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Sale-E-Pepe - CLOSED

232 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9663 2599
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible46%
12 Jun 2016
“Miracle at short notice”
17 Sep 2015
“Great seafood pasta”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
232 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

I hadn't had a chance to post this up when I was in Melbourne, back in June 2015, there's so much I could write, they were very accomodating, our group of +40 were given the upstairs area, and everyone was almost served at the same...More

Thank londonac2
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I was gobsmacked at the very bad reviews, I concur that management are pushy trying to get customers into their restaurant and with offers of a free bottle of house wine and bruschetta or garlic bread. However, there are many Italian restaurants in Lygon Street...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We were hustled by the lady on the door, she begged us to dine at their restaurant and we would be well looked after. She told us stories on her mother a terrific cook and we would have the most beautiful food on the strip,...More

2  Thank Familygoers
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Great classic Italian menu, beautiful food, atmosphere, and service. The staff are extra friendly but not annoying.

1  Thank essamy
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Summary: DO NOT EAT HERE. I'd give this place ZERO stars if I could. Terrible food. Appalling service and behaviour. Lied to our faces about "the mother from Sicily" cooking our food. Carmine's next door is a better option. Full review: My mother-in-law was very...More

4  Thank 07EB
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Remember that time you threw up but missed the toilet, and had to clean it up? Well that experience was Heaven compared to eating at Sale-E-Pepe. We were on our way to Carmine's when the woman out the front offered two free drinks and a...More

2  Thank Teetsfortots
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Horrible and souless place - was pressured and conned into dining by the 'greeter' I should have checked with Trip Advisor as I usually do in Perth and I would have saved my money - but visiting Melbourne and forgot, I didn't complain about awful...More

1  Thank Bevelynn I
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Ok...was hoarded in from the street with the promise of free garlic bread and drinks. Garlic bread was tip top dipped in garlic paste and well the drinks never came. We sat outside and the owners sat next to us, awkward. My son ordered chicken...More

1  Thank coolpeeps
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Was accosted by a very nice older guy who offered free garlic bread and drinks with our meal. We we certainly were not disappointed as the bread was very good and we all enjoyed crown lagers. Our meals were large and very good quality which...More

Thank palmykop
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

While walking on this stretch of road do NOT under any circumstances give in to a seemingly nice lady offering free appetizers and wine. We sat down only to be served rudely. Food took very long to arrive. The staff all pretended they couldn't speak...More

Thank Nadia R
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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  • Address: 232 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 2599
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