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Red Pepper

8 Formosa Street, London W9 1EE, England
+44 20 7266 2708
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (84 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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8 Formosa Street, London W9 1EE, England
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Having been enjoying Red Pepper for a long time (15 years?) I never thought I would ever feel anything but grateful for the creative, simple authenticity of the kitchen and the extravagant warmth of the welcome from successive owners and managers who worked here. Today...More

Thank Epicuriste
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I have been eating here for many years. It went off for a short time but Ron became the manager and brought it back to a really high standard. Ron has moved to KuKu but the red pepper has kept its reputation for fresh great...More

Thank Lipoy
Reviewed 27 September 2018

A few weeks ago I was about to have some photos taken just round the corner from the restaurant. I was early for my appointment and so took a stroll and then the heavens opened and I popped into the restaurant and asked if it...More

Thank SClond
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Located in beautiful little Venice this really is a charming little restaurant. Red Pepper is by no means going to set the world on fire, but it is a reliable hidden gem in a very popular area. I would strongly recommend for a little mid-week...More

Thank fcasterton
Reviewed 20 August 2018

My favourite place for pizza when I am in town . Best to book in order tomavpid disappointment , I love their margarita and diavolo, really worth trying this Maida Vale gem!

Thank johnpetersen29
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant just round the corner from our hotel. Food was fantastic, it was very busy but service was brilliant. If I’m ever in this area again I will definitely make a return trip.

Thank katebagwell2018
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I am a regular here every time I visit London and it serves really tasty food with delicious pastas and pizza. Only gripe is that there is sense of meanness over the portion sizes and some of the pricing. The average pasta dish is over...More

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Been coming here for a long time, its lovely, food is fantastic and staff go above and beyond. Red pepper is for family, friends or couples, the atmosphere is so warm and a good pizza tops it off perfectly.

Thank heavenlyescapes
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Tonight the 15th the pizza was fantastic and the service was very eqxuisite while it's very busy and I can see that the staff is giving there 100% to make the cutomers enjoy and relax.I will definitely come again.

Thank Jeremy J
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We felt rushed and less important than what appeared to be regular guests, when I enquiries about some wine, I was to,d “that one is good” and that’s what I got without any discussion. The food was nice, but th waitress cleared away my plate,...More

Thank Debbie C
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Response from Mike D | Reviewed this property |
Unlikely as it is fairly small and certainly gents toilet cramped. Ask them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Formosa Street, London W9 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Paddington / Maida Vale
  • Neighbourhood: Paddington / Maida Vale
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7266 2708
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In 1994, Red Pepper Restaurant set the standard for independent mid-price Italian restaurants in London by opening its doors to the public. It's secret: authentic pizza baked in its wood-burning oven brought over from Italy. Some of our regulars swear it's the best pizza in London and who are we to disagree? But Red Pepper is not just about pizza. We are dedicated to the best regional Italian cooking, from places seldom featured on most "nouveau Italian" menus - dishes from Sardinia, the Campania and the south; home-made, melt in the mouth pasta; sauces based on game and seafood, grills of the best, freshest catches of the day. Red Pepper restaurant is small, cosy, informal and welcoming. Whether you eat inside or alfresco, when you come to Red Pepper you come to a place where you can feel the pulse of London. Many locals, some of them good cooks and cookery writers regard it as their "second kitchen". It has been acclaimed time and again and been awarded for its honest rustic take on regional Italian food and service through the years.
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