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Red Pepper

8 Formosa Street, London W9 1EE, England
+44 20 7266 2708
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (75 reviews)
“bottarga” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 Formosa Street, London W9 1EE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank JohnGalt777
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We've been going here once a month (at least) for well over 20 years. It's always been a gem. There've been a couple of off-years dotted through that but all has been well the last few years. The kitchen is superb and the food of...More

Thank Phoebe R
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Nice place to go on a Sunday night. Food was tasty, service was good. A bit on the pricey side for where it is located.

Thank Wolf R
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Having visited Red Pepper multiple times the food never disappoints. The pasta is fresh and flavours are fantastic. The pizza is equally good, with a thin crust and great range of toppings. The service is very friendly and attentive making the small restaurant feel welcoming....More

Thank Jacob S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Calamari starter was a little bland however the pizzas were very good and were thin crust as we like. Service was good.

Thank Island-Mavericks
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The pasta and pizza are both excellent (order/share both and try them). The service was pretty average - the main waiter was pretty good, but everyone else seemed a bit annoyed to be there. The pizza has a very think crispy crust. The pasta was...More

Thank LerxstMN
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6 December 2015|
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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, 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
  • E-mail
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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