SquareMeal Review of
The Red Pepper
Since launching in 1994, this cosy, informal neighbourhood eatery has become something of a local institution in Little Venice with its offer of high-quality hand-crafted pizzas cooked in a special wood-fired oven imported from Italy. Regulars advise sitting upstairs for the best buzz, although the place is always humming with happy customers enjoying the spoils from a 12-strong line-up that might run from margherita, napoli and calzone classics to a well-liked version with sausage, spinach and chilli on a light, crispy base. The menu also promises a fistful of pastas such as linguine with clams, alongside mains ranging from grilled lamb cutlets with sautéed potatoes to Skrei cod casserole with oregano and tomato sauce. Tiramisu hits the spot for dessert, and the food is matched by some gluggable Italian wines at relatively painless prices. Takeaways available.
The Red Pepper is recommended for