outside dining

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LisaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday and it was so nice to see the birthday card on the table!

Carmen was our server - she was awesome! No pressure at all

Great night!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent tasty food. Many selections for people on restricted diets or regular diets. Great service, friendly accommodating staff and we’ve been back now 4 times within the month. !

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PasqualeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The outside dining was in bright sun. We dined inside which was set up for distancing, utensils where brought to the table wrapped, and menus where new on paper. They did follow all the rules...good for them. Although my wife and I had a nice dinner, we're in the high risk category at 74 years old, I felt uncomfortable with amount of people eating outside and inside. Normally we enjoy dining at this restaurant, but this virus has us reconsidering dining out until we feel is under control.

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HowardL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Try the calamari appetizer. The eggplant parmigiana was just done right.
We always stop here to eat when we are in Newtown.

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FrankS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always a nice experience.

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CraigM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. I go there often and never have been disappointed.

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On Saturday evening we had a birthday dinner at the restaurant. My parents were visiting from out of town. They were completely impressed by the food, service and ambiance. This was our fourth time there and the food has always been amazing! We will certainly be back!

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Capegal
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The food and the server were both quite good. The big drawback was the noise. I realize that rte 25 is a very busy road. We chose to sit outside because of Co-vid19 and it's unfortunate the trucks, etc., rolling by made chatting a challenge at times. I felt the prices were a bit on the high as well.

FAQs

Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 426-0805.

Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.