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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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“pizza” (84 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8 Formosa Street, London W9 1EE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped into Red Pepper for dinner. Got there a little early so they had no troubles finding us a table out front. That was a nice people watching experience. The pizza we ordered was very tasty but a little oily. That have a decent...More

Thank CO-Heres_to_Life
Reviewed 26 June 2018

So happy we bumped into this gem on our 2nd night of trip. Although crowded Ivano (Mgr) immediately made us feel welcome. The chef (Gionathan) personally came out to see if everything was satisfactory. We enjoyed our visit so much that we visited once again...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Had a reservation for dinner, but when I arrived the upstairs was full. The guy tried to put me in the basement but I declined saying I would wait, sitting on one of the outside tables. Whilst I was waiting I was completely ignored, no...More

Thank Tuffty_10
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Went in for pizza ,tasty and quick Cold beer lovely red wine ,efficient service Limited menu Can someone tell me why sea bass is so expensive on London menus ? This part of London is not cheap for eating out

Thank davidd125
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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$ 33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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