Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro

4.7
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31 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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TommyKCT
New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent in every respect. The food lived up to the great reviews I have read. Large diverse menu and all of us loved everything we ordered. The service was also very good and the prices were reasonable given the quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finest restaurant in Fairfield County. Superb food and Service.

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jc2020
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Slightly expensive , especially appetizers (mushrooms ..delicious but only 3 ). However we don’t mind paying for quality. Service always friendly and efficient. We had chicken Scarpiello and fish dish both excellent

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was very good. The room behind the bar was crowded and had no ambiance at all. Next time I'll request a booth in the main dining room.

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DeanK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We arrived at 5:00 due to a 7:00 PM engagement. Staff was very attentive, food was prompt and good.

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Foodibill
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Read the menu before deciding to go to dinner. Had choices in mind only to have to re-think when we saw the cavatelli special. That was a home run!

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FrankC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was nicely prepared and delicious. The service was exceptional and vety accomodating. We had a very nice
Dining experience and will return

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Salvaggio815
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Went this weekend for the first time, place is small but that's fine, Arancini were good as was the bread and dipping oil
Main courses were so-so, and the green apple sorbet was flavorless. It was very busy so the waitstaff was not on pointe, but could have been worse.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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RichardH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and it was a lovely evening. My meal (veal piccata) was delicious, and my wife, who's a vegetarian, found enough variety to satisfy her tastes, ordered gnocchi and was pleased with it. Appetizers were good, too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Overall everything was very good. The food and service was wonderful.
I recommend to anyone.

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ErinS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here before and the food was nothing short of spectacular in this dining experience as well! The garlic & butter sauce for the bread is terrific! Every part of the experience is phenomenal. Our server wasn’t very attentive, but it was very busy and Valentine’s Day weekend.

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Terric
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food fantastic. Service not great.Unfortunately our waitress was brand new and just had too many tables.She was so great but just needed help.I blame the owners They did the right thing by buying us our first round of drinks after waiting 20 minutes for them and after I said something to the owner.You don't have a new server on her own on a super busy Saturday night.Shame on management for not realizing that this sweet girl was struggling. I hope she made out on good tips and hopefully she came back on her next shift!We will of course be back!

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BillS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food------Great service---------Great atmosphere

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viptiziana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sal e Pepe. Highly recommend For any occasion

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vipGaryS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Having eaten at this restaurant before with a positive experience we must have hit them on a bad night as I made our open table reservation for four at 7:30 and didnt get seated until well after 8:00pm. A bit unorganized on our arrival and everyone seemed to be working in overdrive.
Wait staff was fine and friendly and food was very good once we were seated.

CK
CK1991
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Delicious food . Very busy. Make a reservation. Staff very helpful if a bit rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service!

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geraldm
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first dining experience at Sal e Pepe. It certainly will not be our last.

DM
DanM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Seafood Ravioli. It was spicy comfort food that tasted so good with the Chardonney...especially good after the Calamari appetizer !
We'll be back !

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Angelo
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and staff. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there and the food and service were very good.

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vipMumz
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently well prepared food and attentive service:)

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NancyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live quite a distance from Sal e Pepe, and when we want a great meal, we go come here. The food is first rate. The staff, kind, and accommodating. The food is never boring. You could describe it as Italian, but it so much more than ordinary Italian. It’s worth the trip, and the calories@

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vipHarVi
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both our dishes were excellent as well as the service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years Eve 2020. Considering that the restaurant was packed, the service was very smooth and helpful. We liked the special menu (not prix fix), and dinner was delicious.

We shared the arancini appetizer, served with a warm crusty bread. The halibut in ginger teriyaki sauce was firm and sweet; the beef bourguignon over pappardelle a la Julia Child had sweet vegetables and melt-in-your-mouth beef bites (we took home almost half of the huge portion).

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SteveD
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good!

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LuluH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience, the attention given to us from beginning to end and food was delish

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viptiziana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in town ( food and customer service )

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vipgreatfind
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit kid and crowded but good food. The kids even loved the Mac and cheese though they view the Kraft one better

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vipBigtraveler
Dallas
135 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out last minute to celebrate a birthday. Food was excellent. Wine was great. Service was outstanding!
We will be back!

FAQs

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

Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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