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Red Pepper

8 Formosa Street, London W9 1EE, England
+44 20 7266 2708
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (77 reviews)
“bottarga” (2 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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8 Formosa Street, London W9 1EE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pizza is very good! Ate here twice. First visit has the margherita pizza. Amazing! For dessert we had the apple tart. It needed ice cream, but still good. The second time I had the Diavola pizza. It was great! Both times we ordered the bruschetta....More

Thank Kdye25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the waiters (the short asian looking guy) is absolutely a nightmare both on the phone when we called to book and once there, very rude arrogant and patronizing while taking orders and serving He immediately changed attitude from extremely rude to nice when...More

Thank tarquin s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there with my boyfriend we eat the pasta was very delicious and for the desserts we eat the tiramisù and caprese amazing! Staff friendly and nice with as ! For sure we came back

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and good starters. Pasta dishes underwhelming and overpriced for a neighbourhood restaurant.

Thank Deyaa A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It used to be excellent (food,very friendly atmosphere)long time ago when it belonged to the Italian family who first opened it.I went recently and it is a different story ,food not as it used to be and a rude waitress who didn t understand when...More

Thank CatherineO' C
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for well cooked Italian food that will not break the bank then the Red Pepper will for the bill. I had the tagliatelle with mushrooms and Parmesan. Nice dish and plenty of pasta.

Thank James R
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Small but inviting place on a small street in Maida Vale. Good service. Pizza was very good and servings were a good size. Good value for money

Thank irenebirrell3
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I have been a firm favourite of Red Pepper but never again. We had booked a table for 7.45pm and arrived at 7.50pm. We were 4 people and asked to sit temporarily on a table for 3 whilst two people finished their meal (they were...More

Thank Liz966a
Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you are in the area and visiting Everyman Maida Vale you must visit this little gem. Have been going to it since it opened. Not much has changed with regards to the food. However this time noticed the menu is more on pasta and...More

Thank Margeritta
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This used to be a very good local restaurant in Maida Vale kept under good control by a nice old Italian but management changes sees it going downward fast. I have visited this small restaurant many times but have noticed its standards slipping. My most...More

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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$ 6 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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