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#636 of 2,045 Italian in London
#3,379 of 17,017 Restaurants in London

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Paddington / Maida Vale
1.6 km from Notting Hill
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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
US$ 6 - US$ 35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 2 October 2020

We visited Red Pepper in August and once again received a fabulous welcome. Staff and food were great despite having to adhere to Covid restrictions.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020

Food was extremely flavorless. I was served a chicken breast fillet with no seasoning. I could have made that better at home. Not worth spending your money here. Extremely underwhelming. Also, the wine by the glass had a significant amount of sludge in it. Eww....Yuk.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 21 July 2020

Phoned and asked for a pizza,told they on had 3 to choose from so chose a steak one.....collected it went home and found lumps of gristly steak and leaves of some sort !

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 22 June 2020

Had takeaway pizza during lockdown it was really good with nice crispy base. Friendly staff and fast service.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020

Friendly, warm, excellent food and service, we had pasta but the pizzas also looked good. Great little neighbourhood place.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 December 2019 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a group of 8 adults on a Friday night. We had some pizzas, a pasta and a starter; including vegetarian pizzas. The service was quick and courteous; the food was wholesome and authentic. A good collective experience.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 18 December 2019

I love Italian food and this is a real find. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is excellent. I plan to return again. Although some will call the restaurant but if you go as a couple it could be described as intimate. Parking...is easy. Menu choices great and you will not be dissapointed.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 9 December 2019

They are very accommodating, friendly and the food is very good. The only thing I would say is the pasta portions are very small.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 28 November 2019

Wanted a light dinner and the Red Pepper was ideal. Friendly staff and a varied menu, plus the wine list had half bottles on it which was handy

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 24 November 2019

Small restaurant,upstairs seating plus basement seating.±very good italian food,includind outstanding pizzas.pleasantly informal and child friendly with featuring very good service from the pleasant staff.Not inexpensive.

Date of visit: November 2019
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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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  • Yes, Red Pepper offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Red Pepper offers delivery services.

  • Red Pepper is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5