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About Sal e Pepe

Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro invites you to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and casual atmosphere. Started in 2005 by owners Angelo and Renia Marini, Sal e Pepe has continued to make strides as the top Italian Restaurant in Connecticut. From the minute you step into the restaurant, you are treated like part of the family, and the homemade food brings your taste buds to the heart of Italy.


Sal e Pepe's menu features Northern Italian cuisine, with the focus on high quality ingredients, veal, beef, and seafood, house made pasta & sauces. The extensive wine list, craft cocktails and beer selection provides a wonderful accompaniment to any meal. You'll immediately feel welcome, as the restaurant nurtures a Mediterranean sensibility. 

The ambience is casual yet very attractive.


At Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro we pride ourselves on the personal service offered to all of our guests. Come see why we are Connecticut's favorite Italian restaurant!

Joan DeCarlo

Coming to Sal e Pepe’s is like coming to dine with family.

The food is fantastic, especially the meatballs (my husband’s favorite), and the cocktails are outstanding! What more can I say?

Angelo & Renia Marini


Angelo Marini was born in the northern Italian town of Busto Arsizio and came to the United States when he was just three years old. 


Stamford became the family's home base, but the Marini's moved around considerably. From Texas to Belgium, then to Holland. Blessed with an excellent ear for languages, Angelo became fluent in English, Italian, Dutch and Spanish. 

In 2005, The Marini's opened the award-winning Sal e Pepe in Newtown. Their house made pastas were an immediate hit with the community. While Sal e Pepe began as a northern Italian restaurant, it has gradually evolved into a "contemporary Italian bistro" with a more global outlook that reflects Angelo's cosmopolitan upbringing, love of diverse cuisines and passion for travel.

Angelo & Renia reside in Newtown and have two sons, Matthew and Benjamin. The Marini family are continuously grateful for the community's enthusiastic support. They in turn support numerous causes, which you can read more about here. Anyone who has met Angelo and Renia knows they are two of the kindest people whose warmth radiates onto their staff and customers.

Come to Sal e Pepe, a contemporary Italian bistro, and become a member of the extended family!

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